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Topic - Martha Hampel
It's easy to throw in the towel when government policies get out of hand. Politicians have succeeded in driving the myth that you can't beat City Hall, which makes it easier to impose unpopular laws and ordinances without the views of the unwashed masses getting in their way.
"Our city's motto is 'Big city choices, small town atmosphere," Martha Hampel, a petition sponsor, tells The Washington Times. "We don't feel like Iowa City should be a testing ground for this kind of surveillance."