Author: Thomas Hansen

2A Writings: Decorah Newspaper – 2017

Dear Editor, It seems we have a discussion started on the topic of political discourse in America upon the pages of your newspaper and considering recent events, I, and it seems others, believe it relevant to continue it. With regards to the first half of Mr. Dale’s letter of the 15 June, there has always … [Read More]

2A Writings: Decorah Newspaper – October 2000

Dear Editor, Upon first reading the article entitled “Living as a person of color in Decorah ….” in the September 12 Public Opinion, it left me disheartened to belief that, in this day and age, in a small Midwestern town such animosity toward fellow human beings still exists. Then, however, I noticed the silver lining … [Read More]

2A Writings: Decorah Newspaper – May 1999

Dear Editor, After reading Mr. Maloney’s opinion of April 27 entitled, “Time to disarm those ’hate group,” I cannot help to think that Mr. Maloney’s is like the man who does not want worms in his apples growing on his apple trees. His solution, he goes to the shed, gets his saw, and cuts down … [Read More]

2A Writings: Dear Mrs. Brady – May 22, 1996

22 May 1996 Dear Mrs. Brady, I have been compelled to write to you upon receiving your “National Public Safety Survey”. Madam, it is a ruse. My lukewarm respect however to your lawyer, who so obviously had a hand in writing it, for his effort, however deceitful, in composing a very good, to the untrained … [Read More]

2A Writings: Decorah Newspaper – January 1994

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Mr. Tandy Uhl’s column of January 18 entitled “Gun enthusiasts should drop amendment issue”. From the article I could not decipher is Mr. Uhl was anti or pro gun, but that does not matter. What matters is the fact that he, the gun control advocates, and yes, … [Read More]

Ethanol, The Taxpayer, Let’s Renegotiate, & Where We Go From Here

In noted economist Henry Hazlitt’s book, entitled ‘Economics in One Lesson,’ the one lesson is this: good economic policy takes into consideration the effects of that policy on everyone over the long term, bad economic policy takes into consideration the effect on only a small section of affected individuals over the short term. In the … [Read More]

A Student & Parent Focused Education Plan

One of the big issues this election is post high school education and how to pay for it. To begin with, we must realize that college is not the answer for everyone, it was not for me, and we should stop pushing the narrative that it is. There is a dearth of qualified people for … [Read More]

Solving Illegal Immigration: More than building a Wall

Gaining control of our Southern Border is certainly number one on the priority list and the most effective way to do that is with a wall. Over the years everyone, including those who now consider this a “racist” idea, have agreed on this and have proven it works in places like Israel and Hungry. It’s … [Read More]

Using Life to Create The Big Tent

This is an issue where I believe we can take major steps forward in bringing people into our party. I have already stated my position on Life, which with I believe most people in America are in agreement; but there are two areas that we need to stress to strengthen our position. The first is … [Read More]