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Letter to the Editor:

Mr. Michael Connelly, retired attorney and a constitutional lawyer, has read the entire text in House Bill 3200, the Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. He studied it with particular emphasis from his area of expertise, constitutional law.

He was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What he found was far worse than what he had heard or expected. He ends up suggesting, for those who might doubt the nature of this threat, to consult the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Why hasn’t any of this been seen on TV, news, newspapers or any form of media coverage? My thoughts are that President Obama has put fear into the networks and newspapers. We must hold Congress accountable before it is too late.

Gene Klumpp


Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:46 PM


+15 #10 Denny Erardi 2013-10-11 19:48
You got it - I don't want to engage with you in political and social discussions.
-18 #9 Frank Gabl 2013-10-11 14:19
Or in other words, you don't want to engage with me on the issues even though you made a comment in which I was involved.

Although you do want to be able to snipe from the sidelines with no repercussions.

I think I'll try that and see how far It flies.
+4 #8 Denny Erardi 2013-10-10 20:59
Again, in post #4 I explained what was behind my past,two word post of agreement. It's no more nor less than that, Frank. They're my words - I know what I meant - you do not. Neither do you know what's in my thoughts, my heart, my mind. There's no guilt nor innocence to be attached to the past post - neither that I claimed nor that you can legitimately assert. You may continue to seek an ulterior motive, you may continue to ascribe qualities and characteristics to me and what I write that are not there.

What I do or don't write here doesn't define my nerve or courage nor my legitimacy nor my conviction. It simply means I do not want to engage with you in discussion of political or social issues.
-17 #7 Frank Gabl 2013-10-10 13:22

It's very difficult dealing with someone who has viewpoints that run the gamut from liberal to conservative as evidenced by your post under Obamacare that I entirely agree with.

However, no reasonable person would ever conclude that the curt comment you made on the back of Jeff in affirming everything he said, was innocent.

And that is why you were included.

Still, a larger point could be made that if you or Jeff have the nerve to step out, you should at least have as much nerve to stand behind your comment.

The consequence of not doing so is quite apparent.
+9 #6 Jeff Laadt 2013-10-10 12:17
That's nice, Frank. Glad you miss me.

But, again, do you have anything to contribute on this particular topic, or are you simply planning another rant on whatever is bugging you today?

Jeff Laadt
-18 #5 Frank Gabl 2013-10-10 01:49

Don’t be so defensive.

You didn’t respond to my post the day prior so I just thought I would do you a favor and find out where you were.

I thought to myself; who wouldn’t want to remembered as an honorable person?
+2 #4 Denny Erardi 2013-10-09 21:52
Not sure why I'm being invited in to play, though I'm still not interested. For the record, my stating agreement with a post neither links me to that person's ideology nor that person, and it doesn't constitute a "cheap shot" from the weeds or anywhere else. Doesn't mean I've joined forces with anyone. My unwillingness to engage with you Frank isn't indicative of "running away". Surprisingly, what that all means is that I agree with the post or some part of it and I don't want to participate in the type of exchanges with you that ensue. I'm happy to read quietly, draft responses and delete them! There's no need nor legitimacy to ascribe anything else to my motives, intentions or agenda.
+14 #3 Jeff Laadt 2013-10-09 14:20
What exactly does your post have to do with either Gene Klumpp's letter or my comment on same? I'll answer the question: nothing.

Jeff Laadt
-23 #2 Frank Gabl 2013-10-09 13:27

If you are a man of honor and not just an everyday hypocrite you will join me in denouncing John's chronically dishonest tactics which, yet again, I have outlined on page 2 along with a bet for Warm the Children in which your name is mentioned several times.

And this goes for Denny (woman of honor) as well, since the two of you joined forces before eventually running away.
+6 #1 Jeff Laadt 2013-10-08 21:30

With all due respect, HR 3200 was an unsuccessful early version of health care reform that never made it out of the House of Representatives . It was part of the process that eventually led to what is now the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare".) Perhaps you are confused.

This may also explain why there has been no media coverage of this non-existent bill from four years ago.

Jeff Laadt

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