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Letter about... response to Grehl’s letter


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Mr. Grehl, I respect your right to your opinion. However, you apparently missed the whole point of my comments. I certainly don’t loathe the Democratic Party or their agenda. However, I do loathe the inability of both parties to compromise. Unfortunately, there is little “common ground” between the agendas of the two major political parties.

Principles are important. They should guide lawmakers, but not restrict their ability to govern. Moderates have at times successfully worked across the isle to negotiate and come up with a workable compromise that is good for the American people. I would define extremists in either party as those who are unwilling to compromise, no matter what their agenda. The number of moderates, especially in the House, but also in the Senate have been diminishing. These are the politicians that make compromise possible, that make government work.

Good laws that serve the majority of the American people are not one party’s ideal, not black and white, but a shade of gray or a blending of ideas. Both sides have good ideas. Issues need to be debated honestly and openly. It is hard work to negotiate, make deals, and come up with language in a bill that a bi-partisan majority can support. In the end the resulting law will likely only partially satisfy either side, but it can be a step in the right direction and largely be accepted by the American people. This is governing.

Letter about Ag Alliance Debate

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I was reading the coverage of the SE Minnesota Ag Alliance debate, I read that Ken Tschumper made the claim that “there are over 200 farmers in Fillmore County alone that receive over $1 million in direct farm payments, and one ..... 
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Letter about Kingsley’s article

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Andrew Kingsley hit the nail on the head. It was refreshing to read someone saying it like it is. “We the people” as the preamble states, have been lulled into complacency. The thought of standing for something has been made to l ..... 
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Letter about Fountain

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Only in Fountain: I frequently travel with my family between Dubuque and the Twin Cities and we love to stop at Fountain and ride bikes and play at the playground. When we left our new helmets at the playground on a recent Saturday w ..... 
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