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LLOYD OMDAHL

Because we are human, I can guess that just about everyone in the Legislature or Congress has some embarrassing incident in his/her past.
“This here emergency meeting is called because Little Jimmy thinks he can make our town a spring Mecca for the flocks of robins that come in freezing weather,” Chairperson Ork Dorken announced as he looked over the 11 electors that made up the Community Homeland Committee.
There are five states that do not have lieutenant governors – Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Wyoming. North Dakota has one, but that will probably be abolished when the oil money runs out. After all, it’s only an appendix, or a tonsil.
With the help of an excellent summary written in 1973 by Marilyn Guttromson, State Government Services Librarian at the time, we can look back to affirm that the citizens didn’t have a clue about constitutions and the need for revision.

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We are still trying to define who “we the people” are.
So in 2022 the Dem-NPL is now groping for candidates in the face of a dominant Republican Party that passes voting laws that will shrink the Dem-NPL even more.
First, we were Missouri (1812-1824). Then we were Arkansas (1824-1834). Then we were Michigan (1834-1836).
How can one rest in peace when the supply of tombstones won’t be ready for 20 years?
Around a dozen North Dakota counties have adopted home rule, with all major counties except Grand Forks assuming local responsibility of powers available under home rule. (Grand Forks County is now moving toward asking its citizens to approve home rule in 2022).
By resisting the scientific facts, we violated our own value of human life. People died – and are still dying – because we refused, and still refuse, to get our act together.

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For a male-run criminal justice system, there seems to be no need to rush to deal deftly with a crime against women.
In the area of sex crimes, which sometimes raises the question of abortion, men get off scot free while innocent women spend a lifetime trying to overcome the trauma.
Just because it is possible to create new beings doesn’t give parents new insights in teaching that make them superior to trained educators.

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