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With Obamacare, collapse of American dream plain to see

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the grand spectacle you are witnessing before your very eyes … The destruction of the great pillars of the American dream since our founding in 1776.

You have been witnessing this spectacle for over 100 years, but the pace has been imperceptible to the majority of citizens. But the covert nature of this parade has taken a radical shift into the realm of the obvious.

Many events have been tantamount to this over the years. But the Affordable Care Act pales all the others in its effectiveness. This one act alone will do more to bring down those pillars of American freedom and responsibility than all the others put together.

The costs of health care are going up by design, and the quality of health care will be going down as skilled doctors and medical personnel leave the field. People will cry out to the government to fix it. Then we will be given a single-payer system, and health care for the little people will become society’s burden.


School district should rethink limo ride for primary students

On Oct. 18, I was at the Pizza Hut in New Haven and a stretch limo pulled up and let out 10 youngsters along with one adult wearing an EACS name badge.

I found out that the students were from New Haven Primary School. The youngsters had raised the most money during a recent fundraiser for the school.

My first thought was, who is paying for the limo and food? I called the school as soon as I was back in my office. I was assured that the proceeds from the fundraiser paid for the limo and meal, not the taxpayers. Then I thought to myself, what were the kids raising money for that the school could take out the cost of the limo and meal?

Why is it acceptable to take children out of the classroom for part of the day to ride around town in a limo? I would like to think our educators actually want our youth to learn and not blow off their education.

New Haven Primary is part of the problem with our youth. Kids are being bribed to do their job as students. I hope EACS looks further into this and thinks twice before spending money that they could use for bettering the schools.


Take a stand for privacy at Courthouse Green rally

The clicking sound you hear on your telephone could be a bad connection … or it could be unwelcome people listening in. The old adage “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there aren’t people out to get you” is becoming more apropos all the time, especially since the revelations of Edward Snowden around the National Security Agency and other governmental spy programs.

This Saturday, there will be a rally at the Courthouse Green at noon to expose the sneakiness of the NSA and a call for preserving the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. (We’re still respecting the Constitution these days, aren’t we?)

A resolution will be distributed among those present calling for City Council to demand an end to spying on the citizenry of Fort Wayne, and speakers will address the issues at stake.

DAVE LAMBERT Indiana Peace & Justice Fort Wayne

Congress members put selves first on health care tax waiver

Congratulations to the Republican and Democrat senators and representatives who voted for their own interests in the latest go-around in Washington.

They protected their own families and those of groups who have received Obama’s health care tax waivers at the expense of us who don’t have them. Time to vote them out and start over.