Sprucing up yards can be contagious
Over the years, many people have made nice comments about things we do in our neighborhood, and it has encouraged us to do more. With that being said, we have this summers top question:
Do you want to help make our communities beautiful and feel good about yourself at the same time?
With the summers offerings about to explode in color and design, we would ask that if you see someone (not us) planting flowers, working on their house or just making their area a little nicer, you slow down and tell them nice job. Not only is it a compliment, it is also encouragement for them to want to do more.
Not only will it make their day, week and possibly month, it will also make you feel like a million bucks.
Pass it on, Fort Wayne!
JERRY and LINDA VANDEVEER Fort Wayne
Tea party nothing but puppet of rich
Those from the tea party are good at calling the president names like (socialist, communist, and Nazi); now we have a name for them. It is puppet.
First they joined the health insurance industrys fight after Congress tried to make the industry more responsible for covering everybody, not just healthy people or those that they feel like covering. How is it socialism when we have to buy insurance from private companies that would have to compete for our business? What we have now is your tax dollars going to pay for people the insurance companies dont want to cover.
And the fact that they didnt support the Occupy Wall Street protesters shows they are apparently puppets of the rich right wing of the Republican Party. These crooks from Wall Street and the banks nearly bankrupted the economy, and yet the tea party never joined in protesting the inequality and arrogance of the fat cats on Wall Street and the banks.
They better wake up. These rich people dont care about your welfare; all they care about is their wealth.
TONY RUMPEL Fort Wayne
Ideological war precludes compromise
Its been weeks now, yet The Journal Gazette and others are still lamenting the loss of Sen. Richard Lugar and his willingness to compromise.
Compromise? Bah, humbug. Im willing to compromise on where to go for dinner, what movie to see or what car to buy, as well as other things that do not contain first principles.
The right to life and liberty are first principles, whether granted by God or deemed to be innate in man by his nature.
The right to keep what Ive earned, by my own effort, is a first principle. Anything else condemns me to live as a semi-slave to others, or as a full slave of the state. Where among these first principles is compromise possible?
Today we are fighting an ideological war. On one side are those who want to control our lives, our liberty and our earnings to further their goal of domination over us all. On the other side are those who believe in the first principles this country was founded on: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The United States of America is the only country in the history of the world founded on those principles, and no country has advanced mans life as far as we have.
As for those who envision a different America than the dreams of our forefathers, with them no compromise is possible.
JAMES M. WRIGHT II Fort Wayne