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Letters

  • Letters to | the Editor

    No one should go hungry 

    To the Editor:

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps over 40 million low-income Americans put food on the table. SNAP is the first line of defense against hunger for working families earning low wages, seniors, children, people with disabilities, veterans, and people who are between jobs or do not have steady employment, often for reasons outside of their control.

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    To the Editor:

    It’s amusing to watch the gun control advocates work. When the Brady Bill was being considered, the gun control advocates said that was all they wanted, but the ink wasn’t even dry on the bill and they were back demanding more controls. Now they’re demanding still more controls.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    What will happen if Mueller is fired?

    As the nation watches to see if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, activists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide response. Thousands of people have signed up to rally in more than 700 locations if the president fires Mueller. Iowa is no different. We are already making contingency plans for a peaceful protest in Red Oak.

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    America, a magnet to the world

    To the Editor:

     A 26th Letter to America

    Last year, and maybe before then, TV news kept showing children of various ages riding on top of train cars headed north to America unaccompanied by grown-ups, in an extremely dangerous way.

    Now we hear that we need to do something about giving citizenship to those who were brought here by their parents when they were young, and they are calling them dreamers. However, no one seems to mention that their parents are most likely illegals too.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To The Editor:

    On a recent blustery winter day a little birdie perched upon a White House window ledge. He peered inside and saw the President lying on a couch talking to his psychiatrist:

    “Mr. President, you’ve appeared to be a little crabby lately. Can you tell me what’s been going on in your life?”

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    To the Editor:

    Ten years ago, Wall Street’s billionaires who were “too big to jail” deliberately crashed our economy and didn’t care about working families who got damaged. With virtually no strings attached, American taxpayers propped them up “for the greater good.” Today, no other industry is more profitable or more powerful.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    In regard to the recent letter to the editor on weapon permits: In 2010, the then Gov. Chet Culver signed a bill making Iowa a “shall issue” state. In short, this takes the discretion away from the sheriff of the county on who gets, and doesn’t get, a concealed weapons permit.

  • Letters to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    After reading the account of the shooting in Red Oak in the paper I was astounded! What was this guy doing walking around with a legal concealed weapons permit? (CWP)

    I am not stupid. Given his “rap sheet,” he more than likely would have been carrying with or without the permit. But, the fact that he had one with a rap sheet like that just utterly astounds me. How many others with sheets as long as your arm are legally carrying weapons?