‘Thank you for this honor and privilege’
In this season of giving thanks, I am writing to thank the people of Indiana for giving me the chance to serve as the next U.S. senator from Indiana.
Our country faces major challenges, and I look forward to bringing the bipartisan, Hoosier common sense to the U.S. Senate that Indiana families use every day. My approach is to put the people of our great state first and foremost. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with members of both parties as we move Indiana forward.
This time should be focused on family and friends and helping those in need; however, I also wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve you as your next senator.
Again, thank you for this honor and privilege. I look forward to bringing your voice to the U.S. Senate.
Lend a hand, folks, this Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, Hoosier families like my own will gather with cherished friends and loved ones to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us.
While we make preparations for this day, let us remember that these are trying times for many Hoosiers. I firmly believe that with the season of Thanksgiving comes an added emphasis on service, and I encourage Hoosiers in all corners of the state to take action and lend a hand. It is said, “To whom much is given, much will be required.” As we give thanks for our blessings this year, let us be generous in giving time and treasure to help those in need among us.
I thank the people of Indiana for the opportunity to serve as governor-elect of this great state, and I wish all Hoosiers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
The election is over and the bills are due
As soon as the election results were in, the special interest groups quickly circled their wagons around the White House to celebrate the victory and fill their wagons from the U.S. Treasury. Their long-awaited dreams had come true. Special interests, entitlements and government dependencies had put together a coalition, big and strong enough to elect their own president, and now the taxpayers must pay the bills.
California is in dire straits because of high taxation and high cost of living. Many residents are leaving every day because they no longer can cope with the tax burden. Yet on Nov. 6, voters approved Proposition 30, which raised their own taxes.
Why would they do that? Because most of these voters either don’t pay taxes or they are being paid by the taxpayers. They were ensuring their livelihoods at the expense of taxpayers.
Diverse special interest groups have pushed the economy to the edge of the cliff. Our leaders have turned a blind eye to the evil forces that seek to destroy us economically.
We live in a political environment where God has become a dirty word. It seems that we are back to the Tower of Babel, its top in heaven an expression of the vast pride of the first builders of ziggurats, the artificial temple hills of Sumeria and Babylon. The notion was to concentrate to build powerful groups and cities instead of obeying God. It was the spirit of rebellion, the worship of man and human pride. It was doomed to fall, as are all governments formed by man.
‘Thank you for this honor and privilege’
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