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|Written by Nanci Ross|
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:08 PM|
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“We should all be very disturbed that in a country where freedom of speech was a founding ideal, we are surrounded by information sources that have little interest in researching or investigating legislative policies or consequences of governmental actions on our daily lives.” discussed WTH chairman Tom Carrell. “We are given information cited as fact that is either totally false or half truths. Public officials are not being held accountable for their statements or actions. We no longer get news. We get opinions. There are many in the government that have forgotten that they work for and represent us. We know it is wrong but we think we are too busy or that our voice doesn’t matter. To do something might put us out of our comfort zone. Is this the America we knew? The America we want our children to live in?”
Carrell went on to say, “The elections of 2010 and several of the 2012 successes are proof that legislators will listen to their constituents but they have to know your thoughts. If we don’t become involved, we have no right to complain. Most elected officials welcome your thoughts and ideas. Take time to call or write a letter. Take time to attend a town hall meeting or visit their local offices.”
The We The Hoosier website, wethehoosiers.com, has both phone numbers and addresses, as well as information on current issues. This is a public website and we also maintain a Facebook page. Like our meeting these are open to everyone. “We welcome ideas, comments and constructive suggestions. Freedom of speech means an open exchange of ideas and opinions.”
“Gun Control and what it means to you” is the topic of the first meeting of 2013, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. in the Depot Room of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Speaker will be Wally Starosciak, NRA Elections Volunteer Coordinator. Everyone is encouraged to attend however seating will be limited.