Hendricks County Flyer
The Hendricks County Flyer
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT
To the Editor:
In 1977 as we planned to move here, I listened to and studied Jay Foonberg, a California criminal and tax lawyer, on how to build your own law practice.
He said there are 10 things you must know that you do not about the American public. One is they want to be governed. Surely not, I thought, but he was right.
Now with yawning deficits, the worst thing is not our trillions in deficits but that we keep voting in those who spend the most. Worst is the loss of independent spirit, no more feisty to the yoke of government, unquestioning those in power.
Indiana lets cities annex anyone next door, without consent of those being annexed — only one of two states to do so.
This is just one example of a tolerance of government, an obeisance containing an incuriosity on the part of citizenry as to mistakes, ill motives, government may have.
You see it often if you look. Look at the arbitrary behavior of the state board of accounts, local government finance commission, bureau of motor vehicles — officials unelected and, in my opinion, arbitrary, unresponsive, not nimble. The public is unaware of these agencies, largely, not seeming to care.
Federal officials earn about 150 percent of civilian counterparts, we the public glad to pay, or at least incurious.
And Mr. Obama says if you work for government, your student loan is forgiven in 10 years, 20 for the private folk.
This is not the spirit of ’76, not the Adams boys throwing tea into the harbor. It is hard to get a flickering candle burning again, and this is what troubles me most about the nation I love.
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