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Updated: February 9, 2013 6:03AM



There’s no leadership left in this country’s politicians

We do not have any leadership in this country that was blessed with so much. Today we have a president leaving on a 20-day vacation with $4 million of our tax money, and Republicans and Democrats leaving as well on our dime. What happened to “Not what your country can do for you but what can you do for your country?” What a Christmas gift we are getting from our country leaders.

Paul M. Aragon

LaPorte

Putting God back in society will stop the gun violence

The shootings in Connecticut have brought millions to their knees. Even the president shed a tear or two. The truth is: “Gun Free” stickers on the outside of public buildings are an open invitation for mad gunmen to invade. The teachers and the principal of that school were helpless in that horrible situation. They had no way of protecting themselves or the children.

I believe the founders of our great nation intended for the citizens to have the means of protecting themselves and others for whom they are responsible. The infected minds of a small minority can cause havoc, but removing guns from well-meaning and innocent citizens will not prevent these events. The criminal mind will always find a way to harm others.

The way to stop crime is to inculcate spiritual, Godly values throughout the population and especially in the schools and universities. We need higher values to stabilize our citizens. God does have a place in our society and that is to learn respect and love for others as they do for themselves.

Shirley A. Lind

Schererville

Republicans unhappy they couldn’t buy the election

It’s time for the prestigious Blind One-Liner Parrot Award for the most outrageous statements by the ever declining list of hard-core, no-compromise Republicans.

Martin Hendrix won it last year with Dan Blankenship and Steve Bounds close behind, but this year Tony Sulewski’s predictions of America’s future under that non-American Obama took the prize.

“Conservative” Republicans are disgruntled because their rich white men couldn’t buy the election as was planned and extend the Bush tax cuts forever. The millionaires prospered off the backs of middle-class workers while us worthless 47 percent and misguided 99 percent had to pay with our money and blood for two unnecessary and unfunded wars.

But it must be me who’s wrong. Republicans know what God’s will is and didn’t really want to bankrupt America’s auto industry or privatize Social Security or cut Medicare or National Public Radio. No, it wasn’t Bush’s “eyes closed” business policies and greed that caused our $7 trillion housing bubble to burst and caused a worldwide recession. I predict the Republicans will block everything Obama will do and follow their real pledge of “one for all and all for me.”

Chuck Holley

Otis



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