A senator with misplaced priorities

By Jesse Mullen · Friday, December 14, 2012
Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson should be ashamed of himself. If there’s one thing most Iowans can agree on, Catholic, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Agnostic, secular or anything else, the death penalty has no place or justification in our culture.

Sorenson, with the moral backing of Gov. Terry Branstad, wants to erase the nearly 50 years since someone has been murdered by our state. Our culture, our values and morals, demand we take a stand against Sorenson on this issue.

Iowans do not condone murder as revenge and we will not tolerate our elected officials promoting barbaric and unethical modes of punishment. We don’t like the death penalty and we don’t want it.

The devastating discovery of the bodies of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins is not an occasion to bring more death to our state. Sorenson’s opportunistic appropriation of the situation is sickening.

Please call your state legislator and ask them not to support Sorenson’s misguided intentions, and while you’re at it, feel free to let Sorenson know what you think too.

Contact information for West Liberty area

State Senator Tom Courtney:

Iowa Statehouse

Des Moines, IA 50319


Contact information for State Senator Kent Sorenson:

Iowa Statehouse

Des Moines, IA 50319


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