Letter: Contact Sen. Long to allow vote on nullification

Conservatives and various liberty groups are in a political battle with Senator President Pro Tempore David Long over the very meaning of States rights found in the Constitution over nullification. Senator Long is currently ignoring that power and making a play for a Constitutional Convention with the rest of the states in the union. In…

LttE: Common Core Standards not necessarily up to standards

After reading the article in the DC Herald about Common Core State Standards, I started doing a bit of research. My findings left me in opposition of Common Core. My reasons follow. First, we in Indiana already have top notch standards, which leads me to have several lingering questions. How will adopting a national one-size-fits-all…

LttE: Call to support senate bills that stop the federal overreach into Hoosier lives

Currently in the Indiana Senate there are multiple bills that address the Federal government’s overreach into Hoosiers daily lives. These Senate bills propose to use provisions set forth by James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and many other founding fathers that are all contained in the 10th amendment. The 10th amendment stands as the check against the…

LTTE: Leaders should reassert State’s rights over federal government

In my life time I have never seen the country so divided, however I have never seen our state so united. Hoosiers from all political parties, religious groups and single issue groups are awake to the erosion of freedom, the expansion of federal power and the complete destruction of our constitution. With representatives of government…

LTTE: Others continue to act to protect the health of Dubois County residents

Your recent article, “Kalla Objects to Jasper Air Quality Permit for Jasper Power Plan,” informing the public that I am still working to protect our health, was appreciated, although the permit is an operating permit which will be far from optimal for air quality. The public should be aware that others also acted to protect…

LTTE: Christians should already have their minds made up in election

While watching a TV host interview a minister the host asked the question “Who do you support for President?”. The ministers answer was “I haven’t made up my mind yet.” Can you imagine a man of God, Christians anywhere, who has studied the Word of God, not knowing that question? If abortion, gay marriage is…

LTTE: Economic development not priority for current county leaders

While many different factors will drive how we vote on the Federal or State level, one factor will drive the local elections and it is economic development. As a rural county, in mostly ignored part of the state for generations, we have seen nearly 6 straight years of work the state has done to build…

LTTE: Nancy has my vote

Nancy has my vote. As many of you are know, Nancy Habig is running for the Greater Jasper School Board. I met Nancy seven years ago. I didn’t know her except that she was on the school board.  To be honest, I was surprised that a person who no longer had children in school would want to…