Letters to the Editor

Stop complaining and speak with your lawmakers

Everyone seems to be complaining about how our nation, state, county and city are being governed. Why not, instead of complaining, attend a legislative forum to speak with state officials, or get ahold of federal lawmakers Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, or Reps. Abby Finkenauer and Dave Loebsack? Attend a supervisor meeting, or a city council meeting.

How are elected officials to know what we are thinking if we don’t tell them?

I encourage everyone reading my letter to stop complaining and start attending because, one of these days, we are not going to have this opportunity to express ourselves. I hope that isn’t the case, but look at what has happened in other countries.

Also, when attending these meetings, show some respect to our elected officials — don’t swear, don’t threatened, just be calm and state your opinion or ask a question.

Richard Stimmel

Maquoketa

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