Dear Editor,

I took the opportunity this past Saturday to attend a local Legislative Forum. The Legislators in attendance were Mr. Guth, Mr. Baxter and Mr. Gassman. I thank them for the opportunity for us to express our views.

It was a lively discussion. The audience had many concerned questions on a variety of important topics. During the gun control discussion, we learned from our Legislators guns do not kill people, only people kill people. There apparently is no need for further gun control measures, because that means we are coming to take their guns away. I guess people are allowed to have whatever type of gun they want, with as many rounds as they want. We were told this is a societal issue, with too many divorces and single parent households. They stated the cure for all of this is the need for religion in schools.

When someone asked about increasing funding for our schools, a Legislator stated we can't increase funds to schools because there are 600,000 people on Medicaid. I then asked does that mean people should not have healthcare? The Legislator asked me which church I belong to? I asked why does that matter? He said, because that is where you should get your health insurance from.

So, if it takes you to have 2-3 jobs to cover your bills, too bad. Our state government is not interested in you having a living wage. I bet you also did not realize, that due to your divorce, you have had such a negative impact on our society. More guns will fix our problems. Sorry kids in schools. Religion in our schools will fix all of our ills. Whose religion? And if you do not belong to the "right" church, too bad when it comes to getting health coverage. WOW!! These are the people writing our laws. It is time we decide if we want to continue as a democracy or a theocracy. WE need to wake up and take action on these assaults to our lives.

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