01.Jun.2010 Sailing into the final week
Well, this morning I just returned from St. Louis from the National Libertarian Convention. Very interesting and they had lots of thought provoking speeches.
On my return I see a "Gilligan" left me a foul comment from last week and states that "Grand Forks doesn’t need a Barney Fife weekday sheriff that goes sailing on the weekends." The rest of the comment was even more rude, so I guess Gilligan will be erased. In regards to sailing on weekends, I think that would be difficult as the nearest body of water is the Red River and I can not see how I can get the city to raise the GF bridges everytime I want to pass through? But in any case, it appears to me that current sheriff Dan Hill as well as many of my opponents seem to spend a lot of their time off hunting or fishing and that doesn’t seem to bother Gilligan. Anyway, when I am sailing about if I see Gilligan on some remote island you can be sure I will leave him there.
I also noticed tht Bob Rost also had a literature insert in the GF Herald on Friday. He just used his standard literature that promises to keep our kids safe and improve department technology. Nothing really exciting about that.
In todays paper they had a letter to the editor from Bernice Kvasager supporting Mike Lee. (Interestingly, I have sent 5 letters on various subjects to the Herald during this race, and not a one has been printed). Bernice states she was at the candidate forum and liked Lee’s idea of going after more asset forfeitures, but I wonder how Bernice would feel if the next time she met a deputy they confiscated her property and required that "she prove" that she had purchased her property with legal money? Generally, I feel that while there may at times be clear cut cases that warrant property confiscation from crooks, we should be carefull when we do this and it also should not be a goal of law enforcement to enforce laws as a means of making a profit. (Kind of reminds me of the Salem witch trials where elderly women were burned at the stake for witchcraft and their property devided between the judge and the prosecutor for compensation for their public labors, but I suppose Lee would support this type of police protection?) Bernice also goes on and states that Lee wants to protect us from domestic violence and sexual assault as part of his presentation, but you know, I was also at the debate and I don’t recall any such statement being made by Lee? So, was Bernice really at the debate, and did she even really author this letter? What relationship does Bernice have with Mike Lee? Anybody have any ideas of this?
As for domestic violence, I think all violence should be treated equally, with no regard to gender or family relationship. (Isn’t that equal protection under the law?) Nor should you need things like protection orders if you keep the convicted violent person in jail.
Well, this is more then enough for today. Have a good day to all of you.