Serving the peoples' interestsMay 19, 2020
To the editor:
The campaign against the Mid-States Corridor project is an example of the damage Progressives inflict on local communities. Andy Horning, who has been a Congressional candidate previously, pointed to his concern that government has been increasingly encroaching on individual rights. He recently noticed this as he was attending a rally in Indy to protest Governor Holcomb's lock down order.
"No one person in America should have this much power," Horning said. "I believe such decisions should be left up to representatives who would more closely reflect the will of their constituents.” With all the concern that has been expressed, the importance of our elected officials is critical. They must say “no” to this project that is destroying lives, dreams and our community.
The need for stronger connectivity in southern Indiana has been discussed for many years. This has been brewing for a long time. It is being driven by business interests. Among them are trucking, tourist-promoting institutions, and the people building the infrastructure, among others. The pressure they bring to bear are tremendous.
This is why Horning's advice about local officials is so important. Every politician that has a say in this decision needs to be held accountable. Many of them are up for election this year. They need to hear from you. You need to determine if they are going to side with business interests or the interests of those people they serve.
You also have to determine how your federal elected representatives come down on this issue. While they may not have much say on the votes of your politicians, they are powerful influences that can have a real impact on how this vote is decided.
I have discussed before how conservative politicians put the people's interest first. Senator Mike Braun is among these. To him, serving the people and legislating for their interests is an important principle. Call him and ask if he will support his trucking interests or the interests of his constituents.
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