Friday afternoon, Carl and I drove to LaCrosse to attend a town hall meeting being held by Congressman Tim Hueslkamp. It was held in the Walnut Creek Extension Office on Main Street. At the Big First District TEA Party that he addressed earlier in the week, I had asked the congressman if he would mind if we would attend some of his meetings in other towns of the 36th Senate District. He graciously agreed that my attendance would be fine.
About 20 residents, mostly residents of LaCrosse, but also from Ellis County, a gentleman from Topeka, and several law enforcement personnel were in attendance. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dan Keener, the chairman of the Rush County Republicans, and was re-acquainted with several lovely ladies that I had met at Ron and Cathy Sandstroms’.
After Congressman Huelskamp’s introduction concerning the dire straits of our nation’s economy with the use of some charts and graphs, the questions/comments centered around agriculture, HB4646, energy supplies, and the President’s war powers. The meeting went well, but it is obvious that more and more people are growing concerned with the direction our nation is taking. Burgeoning debt, fewer controls, bureaucracies with increasing power and oversight, and distrust are recurring topics of discussion.
I have included pictures of the day in front of the Rush County Court House.