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LLOYD OMDAHL

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The ballot measure raises this question: Has the legislature become so out of step with the people that it needs an institutional makeover?
I was born prematurely and have been on a dead run since.
Term limits would not be the silver bullet to end discontent with the policymaking system. Term limits are relatively undemocratic in that term limits tell the voters that they don’t know enough to decide whether or not they ought to keep electing those holding office.
Frustrated by the inability of the present two-party system to function, more folks are talking about the creation of a third party, thinking that would break the deadlock in Washington.
Some negative people think that getting old is something to be feared, but there are advantages when you pass the 75-year mark.
Because history repeats itself (nobody was listening the first time), our young people ought to be learning about their roots so they can avoid repeating the chronic mistakes of the past.

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A 50% cut in property tax would put North Dakota on the street corner, hat in hand, asking for volunteer contributions to keep the government alive.
Even though most of us believe in the sanctity of life, we must also accept that fact that abortion is none of our business – it’s solely between God and His believers. This relationship is also sacred.
For an agency that touches thousands of people, the Tax Department has been a well-managed unit of government for over 50 years. Among its commissioners were former United States Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan.

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