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Updated: April 1, 2013 6:09AM



Conservative’s sources are no less true than liberal’s

Hey, Casson, welcome back. I guess it took you a while to wipe your liberal tears from your keyboard to prevent electrical shock when confronted with real facts. But hey, let’s dance.

Let’s be honest. You accuse me of cherry-picking facts. I get them from my sources, you from yours. That’s OK. Does not make mine any less true than you think yours are. Let’s take your sources: ABC, NBC, CBS CNN, MSNBC, etc., as you sit and eat the same popcorn and sip the same Kool-Aid you say I do. Sure, I watch Fox, and listened to them all, but I got there after listening to the aforementioned and hearing completely one-sided points of view from people like Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton and all these liberal dips who have a slobbering love affair with Obama as you do. And by the way, Fox’s O’Reilly has been the No. 1 news show for 10 years running. Why? For every conservative that’s on, there’s a liberal right across from them. They’ll let the folks make up their mind, not baffle them with one-sided crap as the others do with phony facts or limited coverage of the real problems Obama has and will cause for the next four years.

So for you and those who really care, math rebuttal will follow in a future letter. You are right on some things but you’re the T-rex.

Larry Lucas

Hobart

Bill would hand over wildlife management to hunters

State Sens. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, and Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, seek to convince fellow legislators and citizens to support a legislative mandate (SJR 0007) that classifies the recreational pastime of hunting as a state constitutional right. To garner additional support of this frivolous measure, constitutional protection would also be extended to farming. Conveniently omitted from the senators’ finely tuned press release, and consequently lacking from media reports, was any reference to the other harmful provision that mandates hunting to be the “preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.” If adopted, and later approved by Indiana citizens, this provision will prevent local governments and communities from managing wildlife populations through nonlethal means.

Wildlife management techniques should be based on sound science and ecosystem balance — not predetermined by political maneuvers specifically designed to drown out future majority voices. Democracy serves the will of the people. This proposed constitutional amendment completely undermines this fundamental concept.

Monopolizing legislators’ time and taxpayer resources for the sole purpose of legislating minority interests on a foundational level should be rejected by all elected officials and citizens respectful of the democratic process.

Laura M. Nirenberg

Founding director/president Center for Wildlife Ethics

LaPorte



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