Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | OCTOBER 22, 2012 6:30 AM

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Rude, classless fans

I traveled to Iowa from State College, Pa., to cheer on my beloved Nittany Lions. I had heard that Iowa had some of the nicest fans in the Big Ten, so I was looking forward to the experience.

After spending the entire game listening to the Iowa fan behind me call my school a bunch of child rapists, I now have a drastically different opinion.

This gentleman was not the only person to make ugly references to Sandusky or showering at Penn State.

After this treatment, I leave Iowa vowing never to return again. I have also told all of my friends and family members to spread the word and avoid Iowa.

Your fans are rude, classless individuals.

Amy Farkas
State College, Pa.

Iowans should have a voice

On April 3, 2009, Iowans witnessed blatant judicial activism by the Iowa Supreme Court. The court legislated from the bench, it governed from the bench, and it even attempted to amend our Constitution from the bench as it declared Iowa a “same sex” marriage state.

This is not the court’s role. The Legislature makes the law. The governor executes the law. And, only “we the people” can amend our Constitution. So in 2010, more than 525,000 Iowans voted to remove three activist Supreme Court judges from the bench.

If the Iowa Supreme Court will do this to marriage, every one of our freedoms, including gun rights and private property, are in danger of being usurped by activist judges who are unelected officials.

Some say Justice David Wiggins is being unfairly targeted, but in reality, he is not. Iowans are simply using a retention process to remove an activist judge. Wiggins made himself a target when he went outside his Constitutional boundaries and forced same-sex marriage onto Iowans.

Others contend that courts should be free from political and financial influence. I agree — that’s why so many Iowans are stunned by the court’s special-interest group-influenced decision to force same-sex marriage on the state of Iowa, while the people of Iowa have no say in the matter whatsoever.

Still others say, “You can’t throw out a judge for one opinion.” Every Iowan I have talked to disagrees. The implications of one opinion can be devastating. One opinion has killed 60 million babies, and one opinion has changed the definition of marriage in the state of Iowa.

Iowa has had a process in place since 1962 whereby Iowans can vote whether to retain our judges. On Nov. 6, turn your ballot over, and vote “no” on the Retention of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins.

Randy Davis
Ottumwa, Iowa

Better things to write about

In regards to Benjamin Evans opinion column published Oct. 18 (“Voting is not sexy”):

I mean come on who really cares that T-shirts were made saying “voting is sexy” …?

The T-shirts were a great idea. I know many students who saw those shirts and decided to go vote early so they could receive one of the shirts. It’s only promoting “Go vote” but in a more exciting way and in a way that is easy for college kids to relate to.

For you to say that it is an “insult” … that is a bit out of line. I am sure there is a much more important topic for you to write about that would put ink and paper to better use. Maybe your opinion on the actual presidential campaign?

Benjamin Lovik
UI staff

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