One of the finest principles of Americanism is that we all are equal before the law and that we all have the same rights. That basic principle is right there in our Declaration of Independence from the tyrant Britain.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Those words of Thomas Jefferson rang out across America and around the world and down through time. They inspired independence movements and movements for human dignity from the Caribbean and Latin America to Asia.
But living up to those self-evident truths has been a constant struggle for many Americans. There have always been, down through our history, the frightened and small minded people who have denied that we were all created equal by our Creator. Whether it was Native American or African American or Japanese American or American women, there were those frightened little people who said one or the other or all of those groups were not created equal and did not deserve those unalienable rights.
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Our very own Senator Paul Gazelka is one such person. Senator Gazelka believes that some groups of Americans should have less rights than he does.
Review by John King
“Marketplace Ministers are part of how the Lord will reach the peoples of the earth in these last days.”
Author Paul Gazelka wrote this astonishing sentence near the conclusion of his 2003 book, Marketplace Ministers, but it is a good place to start here because it so neatly encapsulates the message of the book which is that business people, by spreading the Gospel, are in a unique position to prepare us, for the end of the world. Read More here
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Final Flyer- Staples
Join LSP members and supporters to prepare for the 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session and Build a Vision for Prosperous Rural Communities and Family Farmers
LSP State Policy Organizing Meeting
Mon., Feb. 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registrations and refreshments available at 6:30 p.m.
Central Lakes College (1830 Airport Rd; Staples)
Ag Center Assembly Room (C168)
RSVP to LSP Organizer Amanda Babcock at
612-400-6355 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Central Lakes College is about ¾ of a mile North of the Staples Airport. Park in South Lot and use entrance #4.
Topics to cover include:
- Brainstorming Big Wins for the Future: What should LSP propose to foster prosperous rural communities in Minnesota?
- Addressing the Rural Healthcare Crisis: How do we transform the current health care system to make it work for rural communities and put people over profits?
- LSP’s Vision: How did our food and agriculture system and rural communities get to where they are now? Where are we headed? What is our vision for the future and how do we get there?
- Planning for the 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session: Last session, LSP defeated legislation proposed by powerful corporate interests that would have significantly weakened rural rights, local control, and environmental review. LSP also secured $1.5 million in funding for Forever Green, and passed the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit. LSP was victorious last session and has been for 35+ years because members speak up, we organize, and we show up. What will this coming session look like?