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Open letter to federal legislators

To the Editor:

Thank you to those who support sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia. These three governments, among a few others, show contempt for the U.S. and our allies, especially Israel, and are a danger to the free world.

Although these actions are positive, the general demeanor and attitude of our government, both Republican and Democratic, is unsatisfactory. Little meaningful work is getting done. This is not only frustrating, but embarrassing.

The Executive Branch, Democrats and Republicans need to re-evaluate their morals and actions. Congress doesn’t respect the Executive Branch and vice versa.

I would like to see some legislators take the lead and say that both sides can disagree on fact, but the personal and imagined attacks must stop immediately. Not only is this unproductive, but we look foolish and immature as a country.

We need to discuss and solve real problems, not deal with personalities or make rash statements, making sure we are discussing true facts, not assumed and/or unproven facts.

Protesting is a freedom, but the lobbyists and the protest organizers appear to be paid professionals and have their own agenda.

Let’s track the money and expose the groups, parties, and foreign governments behind them.

You were sent to Washington to represent the people, not yourself, and some outside group. You can either become part of the solution or continue to be the problem-causing group. We demand more from all of you and expect it now.

Mark Turk, Joliet

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