Letter: Feehan is voice needed in Congress

Published 9:43 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Growing up in Red Wing, I was lucky to be surrounded by excellent role models who instilled strong Minnesota values in me. I took it for granted. Today, I serve as a Boy Scouts leader in Washington, D.C., and I often see my Scouts looking for role models in a city where few public figures exhibit the virtues of the Scout Law: that a Scout must be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

It is frustrating and disappointing when the leaders of our government fail to be leaders in character and civility — when they do not exhibit the same virtues we hope to instill in the next generation. To whom are our youth supposed to look?

If there is one bipartisan agreement lately, it is that the level of discourse in our country has reached an all-time low. But we must not give up hope. There is a new generation of leaders who remind us why this country is so great. And Dan Feehan is one of those leaders.

Dan Feehan has the character, sincerity, intelligence and devotion necessary to lead our country for many years to come. His is the voice we need in Congress. And he is the role model our youth need. As Minnesotans, we are tremendously fortunate to have the opportunity to be represented by Dan Feehan. As Americans, we must hope there are more leaders like him.

On Nov. 6, proudly cast your ballot for Dan Feehan.

Max Behrens

Red Wing