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Among Hoosier politicians, ambition tops common sense

We used to be rather proud of Indiana and its hardworking, common-sense people. Maybe not so much anymore.

There are those among us who want to rewrite our nation’s Constitution. Our forefathers risked everything for that document. They could have been hanged for treason, but they signed their names anyway. Some people would like to throw it out like yesterday’s trash even though it’s lasted more than 200 years. We wonder what the motive for that is.

And then there is someone who didn’t want to play with the person Indiana elected, so he found his own friends to play with. None of them appear to be getting along very well. We want our children to play nice and follow the rules. What a great example this is for them. Nobody seems to care about Indiana’s children or their education. It’s politics, money and power as usual.

Then there is our City Council. Maybe they should change their names to Union Busters R Us. Has anyone called Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin so they can all do their “happy dance” together? We have to wonder where this grand plan came from, maybe the ALEC group or the Koch Brothers? Getting your marching orders from people who don’t live in Indiana doesn’t seem much like good old Hoosier values to me.

Gentlemen, we have to warn you: Be careful whom you step on going up that political ladder. You just may meet them on your way down.

GREG and RUTH HAZELET

Fort Wayne

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