A recent AP story on abortion and the governor's race said the next governor could usher in a "new era of abortion politics in Minnesota" and talked of the "cement walls" erected by Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, the DFL gubernatorial candidate, to thwart the passage of pro-life legislation.
Sen. Don Samuelson helped elect Roger Moe majority leader.
Sue Rockne, DFL activist and longtime pro-abortion lobbyist stated: "Roger Moe never deviated from the pro-choice platform -- not only in terms of his votes but in how he ran the Senate."
Don Samuelson supported his colleague, Roger Moe, in the Senate.
Tim Stanley, the executive director of the state chapter of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League said: "The next governor is of paramount importance, since the odds aren't in favor to gain a pro-choice majority in either body."
Don Samuelson said on 3WI Radio that he is voting for Roger Moe for governor.
Don Samuelson claims to be pro-life, but can we really believe him? For decades he has supported pro-abortion Roger Moe in the Senate and now he is going to vote for him for governor. Samuelson's words say "pro-life," but his actions say "pro-abortion."
Stop the war
The great insight of our Constitution was to invest government in the hands of citizens, and to protect the right to speak freely and dissent. Respectful disagreement leads to greater discourse and better democracy.
The other great advance of the Constitution was to limit the powers of government through checks and balances so that no branch of government could again become tyrannical. Yet our country is rushing pell-mell in the wake of 9/11 to abandon our civil liberties and expand the powers of a president who has clearly articulated a doctrine of global empire.
Congress has abrogated its constitutional responsibility to declare war.
The Constitution also states that international agreements entered into by the US carry the force of law. The US has signed the UN charter, which prohibits regime removal. Our allies, who oppose this war and oppose regime removal, are not blind to American hypocrisy.
Incidentally, the constitutional right to bear arms was primarily so that citizens could rise up in arms against such a tyrannical government should it arise in the future. Since then the development of weapons of mass destruction and technological arsenals (the bulk of which are produced, sold, and maintained by the US) under the control of powerful states have rendered some of the protections conferred upon civilian populations by the right to bear arms somewhat meaningless. In response to the vast military superiority of the modern state, Gandhi, MLK, and others pioneered another technique to resist remote tyranny and human rights abuses -- nonviolent civil resistance. Since Gandhi pioneered nonviolence as a strategy to overcome centuries of British rule in India, nonviolent civil protest movements have yielded civil rights to America, dismantled the Berlin Wall, brought down Milosevic in Yugoslavia, and triumphed over apartheid in South Africa. Only we can stop this war.
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