Focus on issues when casting vote

Let’s go beyond rhetoric, emotions and characterizations of candidates. Let’s focus on records, issues and implications for November’s election.

I am against unbridled flow of illegal immigrants and tying hands of border agents. I am for fair enforcement of immigration and domestic law.

I am against camouflaging jihad as hate crimes. I am for taking terrorists at their word, dealing with them and their havens accordingly.

I am against concealing the whole truth about Benghazi. I am for protection of U.S. citizens abroad.

I am against prosecution of those not buying global warming. I am for a critical analysis of the billions funding falsified data and politicized science.

I am against killing the coal industry, stalling on Keystone, strangling businesses and industries with regulations. I am for free enterprise and employment to flourish.

I am against government using or allowing the IRS to intimidate the politically incorrect, intentions to control the internet, eroding the Second Amendment and abortion for any reason. I am for freedom and life.


I am against adding trillions to our debt, degrading our military with cutbacks and virtually abandoning allies like Israel. I am for fiscal sanity, strong defense and supporting Israel.

I am against a candidate receiving millions of foreign influence dollars in “foundation” money.

I am against USA land globalization. I am for USA sovereignty.

I am against certain practices or policies of the current leadership. I hope and pray for making America great again and will vote accordingly.

Tim Bickel

Cedar Rapids


MORE Letters to the Editor ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

It has been said that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Some Cedar Rapids City Council members want an active role on the school district's plans to close, rebuild or renovate several schools. They argue schools have major ...

I have two sons from Cambodia, both of whom attended and loved Johnson. My oldest, Tim, graduated from Washington and is at UNI. My youngest, Chris is a senior at Washington. I have been president and treasurer of Johnson PTA. I h ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.