Quote for the day…
Don’t go through life, grow through life. – Eric Butterworth
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- Armed Guards in Public Schools
- State-Issued Birth Certificates
- Reading Assignments
ARMED GUARDS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Several sources, including MTN News, are reporting that Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has outlined his plan for armed guards at public schools. His plan involves hiring and training armed “special service officers” to be placed in schools. These officers would be paid a stipend of $80 to $100 per day, according to MTN News.
Cascade County is putting a public safety levy on the ballot in November. According to MTN news, the annual increase for Cascade County residents would be about $18.90 for every $100,000 in taxable value.
I will be voting against any public safety levy from the county, or the city of Great Falls if city officials decide to try and stick it to us.
One of the quotes from Slaughter was interesting. He said, “We need a person who is practical, safe, and can deliver a use of force per the law and per the Constitution effectively to protect our children.”
If you listen to Slaughter speak much, he inserts the word “constitution” into many of his responses.
Finally, it makes me wonder if Slaughter’s plan is a gimmick to get people to vote for the public safety levy. Between now and November, we will hear more and more whining from local officials about the need for more money to address this issue or that issue. They will use any incident to promote their request for more of our hard-earned dollars.
It appears Slaughter will be the main cheerleader for the public safety levy.
You can read the MTN News report HERE.
STATE-ISSUED BIRTH CERTIFICATES:
The state of Montana has made national news again for its backward thinking…
CNN is reporting that health officials in Montana adopted a proposed rule change Friday pertaining to changing the identification of sex on state-issued birth certificates, which now excludes changes following gender confirmation surgeries. The rule change by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, which went into effect Saturday, now makes it virtually impossible for transgender persons to change the sex listed on their birth certificates by now only allowing changes under very limited circumstances.
I do not understand why this issue matters so much to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte and his Administration. It does not matter to me what any of my friends or family have listed as their gender on their birth certificates.
I think it is nothing but hatred from Gianforte toward those who are different.
Read the report from CNN HERE.
Here are some articles that I think you should read…
WTF406.com – Facts No Match for Fear in County Commission Race
If you live in Cascade County you should read this blog post about the County Commissioner race.
AP – Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales
This should be common sense…