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Letter: The courage of Dave Piepkorn

David Hanson of Pelican Rapids, Minn., writes, "It takes great courage to call out the less fortunate because of their race, and how sleeping outside in October offended him to distraction and call

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May God bless Commissioner Piepkorn, who had the courage to publicly reveal the paucity of empathy and compassion he harbors for his less fortunate fellow man. It takes great courage to call out the less fortunate because of their race, and how sleeping outside in October offended him to distraction and call 911.

All the while his fellow commissioners display their snowflakey weaknesss by telling of all the good the downtown center has been for the homeless, addicted, and disenfranchised of our growing and diverse community – you know, basic Christian value types of things.

“Get a job” he boldly and simple-mindedly exhorts, ignoring the well-documented fact that after three days on the streets, even Piepkorn would be hard pressed to even be granted a job interview.

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But for the grace of God walks Piepkorn. We salute his bravery and willingness to reveal the inner sanctum of his empty soul.

David Hanson lives in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

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