On Lugar’s decision not to campaign for Mourdock and more: a letter to the editor

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Dear Current in Fishers,

 

Wow, I’m so happy we’ve moved our family to Indiana from New York for a great career opportunity.  The property taxes are lower and while that’s enough to get excited, the conservative homogeneity in politics and government is a great opportunity to proselytize the progressive viewpoint.  The conservative blinders prevent vision of the President’s 2nd term agenda: a focus on job creation in the U.S. through renewed incentives to keep and create manufacturing jobs, retrain the American workforce for next-generation jobs through community colleges and innovation institutes, reaffirm investments in education, end the war in Afghanistan, cut the corporate tax-rate, extend middle-class income tax cuts, raise marginal tax rates on high income earners, expand the Affordable Care Act’s small business tax credit, ensure enactment of the Affordable Care Act, rebuff privatization of Social Security and voucherization of Medicare and expand all forms of US energy production.

 

The fact that in the same commentary you call for a “serious independent third party” and criticize Sen. Lugar for not falling in line with the GOP establishment is shocking.  This is conservatism at it’s core and it’s frightening, because it challenges the progressive notion of independent and critical thought, analysis, decision making and action.  These are the exact principles we must instill in our children and reaffirm to adults in our society. I suspect Sen. Lugar’s decision not to campaign for State Treasurer Mourdock is now justified after Mourdock espoused the radical notion that pregnancy caused by rape is God’s intent.  All that being said, as a true progressive liberal, I know you and State Treasurer Mourdock are entitled to your own opinions; even if I vehemently disagree with them and consider them dangerous.

 

Thanks!

Jonathan R. Schoenberg, 46037


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