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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2012

Why would Joe Donnelly do any better as a senator?

I remember the fall of 2009. The country had just come through a summer discussion on the merits of government-run health care. Some favored it, many opposed it. My Congressman, U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly (District 2), voted for it. I remember the feeling of disgust that I had when he did. Donnelly felt he was better suited than I to make my own health care decisions.

I remember the anger I felt when it was revealed after the bill was passed that the government was going to tell the Catholic Church and other churches that they must follow this government mandate instead of their church doctrine. Clearly the federal government had overreached its authority. But, Joe Donnelly is fine with that.

The Supreme Court had an opportunity to restore liberty, but it failed. Our only remaining chance to get rid of this collection of mandates, increased taxes and intrusions into our lives is to repeal this law.  We have a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, who is committed to this end. We have a gubernatorial candidate in Mike Pence who also is. In the Senate race we have Joe Donnelly who voted for Obamacare and is against its repeal running against Richard Mourdock who is for repeal.

The repeal of this legislation is the biggest issue on the ballot this November. Good and bad economic times come and go. Once liberty and freedom are abandoned, it is unlikely they will be regained,

When you support a law that seizes control of one-sixth of our economy, forces religious institutions to abandon church doctrine and leaves life and death medical decisions in the hands of a governmental bureaucratic panel, you have failed your constituents. Joe Donnelly failed us as a congressman. He will fail us as a senator.

— Steven Rand

Elkhart

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