The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 1:00 am


Banks' actions counter to his declarations

Our congressional representative, Jim Banks, continues down his path of dishonesty regarding the investigation into the horrific insurrection and attack on our Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

In his recent newsletter, Banks says he wants a real investigation regarding the truth surrounding the events of the outrageous attack. In reality, Banks has opposed all investigations of the attack since Day One.

Let us not forget that soon after the attack it was proposed that a nonpolitical and bipartisan commission be established to investigate the insurrection in its entirety. The proposed commission was modeled on the one established to investigate the 9/11 terror attacks, with 10 commissioners – five Democrats and five Republicans – who would have subpoena powers. A Democratic and Republican co-chair would have had to approve all subpoenas with a final report due at the end of the year.

Banks voted against establishment of this independent commission. However, the measure did pass the House with bipartisan support and was sent to the Senate. Republicans killed the measure in the Senate, and the independent commission was never formed.

Subsequently, the House created the Jan. 6 Committee to investigate the insurrection, which Banks has maligned every step of the way.

Banks says he wants the truth. Jack Nicholson's famous line in the movie “A Few Good Men” comes to mind: “You can't handle the truth!”

Stephen Ogborn

Fort Wayne

Pleasant pickup driver makes all the difference

We live in the 46816 ZIP code, and our waste pickup driver is Britton. He is wonderful!

He's here every Thursday, and we appreciate his work ethic and pleasant demeanor. We hear of problems elsewhere in the city and are thankful we have Britton.

Nora Williams

Fort Wayne

COVID battle demands head-on solution

If you take a COVID test, then later that afternoon, an anti-vaxxer yells at you, the test may be no good.

With all the money we have spent giving tax cuts to the rich and hem hawing about COVID, we could have just paid everyone $5,000 to stay home for 28 days.

Don't focus on running faster than the problem. We should turn and fight it. Go get vaccinated.

Rob Bogle

New Haven

Garrett photo exhibition 'trip of a lifetime'

Hooray for Angela Green, curator of the Garrett Museum of Art! Just imagine: Come and see actual images of Native Americans, for our children and ourselves to remember.

Green has acquired, for northeast Indiana, the huge opportunity to personally view more than 70 photographs taken by Edward Curtis. Included are photos from his arduous journeys to the Western plains, ending on the frozen tundra of 1927 Alaska.

Please don't let this opportunity pass you by. For $5, you will be taken away on a never-to-be-forgotten trip of a lifetime.

Many of these Native American tribes are no longer in existence.

Jeanie Wray Fussey


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