FLOYDS KNOBS — Health care is essential to our welfare
I, like most of us, am not a student of the U. S. Constitution and I doubt very seriously if the constitution itself speaks of any clarity or specifics as what we are entitled to under the constitution concerning health care. I think the statements spewing from the mouths of the demagogic Speaker Of The House John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate, and so forth over the Supreme Court’s decision on health care are enough to turn any decent person’s stomach.
I still have to pinch myself to make sure that I’m not dreaming about Chief Justice John Roberts decision to vote for the good of our people. I am also thankful to my teacher Earl Scott who taught fifth through eighth grades at Bethlehem school. He insisted that we learn the preamble to the constitution, which in my opinion says it all.
If I may, I will quote from memory and I’m sure that my “Tea-Publican” friends will forgive me if I err. After all, we didn’t have Google back then so I will refrain from using it now.
The Preamble To The Constitution Of The United States Of America
“We the people of the United States of America in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the general well-fare for ourselves and our posterity. Do ordain establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
Now, may I ask? What is more important than health care than when promoting our general welfare?
— Charlie Gregory, Charlestown
Jeff/GRC 12-year-olds give thanks
The Jeff /GRC 12-year-old baseball all-star team would like to thank the community for all the support during our journey to state. From financial and in-kind donations, fan support at our games and thoughts and prayers from many near and far, we are truly appreciative of all who helped us along the way.
We also want to express our sincerest thanks to Coach Brent, Tim, Dane and Bennie for their patience, knowledge, time and love. You have taught us so much and not just about baseball. We also just want the community to know that we have visited many parks throughout Indiana but none compare to Jeff/GRC Woehrle Field. We are very thankful for this park and for all the volunteers who make it great. Go Jeff!
Special thanks go to the following: Sheriff Danny Rodden, Mr. John Woehrle, Charlie Mills, Mills Biggs Haire and Reisert, City of Jeffersonville — Mayor Moore and City Council, Jeff/GRC Little League and Woehrle Field, Geo. Pfau and Co., Centra Credit Union, Cluckers, First Savings Bank, Your Community Bank, Borden Sports Academy, L&D Mail Masters, Bush Keller, Kratz Sporting Goods, Olde Towne Grocery, Ray and Jeanie Borden, Dot Myers, Charlie and Nancy Moore, Badger and Spiller, Mark’s Hair Depot, AC Upholstery, Stemler Plumbing, Heuser Hardware, Eric Vanguilder, John Seebold, Jeffersonville Police and Fire Departments and Chad Boseker.
— Luke Astel, Bradley Benton, Gabe Bierman, Timmy Borden, Trey Bottorff, Bennie Day, Bailey Falkenstein, Gabe Gallahar, Nick Grider, Gerrin Moore and Hunter Schmitz.
Young voter wants to see 9th debates
As a recent high school graduate, it is clear to me that many students do not realize why elections matter to them.
The 13 local debates 9th District Democratic Party candidate Shelli Yoder has proposed will allow students to see that democracy is a participatory form of government. Students simply don’t have the resources to travel an hour or more to a debate, and many don’t have the motivation. Youth involvement in politics is declining at an alarming rate, in Indiana especially.
It is my belief that these debates can show students in the 9th District what national policies mean for us, and why we should all take an active role in our democracy. Her opponent Todd Young’s reference to this request as political theater is insulting to citizens who wish to be informed when we go to the polls. It is neglectful of students who have never had the resources to participate in their democracy.
Most of all, it is disrespectful to his constituents, who deserve to have a voice. I praise Yoder for standing behind this important part of our democracy and encourage Young to accept this proposal so that everyone will have a voice this November.
— Paige Settles, Floyds Knobs