Letter to the Editor

No debate a sign of cowardice?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Steve King’s refusal to debate Kim Weaver and the majority of his previous opponents in Congressional races represents nothing more than a continuation of the cowardice he initially exhibited as a young adult by obtaining three student draft deferments to evade military service and dropping out of college after fate provided him a draft lottery number so high that it eliminated the possibility of conscription.

When I reflect on the number of Iowans from the age group of citizens to which Mr. King and I belong and include three from my town who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to this great nation, it puzzles me as to why we would continue to accept as our representative a person bearing a character trait that we would discourage in our children.