In Scott Pelath's May 28 column, he calls the Indiana Republican Party extremists and claims Democrats can move Indiana forward. Rich James claims the Lake County Democrats are the envy of Indiana Democrats elsewhere. And Thomas McDermott Jr. claims the party is where he wants it to be. Really!
I've lost count. Is it 50 or 60 of their cohorts who are in prison? Is this the party to move Indiana forward?
I would submit their alternative marriage and infanticide views are extremist. Also, their incarceration rate imposes an extreme financial strain on the taxpayers who must support them while they are imprisoned. Would it not be fair to ask Lake County Democrats to pick up the tab for their incarcerated buddies?
Look west to the Democrat utopia that is Illinois. Is that what we want here? I think not!
- Frank Criswell, Munster