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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 9B OPINION What are political parties good for? Plen,ty, actually VvrHERE I STAND role in our representative Of course, more than public office. They play an disappointment wa, i grounds form organized parties. But government. They are the building consensus within a important role in fundingfor abandoning the :party. he didn't fully recognize their LEE HAMILTON best stage I know for broad party is needed. Even though elections, financing the Nor, on the other md, have role as consensus-builders -- SENIOR ADVISOR, economic, political and social the American people prefer system, and giving I ever felt that my lci:yalty was their concern with INDIANA UNIVERSa change. It's hard for me to bipartisanship, the parties candidates a platform. Ingrounds for despisbl g the transcending differences and imagine a democracy without too often prefer to lambaste short, they're a personnel other party. I cringe, when I political factionalism and If you take a dim view of them. each other. But legislation system for government office, hear a member of ei! her arriving at stances designed our political parties, you're This is in part because we passed on a party line vote To be sure, Americans party express hatredl or to appeal to political in sterling company. So did live in a very different rarely stands the test of time. divide rather sharply on accuse the other pat, ty of majorities both in elections George Washington. country from the one George To work properly, our system their support of political disloyalty. Both parl :ies are and in legislatures. The most In his famous Farewell Washington led. The United needs a broader consensus -- parties -- not just on which patriotic, both want the best successful party officials I Address, he warned us States today is not just and party-line votes do not they support, but on whether for their country -- ven if know have made against "the baneful effects of geographically bigger, but provide it: The really to support them at all. Many they have different iideas consensus-building a the spirit of(political) party." immeasurably larger in both effective legislation in our avoid identification withabout what."best" m cans.priority, both within their. A political party, he wrote, population and diversity,history-- Social Securitythem. Others become ardent That's part of the de mocratic own parties and across "agitates the community And that's where our two and Medicare, for instance -- loyalists. Still others follow dialogue, after all. partisan lines. In a country with ill-founded jealousies great parties, for the most was passed with solid, them regularly, but not That's why I also get as diverse and divided as and false alarms, kindles the part, have excelled: theybipartisan support, slavishly. At the moment,uncomfortable wit[ t ours, that's not a baneful animosity of one part against accommodate different Our parties also play a more people defme unswerving loyalty : to any effect at all. another, foments interests, opinions and lubricating role in the themselves as Independentpolitical party. I thi ink occasionally riot and views. Our system does not mechanisms of democracy, than as a member of one or political parties ha' ve to earn Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor insurrection. It opens the have enough They get out the vote andthe other party, but the two our loyalty by thei for the Indiana University Center door to foreign influence and consensus-building educate voters. They teach parties together still performance. And in on Representative Government; a corruption "It's safe to say mechanisms; the parties are many thousands of ordinary command a majority of theparticular, by theiJ, ability to Distinguished Scholar, IUSchool he was not a fan. crucial to this. Strong Americans what the nuts and electorate move the nation fo rward of Global and International So it's with some political parties that can bolts of democratic I am a member of a party,legislatively. Studies; and a Professor of trepidation that I want to " unite groups with different participation look like. They and have certainly been George Washing ton was Practice, IU School of Public and speak up in favor of political interests have been a source choose, train and promotedisappoInted in its right, of course, in pointing EnvironmentalAffairs. He was a parties. For well over 165 of powerful change in ourcandidates who are (for the performance on occasion. Yet out some of the ris ;ks of member of the U.S. House of years, they have played a key history, most part) worthy of holding I've never felt that my people joining tog, E. ther to Representatives for 34years. Our furry friends need your help two-hour morning shift gets most of the "dirty" work-- cleaning cages, vacuuming and feeding-- and the later two-hour shift might wash LETTERS, from page 8B 2 percent in attendance can mean up to $300,000 more dollars in funding for our schools. As a nurse for more than 30 years, I feel that awareness towards increasing attendance is only part of the solution. Infection prevention warming. Thirty-five years ago, I wrote a book based upon climate change. Climate change is here. And, unless some extraordinary event occurs to reverse the past 150 years of slowly increased warming, we can expect its symptoms to become increasingly apparent. More island nations will become as a means of red ucing our energy use than a means of allowing our e: gcessive energy use to cot ainue uninterrupted. U 'nless causal alleviatio n is fully addressed, its alt ernative (symptomatic reJ reedy after the fact) will inw lve even more billions of ( iollars and decades of social ,disrupti0n. Wallace J Eshleman " students need to know emphatically just the facts." Selected facts, because there is only one side. No critical thinking, rational reasoning, open debate, and learning from past mistakes. Kids who question propaganda and seek truth could be dangerous. As for President Trump's actions with North Korea dishes and fold laundry. That through hand hygiene and uninhabitable. Perhaps a Quincy and Russia, offering the 1 to 3 p.m. shift is more of a thorough cleaning is thebillion souls throughout the olive branch to encourage ons will In response ANIMAL TALES loving-on-the-animals time. wan:rW: lPtoa:t :cho:lworld s coastal regi ",meaningful dialogue instead O-'Og---'- No matter what time or what p p be forced to migrate to Meg Upton s eh:)quent of employing zealous PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMALS you are doing, the work is of illness? Installing hand higher ground. Local areas, editorial on Aug. 15 was aconfrontation is absurd. always of benefit to the sanitizer stations outside of such as Waikiki, New perfect illustrati(:,n of what Better to bully and threaten The weather lS getting rescuesv. classrooms, and the cafeteria. Orleans, much of Florida is wrong with Ar nerica to get what you want. cooler and it feels as ifMany of our animals come coupled with hand hygmne and even large portions of today Self-avowed atheist that, summer is waning. Soon itin to Friends from neglectful education could be avery Los Angeles could be First she calls out the she is, I admire Ms. Upton s will be time to slow down and or less than ideal homes and inexpensive method of underwater. Tropical coral Trump administ ration s ability to read my God's enjoy the gorgeous weather those animals are catered to decreas.ing absenteeism and reefs are already in grave atrocities. Good word, mind. I appreciate her heads of Fall and Winter in ourwith personal attention and increasing fundmg, danger, and may not be able atrocity. Evokes i images of up that God is against lovely mountain caring hearts. Each animal is I encourage each parent to to adapt to such a suddenevil and cruelty :and certain immigration laws communities. Our volunteers treated as an individual and visit Henrythehand com rise in sea level. On themayhem. She pI 'obably ranand y soul could be in . have been caring non stop for, given the time to not only i founded b5rDr Will .wyre!:, bright side, ff a mere against her word limit, or nn rctv. :, . some young, weak and adjust to their new situation, an Infection Prevenlion five=foot rise occurs l efoi:e Sn'e would certainly hav }} ugm th n x 1 toldus what sot ne of those,' ' seriously sick kittens who but to begin to be able to Specialist. Not surprisingly, e e t Cascad'a : Lal faffa X i S i' reiy' trust and interact without a 40 percent reductmn lS came into rescue in June. We " " Subduction zone event, atrocities were, to whom represents his own interests are all ready to slow downfear. and get these now healthy Watching the babies homes! transformation is wonderful We really have been and knowing you have had a working non-stop and many small part in making a life of our devoted animal lovers more livable is an amazing work a 40-hour week in feeling. Each adoption into addition to'their commitment their new and hopefully to Friends and our animals, forever home is a joyous We are tired and need a occasion and all our break which means Friends volunteers have a part in needs new volunteers to making those adoptions come forward and offer to happen. care for the cats and kittens Come in and be a part of .Our current roster of the volunteer family of volunteers needs an infusion Friends. Call Rose at 927-8057 of new blood! to set up training or come Friends is open 11 a.m. to 3 into the site at 2163 E. Main p.m. daily and closed on St. in Quincy and talk to us. Mondays. However, the We need the supportand animals need care and the help and we need it now. cleaning on Monday also so Many thanks! there are shifts seven days a Friends of PC Animals is a week. Volunteers also come 501(c)(3) nonprofit in at night for about and hour corporation and all or so to re-clean litter boxes, donations are tax deductible. check food and water, give No one in Friends gets a medications if necessary, and salary and no money is spent then spend some time loving, on administrative fees. brushing and playing with Friends is not a county the animals, entity. Tax-deductible Duties of the volunteers donations can be sent to vary as to shift worked, but it Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy mainly centers on feeding, 95971 or brought to the site at cleaning and caring for the 2163 E. Main St. Thank you rescue residents. A usual for your continued support. Temporary Caribou closure A short segment of Caribou Road (Forest Service Road #27N26) will be closed while Pacific Gas & Electric Company replaces culverts and repairs erosion impacts. The short-term closure is in effect, 24 hours per day, until Sept. 30. The Caribou Road closure begins approximately 3.5 miles north of Highway 70 at Crablouse Ravine and extends northeast, approximately 1 mile, to the Gaging Station. Visitors are advised to access Butt Valley Reservoir and Caribou Road from the north via the Prattville-Butt Reservoir Road from Highway 89 in Prattville, west to Butt Valley Reservoir. Some people are exempt from this closure including those with permits or contracts allowing them in the area, in addition to any federal, stateor local officer, or member of an organized rescue or ftrefighting force in the performance of official duty. Questions about the temporary closure may be directed to the Mt Hough Ranger District at 263-0555. A copy of Forest Order No. 05-11-02-18-12, including a map of the closure area, may be found under "Alerts and Notices" on the Forest webpage at fs.usda.gov/plumas. For other information about the Plumas National Forest, visit the Forest webpage and Facebook.com/usfsplumas. illness canbe achieved those living in endangered they were perp trated and instead of our "shared" through a simple strategy to to towns such as Seaside,the context of tl ae situation, interests. And here I thought improve both Family Health Oregon, will be forced toBut at least sJ he tried to he was doing quite well at and Attendance at schoolrelocate before the tsunami sow the seeds c ,f fear and representing people like me. and work translating to wipes them out. loathing In the hearts of the Maybe that's why he gets the financial stability for At present, we have no misinformed o r uninformed, most votes. Guess I'm families, schools and real data to show whetherShe advocat for wrong. businesses, the rise in our seas willindoctrination of our The good news is that she Teresa Whitfield MSN, RNaccelerate, or when it will children with; a one-sidedhas shown us how to take Portolacease. Even though many of view of histoR and world the "opportunity to confront the adverse effects of climate and domestic ! issues. Notone's own bias and Climate change change are by now well every story ts two sides prejudices." Just like she Sixty-five years ago, I was known, we continue to and stupid cents might did. making a nuisance of myself compound its cause. Our teach somethi mg with which Lynn Desjardin in college by ranting about limited alternative energy she and her mrades Portola overpopulation and global sources currently serve less disagree. Molly Charlie Rufus Molly is small 2 year old femaleCharlie is a 2 year old adoreabk i Rufus is a 3 year old, newly black/white Pit who loves to Lab/Shepard. He is very friendly ; neutered, male, black/grey Pit. jump! "Throw me a frisbee or and would be a great addition.He loves kids and needs a new really high batl!" home! (Now offering all animals on Instagr 'am & Facebook!) Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8am- 5pm. Saturd ay viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; calling prior to visil shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be app roved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Crook Road, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-3673 STRENGTH EXPERTISE SERVICE 2940-B Riverside Dr. 401A Peninsula Dr. SUSANVILLE LAKE ALMANOR Chicago T tle (530) 2574161 (530) 6814004 For more information or to view more pets, visit us at http.'//chicagotitleplumas.com www.petf'mder.com j NHb.AKI NP Wt:5 ,