Can We have Body Cameras for Election Workers?

A wearable camera is needed for Election Judges and Workers to ensure Election Integrity

A wearable camera is needed for Election Judges and Workers to ensure Election Integrity

It’s an important election in November and in a state like Minnesota with no Photo ID Voter laws we need to have election integrity, which is something we’ve never had in Minnesota on election day.

Remember in 2008 when Norm Coleman won by 700+ votes?  After the so-called recount in which the unscrupulous election judges and lawyers added about 1000 ACORN alleged votes that had been in various places like someone’s car as some reports stated. Al Franken, the Angry Clown, stole the election by 312 votes.

At the time the technology for body cameras didn’t exist at a reasonable cost. Now it does.

We implore that cameras be employed at every election location and shift that there isn’t a balance of party affiliated election workers and judges present.  Eventually all locations should have coverage.

Usually the stuffing of ballots happens in the large cities where sometimes there are more voters in an area that normally doesn’t have a high registered voter count.

When absentee ballots are counted sometimes flaws are overlooked. Spoiled ballots are sometimes mishandled and are actually counted.

We would like to see the handling of the spoiled ballots and what happens when an absentee voter after voting weeks before votes again on election day at the polls.

We imagine Joe Mansky, the Ramsey County Elections Manager, will blow a gasket if he has wear body cameras all day long during the counting of ballots or in the case of another recount. The updated Ramsey County Elections Page has lost some of it’s integrity. The Ramsey County precinct maps have much less surface street detail than the maps that were there before the “Update.” We were told that there would be a list of polling locations up on their site in May 2016. That time has passed and that hasn’t happened. Maybe Mr Mansky should have a job performance review?

This camera is like a micro-managing boss looking over ones shoulder.

This camera is like a micro-managing boss looking over ones shoulder.

Perhaps this would be a better placement. An Election worker could wear it on their shirt to show when a voter checks in. Or perhaps all 3 locations?

Perhaps this would be a better position. An Election worker could wear it on their shirt to show when a voter checks in. Or perhaps all 3 locations wired for sound.

It is a question of trust. We trust the police, we don’t trust election workers in this state who are partisan DFLers.

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Commissioner Jeff Johnson: Oppose the SW LRT Line COST Overshadows Minimal Benefit

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson made the video below to show why so many people oppose the Southwest Light Rail Train (SW LRT).  If this discussion had been in place during the Hiawatha (Blueline) LRT, or the Rondo/University Ave (Greenline) LRT most likely neither of them would have been built.

It is also interesting that the Transit Orientated Development (TOD) along the lines have benefited labor unions that vote to keep the very same people who are for the LRT and  Northstar Commuter Rail line (there’s only one line so far) in the MN State Legislature and the Governor’s Mansion.  Sounds like a money/ campaign funds laundering system that should be investigated.  Pay to Play seems be a key part of the Democrat Party playbook.  None of the previous owners of the properties or businesses along University Avenue had the opportunity to vote against the Greenline LRT.  The new A-line and the LRTs have opened up the possibility to ride for free without using one’s GO-Pass Card, or the readers on regular bus routes are broken.  The Metropolitan Council needs to be reigned into their original purpose or disbanded altogether.

This posting was not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee, nor MNGOP, nor the CD4 Republican Leadership.

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Walter Williams: One can Earn Money, Prestige and Power in the Victimhood Game

We copied and pasted this from the Black Community News Feed that we subscribe to.  We’ve turned off some of the links, deleted ads.  We have not altered the content but have added color and changed font for emphasis.  Our headline is from the last paragraph.

Walter Williams is one of our favorite fill-in guest hosts for Rush Limbaugh.  Mr Williams tells it like it is.  This story speaks at one of the biggest problems in America and it hasn’t been addressed by the citizens of this country as it should be.  Blame the institutional neglect by those in power in the big cities, who just happen to be Democrats.  They talk about fixing the problems but they just happen to be the problem or obstacle that stands in the way of freedom for the majority of citizens in large cities.  Here in St Paul we call Democrats the Institutional Party, which is short for Communist Democrat Institutional Party or CDI.  We hope to combat this one party rule feudal system the Institutional Party has set up in St Paul with the help of CITY GOP, we will do it.  ~~ Publius Jr.

Is ‘Discrimination’ to Blame for Blacks’ Problems — Or Is It Something Else?

classroomA guiding principle for physicians isprimum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, whether it’s with medicine or with public policy, the first order of business is accurate diagnostics.

Racial discrimination is seen as the cause of many problems of black Americans. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The relevant question, as far as policy and resource allocation are concerned, is: How much of what we see is caused by current racial discrimination?

From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, black youth unemployment was slightly less than or equal to white youth unemployment. Today black youth unemployment is at least double that of white youth unemployment. Would anyone try to explain the difference with the argument that there was less racial discrimination during the ’40s and ’50s than today?

Some argue that it is the “legacy of slavery” and societal racism that now explain the social pathology in many black neighborhoods. Today’s black illegitimacy rate is about 73 percent. When I was a youngster, during the 1940s, illegitimacy was around 15 percent. In the same period, about 80 percent of black children were born inside marriage. In fact, historian Herbert Gutman, in an article titled “Persistent Myths about the Afro-American Family” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Autumn 1975), reported the percentage of black two-parent families, depending on the city, ranged from 75 to 90 percent. Today only a little over 30 percent of black children are raised in two-parent households. The importance of these and other statistics showing greater stability and less pathology among blacks in earlier periods is that they put a lie to today’s excuses. Namely, at a time when blacks were closer to slavery, faced far more discrimination, faced more poverty and had fewer opportunities, there was not the kind of social pathology and weak family structure we see today.

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes referred to as The Nation’s Report Card, nationally, the average black 12th-grader’s test scores are either basic or below basic in reading, writing, math and science. “Below basic” is the score received when a student is unable to demonstrate even partial mastery of knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work at his grade level. “Basic” indicates only partial mastery. Put another way, the average black 12th-grader has the academic achievement level of the average white seventh- or eighth-grader. In some cities, there’s even a larger achievement gap.

Is this a result of racial discrimination? Hardly. The cities where black academic achievement is the lowest are the very cities where Democrats have been in charge for decades and where blacks have been mayors, city councilors, superintendents, school principals and teachers. Plus, these cities have large educational budgets. I am not arguing a causal relationship between black political control and poor performance. I am arguing that one would be hard put to blame the academic rot on racial discrimination. If the Ku Klux Klan wanted to destroy black academic achievement, it could not find a better means for doing so than encouraging the educational status quo in most cities.

The cities where black academic achievement is the lowest are the very cities where Democrats have been in charge for decades and where blacks have been mayors, city councilors, superintendents, school principals and teachers. Plus, these cities have large educational budgets.

Intellectuals and political hustlers who blame the plight of so many blacks on poverty, racial discrimination and the “legacy of slavery” are complicit in the socio-economic and moral decay. But one can earn money, prestige and power in the victimhood game. As Booker T. Washington long ago observed, “there is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”


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WalterWilliamsWalter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

The views expressed in opinion articles are solely those of the author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by Black Community News.

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#ProLifeSunday Happy Brothers Sisters and Cousins Day

We are continuing the celebration of the family by recognizing where Brothers, Sisters, and Cousins fit into the family. Every part of a family is an important piece of the total picture of happiness and prosperity that God wants for us.

Sometimes things don’t go swimmingly well and usually it stems from sibling rivalries, sibling jealousies, and sibling covetousness of each other. In these cases the parents and other elders of the family have to smooth things out. If they don’t these rumblings turn into deep divides between Brothers & Sisters that drive them away from each other when they become adults.

So that’s why families need to bring in God’s teachings to make sure siblings get along. Brothers & Sisters living in harmony helps to make their adult life that much more happy and prosperous.

I, Publius Jr, am the youngest in my family. I was blessed with 2 brothers and 2 sisters and 4 cousins on my mom’s side and 5 cousins on my dad’s side of the family. Those numbers are before their spouses and their children.

Growing up I learned from the lessons, trials and errors learned of my sisters and brothers.  The only area I didn’t learn about was in dating. If my siblings were dating it was of a covert nature. Only one of my siblings actually went to prom. All of them are married except my oldest sister and myself.

All of my cousins are older than me. It isn’t until you get to the first cousins once removed (my cousins’ kids) that I become older than them. On my mom’s side of the family only one 1st cousin once removed is younger–Kyle Karnow of Sacremento. I wasn’t too close to any of my cousins because they are all older than me. My oldest first cousin Marianne is 34 years older and Susan the youngest is 8 years older than me.  So it’s really hard to relate to them. They grew up at a different time and some were married before I got to Junior High School.

Brothers, Sisters and Cousins still are interested in you because you have a shared history together. You’ve learned about life together years apart or in the backseat of a Chevy Suburban going to California on a summer vacation.  They sent letters and cookies to you when you were at summer camp or when you were in the military (thanks Mary). They beat up a bully at school for you (thanks Dave), or taught you to bowl at the college union (thanks Ann), or taught you to play pool in the basement of the Masonic lodge before you learned to read (thanks Rob).  They did a victory dance when the Packers won the Super Bowl (Thanks Cousin Dan) or sent some great Christmas cards over the years (thanks Cousins Susan, Bruce, Barton, Ellen, Ruth, Marianne, Barbara, and Debbie).

If you’re unsure of where you stand with your Brothers, Sisters, and Cousins, call them up this Sunday or some time during the week to get back on better terms with them.  Go on, they’ll be glad you were thinking of them.

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March with Greg “The Plumber” Ryan in the Rice Street Parade July 31st

We are posting the following as a courtesy to Republicans, Independents and like-minded voters who want to Vote Betty Out.  This is not authorized by any candidate, candidate’s committee, nor the MNGOP, or the CD4 Republican Leadership.  ~~ Publius Jr.

This Sunday, July 31st, please join Greg “The Plumber” Ryan in the Rice Street Parade. 

We need volunteers to walk with us, carry a sign and/or flag, show your support! Bring your family and friends…

11:30 am lineup …Unit #43

1:00 pm parade start

Line-up in Washington Magnet Technology School parking lot at Nebraska and Rice.

Wear red! Bring a flag. We will have Greg Ryan for Congress signs and a number of T-shirts!


Take 35E and Larpenteur exit, go west on Rice Street, south to Nebraska, right to the school. Vehicles cannot park along parade route or in the staging area…Candidates and others are at the TIN CUP after parade on Maryland and Rice

The parade ends at Atwater St. To head back, you will take a left turn on Atwater (to go east) down to Sylvan St  where you will turn right.  Down Sylvan for one block and turn left on W. Sycamore St.  Go east one block and take another left on Jackson.  You will take Jackson for approximately 2 miles and take a left on Larpenteur.  One more left on Rice Street and you will come back to Nebraska.

Mary L. Amlaw
Campaign Manager
Greg Ryan for Minnesota CD 4
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Ken Blackwell: Who is the Establishment?

This is from the Black Community News from July 26, 2016.  As always we have not altered the content, but have added different font and font colors for emphasis.  So often when some Republicans during the pre-convention campaign season said they were against Trump, they were inundated with the new PC bullying that Trump and others initiated calling them the Establishment.  We’ve been called that, and when people start in on the name calling they have nothing left to counter people touching on the truth.  We have never been close to being in the establishment, nor in the “Old Guard.”  ~~ Publius Jr.

Just Who Is the ‘Establishment?’

MitchMcConnellWe all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job.

But who is the establishment? The term gets tossed around a lot as an insult these days – even by some people who sure appear to be part of it.

There’s a lot that can go into being a member. Education, job, philosophy, position, mindset. All matter. But attitude trumps experience.

Some of those campaigning against the establishment assume that anyone holding office is a member. That’s a big mistake. Many of the most courageous warriors for liberty were elected to something. After all, if the government is the problem, then you’ve got to get into it to fix it.

Consider Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. The first was a U.S. senator. The second was a two-term governor—of California! Yet Goldwater helped spawn the conservative movement that made Reagan president. For these two political giants, getting elected was part of the solution.

And that remains the case. There are many good men and women of principle who serve in Congress and state office across America. One of the ways they prove their worth every day is by working against their colleagues to fight for a free society, traditional values, the rule of law, limited government, and so much more that is in such short supply in Washington. Just try to imagine how much worse it would be if we didn’t have these folks battling behind enemy lines.

Some grassroots activists also exhibit a reverse snobbery about education. If you went to an elite school, you must be part of the establishment. Certainly many people who go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the like are part of a well-connected moneyed and intellectual elite. But normal folks of extraordinary ability also attend those schools. Indeed, that kind of mobility has characterized America from its beginning.

The issue isn’t lineage either. Sometimes a family epitomizes establishment. The Kennedys and Bushes, for instance. But there’s often a member who breaks the mold. Imagine Winthrop Rockefeller becoming governor of Arkansas and Jay Rockefeller being elected senator from West Virginia! Maybe they still counted as the establishment, but most of us imagine the Rockefellers ruling over New York State, Wall Street, big banks, oil conglomerates, and the like.

Having money certainly doesn’t make one part of the establishment. We often think of “old money” in that way. But the rich aren’t united over much of anything. Stewart Mott and Peter Thiel, to name just two, broke with ideological orthodoxy and pushed idiosyncratic ideas.  Pete du Pont, scion of the family that owns the world’s best known chemical manufacturer, champions conservative ideals, including Main Street economics.  They don’t fit what most people think of as “the establishment.” What matters most is mindset, beliefs and worldview.

First, do the candidates for establishment status believe they have been chosen to govern? It doesn’t really matter who does the choosing. Do they imagine that their position is ordained by something higher—God, evolution, nature, civilization, government, progressive values, or whatever?

Second, do the establishmentarians believe the people must be saved from themselves? While most of us occasionally roll our eyes at public opinion, we don’t believe that beneficent social engineers will make things better. But, members of the establishment do.

Third is the common belief that those out of step with history, meaning the advance of liberal opinion, must be forced into line with their more perceptive neighbors. There is no room for live and let live. Political differences are seen as fundamental moral failings that must be remedied. While government cannot reach into us—well, at least, not yet—to reprogram our beliefs, it should, in the view of establishment members, insist that we live as progressives.

Fourth, uncomfortable with the will of the people, members of the establishment see government, particularly the federal government, as the most important mechanism of social change. It knows best and its ability to coerce makes it a tool of righteousness: it can force the greedy, myopic, prejudiced, ignorant and foolish to do what’s right – according to progressive doctrine. Error is simply the small price we pay for a more just society.

Finally, in the eyes of the establishment, the only legitimate role for the “loyal opposition” is to debate the manner and speed with which liberal values should be imposed. Democrats are supposed to set the agenda—increase spending, redistribute wealth, socialize health care, and the like. Republicans, in the view of establishment members of both parties, are supposed to debate and arrange the details.

People who believe in and act on these tenets can properly be called members of the establishment. Anyone who believes that “rulers and ruled” are “we and them” fairly belongs in that group. These people – the ones with a vested interest in government – are the ones the public should hasten into retirement.

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KenBlackwell_2Ken Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union, and on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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Ed Gogek: Medical marijuana laws facilitate Abuse

This article posted in the Winona Daily News on 7/2/15.  It was copied and pasted here, the content is unaltered, some of the links, ads were deactivated or deleted.  The Libertarian Candidates and the Legalized Marijuana Now Candidates might say Government doesn’t have an interest in criminalizing marijuana…they must be smoking something. ~~ Publius Jr.

Ed Gogek is an addiction psychiatrist and the author of the book “Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for Parents, Pundits, and Politicians Who Want to Know the Case Against Legalization.”


Minnesota and other state’s legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nation’s physicians aren’t requesting these laws. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine both are against medical marijuana laws. The American Medical Association doesn’t support them either.

Groups representing patients aren’t behind these laws. The American Cancer Society hasn’t demanded them, and the Glaucoma Foundation even warns patients against using the drug.

Instead, the demand comes from groups such as the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project. These are not medical organizations. They are part of a pro-legalization lobby supported by pro-marijuana billionaires. And they’ve apparently convinced state legislators to ignore some very serious problems.

The biggest problem is that medical marijuana laws are responsible for most of the growth in adolescent use. According to the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey, teen use in the United States surged between 2005 and 2011. But it didn’t surge equally in all states.

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that the number of teens who smoked pot over the past month increased by 33 percent in medical marijuana states, but only by 6 percent in the rest of the country. In 2005, only about 20 percent of the U.S. population lived in medical marijuana states, yet those states accounted for more than two-thirds of the increase in adolescent use between 2005 and 2011. If it weren’t for states with medical marijuana laws, teen use would have barely increased at all.

There’s also evidence that even among adults, nearly all the “medical” marijuana goes to drug abuse. The largest survey of medical marijuana patients, published in 2014 in the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, found that only 6 percent reported using marijuana for cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, Hepatitis C or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The vast majority — 91 percent — got their marijuana for pain.

Research shows that most chronic pain patients are women. In 2001, the journal Pain published a study by researchers who interviewed more than 17,000 people and found that 54 percent of those with chronic pain were female. On the other hand, five years of data from the NSDUH showed that adult marijuana abusers were 69 percent male. So if the pain patients using medical marijuana are genuine, they should be mostly female. If they’re substance abusers faking or exaggerating pain just to get high, they should be about 69 percent male.

Between 2011 and 2013, I contacted all the state medical marijuana programs and got data from seven. In all but one of the states, 64 to 74 percent of the pain patients were male.

These numbers are nowhere near what we would expect from a cross section of legitimate pain patients. Instead, they’re clustered around the result we would see if the patients were all substance abusers. So while not every medical marijuana patient is misusing the law just to get high, the great majority probably are.

A 2011 study from the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis found similar results. The researchers surveyed 1,655 consecutive patients from nine medical marijuana clinics in California and found that the average patient was a 32-year-old man who started smoking pot as a teenager.

Not only are these laws harmful, but they’re completely unnecessary. While some seriously ill patients are helped by marijuana, there are four prescription cannabinoid medications that are just as helpful. So there’s no reason to use marijuana itself as medicine.

Two of these medicines, Marinol and Cesamet, are available by prescription in the United States. A third, Epidiolex, or pure cannabidiol, is available for children with seizures through a special Food and Drug Administration program. The fourth, Sativex, is in the last stages of approval.

Some of these medicines have fewer side effects than marijuana and are longer-acting, which means they are better for genuine patients who don’t want to be stoned all the time. However, the biggest advantage of prescription cannabinoids is that they’re much less likely to be abused or diverted to teenage use than medical marijuana is.

State legislators who want what’s best for the country should ignore the pro-marijuana lobbyists and instead listen to the AMA, the Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Addiction Medicine. If we want to rein in teenage marijuana use and prevent widespread abuse of the drug, instead of passing new state medical marijuana laws, we should get rid of the ones we already have.

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St Paul City GOP Candidates Page

We just put together a St Paul City GOP Candidates Page.  On it there are all the House and Senate District Candidates for the Minnesota State Legislature.  We thought that the public should know who is running for the State Legislature and who the Endorsed 4th Congressional District Republican Candidate is.

Here is a copy of the page that is listed on our Menu.  ~~ Publius Jr.


Saint Paul Republicans lists the Congressional District 4, House and Senate District Republican Candidates as a courtesy to the Republican, Independent, and curious voters in St Paul.  We will list them here, but the maps section has the House and Senate Districts Map pdfs.  ~~ Publius Jr.


Greg “The Plumber” Ryan



Twitter:  @GregTRyan4US

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-410-6220

Campaign Address:  Greg Ryan for Congress, PO Box 130501, Roseville, MN 55113


Riley Horan



Twitter:  @rileyjhoran


Campaign Email:

Campaign Address:  2034 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 


Emory K Dively


Twitter:  @ekdively

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  612-424-4197

Campaign Text:  651-307-3357

Campaign Address:  The Friends of Emory Dively, 532 Snelling Ave S, St Paul MN 55116


Ian Baird



Ian Baird’s Blog:

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  612-272-5313


Monique Giordana



Campaign Phone:  651-324-9534

Campaign Address:  Giordana Volunteer Committee, 689 Laurel Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104


Margaret Mary Stokely


Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-222-3080


Jason Delmont

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-225-8103

Campaign Address:  683 Ohio St, St Paul MN 55107


Jon Heyer



Twitter:  @heyer4house

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-646-6539

Campaign Address:  Heyer for Minnesota House, 1769 Lexington Ave N #170, Roseville, MN 55113-6522


William Brownell

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-398-5570

Campaign Address:  1307 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55117


Carolyn Jass



Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-344-6226

Campaign Address:  Carolyn Jass for Senate, 1016 Burke Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113


Andrew Livingston


Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-500-9026

Campaign Address:  Livingston For MN House, PO Box 600732, St Paul, MN 55106


Lisa Thompson



Campaign Email:

Campaign Address: Lisa Thompson for MN House, P.O. Box 25721, Woodbury, MN 55125


Krysia Weidell

Campaign Email:

Campaign Phone:  651-795-1595

Campaign Address:  PO Box 4809, St Paul, MN 55101

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Rondo Days July 16th March with Greg “The Plumber” Ryan

We are posting the following as a courtesy to Republicans, Independents, and like-minded voters who are tired of the status quo nature of Betty “Do Nothing” McCollum.  This is not authorized by any candidate, candidate’s committee, MNGOP, nor the leadership of CD4 Republicans.  We do ask you to keep it a peaceful parade.  ~~ Publius Jr.

Greg "The Plumber" Ryan will be Marching in the Rondo Days Parade July 16th

Greg “The Plumber” Ryan will be Marching in the Rondo Days Parade July 16th

9:00 am lineup

10:00 am start from St Peter Claver Church.

We are Unit #63.

We need people to carry our banner and signs! T-shirts and stickers for all! (You can also wear red! Bring a flag, bring your family and pets. We are the Unit that always has several animals in our parades and can include Sam’s dog Oscar, Janan’s two dogs and Marj’s Taylor the Pig!))

Rondo Festival starts right after parade and goes to 6:00 pm.

It is part of the 33rd Annual Rondo Days Celebration (July 12-16) returning to the Rondo Education Center, 560 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55103 Map

(From its website: “Recognizing the Past – Honoring the Present – Soaring into the Future! Enjoy fun activities, food, the Frank Adams 5K Walk/Run, and the annual Grand Day Parade at the Rondo Days Celebration Saturday, July 16.”)

For more information about Rondo Days please visit

Rondo Days Parade 2016 Route

Rondo Days Parade 2016 Route

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Star Parker: There is No Longer a Sense that We have Law Rooted in Truth

We’ve been careful this week as to how to respond to this last week’s rioting and unlawful disruption of a Federal Highway, the shooting in Falcon Heights, the Dallas Sniper, and other violence and insanity.  We don’t want to be sucked into a tit for tat discussion.  There are so many things to fix in the cities of St Paul and Minneapolis that have nothing to do with the Republican beliefs, but the lack of being able to share them and have them considered in the political processes of both cities is needed.  We’ve called upon God to guide us in our response.

The following article is from Star Parker, who at one time had been on welfare in Los Angeles.  She turned around her life and we think her articles are right on the money, and she is doing the work to change the status quo by finding Black Conservative Pastors to address people in their congregations and outside the walls of their meeting places.  As always we have not altered the content of the follow article, except for font types and sizes, font colors, added a definition of “Capriciously” in a link, and we set a quote off for emphasis.  ~~ Publius Jr.

Black Lives Matter and Lawlessness

When we don’t take law seriously at the highest levels of power in the nation, the message reverberates throughout the land.

By Star Parker | Syndicated nationally by Creators

Let’s try and connect some dots.

Last week, FBI Director Jim Comey expressed his view that, after investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of State Department official business, including classified material, on her personal email server, he would not recommend criminal charges against her.

This despite describing the behavior of the former secretary of state as “extremely negligent.”

Former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani said, according to Clinton’s behavior as described by Comey, she was clearly in violation of the law. By choosing to recommend that she not be indicted, Giuliani said that Comey decided to put her “above the law.”

The way it was described by The Wall Street Journal, Comey’s “political actions spared Clinton and protected his own job.”

Now lets turn our attention to Dallas, where a gunman opened fire and five police officers were killed at a Black Lives Matter rally.

The question every decent American is asking is: How do we stop this horror?

How do we stop the seemingly endless and growing circle of violence in our cities?

There are plenty who think they know the answer.

For some, they see the problem as indiscriminate and violent treatment of blacks, particularly young black men, by police, driven by racism.

For others, it’s the opposite. It’s the refusal to come to terms with what they see as the deep social pathologies in black urban areas and the hampering of police to do their job effectively.

As always in situations like this, both things are going on. But do I think either is the primary and sole reason driving the violence? No.

What we are witnessing is the chaotic result of a society that is becoming each day more lawless.

The basis of a civilized, decent and just society is law. But law, if it is going to be respected, must be rooted in core values and eternal truths. In the words of our second president, John Adams, we need “a government of laws, not of men.”

In our zeal to purge our nation of Judeo-Christian values, driven by the false notion that religion hampers rather than enhances our freedom, we bear the consequences of this effort. We wind up with a government of men, not laws.

In our zeal to purge our nation of Judeo-Christian values, driven by the false notion that religion hampers rather than enhances our freedom…

Capriciously applied law has always been a disturbance for blacks. The civil rights movement was supposed to be about the country recognizing and remedying that, in a nation under God, there were citizens not receiving equal treatment under the law.

Unfortunately, the civil rights movement came in the midst of the liberal wave of the 1960s. So instead of focusing on equal application of existing laws of tradition, we turned law over to men to make up new rules that were supposedly going to fix everything.

But man-made law produces what we have just seen in a politically motivated FBI director rationalizing that a secretary of state, confirmed by the United State Senate, somehow couldn’t figure out that she was breaking the law and compromising our national security.

When we don’t take law seriously at the highest levels of power in the nation, the message reverberates throughout the land. Those struggling in life conclude hopelessly that the country is not fair — that the law is created and applied with political motivations.

No amount of force, or gun control legislation, is going to fix a society where there is no longer a sense that we have law rooted in truth, which every citizen, in every station of life, respects and takes seriously.

In a nation where people with power are let off the hook, where we let politicians and judges define what marriage is and when life itself begins, we empower groups like Black Lives Matter to incite and inspire violence as the answer to injustice.

Star Parker

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