We started this blog because of the close connection we have with Minnesota North District of the LCMS and the crossing and recrossings of our life together.  I always thought that the connections break when we get to politics and it is getting really interesting.  Minnesota has a blatant anti-Semite as a congressperson, a man accused of sexual assault as its attorney general, another congresswomen that is interested in things like letting  transgender women compete in women’s sports like power lifting even when women that are in the sports are complaining that transgender women are still, well, men.  If that last sentence confused you that might be a good sign but there is starting to be some issues between all the diverse groups out there seeking recognition.  If you get confused about the politics it is probably Ok.  Remember there was a time when we could expect our politicians to be smart enough to get out of the rain and the snow.