Sept. 17 was the 219th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Born from the revolutionary ideal of universal equality and nurtured by the undaunted idealism and courageous sacrifice of countless generations, our Constitution stands today as the last hope of humankind.
As Election Day, Nov. 7, approaches, we have the opportunity to vote to protect our most sacred Constitutional rights. Freedom, liberty and equality cannot long endure in a nation with warrantless wiretaps, secret detention camps, economic inequality, systematic torture and Orwellian doublespeak.
The time has come to vote for a change.
Over the past 12 years, Rep. Gil Gutknecht has failed to lead us, failed to protect us and failed to inspire us. In your heart, you know Minnesota deserves more than the failed policies of a weak and inept politician.
We need bold, honest and energetic leadership from a person we can trust to represent our Minnesota values in Washington, D.C.
Command Sgt. Major (retired) Tim Walz represents the very best in all of us. As an award-winning educator, dedicated father and honored veteran, Walz has proven himself worthy of our trust.
I know Walz personally. On Sept. 11, 2001, I was teaching United States history in the classroom next to Walz’. I shall never forget the look of fervent patriotism in his eyes and the passionate commitment in his voice as he spoke of defending our nation.
Walz was then — and is now — ready, willing and able to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
J. Scott Urban