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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1:15 am

Homeless shelter needed in town

I think Crawfordsville should have a homeless shelter for both women and men. We have one for women who have been battered and a family but not for people who have nowhere to go but empty buildings and park benches. This shelter could serve decent meals like those at the HUB and Bernie’s Kitchen, especially to people who get out of jail or prison and have nowhere to go. They could go to this shelter until they get a good job. We have a lot of empty buildings. Let Crawfordsville get a place for homeless people to go.

Lori Quigg

Crawfordsville

Red Cross honored to serve with volunteers

Setting here in the Red Cross office reflecting back on the last week makes me realize we are so blessed to have such amazing neighbors — friends, volunteers and donors. We would not have been able to care for our community if not for each and every one of you.

It has been a humbling experience to say the least. I cannot count the times that people would ask “What can I do to help?” When we arrived on the scene Sunday afternoon in Mellott we knew it was going to take a village to be able to care for the needs of our neighbors. We also reached out to families in Montgomery County that were affected by the storm.

Thank you to each and every one of you that played a part in serving or giving a gift. The people were very appreciative.

After responding to this large disaster we are busy regrouping so we are ready to serve again. We learned from this experience and will continue to improve on our services.

We are honored to be here serving our community. Thank you for supporting us so we can continue to serve our community in time of need. From our military families, to our veterans to our neighbors that endure a home fire, to weather-related emergencies.

If you are ready to start you hero’s journey give us a call and see how you can be a part of the Red Cross team. There are many ways to volunteer.

This Thanksgiving will truly be filled with many thanks to you and yours.

Denise Maxwell & Team

More Americans are paying attentions

I would like to give thanks that more and more Americans are paying attention to the Constitution of the United States.

It’s our job to encourage (maybe demand) our leaders to uphold the Constitution when making or rejecting laws.

The laws are our future and the future of generations to come.

Bill Reed

Crawfordsville

America was built on social engineering

Social engineering usually refers to influencing popular beliefs and behaviors by any group or a government, using reliable information and effective ways to obtain the goal. This is basically how politics operate, which is not bad in that definition.

Our country was formed by social engineering. Did all agree to start a new country? No, but they worked together to agree. Was it the most perfect government they set up? Probably not, but it was better than any of the current ones, and they had a foundation to build on with the help of all the people. Notice I said all the people through representation in Congress.

I am not sure who Congress represents today. I do not feel many members are really considering what is needed for our large complex country as a whole. Yes, they are elected to represent the goals of their state, but aren’t they also there to compromise when it is needed for the good of the country as a whole?

The problem comes when unreliable and misinformation is used by a group to sway opinion and or behavior in a way that is not good. Otherwise, it only serves a certain small group, while bad for everyone else. Unfortunately this happens a lot in politics from both parties.

To suggest that an individual President purposely sets out to ruin the country is ridiculous. I believe every man thus far who has run for President, regardless of party politics, believed in his platform and really wanted to accomplish great things.

What is not considered is what he can actually accomplish with Congress. The President often assumes his party will fall instep with him on all issues, which obviously is not always true, and with the opposing party, it certain is not true. I believe most Congressmen go to Congress, at least the first time, to do great things for their country. But once there they become entangled in a web of social engineering from all members of Congress, and unfortunately from outside sources also, each wanting only their own goal obtained. If any problems arise, they can always blame the President, after all, the President is in charge, or is he?

Joyce Bever

Crawfordsville

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