Quote for the day…
If only closed minds came with closed mouths. ― Kyla Stone
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Thoughts on Roe v. Wade
- Get Ready, Great Falls
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion?” (Background)
The results will be posted later this week.
THOUGHTS ON ROE V. WADE:
Here are my random thoughts about the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and giving the authority to the states.
Hello USA – we are as divided as ever. Friends are no longer friends, and families are divided, as well as some churches. The decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday fractured our country even more.
I want peace.
I also want to win the lottery.
I worked for a very pro-life U.S. Senator, and I was pro-life for many years of my life. It is not that I want to see abortion services on every block like we have freaking casinos in Great Falls. I want abortions to be rare. I want people who need them to have access. The decision should be the woman’s choice.
If you are a pro-life friend and can’t stomach that last paragraph, go ahead, and unfriend me…
We are in a terrible place. Former President Donald Trump brought this country down into this sewer and we need a good cleansing to rid us of the stench.
An abortion clinic in Casper, Wyoming, was attacked by an arsonist recently. One of the so-called Christians protesting outside the clinic said, “We’ve prayed that some way the Lord would prevent this place from opening. So, if it happens to be vandalism and a fire, I’m good with that.” (Source)
The church that his man goes to should throw him out. No church should allow this from their members.
Yes, those on the other side are just as bad. We should not be targeting the Supreme Court justices by giving out their addresses or protesting in front of their homes.
Violence is not the answer.
Peaceful protests are an answer. Voting is an answer. These things can help make the changes.
There are politicians like U.S. Senator Steve Daines and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem who are against abortion even in cases of rape and incest. When I hear about politicians having these views…
In the 1990s, I remember attending events and praying for different people like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Nowadays, if you pray for the “wrong” person you are shunned. Politicians attack each other on social media. Americans don’t respect the presidency.
We should be praying for all our elected officials no matter the party.
How could we have several recent nominees for Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court basically lie under oath when going through confirmation hearings? How can they sleep at night? The confidence in the Supreme court was at an all-time low before this decision, watch out now.
Here in Montana, look for an all-out press to ban all abortions in the state. I suspect that will happen very soon. There are elections in November, so it is more important than ever to vote for the candidate who shares your views. Please don’t cast a vote for any extremists. They are killing our country.
Meanwhile, up the road in Canada, abortions are legal and part of healthcare.
The comment section is open. No threats, please…
GET READY, GREAT FALLS:
It looks like a tax increase is being planned for the citizens of Great Falls.
The Electric is reporting that the budget, proposed by City Manager Greg Doyon and staff, includes taking the full property tax increases available to the city, using a portion of the fund balance and some CARES Act funds to balance the budget.
According to the report, the city manager says without raising taxes this year, the budget would have a $2 million shortfall.
The horror. The horror.
It will be interesting to see how the so-called conservatives on the commission vote on this. If they vote to raise our taxes, then it will be noted here. I’m sure it will be used in their next campaign.
Look for long speeches and social media posts from them to explain their decision to raise our taxes.
Maybe the city should look at cutting all the pay to the commissioners and mayor and only pay them for any travel outside the city for official city business. Most say they don’t do it for the pay.
Then cut the salaries of all the department heads and deputies by five to 10%. I would cut the salary of the city manager by 20%.
Read the complete report from The Electric HERE.