Davis ducks a debate

February 11, 2014 

Republican voters in the 13th Congressional District have a choice to make for the March primary. The candidates are Rodney Davis and Erika Harold.

I ask Davis and Harold to agree to at least two public debates on this issue, open to the public. Additionally, under rules agreed to by them, allow questions from the floor.

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring its debate in Champaign on Feb. 20. Davis declined, and is the only candidate from either party to do so.

Abraham Lincoln held a series of debates with the most gifted orator of his day, Stephen Douglas. Lincoln lost that debate but a few years later, words from that debate elected Lincoln as a Republican, and, as history proved, the greatest president ever.

Public debates were good enough for our most respected president in history. If public debates were good enough for "Honest Abe" it's probably good enough for Harold and Davis.

Harold believes in our Constitution. Enforcing the Constitution will end President Obama's illegal executive orders. That's good enough for this simple Illinois farmer.

Loren E. Klaus

Glen Carbon

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