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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:00 am


Dangerous retweets boost propaganda

While skimming headlines, I read of Donald Trump's morning retweets on Nov. 29. I have grown accustomed to his brash manner. I have learned to expect ridiculous words with no modicum of respect for others. I have become numb to his insistence that anything other than what he wants reported is “fake news.”

But these retweets were so beyond the pale. They exhibited inflammatory anti-Islam rhetoric that were initially tweeted by a British ultranationalist.

Make no mistake, this is comparable to the propaganda that Adolf Hitler touted toward the Jews when he rose to power before World War II.

How long will we allow this dangerous man to remain in office?

Rev. Christen Pettit Miller

Fort Wayne

Vote in our interest

A headline in the Nov. 30 Journal Gazette read: “Hoosier health enrollment rises/Marketplace sign-ups 29% higher than last year so far.”

Hoosiers are speaking, loudly and clearly, that they want health insurance. Hoosiers want their taxes to work for them, not line the pockets of the rich, not increase the profits of corporations.

Hoosiers are not fooled by this tax scam. We know we will lose by its passage. There is nothing in it for the vast majority of our senators' constituents.

By passing this tax fraud, we know you will then make up the terrific deficits by cutting programs that benefit us and those who are most vulnerable. Our senators need to protect their constituents. We are voters, and we are watching what our senators do. Our future is in their  hands and in their vote.

Sen. Joe Donnelly did the right thing for Hoosiers. I know he has Hoosier common sense and would vote to protect his constituents. The question remains as to whether Sen. Todd Young and Rep. Jim Banks are worthy of their office.

Roxanna Lucas Murray


Rewards manyfold in foster parenting

We thank Mayor Tom Henry for the proclamation of SAFY Foster Parents Day on Dec. 12 in honor of the commitment and support they provide to the youth in our community.

There are more than 16,000 children in foster care in Indiana, and it continues to grow. Someday, I hope we have more foster parents then we have foster children. Unfortunately, this is not the case today.

I challenge everyone to look into being a foster parent, even if you only have a few hours a month to commit. By volunteering to do respite care, you can give a foster parent a night out without the kids.

I cannot begin to tell you the joy of having foster children in your home. Give SAFY a call for all the details. Call 260-484-4600, ask for Ebony and she will fill you in on all of the options to become a foster parent.

Jeff Crawford

SAFY foster parent