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North Iowans ‘ticked’ over Steckman and Ragan backing of lawsuit against Trump


This news story was published on February 16, 2017.
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Representative Sharon Steckman and Senator Amanda Ragan approve of Tom Miller’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump

MASON CITY – North Iowans who attended the Feb. 10 Legislative Listening Post hosted at the Mason City public Library by Rep. Sharon Steckman and Sen. Amanda Ragan are voicing dismay over the support expressed by the two lawmakers for a lawsuit which Iowa’s Attorney General, Tom Miller, is backing. In an interview with National Public Radio’s Audie Cornish, Mr. Miller stated on Jan. 30, 2017 that he has joined with 15 other state Attorneys General in support of federal lawsuits against President Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration. Miller announced his support of an amicus curiae brief that has been filed to stop the Trump administration from issuing temporary bans on the entry of people from nations with high numbers of Muslims. According to Tom Miller, “immediate and irreparable harms” may result from this Executive Order. In his interview, which aired on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’, on Jan. 30, Miller acknowledged that his candidate, Hillary Clinton, won only seven Iowa counties and just 42 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential election. Nonetheless, he told NPR that he feels it’s wrong to “restrict severely Muslims from coming to this country.”

Clear Lake resident Sara Krull, who attended Saturday’s Listening Post, told NIT that, “I posed the question to both legislators, Steckman and Ragan, about the immigration lawsuit filed against President Trump.  Steckman said she supported it, right away.  I had to keep asking Ragan until she finally answered me and said ‘yes’ she agrees with Miller’s lawsuit.“

Tom Miler, Iowa Attorney General

A Northwood subscriber, speaking on condition of anonymity, told NorthIowaToday.com that “aliens have no constitutional rights. Why is this slick-talking lawyer, Tommy Miller, trying to stop the President from taking actions that are designed to protect Americans?” Others who attended the Listening Post are also livid over this lawsuit, and Steckman’s and Ragan’s endorsement of it.

A Nora Springs resident told NIT that, “U.S. law allows Presidents to apply the law to deny entry to those deemed potentially unfit by our chief executive. This beloved country is sinking lower and lower on account of this kind of stuff; America’s safety is threatened by terrorists. Iowans must support efforts to ban those who might wish us harm. If we can’t control who gets in, there won’t be a country.”

But at their Listening Post on Feb. 10 at the Mason City public Library, state Representative Sharon Steckman and state Senator Amanda Ragan both expressed approval of Tom Miller’s actions to challenge President Trump’s Executive Orders on this issue. The listening post, which was also attended by Globe-Gazette reporter Molly Montag, focused chiefly on the collective-bargaining issue, which is of major concern to public employees. The Legislators were responding to a question from a constituent (Krull) when they endorsed Miller’s legal maneuvering around President Trump’s Executive actions.

Another NIT reader, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “As a veteran who values our safety, I’m ticked off that these local politicians endorsed this crap. If Steckman and Ragan get their way, why, innocent, law-abiding Americans could become victims. They’d better change their thinking on this. If they won’t, then we need to elect some Legislators who are for America, and not for these foreigners.”

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84 Responses to North Iowans ‘ticked’ over Steckman and Ragan backing of lawsuit against Trump

  1. 3 decades Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Tom Miller has been AG forever. He needs to step aside.

  2. Roxanne Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Sharon and Amanda have crapped in their nest. I can see just by looking at all these comments, that most the people who are pissed at them are not Republitard’s. Their workers, they just don’t want no muslim’s here. I agree, with them on this one to. So does my friends. But why oh why did they do this. Why do they endorse what Miller has done. I will still vote for Steckman and Ragan because their for the working folks. But their being dumb on this here. Please take back your being for this law suits. Last night at the Willow run alot of people were talking about this, and there not happy. Stop doing this.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Wow..I read these comments..with a slight exception..they are barely readable. If you don’t think we need to keep the brightest and best teachers with decent salaries and benefits educating this generation, you are dumber than you sound. How many of you are still paying student loans as adults ? You get out of school to teach your kids, with a minimum of $ 20,000 in student loans. and you have the audacity to bitch ? And if you want to teach special education or behavioral disorder classrooms, you have to have Master’s degree. another 20 K..then you have to take classes each year to keep your license..@ $350 to $500 per class. Teachers then buy all their own classroom supplies and supplies for kids who cannot afford them..A couple of weeks ago, a teacher I know bought some kids some snow boots hats and gloves ..parents could not afford. One kid had outgrown their clothes so they bought that too. I am not whining about teachers I know doing all of this..they gladly do it ! But it is not fair for people to disrespect and show disdain for the very people that take care of your kids everyday !

    • Darla Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Hey just because I only have my G.E.D. don’t mean I can’t see your trying to change the subject. This is not about no student loans, or dissing no teachers. Its about Steckman and Ragan taking sides against Trump, how he wants to keep out them muslim’s. Nice try, tho. If you want to play on this field, than you tell us if your for what them two are doing, taking the side of them stinky towel heads that wants in our country.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    People who call themselves Christians and support Trump need to re-read their Bibles. It teaches about love,respect,acceptance, compassion,morals. Donald Trump is a very evil, hateful, racist man who molests women and has no respect for anything or anyone. Everything the Bible is against. He doesn’t care about you or this country. Only himself and power.

    • LVS

      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      Oh look-A baby killer talking about the bible. Go back to trying to protect criminals. That is what the Democrat Party is all about. Anything that breaks a law is OK with you savages.

    • Wanda Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Donald Trump loves America and respects Americans. If he’s so racist, why did blacks, hispanics and jews vote for him? Anybody who loves America and Americans would not endorse Mr. Miller’s lawsuit against our President’s orders to keep Muslims out. Even Heaven has a gate, and Jesus and God and St Pete don’t let everybody in who wants in. You have to live right to get past them pearly gates. But since your a Democrat I bet you do not know this because your probably a athiest. You sure talk like Amanda, are you her?

    • mint Reply Report comment

      February 18, 2017 at 5:58 am

      The worst people also were in the Bible.

    • mint Reply Report comment

      February 18, 2017 at 6:08 am

      For all of the self proclaimed “educated people”, have you ever read the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, this is what is transpiring and has been transpiring, https://youtu.be/ZI1A9MPcipM, also the three world wars with the last one to come are detailed in Albert Pikes Morals & Dogma, video by C. Ervana https://youtu.be/0dXD2H0m74g, dividing people through politics, race, social class, finances etc. divided people are needed for control, it takes the attention off the real enemy the sorcerers Christ told us about in Rev 3:9.

  5. Judy Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    @ Anonymous, ok you say down there, name just one Muslim terrorist has came to this country illegally. WTF. The ones that kill people and this does include them that flew the planes on 911, they got here legally. That is the problem. We do not need or want more Muslims, we don’t want to take any chances they might be bad ones. Keep them out until everybody that is a citizen is doing good. I know Americans that are going without, this is not right. So we say no foreigns get in till everybody here is doing good. Why do you defend Miss Ragan and Miss Steckman for being for what Miller is doing to stop the President from keeping them out. Trump is for America, Miller is not, and Ragan and Steckman are not. Now do you know.