Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ben Carson illustrates the fallacy of marriage debate perfectly

Recently Andrea Mitchel hosted Dr. Ben Carson on her show Andrea Mitchel Reports. Andrea Mitchel quizzed Dr. Carson on his view of marriage. Unfortunately for Andrea Mitchel and MSNBC the line of questioning did little to rattle Dr. Carson's conviction on the definition of marriage. It was actually Andrea Mitchel that appeared to be flustered as her follow up questions were terrible. I bring this up as Dr. Carson lays out a great argument on the definition of marriage. Dr. Carson even hints to the abuse by the Federal government in restricting people the freedom of assembly via utilizing marriage as a vessel to transfer assets and death benefits among other aspects. In fact the Federal government has 1,100 laws on the books that abuse marriage in similar fashion. As an aside, this exchange illustrates the fallacy in the thought process of Progressives have in regards to marriage equality as marriage is not a Civil Right. Marriage, as Dr. Carson puts it, is rooted in God and the Bible not society. Take a look for yourself at the interview.

 Hopefully people will start to realize that marriage should be left to God, and other Dogma, and demand that Government remove itself from this sacred rite.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Why is illegal no longer against the law?

I was reading nonlinear yesterday as I worked on my tan in Florida about legislation moving through the Minnesota state legislator. Both houses passed out of committee to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers licence. Why? One legislator feels it will make our roads safer because they would have to pass the road test. Really? Legal Minnesota drivers have already taken the same test and violations on the roadway exist. So how does giving illegals a driver license? Simply it is a Trojan Horse to votes then again requiring an ID is not kosher. Watch though, once this is passed the ID requirement will reemerge. Why are we not deporting people? Let's enforce the law!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Intertwined theories?

Well I am going to try something new today. I am writing this text from a kindle fire since I am in sunny Florida. As I read The Federalist Papers and smoke a cigar my mind wondered a bit to the conversation recently I had on the topic of Evolution vs. Creationism.So before the thought wanes I figure compose a post. For centuries debate has commenced on the origins of human birth. Did God create humans as it is written or have we simply evolved? Apes appear to lead the charge for evolution. Why can't both theories be correct? Let's assume the universe started with the big bang. Who lit the fuse? Where did the fuse come from? Perhaps, as it is written, God lit the fuse and Bang! For the next six days God - the true God - created the universe. During these six days God allowed evolutionary forces to play out. From time to time God tweaked the universe only slightly to encourage the path of evolution. On the seventh day God rests. The Rest is God telling the universe the course is set and evolutionary forces are such that tweaks,for now, are not needed. So, why cannot these two theories of human development coexist?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hamburg City Council Agenda - March 13, 2013

MARCH 12, 2013

  1. Call City Council Meeting to Order
    1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Comment (Individuals may address the City Council about any non-agenda item(s) of concern. Speakers must state their name, address, and limit their remarks to three minutes. The City Council may not take official action on these items and may refer the matter to staff for a future report or direct that the matter be scheduled for a future meeting agenda.)

3. Agenda Review (Added Items) and Adoption

4. Consent Agenda (NOTICE TO PUBLIC: All those items listed as part of the Consent Agenda will be approved by a single motion, unless a request to discuss one of those items is made prior to that time. Anyone present at the meeting may request an item to be removed from the consent agenda. Please inform the Council when they approve the agenda for this meeting.)

  • Approve Minutes for February 12, 2013
  • Cash Flow Statement for January 2013
  • 2011-2013 Mosquito Contract
  •  Board of Appeal & Equalization Schedule for 2013
  • Carver County Opposes Transit Sales Tax (Resolution)
  • Rate Increase Notice (Xcel Energy)
  • Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale
  • Water Usage Report for 2013
  • Delinquent Utility Bills Report
  • Time-Off Requests for Jeremy Gruenhagen

5. Fire Department Report

  • HFDRA 2012 Donation Summary
  • 2012 Annual Township Report/Meeting
  • Fire Department Instructors Conference
  • Outdoor Warning Siren
  • New Flags/Brackets
  • Old Pagers (Sell)
  • Easter Egg Hunt – March 24th @ 2:00 PM

6. Old City Business (Memo)

  • City Clean Up Day (Spring 2013)
  • 2010 Census Count/Met Council Population Estimates (June 1, 2013)
  •  Revised NIMS Training Program (Requirements)
  • Tax Forfeited Lot on Brad Street
    • Assessments on Parcel 45.2000010
  •  City Shirts/Fleece Jackets

7. Public Works & Utilities Department Report

  • Empire Pipe Services Estimate for Cleaning/Televising Sanitary Lines
  • Electrical Control Panel for Liftstation
    •  Emergency Call List for Alarm System
  • LMCIT Loss Control Recommendation Letter
    • Sanitary Sewer System Assessment

8. City Clerk/Treasurer Report

  • 2012 Financial Audit (Abdo, Eick & Meyers)
  • 2013 Annual Area Guide
  • Spring Medicine Take Back Day Event
  • City Assessment Policy
  • Brush Site Schedule – Open/Close

9. Approve Payment of Added February 2013 Claims ($)

  • Approve Payment of March 2013 Claims

10. City Council Reports

  • Councilmember Odoms Report (Streets)
  • Councilmember Bob Gregonis (Water/Sewer)
  • Councilmember Lund Report (Parks)
  •  Councilmember Trebesch Report (Buildings)
  • Mayor Malz Report

11. Adjourn City Council Meeting

JANUARY 12 – HFDRA Banquet/Dance
19 – Pheasants Forever
20 – Lions Pancake Brunch
26 – Green Isle CPA Banquet
MARCH 6 – Bongards Creameries
19 – Waconia Farm Supply
22 – Hamburg Lions Club Spring Bingo
24 – Easter Egg Hunt – 2:00 PM
26 – Fahey Inc Auction
APRIL 6 – Wedding Reception
MARCH 4 – Hamburg Lions Club (Lions/YA Twp. Room)
4 – Hamburg Fire Department Training
11 – Community Center Rental – YA Mutual Ins.
11 – Hamburg Fire Department Training – 7:00 PM
12 – Hamburg City Council Meeting – 7:00 PM
12 – Young America Township Meeting
16 – Community Center Rental
18 – Hamburg Lions Club
19-20 – Wm. Mueller & Sons Safety Meetings
22 – Community Center Rental
25 – Hamburg Fire Dept. (Relief Association) Meeting
28 – Zebra Ditch Meeting – 7:30 PM
31 – Community Center Rental

Friday, March 1, 2013

Supreme Court to hear Prop 8

Yesterday, President Obama and his administration sent the United States Supreme Court a friend-of-the-court-brief expressing their concern on gay-marriage ban instituted by the passing of Prop 8 in the state of California. The administration wrote:

They establish homes and lives together, support each other financially, share the joys and burdens of raising children, and provide care through illness and comfort at the moment of death.

The administrations hope is that the United States Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex marriage and bring equality for all people to have the right to marry. United States Attorney General Eric Holder is on record in hoping the Justices will strike down the law in an effort to "vindicate the defining constitutional ideal of equal treatment under the law"

Trouble is that no where in the United States Constitution does it state that Congress or the Federal Government has the power to define marriage or the ability to enact law in any manner to it. Yet, the United States Supreme Court, the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch of our Federal Government has done that repeatedly in violation of United States Constitution. That being said, the Tenth Amendment clearly states that all other powers are reserved to the States.

To which I'd argue that the United States Supreme Court should not even have taken the case since this issue is not within the powers of the Federal Government to rule or legislate on in the first place. At the end of the day, marriage is a personal choice and ought to remain that. In the rule of law there are means for everyone - straight or gay - to enter into contract with another in a manner that mimics marriage - contract law.

Instead of trying to define marriage why are we not putting our efforts toward removing Government from the equation of marriage and leave it a personal choice and gain back our freedoms?