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Matthew S. Worner, Published February 16 2013

Letter: ND goes in wrong direction

I was surprised when I read that the Senate in my home state of North Dakota passed a personhood amendment. While I’m a moderate (a left-of-center independent), I’ve always been able to find common ground with North Dakota conservatives simply because of the values that they hold. For example, North Dakota conservatives have always believed in the rights and responsibilities of individuals – and are suspicious when government tries to intrude on those rights. The North Dakota Legislature has taken the state backward in three major ways:

The last thing I want to see is a North Dakota Legislature segment on Jon Stewart’s show – I love my former state – but I think we’re headed in that direction. What has happened to common-sense conservatism in North Dakota?


Worner is a former resident of Devils Lake, N.D., and Mayville, N.D., and an alumnus of Mayville State University, Virginia Tech and Georgetown University.