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To the Editor: Which is more important, the fertilized egg of a bald eagle to come to full term and hatch or the fertilized egg of a human to come to full term and be born. This should not be a political issue or a conservative versus liberal issue. This is an issue of moral values. Congress has acted on the bald eagle issue, and the Supreme Court of the United States has acted on the human issue. If a person destroys the egg of an eagle, they can be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced up to two years in prison.
To the Editor: Who doesn't like a bit of magic? If you are a student in grades 2 through 8 you will have a chance to learn how to do magic with professional magician Kristoffer Olson on June 15 at the Sheldon Theater. Kristoffer performed his first professional magic show at the age of 9. He is an award-winning magician and also happens to be pretty funny. Kristoffer's magic class will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for second- through fourth-graders and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
To the Editor: When I was younger, the only people charging these kinds of interest rates were the mob. Now they moved their pin stripe suits into the banks. The Congress is complicit. What is wrong with a 15 percent limit on a credit card? Harry Urschel Hager City
To the Editor: I thank Tim Mundy for his challenge to Tim Kelly and the Republicans and for acknowledging that the majority of Americans don't endorse same-sex marriage (R-E, May 26). However, legalizing same-sex marriage shouldn't be a civil rights issue. Homosexuals need their rights protected through legalized civil unions that aren't labeled marriage, and they should be shown respect. The challenge for the majority is to protect gay rights without legalizing same-sex marriage.
To the Editor: I have serious reservations when elected representatives abdicate their roles when they argue to put an "issue to the people ... and to let the democratic process work" (Rep. Tim Kelly, R-E, May 21). Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said, "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if be sacrifices it to your opinion." I expect two things of elected officials. First, they should study and research the issues that I don't always have time to do.
To the Editor: Norm Coleman should accept the court's decision and concede the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken. A recent poll showed that almost two-thirds of Minnesota voters feel that Norm Coleman should accept that he has lost the race. I stand with the majority of Minnesota and say it is time to send Al Franken to Washington, D.C. This process has been delayed far too long simply because the Republican Party has been trying to keep Franken's vote out of the Senate. In these tough economic times, Minnesota needs full representation.
To the Editor: After the recent legislative session it was great to watch an act of kindness that only cost a bit of time and had nothing to do with balanced budgets, stalemates, line item vetoes or politics as usual. How refreshing. Saturday morning we watched the valiant efforts of three young adults shepherding a mother mallard and her brood across busy Highway 61 from Cedar Street to the Mississippi River. It was no small effort as the young woman carried the babes in a big blue plastic container while mother duck followed. Two guys gently encouraged her on.
To the Editor: News that Vice President Biden has threatened withdrawal of U.S. support for Lebanon, if the coming election is won by Hesbollah, brings back bad memories of our response to the electoral victory of Hamas over Al Fatah in Palestine and repeated U.S.attempts to control elections in Latin American countries. United States foreign policy that puts our presumed national interest ahead of our democratic constitutional principles has a long bipartisan history.
To the Editor: Thanks to Governor Pawlenty, many state programs were saved from extinction. California has given us all a chance to witness the carnage caused by high taxes complicated by a severe recession. The lesson to learn here is that raising taxes doesn't always mean an increase in revenue and often will decrease revenue. Pawlenty and the House Republicans recognized this fact, and Minnesotans owe them our appreciation. John Adams Mazeppa John Adams is a Mazeppa Township supervisor.
To the Editor: With summer almost here, I want to be sure my family can enjoy the outdoors safely. A great tool for that is the new Check My Lake Web site. Going to www.checkmylake.org is the best way to tell which of Minnesota's 10,000-plus lakes are family-friendly for swimming and eating fish. All you have to do is type in the name of a favorite Minnesota lake or type in a county name and choose from among a list to find out whether lakes have been tested and what the results show.