FILE -- letter to the editor

In an Oct. 27 letter in the Chippewa Herald, Richard Anderl wrote, “The current Democratic Administration is in the process of taking away the freedom of religion and the rights of Catholics to practice their faith.”

The First Amendment to our Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

My hope is that a new Wisconsin Legislature will restore the funding for our teachers and local schools. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture funds and workers should be restored with local farmers and conservation boards in control. Unbiased university research has been an important part of our state's success and producing a surplus of food and protecting our natural resources.

We need to do our part in replacing fossil fuels with new sources of energy. Hopefully, these needs could be funded by federal grants from progressive federal income and capital gains taxes to help the poor and the elderly. Social Security, food stamps and a livable minimum wage are important means for our poor.

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Laura Kraemer,

Chippewa Falls

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