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Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:01 am
The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Anyone who would be part of a dog fighting ring should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. They should never ever be allowed to have a dog again! Dogs are God's creatures, too.

I think spending 20 or more years of his life serving and defending this country makes the military retiree special. If you don't think so, maybe you are the problem here. You clearly have no clue what this person and his family have done for you and other Americans and other people in this world.

So now the gun lobby wants teachers to be locked and loaded in class. But the teachers still get to be demonized for wanting to have a union. In this climate, it takes a saint to want to be a teacher! How sad is that?

If your argument detailing the merits of capitalism involves the Koch brothers, you've lost the argument.

Ending drug prohibition would make it harder for youths to obtain drugs because drugs would be sold in legitimate businesses where age verification would be required for purchase, just like alcohol.

If America was as great and righteous as we think it is, the gap between rich and poor wouldn't be so vast.

Why do wealthy people try to claim Jesus as their own? Jesus would never side with people who take so much more than they need while others have so little.

Indiana has all of the bad qualities of the South (bigotry, conservatism) and none of the good ones (weather, barbecue).

The American Dream has become the American nightmare. You set your goals high, work hard and make a good life for yourself. Then, when you retire, you will have money saved. However, the government will find someone who needs it more than you.

If you're over 50 and had some fun when you were young, are you thankful everything you did then is not on the Internet? Please try to explain this to your kids. Hard to tell their kids, “I didn't do that when I was young,” if they can look it up online.

Would you pay more for gasoline to fix the roads? We're already doing that, but it's just never enough, is it?

The same (types of) people opposed to gays getting married were the same (types as) ones who opposed the equal rights amendment. God forbid we all be equal, and before that, they insisted the secular humanists were gonna take over. … Before that, communists. Always gotta have an enemy.

Not sure why some are so opposed to same-sex marriage. I've been married to the same lovely woman and having the same sex with her for 18 years. We never thought we were doing anything wrong.

I drive the Maplecrest Road extension at least twice a day and see plenty of traffic. It makes my commute to work, I-469 and New Haven a faster and pleasant experience. I, for one, am very thankful for it.

The “Prince of Peace” would agree that defenseless people confined to closed areas will always be subject to the whims, peccadillos and rages of jealous, insane, covetous and otherwise evil men and should not be put in that position by those in power.

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