So now we have desecration of grave sites right after Memorial Day observances. While such behavior is truly reprehensible, it is no doubt a protected expression of free speech. For many years our government run schools have been teaching one of the commandments of our national religion, Secular Humanism, that there shall not be any moral or ethical absolutes. It's a no-brainer to realize some people will conclude from this commandment that there are no moral or ethical standards at all. They argue there is no moral difference between desecrating the flag and graves, killing pre-born babes, or sitting at home reading the Bible. A few years ago our president, the chief law enforcement officer in the land, was proven to have committed perjury, obstructed justice, and abused his power. Our Sen. Wellstone stated that while his behavior was reprehensible, it did not rise to the level of being punishable.
The one and only living and true creator God described the behavior of natural man in Romans 1:28-32. (NIV)
"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not be done. They became filled with ever kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of others who practice them."
This describes a society whose god is themselves.
We have sown the seeds of Secular Humanism and are harvesting the results.
Ralph E. Kant
We'll try again
Thanks to everyone who supported the Pequot Lakes school bond referendum on May 22. Naturally we are disappointed that it didn't pass, but we are excited about the fact that we had a great voter turnout of 2,547 and only missed passage by 85 (3 percent) votes compared to 403 (20 percent) votes last time. We are also pleased that over 95 percent of those who voted for the first question supported the second question as well. Only 26 percent of Crosslake Voters supported the referendum in December, this time over 40 percent supported the referendum.
With these facts in mind we will be awaiting the decision of the school board on how to proceed in order to meet the needs of our children and community for more and improved school facilities. The need is still there, and more people than ever are convinced of that need. As a committed group of community volunteers we will be standing by to do our part to continue to educate the voters and pass a future referendum. (The state average to pass a referendum is 3)
Thanks again for your support, you'll be hearing from us soon.
Vote Yes Committee
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