The election of 2020 – regardless of the outcome – has caused me great concern. The polarization caused by diversity is extremely troubling. I fear polarization has encouraged hatred, and hatred may bring on violence. Hate and violence are threats to our democratic way of life that we ALL cherish.
On Monday, October 26, the Senate gave its consent to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an excellent choice, and she will be a role model for young women across the country. Her life is proof of what women can accomplish, and her beautiful family shows that we can do it and keep balance in our personal lives.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs creates a theme for Veterans Day each year. For 2020, the theme is “Vision: Veterans in Focus.” It’s a reminder to remember the years of service and sacrifice our nation’s veterans have given throughout our country’s history. It’s also a call to look toward the future of supporting and showing gratitude to those who serve.
Listen up, Gothenburg. We are facing a crisis of overloading our healthcare system locally and across the state because we’re not taking this pandemic seriously. Since March, Gothenburg Health has worked diligently to protect our community, but it’s clear that “pandemic-fatigue” has set in, causing many to get lazy in their response.
Over the past four years, President Donald J. Trump has adopted a tough, principled stand against China’s communist regime. During his time in the White House, President Trump has been unafraid to call out the Chinese Communist Party and the government—the People’s Republic of China (PRC)—for its responsibility for the global pandemic, human rights abuses, and unfair trade practices.
Rural communities that are vibrant, growing, and healthy, enjoy a handful of similar resources. One is access to education, and another is access to healthcare. Ask yourself this question: “Would I move my family to a community that does not meet my needs and expectations as they relate to education and healthcare?” The answer is NO!