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LTE – Sunny DeYoung – 8-21-2013

August 16, 2013

Dear Editor,

When my father, brothers and son went into military service, they were doing so in part to protect the rights that we all, as citizens, have grown to expect as our due.

 The right to freedom of speech, the right to assembly, the right to vote. This past week the citizens of Glenwood City gathered to voice their concerns regarding the proposed Teigen/Crosby mine as well as to present a petition signed by 355 of our town’s residents requesting the right to vote on an issue larger than any that has affected this town in most of our lifetimes. A right that any American will tell you, is written into our own Constitution.

The City Council is made up of decent people, of that I am sure. They were elected to represent the interests of the community. 335 people in this community have indicated that they would like a say in their future. I’m sure as well that when the City Council convenes at their regularly scheduled meeting, that they will do the right thing by all of us and agree that our rights as Americans will be upheld, that the voices of community members will be respected and that a vote will be not only allowed but encouraged.

Sunny DeYoung
Glenwood City, WI