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Web letter by David Templeton: A vote against Donnelly is a vote for a return to American values

There have been times in my 48-year voting life that I have crossed over and voted for a Democratic candidate; admittedly, not in a long time, but I’ve done it when that candidate was clearly better for America, God and country than the opponent.

When I look at the disgusting, dirty and deceitful campaign that Joe Donnelly is using for his election bid, I have to believe that there is a growing, collective resentment for his behavior and that such a justifiable moment is at hand for Hoosier Democrats.

If one can fathom and realize the damage done to America’s security and economic strength; if one can realize and understand the devastating loss of living standard that America’s middle-class and lower-income struggling families have suffered under the years of Democratic-controlled Congresses and this presidency, then equating Donnelly’s support for Obamacare and other budget-busting legislation should be a stern guide to a voting decision this November.

In the realm of attempting to rein in spending and work toward a less costly government, our congressmen have established clear records. Donnelly’s voting history shows he has been a typical “tax and spend” congressman.

Surely Democrats who detest the wrecking of the American family, the destruction of fatherhood and maleness, abortion on demand; indeed, a government that gives sharia law the nod over Christianity and bans any hint of a Judeo-Christian religion; knowing Donnelly’s continuing support of President Obama should be able to equate the perils of a valueless society to a voting decision this November.

One must accept that compromise has a different meaning for Donnelly. We, as Americans, have compromised and yielded and caved in on principle after principle in the name of tolerance and trying to be understanding, and we should be very sensitive when Donnelly bases much of his rhetoric on wanting to paint those who do not agree with further debasing of America as “inflexible,” “intolerant” and “insular.”

I didn’t support Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar because of his duplicity, and in the last half of Lugar’s tenure, I voted either for his opponent or wrote in an alternative because of that duplicity.

I hope Democrats and undecideds will vote for a return to values and reject Donnelly’s artificial and feigned virtue.

DAVID TEMPLETON

Huntington

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