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June 27, 2012
Between the Lines
Another successful Fun Days, Supreme court?
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Well another Fun Days has come and gone, and once again the planners did a great job of lining up plenty of activities for kids of all ages. After all, there is a little kid in all of us, OK some of us maybe more than a little. Someone once said the difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys. I suspect the difference between a woman and a girl is the price of clothes, shoes, and hand bags.
Getting back to Fun Days, the Scholarship Program was done to perfection, it was well worth the price of admission, and the auditorium was actually quite comfortable for the audience. Although I am sure it wasn’t very comfortable for the contestants, but you could not tell as all of them looked very comfortable and poised throughout the entire show. Congratulations to all of the contestants, I am sure you all will represent your community with poise and graciousness.
Only two things did not happen, there was no Skydome due to a mechanical defect, and the Kids Karaoke did not show up, but other than that everything seemed to go off without a hitch. Even the weather cooperated with just a brief shower early Saturday morning. It stopped in time for the 5K Fun Run-Walk to take place. l sat in on a few games of Bingo in the beer garden Saturday afternoon, and like my luck in investing, I managed to donate to the cause.
There was a very good turn out for the Summer Olympics, which were very well organized. It is especially fun to watch the little ones go through the paces. Another event I really like is the Pedal Tractor pull, some of those kids really put there heart into it.
I am sure most people must have their doubts about some of the decisions handed down by this high court of the land. No matter which side you are on it seems that some of the decisions handed down, especially in recent years, are highly negative to some people.
I think one of those decisions that really makes me shake my head is the decision that recognizes a corporation as a person. It set the wheels in motion to create so called Super Packs, which seem to have little, if any, rules that they are required to follow concerning election laws. So basically these packs can raise as much money as they want and spend it in any way they see fit.
My question is this, what kind of rational person could possibly construe that a corporation can be a person? If that is the case, I want to see the DNA! How can these justices, who are supposed to be some of the most educated persons in the country, conclude that a corporation (which is actually a sheet of paper) can be a person. What the heck did I miss in science class 101? I rest my case!
Also, I believe that possibly, other than national elections, no money should be allowed for any candidate outside of the district they are in, and full disclosure should be made for any campaign contributions over $1000.
One final thought, today I heard Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia make the analogy that if the government can force people to buy health insurance then why can’t they force people to buy Broccoli? What? Oh, by the way, we already force people to contribute to Social Security and Medicare, so wouldn’t that be a precedent?
Have a great week and do good!
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