At this time the election is over and the future of all Americans, born and unborn is still in the hands of our elected officials. Some say the government has no right to force women to give birth, yet they support this government in their evil agenda to codify abortion into law, and FORCE healthcare workers, regardless of their religious beliefs to kill unborn babies. This government wants to FORCE us as taxpayers to pay for this murder.
My sister had cowboy boots when she was about seven. You can see them in the picture I’m including. I didn’t have cowboy boots, ever, because she wore them out instead of passing them down to me. I have been somewhat scarred for the rest of my life because of that.
This photo from the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper from May 1990 shows members of the Junior Gardeners Club filling one of 16 buckets in the Algona business district for community betterment. The planters were filled with petunias, spike and vinca vines. The group included in front from left: Erica Bierstedt, Erin Younginger, Josh and Jacob Kohlhaas. Standing behind them are Penny Arndorfer and Jennifer Lighter.
The front porch is about as Americana as anything. It defines a more peaceful time when family gathered and friends joined in for conversation in an early evening or a Sunday afternoon. “The Waltons” may come to mind. (Follow the link, and you will smile… I promise.)
I am pro-life. I believe that if I were raped or the victim of incest, I would carry that innocent child. However, I have been blessed and never have been that desperate woman making a desperate choice. I have not been 14 and the victim of a gang rape in my small rural hometown. I have not been pregnant with a non-viable fetus that could endanger my life. I have been blessed.
I am writing this letter to express my concern about the state of education under the current Republican administration and legislature in the state of Iowa. I spent 23 years as a teacher and 22 years supporting Educators prior to retiring in 2012. Since Republicans gained complete control of the Iowa Statehouse and Governor’s office in 2014, the decline has been precipitous and dangerous.
I wasn’t expecting to write a political editorial in support of a specific candidate; I think we are all tired of the political season, divisiveness and advertisements. I wrote a non-specific editorial in this paper encouraging voters to look at candidates, however, I would encourage you to vote for one candidate who I respect and consider a friend. He has been erroneously attacked on social media and the media.
As we approach election day on November 8th, 2022 I believe it is imperative that we all take a good look at the candidates and educate ourselves as to why any specific candidate should be elected to office.
In this case that’s look at three reasons why Senator Charles Grassley deserves another term as our United States Senator for Iowa.
Summit Carbon Solutions is running large ads to tell us they care. I personally believe someone cares when they show me. Actions speak much louder than Summit’s ads. So far, their actions show they do not care about anyone. They only care about raking in your tax dollars. They are not paying for this hazardous pipeline. Your tax dollars are supporting it.