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The Rant

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

If every state awarded electoral votes by congressional district, then Mitt Romney would currently be president although he won more than 5 million fewer votes nationally. This cannot be our national method for presidential elections unless all congressional districts are constructed without partisan gerrymandering.

Wow! A Tea Party group sent out a fundraising appeal which included Karl Rove dressed as a Nazi! Does anyone need any more evidence that the Tea Party is going off the rails?

If the state is putting money back into education, why can't we follow other states and eliminate textbook fees. That would really help Hoosier families right now.

Typical politicians. The state has a nice surplus and our politicians want to spend it. Republicans talk a good austerity game until they are the ones controlling the money.

To the ranters who say gays want to destroy the Boy Scouts, the beautiful institution of marriage and even civilization itself: Take it down a notch! As human beings, they just want decency and equality. In a generation, or sooner, you will be universally judged as homophobes.

She's and she's and he's and he's may want to be “joined in a union,” but don't call it marriage. Marriage is the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex. Case closed.

Whomever stole my grandson's car Feb. 21 around Parnell Avenue, I hope you're happy. It doesn't matter that he works hard to stay afloat, and can't afford another vehicle. You need to hang by your toenails!

Rush Limbaugh is ashamed of America. Why, Rush? Because unlike your cult, the majority of Americans take the time to study the issues, become informed, and God forbid the majority thinks your reasoning is wrong, so you're ashamed? Why not move then to a place you'll be happy?

“Back Home Again in Indiana” — where you cannot buy a 12-pack of beer on Sunday but you can purchase a gun without a background check at a gun show.

Only the commissioners and sheriff could create a plan to charge sex offenders to register and when they change addresses, when they can't keep track of them in the first place. Really?

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