As I watch the current presidential campaign unfold, and I listen to candidates and also some of the pundits, it seems many are very cynical, irritated, and just plain nasty.

The biggest angry attitude is toward immigration, and its many components. In Iowa we have gone from a welcoming state from the Governor Bob Ray years all the way down to where at least one pundit has suggested reverting to enslavement as a solution. My what a fall we have witnessed.

1) Kinder Politics. If all politicians would tone down their rhetoric and have empathy for others who disagree with them the country would be better off and we would get more things done. Wouldn’t it be amazing if every candidate on one side of the isle said just one thing nice about a candidate on the other side?

2) Respect Science. Whether it is global warming, childhood vaccinations, Nuclear Agreements or anything else, if a majority of the scientific community says a certain thing is a certain way, it probably is.

3) Quit Bashing Bureaucrats. They are Americans as well most do a good job. In my personal experience this past year, I have found the folks at the Social Security office, the doctors at the VA and the people behind the counter at the motor vehicle office all helpful.