During the course of this campaign, a pandemic has created a time of great uncertainty for Iowans, for our country, and in fact, the world. As Iowans, we will move forward through this difficult time as we have done so many times before. My grandparents, along with so many others, lived through the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, the Great Depression, both WWI and WWII, and the civil unrest and turbulence of the 1960s. Many of us, perhaps even most of us, find ourselves facing difficulties of a magnitude that we associate only with the history books. It is this same history that should give us comfort now. Whether you are a recent immigrant, your family has been here since the 1600s, or your family history in America predates the European arrival, we are one and all made out of the same cloth as those who came before us. They faced times as difficult, or even more so, as the one we are facing now. Many of the lessons we will learn through this difficult time are ones that our grandparents learned. As our democracy moves forward for both our nation and Iowa, it is more important than ever that during the upcoming election we elect public servants in the best sense of those words to represent us. Public servants who will ask the right questions, seek the best answers, answers for the benefit of all Iowans. Public servants to represent us and leave a legacy for future generations. One for future Iowans to be proud of when they reflect upon the history which we are now writing.
Posted on 01 Apr 2020, 12:46 - Category: In the News