Letter to the Editor – Schetter

To the editor:

BRIGHTON (Dec. 21, 2017) – As I was listening to the early morning news going about my usual morning routine, I began to get frustrated about all the bad things that are happening, that no one can control. As I walked out the door I noticed the bright beautiful moon that seemed to linger on for hours. As the morning lingered on, it surrendered to itself a spectacular sunrise, as if they were trying to tell me something.

I thought to myself maybe if I reciprocate with the good in my life, it would make a difference. It did not take long for me to figure it out. I have the right to worship as I please. I have my family. We all wake up and get to go to the job of our choice; however, it is true we may end up changing jobs, but with the proper training we still choose our fate. We have the right to speak our concerns, and the freedom to go anywhere in the United States at any time we choose. The freedoms we all enjoy, however, are not entitlements — rather, a privilege earned by the backs of our veterans. We cannot thank them enough! I know times are tough right now, but all the more reason for all of us to work together and show one another a little more respect and courtesy.

In attending congressional town hall meetings, I heard individuals having dialog with our congressman. My thoughts were he was pacifying us! But a few weeks later, after viewing the bill and listening to him speak of it, he modified his opinion and made it better. I’ve seen him do this quite frequently. His staff have always been available and quite willing to help or refer a message to him. That’s why I’m proud to say “Rodney Davis is my Congressman.” He has been willing to step across the aisle to negotiate a deal that is good to all sectors of our economy. Whether it be refining our transportation needs of our district, or negotiating a uniform code (labeling system) for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) for the entire US, I know one thing for sure: even when he is at home, he is still working hard for our district.

Dan Schetter,

Brighton