Hunting-fishing amendment reveals party’s hidden agenda
Wilson Lutz’s letter of Feb. 12 (Hunt-fish amendment doesn’t go far enough) is on the right track but doesn’t go far enough in adding protected activities to the state constitution.
If we are going to have a state constitutional amendment protecting the right to hunt, farm and fish, we certainly need an amendment protecting our right to walk and our right to breathe. What about eating, standing, sitting and reading the opinion page of the paper? This being Indiana, what about the right to play basketball? And brushing our teeth is important ... flossing, too! Those two need an amendment making us do them; just ask my dentist.
The legislature is indeed going to be busy, and we are going to have one very long constitution if the sponsors of this amendment get everything covered that is as important as hunting, farming and fishing.
Or maybe this nice little constitutional amendment isn’t as innocent as it looks. Maybe it doesn’t reveal all they really intend.
Is this a way to elevate the rights of big confined animal feeding operation farmers to pollute; to elevate rights of hunters so that reasonable gun laws would somehow not apply as they should?
Watch carefully, Indiana. While the fox is guarding the henhouse in our legislature, they will come up with legislation that can have a hidden agenda and very undesirable consequences. At very best this is an unnecessary distraction. Legislators need to return to serious functions of our state government and quit wasting time with frivolous activity.