Columnist Rich James' April 14 description of the Indiana GOP's school gun legislation as "Big Brother" (author George Orwell's symbol of an all-powerful government) is misleading and needs to be challenged.
Fifty years ago, most people assumed the authoritarian, militaristic government of the future would come from America's political right-wing.
But the exact opposite has happened.
While conservative Republicans push for less government, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party march toward total domination of our lives, including schools, the media and the eventual control of both our energy sources and the intimate details of our personal health.
Obama's masterful emotional rhetoric convinced a slim majority of voters to return him to office. His re-election, unfortunately, guarantees both the continued destruction of America's precious liberty and the feeding of Big Brother's insatiable appetite for power.
- Thomas Markovich, Hammond