History teacher didn't choose her facts carefully

2013-02-19T00:00:00Z History teacher didn't choose her facts carefully nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 12:00 am

I firmly believe a free society must be well-informed. I wonder how this is possible when Merrillville history teacher Amy Brailey writes a misinformed, ranting screed concerning the Affordable Care Act and calls it a reasonable argument.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a beautiful document, but it is no more a part of our Constitution than the Boy Scout code or the Ten Commandments. Hospitals are not legally bound to perform abortions; nor are all Americans legally forced into government health care. 

Also, the Congressional Research Office estimates an annual fine for an employer with 50 employees would average $40,000. 

How can someone with purported knowledge of our country call a representative democracy with checks and balances tyrannical? Americans elected government representatives, and that is the government we get. 

It is a sad time when people choose their facts based upon raw emotion rather than rational engagement.

- Lee Rademacher, Crown Point

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