Manipulating Iowa voters
Political parties, candidates and special interest groups are spending millions of dollars during this election season on media ads promoting their candidate or agenda. Much of this money is coming from out-of-state groups who think they know best about what Iowans want. The whole purpose of this campaign is to manipulate Iowa voters. Unfortunately, many people believe everything they see and hear in the media.
It really does not matter who gets elected or what they promised to get there. The bottom line is this: the leadership of the majority party sets the agenda and determines what is important. How does the leadership arrive at these important decisions? It all depends on what the big contributors want.
Sometimes Iowans get some enlightened leadership, which results in good legislation. Bob Ray provided that leadership, and his legacy lives on today to the dismay of the right-wing Christian fundamentalists. Now these idiots on the religious right want to take us back to the Dark Ages. There is no going back… Live with it!
West Des Moines
Inquiring minds would like to know
A recent editorial (“You Be The Judge,” Oct. 7) concludes that judges should be evaluated on their entire body of work, not merely the homosexual marriage opinion. I wonder if your advice would be the same if a conservative court had unanimously declared that every unborn child was a man or woman with a right to life under Article 1, Section 1 of the Iowa Constitution.
The Iowa Supreme Court showed such contempt for our legislators, and by extension the people who elected them, by re-defining our Constitution; it cast a cloud over every other act of the court. It was a defining opinion, showing an extreme arrogance of power. For purposes of the decision to retain, there is no other issue.
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