Bible had significant influence on Founding Fathers

Posted April 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

By ISAAC GJEFLE | Ontario

After reading Dave Wester’s letter to the editor about the alleged “misinformation” proffered at the “Washington: A Man of Prayer” event, I felt compelled to write a response.

If George Washington’s greatest concern regarding religion was to keep it from getting “mixed up with government,” it seems strange that he would make the following statement in his famous farewell address: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.”

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    Nerison encourages attendance at DNR spring hearings

    Contributed by state Rep. Lee Nerison’s office

    Rep. Lee Nerison, R-Westby, encourages anyone who is interested in natural resources, conservation, hunting, fishing, trapping or outdoor recreation in Wisconsin to attend the upcoming annual DNR Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearings and annual Conservation Congress county meetings on Monday, April 14.

    At the meetings, people cast non-binding votes on proposed hunting and fishing rule changes and advisory questions. Individuals can also bring forward resolutions to let

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    Money & Politics: Big money backfires in local races

    By BILL LUEDERS

    Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

    One day before the U.S. Supreme Court opened new spigots of campaign cash, well-funded groups seeking to sway elections in two northern Wisconsin counties, Polk and Iron, inadvertently drove home another point: Throwing money into the process can hurt as well as help.

    Of the 13 active candidates backed in the April 1 Polk County Board election by a group called Operation Prosperity Inc., just four prevailed. And one of these ran unopposed.

    Operation Prosperity supported its slate with a website, Facebook page, yard signs, automated phone calls and mailings.

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    Wisconsin provides new funding for snowmobile trails

    By THOMAS POPP

    Snowmobile Trails of Monroe County chairman

    For snowmobilers, March 19, 2014, is a very special day. This was the day that Gov. Walker signed Act 142, the first major funding for the Wisconsin snowmobile program in more than 25 years, as this program is all self-funded, with no tax dollars used.

    The 25,000 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Wisconsin that everyone gets to use has been created, brushed, signed

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    Letter to the Editor: Bachmann’s ‘Washington: A Man of Prayer’ event proffers misinformation

    By DAVE WESTER | Elroy

    Sen. Johnson, I see in the March issue of WorldNetDaily’s newsletter that you are one of only three U.S. Senators who accepted the invitation to attend “Washington: A Man of Prayer” to be hosted by Michelle Bachmann in Washington D.C. on May 7, 2014. The other two Senators listed are Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah (not exactly mainstream company). With the integrity of both the Senate and Wisconsin at stake, I hope you are going to correct the misinformation that WND and Ms.

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