Senators didn't vote how constituents wanted

2013-04-24T00:00:00Z Senators didn't vote how constituents wanted
April 24, 2013 12:00 am

This is insane! I can't believe we have so many heartless people in elective offices in Washington making decisions that are not what the people -- whom they are supposed to represent -- ask for and expect.

If 90 percent of Americans believe tougher background checks are needed, why do the U.S. senators vote against it? Makes one wonder just how much money went under the table from the good ol' boys in the NRA.

I guess Newtown, Conn., and all the past shootings and killings in this country mean nothing to our lawmakers. Just keep voting us back in office and overpaying us, so we can retire in comfort and smile about all the good we did in representing our constituents.

The lady in the spectator galleries above the senate floor was right when she yelled, "Shame on you."

- David Binion, Valparaiso

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Should struggling small school districts merge with their neighbors?

View Results