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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Eric’s ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Eric’s hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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In general principle, I am against us getting involved in any more Mideast messes. We do not need to police the world. Egypt is an impossible mess. Our coming in there would make it worse. And how are we going to topple the regime in Syria without taking the side of a faction which might be just as bad? 

Democracy in Iraq? Afghanistan? What a joke. We did not spread democracy to those two tormented lands; we mere opened the door for a different form of fanaticism. 

How do we spread democracy? By being a better democracy ourselves, by not giving in to fear of fanatics and handing over our liberties in exchange for a false sense of safety. Lead by example, not force. Force hasn't worked in the past, what makes us think it will work now? 

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