“This policy is absolutely heartbreaking and an unfortunate consequence of when parents disregard the law.” The GOP endorsed 8th Congressional District candidate told Eyewitness News. “Congress needs to leave labels behind and come together to solve this problem and make sure nothing like this has to happen.”
Take a look at this picture on the front of Congressional candidate Pete Stauber’s campaign website.
The tall fellow on Pete’s right is the same fellow who announced at the Republican Convention I attended in 2002 that I and those like me were worse mass murderers than Hitler, Stalin and Mao tse Tung combined.
So what does Pete Stauber say about this issue on his issues page?
He says something I could say too only without any caveats: “I support life from conception to natural death and will always be a strong and constant voice for the right to life.”
Its impossible to tell from this if Pete Stauber has any qualifications for this blanket statement. How about Rape, Incest, or the life of the Mother? Would Pete, like the Irish government, deny a pregnant woman a life saving abortion even though Doctors warned that the pregnancy could kill her? And she did die. It was this case more than any thing else that convinced Irish voters to pass a pro-choice referendum with a 70% positive vote in Catholic Ireland. That is what happens when a puritanical law is blindly enforced.
I have never read Justin’s mind so I don’t know for sure if his words 15 years ago were meant as hyperbole or not. He’s an otherwise nice young fellow. His Mother lent the Let Duluth Vote Campaign $20,000 when I was desperately trying to raise a $100,000 bond demanded by the court to slow down the disastrous Red Plan imposed on the Duluth Schools without a vote of the people. That was several years after her son, Justin, called me worse than a trio of mass murderers.
I am pragmatic and have thick skin and I’ll accept help for a greater good from any number of allies. So will Pete Stauber. He’s giving unqualified support to a President who once went on Howard Stern’s radio show and told the nation he tried to talk his girlfriend Marla into aborting the child he fathered. That child is now known as Tiffany.
I do not support this President other than as the citizen I am who acknowledges he was elected to an office far beyond his skill, knowledge and competence if not his ego. But Pete Stauber does! And Pete has one thing I don’t have. He has a vacuous phrase hinting at his absolute opposition to any abortion for any reason. I wonder?Does he also support Trump’s separation of children from families at the border? That might be OK with him. They aren’t fetuses after all.
With this off my chest I’ll begin composing my reply to A***** ******. I hope to have it ready by tomorrow morning.
NOTE: When I cranked this out earlier today I didn’t check one detail. The pregnant woman who died in Ireland was 31 and not a 14-year-old.
I am honored to have gotten this email today. I got it appropriately on Father’s Day when my daughter and grandsons were making a fuss over me and we went out to watch the brilliant second chapter in the Incredibles Series about something I was a-stay-at-home-Dad…….although not quite a super hero.
It has been a long day and although I’ve been eager to sink my teeth into a deeply thought out reply since I saw it after church I’m bushed. I’ll tackle this in the next couple of days and I thank the author of this challenge for such a respectfully thrown gauntlet.
I am one of your faithful followers. I do not always agree with you however I find that you never state an opinion without reasons for you having such opinions. I find you very intelligent and articulate.
I do however find your logic for supporting abortions to be as flawed as anything I have ever read from you. Continue reading
VOTE TO RESTORE THE LEGACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
This is the inspiration for this logo
I will keep this page at the top of my blog through the primary. I have just added a donation box
and this donation page that gives you an explanation about what donations mean to this campaign. And it also contains a video of me prattling on about donations.
Google my name to see what pops up. I’ve been a very busy fellow for a very long time: Harry Welty Duluth School Board, Harry Welty snow sculptor
or click any of the subjects on the right hand column or below this blog on your cell phone.
I created my first website in 1999 and began to blog on it before the word came into use to tell people what has happening with Duluth’s Schools. I was serving on the School Board at the time. Its an ancient old thing and I have recently lost the ability to add to it for technical reasons I’m too lazy to figure out. This blog is eleven years old. I began it in 2006 for another campaign for Congress. I once calculated that I’d already written several million words worth of opinions here. I take responsibility for every single one of them. I never raise my finger to see which way the wind is blowing.
In coming days I will write several posts on individual issues of importance where Donald Trump has his head up his arse and presumably has the company of many of his congressional camp followers.
They may include:
Holding a necrotic Republican Party hostage:
What can you expect for a Congressman Pete Stauber?
American Scientific decline and denial:
Socialism and Socialized Medicine
Carbon and Plastics
Copper Nickle Mining
The Supreme Court
Why it will take the rapture to end abortions
“Christians vs. the Constitution
skin melanin panic
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After I put in my hour studying French I am going to heap abuse on the Duluth Trib for this chintzy policy. It’s worse than charging grieving families to publish an obituary.
Now the editors at the Trib are mind readers and can tell when readers are being politically craven. They will still print such letters but they will be charging letter writers for it. How noble.
Several modest things have transpired related to my campaign. Continue reading
I first publicly registered my dissatisfaction with Second Amendment purists about thirty years ago with a letter to the editor. The Trib thought it provocative enough that they published it with the photo of a gun barrel pointed at the readers.
It generated some heat from critics and I’ll confess that looking back on it I regret one term I used. I criticized a “slavish” devotion to the Constitution. I had in mind the nit picky sort of cherry picking you might associate with Biblical literalists who like the Jehovah’s Witnesses make a fuss about a single passage like the line in the King James version of the Bible’s Old Testament that says the name of God is “Jehovah.” Never mind that this was a much later English word for a God who the original Hebrew writers tried to discourage their followers from even uttering out-loud. The point of the Constitution was that it could be amended and fitted to the desires of future Americans.
And for two hundred years the Supreme Court did not sever gun onwership from the notion of forming the Second Amendment’s militia’s. They were composed originally of a rag tag group of citizens with hunting rifles. It has only been in the years subsequent to my letter that a newly composed Supreme Court decided that militia’s were not part of the gun ownership right. This was the achievement of the NRA newly transformed from a rifle loving group of hunters to a handgun toting bunch of semi-vigilantes.
I trust the constitution’s fair application to citizens as far more vital to our protection than I do to some neighbor’s quick access to a gun. Like cars guns are tools that need regulation. Don’t run a red light. Keep your rifle in a leather holder. Big deal.
I have no sympathy for an NRA whose president spouts that any attempt to keep guns same is the action of “jackbooted thugs.”
I have a couple collector’s rifles handed down from Grandfathers that never used them. I’m not a paranoid like Wayne Lapiere.
I’ve just gotten my questionnaire from them which will be ignored as they will almost certainly endorse Pete Stauber who had a colleague on the Duluth Police force killed by a disturbed man with a gun.
I’ll simply send them this picture of me in the wake of Sandyhook to let them know how unsuitable I would be a Congressman.
A short note before I share the letter.
I was alive when “back alley” abortions took the lives of women. I formed my opinions on the subject of abortion in 1960’s and 70’s as a then liberal Republican. my thinking aligned with the Republican Supreme Court justices who ruled on Roe vs. Wade. My opinion hasn’t changed nearly as much as our society has where sex is concerned. I always wanted to make contraceptives available rather than rely on abortions. I was appalled that “pro lifers” of that era were more anti premarital sex than they were anti fetus killing. As you will see in my letter to the MCCL I haven’t changed my mind.
I have always felt that abortions, like guns and traffic and food production was a legitimate area for sensible regulation. I have always sympathized with the folks who felt that human life, even before birth, was sacred. But I’ve grown impatient with such people when they fail to act as though the life that follows birth is also sacred and have cemented themselves to a political party that makes a virtue of the poor being forced to “fend for themselves.”
The Pro-Life movement is woefully ignorant about what will result should Roe vs. Wade be overturned. They think that it will be the end of all abortions in America. That’s obviously wrong. If Roe is struck down it will take the passage of a pro life amendment with by a 3/4ths majority of states to make it illegal in all fifty states. That will not happen in my lifetime. Abortions will always be available to the well-to-do even in states that would outlaw it. All they will have to do is travel to a state where its legal. When I was in high school such folks had to have the money to fly to Sweden.
Here’s that letter I sent to the MCCL
MCCL stands for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life: Continue reading
Here is the text Continue reading
The Finalé of the Harangue is backwards. Here’s a necessary spoiler.
Some emails I’ve been writing to people commenting on my contest and other issues: Continue reading
This is a message I just got from an old high school classmate whose family bought my family’s old Mankato, Minnesota Home:
I wrote about this a long time ago here.
06/12/18 11:07 AM
Dear Harry, I read your article about Trump the racist in the Duluth Reader. You are spot on about that guy–what a disgrace. The Free Press had an article today about him coming to Duluth, all he will do is talk about himself. It also mentioned that you are running for Congress. Good luck! (I still think you should run as a Democrat.) Be sure to come to our 50th reunion! Details will come later. Your old house is doing just fine. Harley and I ramble around in it but it does fill up with grandchildren and other visitors now and then. *****
This was my reply:
That’s a great house to fill with grandchildren. We’ve got two. I’m sure I’ll try to make it to number 50.
I left the GOP a little before Obama. I enjoyed being a Democrat that year and miss him as our president. As for my running as a Democrat. Gee. I can’t forget what Will Rogers said. “I don’t belong to any organized party…….I’m a Democrat.” I fear they are about to reelect Trump and that thought gives me the heebie jeebies.
In the 50 years since I got to good old Mankato High the two parties political handlers winnowed and cleansed them of dissenters and orignial thinkers year by year until they became like the Skeksies and the Mystics in that movie by Henson “The Dark Crystal.”
We won’t be whole again as a nation until some liberal thinkers are Republicans and some conservative thinkers are Democrats or some other two party system develops that don’t act like opposites. We need the Dark Crystals missing shard to be replaced.
I can’t predict the future but I can take the party my family was long affiliated with and try to inject some humility, common sense and decency into it.
This will be a new feature of my campaign. Short off the cuff analysis.
If it seems too silly you can watch the speech I gave the Democrats last year when I sought their endorsement for a school board race. I recorded that speech in my attic office too because the Democrat’s sound system went out when I got up to speak and nobody heard me. So I recorded it for my campaign website. It has to do about education and segregation in the Duluth Schools. I got fewer votes from the Democrats than I will likely get from Republicans on August 14th’s primary. Of course, in Minnesota we can choose which party’s primary we vote in on election day. Independents, Democrats, satanists and atheists are all welcome to join the Republicans to cast their votes in the Republican Primary
NOTE – A friend teased me mercilously because in my monologue I default to the wrong accronym TLRD. So, I’m not a genXer.
I think I just found the name for that book I will compile to raise campaign funds. More later.
My wife and I visited China last year for about 12 days. Before our trip we both read extensively about the nation. Here’s their bookshelf:
When I was a child parent guilted their children into eating vegetables by saying the should be glad they weren’t starving like the children of China. In junior high mysterious news reports made it out of China about a “Culutural Revolution” that had everyone turning against each other. What has happened in China in the last three decades is little short of miraculous…….if you know nothing about the potential of Commerce unleashed.
I wrote 17 posts about China that you may find interesting and insightful. Here they are.
and by the way my wife and I have been planning a September trip to France for the past year to honor my Grandfather’s service one hundred years ago in World War I. He was quite a guy. I’m determined to write a book about him……next year when I’m in Congress during my down times.
Donate to Harry Welty who wants to remind his party that it once was the Party of Lincoln and would do well to return to legacy and tradition of its principal founder. Continue reading
…at the G 7 summit…..
…..Tries to grant Putin honorary American Citizenship.
He can pardon anyone who might testify as to the collusion he keeps tweeting us about never having taken part in. Hint, Hint, Mueller indictees.
King me. Time Magazine covers over the past couple years centering on the biggest ego ever to threaten our Constitution.