Wildlife act

DEBRA WARRENS

WATERLOO — Please co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act H.R. 4647, which provides dedicated funding for proactive conservation measures that will secure the long-term future of all fish and wildlife.

The conservation funding would not come from new taxes, but rather from a portion of existing annual leasing and royalty revenues from federal lands and waters. It would complement effective existing programs and provide the states, territories and the District of Columbia with desperately needed financial resources to effectively implement their Wildlife Action Plans and conserve the thousands of species at greatest risk through collaborative, proactive efforts, rather than more expensive and often litigated emergency room measures.

I urge you to create a bright future for America’s wildlife and rich natural heritage by putting your full support behind the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act H.R. 4647.

Thanks to driver

SANDI CARY

CEDAR FALLS — To the kind honest man in the blue Toyota car on Dec. 28, thank you very much for finding my purse in the shopping cart at the Cedar Falls Walmart. You contacted my son, and he picked it up at Walmart. You would not accept a reward. Thank you again.

There are still good, kind, honest and caring people in this world.

Roe v. Wade

EDNA BRUNKHORST

WAVERLY — Forty-five years ago, on Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court usurped its power by making abortion on demand legal in the United States. The Roe v. Wade decision was not signed into law by the House and Senate nor was it signed by the then president, so abortion is not a constitutional right.

The largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, recently published its annual report which shows that its services dropped by 1.4 million, yet the number of abortions remained steady at about 328,000 a year. One hundred, or 14 percent, of Planned Parenthood facilities have closed in this country, which proves that abortion was and is the main focus of its existence.

Abortion is the leading cause of death, and we the taxpayers subsidized it to the tune of $543.7 million. This ought to be on the conscience of every one of us who pay taxes. It is up to us, “we, the people” to insist that Planned Parenthood not get one cent in any budget put forth by Congress this year. We can’t afford to keep losing one-fourth of the next generation of Americans.

Good read

RUSS GRILL

PARKERSBURG — I just read Jonathan Cahn’s latest book, “The Paradigm.”

If you are into the Clintons, President Obama and now Donald Trump, this book is a must read. I couldn’t put it down.

The back cover of the books asks this question: “Could events that took place nearly 3,000 years ago now be determining the course of our world and with it the course of our lives?” Cahn, in his unique way, has done an in-depth comparison of the lives of several ancient rulers of Israel with the lives of key modern American political leaders. His conclusions are startling, to say the least.