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Constitution must be defended

To the Editor:

On the Editorial page on 1-11-22 were two important articles that must be read.

Randy Evans, executive director of Iowa Freedom of Information Council, noted that the Republican leaders who control the Senate, in Iowa, announced a decision that erases more than a century of openness- evicting journalists from the floor of the Senate.

Also it was noted that there are so many news outlets (TV, internet, blogs, etc.) that there is not adequate space to accommodate the number of journalists. The journalists are now in the gallery, which puts them in an area that it is not timely to approach Senators to have a question regarding issues being discussed. Neither Democrat nor Republican should allow this to continue.

Another article follows:

The article starts “The Constitution must be defended — except when it should be jettisoned,” written by Rich Lowry. The 12th Amendment to the Constitution states the procedures for the the certification of the votes cast for election of president and vice-president. (Read it!)

With the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate there is talk of ways to debate sweeping voting bills and to pass reforms to the Electoral Count Act. If possible, read these articles and contact your state and U.S. senators and representatives of your concern about freedom of information and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and to our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Jane Zenor

Fort Dodge

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