Letter to the Editor


     I appreciate Mrs. Suter’s right to express her opinions and feelings, but others may take her opinion as profiling because it appears she is only referring to the Hispanic culture.

     The conditions Mrs. Suter refers to – unkept properties – most likely are a reflection of poverty, not culture.

     In regards to the “entitlements” – EBT (food stamps) and health care (Title XIX) – you must have a Social Security number to receive these benefits.

     I’m proud to live in Hampton, Iowa: A strong, vibrant and caring community. A community that appears to believe in the principle that our nation was built on: “One nation under God.”

     Luke 6:37: “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned.”


     Trista Cruz

     102 2nd Ave.