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Wednesday, September 25, 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.

Fire hydrant fees are common in most large cities. But if you don't want to pay them, then give the fire department your address and, if you ever need them, they can send the horse-drawn, steam-powered pumper to your house.

It is ironic that, on Sept.11, our president is asking us to allow the use of the military in order to support rebels in Syria. The rebels, who are or are supported by radical Muslim anarchists are the same kind of people who attacked the Twin Towers. Also, (news flash) these Syrian rebels are persecuting and killing Christians.

After the recent Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition said that his organization was going to Washington and pass a national law banning same-sex marriage. Wonder why? Thought conservatives were all for states' rights.

I know people who are veterans and appealing disability for years, not an average of 2,000 days as newspapers state. One veteran appealed 19 years after being raped by an officer, then diagnosed as “mentally ill” and discharged thusly.

Love the Courthouse Green since the old buildings are down, but the greatest fault was not including a flagpole on the green. Pathetic placement of it on the roof. Also, we need a highway location sign on Rothman Road, east of Maplecrest (Road), to Interstate 469. Motorists are turning into Tanbark Addition in driveways and asking directions.

To all of you Americans who are against immigration. Do you think that your great-grandparents would have spent the trip to America stuffed in ships like sardines if they could have just walked across the border? If Native Americans were better armed, you would not be here today.

Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne belongs on the village green, for God's sake he is the father of our city. Amen.

Fort Wayne Street Department: I know you inherited the intersection of Maplecrest and Rothman roads, but how hard would it be to have some right-turn lanes onto Rothman? Feel free to get rid of the weeds and plant trees in the median of Maplecrest between Rothman and St. Joe roads!

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