I was stimulated by the letter and the column in the October 30 addition which questioned Romney’s qualifications for President of the United States. First let me say I respect anyone who is willing to put their thoughts in print. I have to admit I had considered voting for Mr. Romney prior to reading the letters, but what was I thinking? So what if he was a pastor and missionary? He could have been doing something more interesting like golfing or hanging out with the guys. What kind of a prudent person gives away 4 million dollars to charity in one year? He could have bought a sail boat or something fun with that money, but he gave it away just because he cares about people. What was he thinking? As for his business skills, with his resume he can get a job anywhere. With the job shortage we have, let’s give the President Job to someone who needs a job and would not other wise produce anything.
As far as Romney’s claim of experience running a state and putting the Olympics back in the black, no on said you have to be experienced to run a country. Look at the results we’ve had the last 4 years. We obviously don’t need to apply business theory to running our country; we are getting along just fine. Our grandkids can pay off the national debt; we deserve all we can get free from our government. After all, 17 trillion is not a big deal. Did my math teacher tell me once that was 17 thousand billion? So what! The Chinese have plenty of money to lend us. Pay off the national debt? What are we thinking?
Some are supporting Romney because of his moral values. He gets all hung up on things like traditional marriage and the widespread abortion of innocent babies. Hey, what about funding for Big Bird on PBS? What was he thinking? As for the other moral issues in our culture, if my grandkids don’t want to watch decadence and perversion on TV they can read a book. Ok, I know the Roman Empire failed because of this stuff but we are smarter, right?
In reference to the comments about Romney and his ability to command our military. What about that silly remark Romney made about a stronger military so we could be free and also promote freedom around the world. All we have to do is apologize to everyone we have helped and they will all love us and never harm us. What was he thinking?
The main thing I’m thinking right now is that we ought to vote in a manner that is selfless and consistent with the principles many of us say we have. Most of those principles are in that book I like to read at Church every Sunday, principles that have worked for a long time in this place we call America. In God we trust or, at least we used to.
Barada: Local library should be a county facility
A noble effort is underway to renovate and expand the Rushville Public Library. It will not be an easy task. What will help, in my opinion, will be finally making the public library a county library.
Ziemke: Back home again in Batesville
Following the hustle and bustle of Indianapolis, I must say that it has been nice to be home this past week. Session is an exciting process to be a part of, but for now, I am just going to enjoy the fact that I can be at my restaurant more often to talk to the folks I represent at the Statehouse.
Mauzy: Weddings paint a larger picture of life
The marriage of my oldest daughter was this past weekend. With great fortune, weather remained wonderful for the outside venue. More than a stroke of good luck concerning the weather, the calm and positive energies of everyone in attendance would have overcome any adversity.
Messer: Have we learned the lessons of 9/11?
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Barada: 150th anniversary of the American Civil War beckons travellers this summer
Since we’re in the middle of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War; and based on the presumption that you’re interested in it at all, it’s just about time to start planning a trip to one of the two sites that marked the turning point in that conflict – Gettysburg, Pa., and Vicksburg, Miss.
Zeta Tau Run for the Arts in Milroy
ZThe Zeta Taus would like to invite the community to join them in several activities in and around Milroy on Saturday, May 11. The annual Run for the Arts begins at 7:30 a.m. for runners and 8 a.m. for walkers. This event starts and ends at Milroy United Methodist Church parking lot. The cost to participate is $15 for adults and $10 for children. In
Ward: Furnishing Rushville
I have fond memories of Rushville when it had three lumber/coal yards and four railroads went through town. The city owned the electric utility and the phone company was user-owned and operated.
Wolfsie: Long day’s journey
I have never aerated my lawn. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever written the word “aerated” before. If I did I am sure I misspelled it. I think I accidentally went from liquefy to aerate while making a strawberry shake in our blender. That’s the extent of my experience. I guess I aerate my tire when it is flat, but I don’t think that word works with a 7-year-old car. If you own a 2013 Lexus, you aerate. Otherwise, you just put air in your tire.
Messer: Broken tax code hurts families and job creators
Citizens all across our country recently participated in a 100-year-old American tradition: paying taxes. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the modern income tax.
Barada: Punishing those responsible for terrorism
Just one week ago was the latest terrorist attack on the United States. Two home-made bombs were detonated near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon.
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