The issue of gaming in Minnesota. Minnesota is one of the only states that have Indian Gaming that does not have renegotiation clauses in the compacts between the tribes and the state. This monopoly without renegotiation rights promotes the fostering of unfair employment practices (ask any non-Indian who has ever worked at a Minnesota casino), does not promote tribal sufficiency (the federal government allotted $4.9 billion dollars more to the Department of the Interior, to invigorate living standards on reservations), and does not keep the Indian owned casinos legitimate or sufficiently regulated. The time for exclusive gaming rights is over.
The issue of same sex marriage. If we do not support a constitutional amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this issue will be decided by the courts. This is very likely since the radical liberal agenda is already out front in Massachusetts, California, and New York in the courts respectively. Soon it will be at our door steps. Article IV, section one of the U.S. Constitution is the full faith and credit clause. If same sex marriage becomes legal in liberal states, courts are eventually going to recognize these marriages here. The only way to stop this is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Seems like a large step...but it is becoming a large problem and a threat to the traditional family. We also need an amendment to protect God in our history and heritage of the United States.
Supporting Initiative and referendum would allow Minnesota citizens to propose laws or repeal existing laws by collecting signatures on a statewide petition. If enough signatures were collected, the proposed law or law repeal would be put before voters in the next statewide general election. This is good for all voters, regardless of party affiliation.
Dale A.P. Anderson
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