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Page 4 July 5, 2021 ers. Now it’s happening in America. to $1 million. president. is that it appears to be perfectly legal. former president’s supporters. South Dakota currently has a budget surplus. sider such issues. abs-ass (202) 225-2611 Funding an army to address an issue is not a good look Summary: When a filthly rich individual can summon the military on a whim, the country is reaching a tipping point. A billionaire commandeering members of the military is something that happens on a daily basis in crackpot countries ruled by ruthless lead— Willis Johnson, a billionaire Republican donor from Tennessee, called South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem to send National Guard troops from the state to the U.S.-Mexico border. He even offered to pick up the tab up Of course Gov. Noem said “yes.” It was another way to get more pub- licity for herself and her No. 1 pet peeve — illegal immigration. It also scored some bonus points with the former-but—won’t-admit-that 45th So Johnson’s money went into South Dakota’s treasury and the troops are packing their bags. What’s perhaps more shocking than anything else It shouldn’t be but now that a precedent is set, what’s to stop the coun- try’s top 1 percent from running amok with the soldiers of other‘like— minded states to address their private political motivations. Johnson, who appears to be quite naive for a billionaire,didn’t think the idea and follow through would become an issue. Gov. Noem can thank most of it. M' A g It’s true. As you experience life, you can accumulate an incredible amount of knowledge. Unfortunately, at a certain age you can’t remember 900 While aging is a disadvantage for ’GREM‘ News! CONGRESQIONAL REPUBLICANB AND DEMOCRATS FINALLY AGREED ON A POSQIBLE CONCEPT FOR A 'THEORIZED IDEA FOR A TENTA'TNE FRAMEWORK FOR AN INFRAGTRUCTURE BIL-L! Ir's GOING To BE A LONNNG SUMMER... You can learn'a lot by getting old Other Views By Lloyd B. Ornrilalll 909 Our volunteer Bible teacher quit in two weeks after trying to teach us memory verses. She reassured us that there would never be another flood. Human beings have no cognitive flexibility. They went right back to her lucky stars for her patron’s dense belief because it put her right where she wants to be in the headlines and atop the minds of supporters of the Beyond the obvious is the glaring obviousness that anyone with that much money is clearly living in a different America than the rest of the population. A pay-for—play army of young men and women to be used as political pawns is the wrong message to send to the public. most people, those with a fighting spirit have had their best years over 70. Churchill was elected the second time at age 77 so Joe Biden didn’t break new ground. Dr. Mayo didn’t create a new Mecca in Rochester until age 70. At 80, George Burns won his first Oscar and at 90 Sarah boozing. First thing Noah did was plant grapes so he could have wine. He was depressed when he heard there was another flood 1,800 years earlier and it had more animals. 06. Even though I am already living on borrowed time, there are some Backers of the idea claim the donation, will help ease the burden on taxpayers. It was legally accepted by steering the money toward a state fund designated for responding to emergencies and disasters. One thing the camera-happy South Dakota governor failed to mention was that gave birth to Isaac, proving that you can never be too careful. 99¢ things I still want to see, for in— stances, whether or not anyone can get elected to a second term as pres- So what happens if, God forbid, one of those 50 soldiers dies in an ac- cident or otherwise during this needless escapade to the southern border? Will another million dollars from Mr. Johnson cover that tragedy? Obviously not, but people who have their minds on only one thing political gain among a certain group of people can’t be bothered to con- Ironically, Johnson’s billions comes from an international junkyard empire. That’s exactly where this idea of buying soldiers for personal causes andpglitieal gain belong and the Sooner, the.better, , x H3 sir-73%;}. .; «4,33 be”); ex; I never buy the extended war- ranties although they are available for everything nowadays, including ball point pens. Salespersons aren’t even embarrassed when they make the pitch even though it sounds like they’re selling you something in which they have no confidence. Be- sides, at a certain age lifetime guar- antees have no meaning. . ' ' on y , . ,1 At my age, medical costs ‘are atro.- cious. At anybody’s age, medical costs are atrocious. (Makes me won; der if Humpty Dumpty had major medical.) .09 Medicare would like us to review our bills to see if they are accurate, but the reports come two months after the fact, by which time we can’t remember what happened. By which time even young people can’t re— member what happened; ' 00¢ . Our medical care in this country is'twice as expensive as every other country. My doctor says that we are twice as happy in America so it comes out even. The pills may be good but the logic will kill you. 999 The Bible says that we are ap- pointed once todie. Once is enough, if you ask me. ident at age 81, whether or not the Minnesota Twins will be sent to Rochester next year, or whether or not the earth will melt or just burst into flames, or whether or not hu- mans will become an endangered species. 009 Over the hill, over the hill, it’s over the hill we go ,1 .zOur heads, are full of action, ,but . our feet have grown slow ' Over the hill, over the hill Zip is gone, we’ve lost our torque That is why we’re here, eating with spoons instead of forks. . 900 If you discover you are aging, do not panic or call 911. If you discover you aren’t aging, panic and call 911. How to contact your North Dakota delegation Sen. John Hoeven G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2551 Students of the Constitution often ask for an explanation of the Consti— tutional Convention’s rationale for Where frequent elections end, tyranny begins advocates of various positions ad'- mitted as much. “Brutus,” an anti— Federalist, for example, Sen. Kevin Cramer B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 ‘ Phone: 202-224—2043 Rep. Kelly Arlnstrong 1004 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 distinguishing the length of terms for members of the US. House of Rep- resentatives and the US. Senate. Why, they wonder, do Representa— tives serve two-year terms, while Senators serve six-year terms? The starting point for analysis of Article 1, Section 2 and 3, of the Con— stitution, as James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 52, is to understand that the entire debate in the Philadel— phia Convention and, for that matter, throughout the country, occurred within the frame of a “proverbial” observation: “Where frequent elec— tions end, tyranny begins.” Among the founders of our nation, there was no debate that “frequent elections” were critical to holding our congres- sional representatives accountable to the people, lest they forget their “de— pendence”: on the people, whom they serve. There was, however, no universal agreement on what “frequent elec- tions” meant. Most state constitu— tions provided for annual elections of state officials, which provided an his- torical platform for the framers’ de— David Adler, The Alturas Institute David Adler answers your Constitution question; Send them to this newspaper. bates on the proper length of a term in the House and the Senate. For some, annual elections were more democratic and required representa— tives to heed the Views of con- stituents. Parsing the logic of that viewpoint, Madison wondered whether “daily, weekly or monthly” elections might better serve those cri- teria? The framers’ debates on the ques— tion of the duration of a' term went off in many directions. For House mem- bers, the preferences ranged from one to two to three years. For Sena- tors, proposals included four-, six- and seven-year terms, service during good behavior and even life tenure. There was no magical number, and acknowledged in a paper published on April 10, 1788, that, “It is difficult to fix the precise period for which the senate should be chosen.” He never- theless believed a six-year term was too long. In the end, the framers’ delibera- tions, as Madison observed, were guided by the question of whether too—frequent elections would prevent members of Congress from acquiring sufficient knowledge of the “com- mon interests” of the nation, andthe necessary experience required of those who would write laws and de- termine policies that would govern an expansive nation, what Madison characterized in Federalist No. 53 as, (“the great theater of the United States.” Annual elections, Madison ex- plained, might actually interfere with , congressional representatives’ on— the—job training and education. The length of terms for each chamber, moreover, should reflect the duties and powers of its members, as well Elections (Continued on Page 5) The real winner of the tournament was a shrewdbusinessman Sports require strategy, ability, hard work and skill. A lot can be said about being in the right place at the right time as well. Those same qualities can apply to business ventures with an additional bonus for location, which as the cliche goes, is “everything.” A weekend on the golf course saw all of the above unfold, but not where one would expect. Twenty-eight three-man teams vied for the an- nual Poplar Tournament championship at the Rolla Golf Course. There’s a lot of strong com- petition for the event and a lot of nice prizes on the line. , None of those 72 golfers, however, had the acumen of two young boys who saw an op- portunity then reached out and snagged it. Co- incidentally, reaching out and grabbing things were a key part of their business plan. When our group came around to hole N0. 6, the two boys were sitting next to a huge plastic tub full of well-sorted golf balls. Each bag had the brand name of the ball along with a price. me swered. After finishing our round, I saw the boys visiting near their headquarters. I wandered down and took a guess at their plans for the early evening. “Heading out into the woods,” I asked. “Of course,” the ringleader said with no extra time. After all, daylight was burning. The next morning I saw them setting up shop again when my curiosity got the best of “So,'how many balls did you find last night,” I asked. “Around 200,” the next Rockefeller an- Keep in mind this was a tournament that featured a scramble format, which means everyone is taking some big swings. In Rolla, that means a lot of balls flying into the trees. One golfer we were with hits a particular brand of ball and he approached the young salesmen and asked if they had any. One quickly produced a box of 16. i r “I think all of these are mine,” the man said. “That’ll be $15,” the boy replied. The boy’s savvy continued to shine as the man produced a $20 bill for the purchase. “Do you want your change,” he asked. The wayward-hitting duffer emphatically demanded the leftover $5, but you got to ad- mire the moxy. Hearing that and considering my first day of play, I strongly considered asking the kid if he wanted a partner for his burgeoning enterprise. I was afraid to hear the answer and went out for 18 more holes knowing there was a good chance that each ball hit into the woods was one I might see again some day and pay dearly for it. Pages from the past... 10 years ago July 4, 2011 The two sisters stood together on the stage where they had competed in the Turtle Mountain Icon Talent Competition. Frankie and Mollie Frederick were the two finalists for the‘grand prize. Frankie Frederick earned the title of Turtle Mountain Icon, winning $5,000. The Office of Enrollment Serv— ices at Valley City State University is pleased to announce that Brady Langan, son of Gary and Kathleen Langan, St. John, has been awarded a VCSU v-500 Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. Area residents are among 661 students named to the Spring Se- mester Dean’s List at the University of Mary. .Tina Birkland, Amy Gomeau, Shaunna Knife and Joan Malaterre, all of Belcourt, were named to the list. Kristyn Nelson, of Rolette, was also named to the list. Grant Laducer, Kameron Hamley and Tanner Crissler, along with Coach Jerome DeCoteau, were part of Team North Dakota at the USA Wrestling Junior National Duals in Oklahoma. The squad took ninth in the nation. The annual Poplar Tournament was held at the Rolla Country Club. Scott Eggers, Tom Bertsch and Matt Glasner overcame all obstacles to take first, deposing last year’s win- ners, Kurt Keplin, Mitch Laducer and Clarence Frederick. 30 years ago July 8, 1991 Her passion for reading may be the reason she’s held the position for so long. Hazel Kyle has been the li- brarian at the Rolla Public Library since 1965 and she’s decided it’s time to retire. . The yard of Yvonneat. 515 5thlAve. N.E. hasbeen selected as the “Yard 6f the week” in Rolla. Three area students have been ac— cepted for enrollment at North Dakota State University. They are Misty Lynn Nadeau, liberal arts, and Loren Counts, health professions, both of Dunseith and Michael Bel- ‘garde, health professions, of St. John. The Rolla Babe Ruth team climbed into first place in the Turtle Mountain Babe Ruth league with a pair of wins over Belcourt and Bot- tineau. Rolla cooled off a Belcourt team that brought a four-game win- ning streak to town with a 10-4 win. Rolla banged out 11 hits and played solid defense to pick up a win for Carey Mears, who came on in the third for Justin Tomlinson. Dave De— Coteau and Travis Azure delivered big blows for 'Belcourt as they chased Tomlinson in the third. 60 years ago July 6, 1961 Rolla’s newest business front, just completed, is the modern and attrac- tive front, 48 feet long, for the Rolla Furniture Store and Crosby’s Jew- elry and Gift Shop. Only the ‘big one’ went un- claimed in the Rolla prize drawing program as both the $15 and $10 prizes were awarded. The $15 award went to Philip Poitra of St. John ’while Louis Keplin of Belcourt re- ceived the $10 prize. Failing to claim the $75 prize for which her name was drawn was Mrs. Earl Lahr, of Belcourt. David Jollie of Belcourt is on the ‘A’ average honor roll for the spring term, according to the report re— leased by the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. Clarence A. (Pete) Henderson, 58, who recently purchased the Ven- dome Hotel in Rolla and has been operating that business since June 5, was fatally stricken by a heart attack at his home in the hotel on July 4. Five Rolette county students were among the 115 students on the spring quarter honor roll at N.D. University of Agriculture. Larry Guilbert, St. John, Curtis Guilbert of St. John, Robert Wayne and Romayne Berg of Rolla and Janet Walsh of Mylo were all on the list.