New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.
While most of us make resolutions, I have it on good authority that politicians are the least likely to do so because they have trouble keeping promises.
Individuals and groups might want to make the following resolutions.
• Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub: To treat others as he would like to be treated.
• Lake County Republican precinct organization: To announce a game plan as to how it intends to cut into Democratic domination.
• Hoosier Republicans: To stop the attacks against Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
• Porter County obstructionists: To tear down the wall they built between Lake and Porter counties.
• To south Lake County residents: To tear down the wall they built between north and south county.
• Mother Nature: To call off the dogs of winter.
• Indiana Republican leaders: To do the humane thing and halt the attacks on gay marriage.
• Speros Batistatos: To find a way to get the South Shore Air Show back on a Lake Michigan beach.
• Lake County Democratic Chairman and Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.: To grow thicker skin.
• Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh: To come clean with the Hoosiers who have elected him over the years.
• State Treasurer Richard Mourdock: To promise to never seek office again.
• Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority: To be relentless in completion of the runway extension project.
• Indiana labor unions: To continue to climb back to their rightful place in society.
• Lake County Council: To do the right thing and join the Northwest Indiana Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.
• National Rifle Association: To admit there is no place in civilian America for assault weapons.
• Recently retired Merrillville school Superintendent Tony Lux: To stay active in the quest to preserve the public school system in Indiana.
• Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission: To become more of a facilitator.
• U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky: To keep the pressure on local officials to act — not just talk.
• National Right to Life: To stay out of other people’s lives.
• Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation: To release their agenda for the upcoming legislative session — if they have one.
• President Barack Obama: To continue the push for immigration reform and a hike in the minimum wage — among others.
• Republican National Committee: To search out a 2016 presidential candidate who is in touch with America.
• Indiana House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City: To continue to be a voice of reason in a chamber of horrors.
• Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: To own up to his plans for the state's $2 billion surplus.
• Those who opposed the Illiana Expressway: To embrace the bigger picture.
• The people of Northwest Indiana: To continue the good fight.