A fool will sacrifice their honor to win a battle. A conqueror will maintain their honor until they have won the war. A fool’s greatest enemy is not their adversary; it is the haunting evidence of their treachery in previous battles. The honorable evolve with the patience of fine wine while the foolish are dying […]

A badge does not validate an officer’s representation of the laws of a republic. It only shows evidence of the people’s trust in them to protect and serve. When there is an element of law enforcement that fails to represent the law, it is the responsibility of the people to remove that flaw. I detest […]

11 January 2022 MEMORANDUM From: Michael J. MerrittPO BOX 294Newton, IA 50208(641)-840-9916Active Duty Military Retired/Writer To: Michael L. Hansen1511 North Fifth Ave EastNewton, IA 50208(641)-521-6755 City AdministrationAdministrative Services101 W 4TH ST SPO Box 399Newton, IA 50208641-791-0807 Office of the Attorney General of IowaHoover State Office Building1305 E. Walnut StreetDes Moines, IA 50319Phone: 515-281-5164Fax: 515-281-4209 Office […]

We did not win our freedom on July 4, 1776. We earned our sovereign right to defend it in accordance with the founding documents that were put forth and those that evolved from that day. In this life, we will only find peace if we have the courage to defend our freedom from the tyranny […]

04 January 2022 MEMORANDUM From: Michael J. MerrittPO BOX 294Newton, IA 50208 (641)-840-9916Active Duty Military Retired/Writer To: Michael L. Hansen1511 North Fifth Ave EastNewton, IA 50208(641)-521-6755 City AdministrationAdministrative Services101 W 4TH ST SPO Box 399Newton, IA  50208641-791-0807 Office of the Attorney General of IowaHoover State Office Building1305 E. Walnut StreetDes Moines, IA 50319Phone: 515-281-5164Fax: 515-281-4209 […]

03 January 2022 MEMORANDUM From: Michael J. MerrittPO BOX 294Newton, IA 50208(641)-840-9916Active Duty Military Retired/Writer To: Office of OmbudsmanOla Babcock Miller Building1112 East GrandDes Moines, Iowa 50319 Office of the GovernorIowa State Capitol1007 East Grand AvenueDes Moines, IA 50319 Iowa Senate, General Assembly 89 (2021-2023)Districts 2-50(Electronic Service) Iowa House of Representatives, General Assembly 89 (2021-2023)Districts […]

03 January 2021 MEMORANDUM From: Michael J. MerrittPO BOX 294Newton, IA 50208(641)-840-9916Active Duty Military Retired/Writer To: Ann Lelis, Public Records Officer, Iowa State University3550 Beardshear Hall515 Morrill RoadAmes, IA 50011-2103(515)-294-5352 Info: Beate Schmittmann, Dean, Iowa State University207 Catt Hall515 Morrill RoadAmes, IA 50011-210 515-294-3220 Monic Behnken, Associate Dean, Iowa State University213 Catt Hall515 Morrill RoadAmes, […]