The Journal Gazette
Monday, February 22, 2021 1:00 am


Profane flag does city a disservice

I would like to invite all the residents of Fort Wayne to load up the wife and kids and make a family field trip down Ardmore Avenue. As you get near the intersection of Ardmore and Engle Road, you will witness the flying of the F--K BIDEN flag in large letters with f--k anyone who voted for Biden in small letters.

Several calls have been made to the mayor's office, Michelle Chambers (City Council member at large) and 4th District Council member Jason Arp (this flag is in his district). The mayor's spokesperson stated if the flag was not within 10 feet of the roadway, “freedom of speech.”

Ardmore Avenue is one of the busiest north-south roadways on the west side of town and traveled by many school buses. It is also a direct route into and out of Fort Wayne International Airport.

Is this what the residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana want to be known for?

Steve Detrick


History will not look kindly on Democrats

Sen. Chuck Schumer, in his comments in the Feb. 14 paper, essentially had the story line and plot correct but the characters twisted in his report.

It is true, that after the failed Trump impeachment trial, that there has been discrediting in the eyes of the American people and in the judgment of history. However, those found wanting and discredited are in the Democratic Party – the party that refused to accept a duly elected president and fought him for four years in any way they could. This included using a government action to carry out their political purposes against a rival adversary and leader of 75 million voters.

Yes, the Democratic Party will be remembered – discredited in the eyes of the American people and in the judgment of history.

Paul Reszel

Fort Wayne

Acquittal vote act of cowardice

As I watched the final vote count at the impeachment trial, I was brought to recall the words spoken by Sen. Mitch McConnell at the outset of the trial. He said that the process of rendering a verdict would be a matter of senators engaging their conscience.

On Feb. 13, 43 Republican senators appear to have chosen to display no conscience or be concerned about morality or defense of democracy. Instead, condoning mob violence spurred on by the thoughts of a dictatorial thug lacking morality and conscience of civic duty as our nation's “leader,” the senatorial Republicans who acquitted Donald Trump displayed cowardice and feckless representation of elected officials who, along with Trump, had taken an oath to defend this nation against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Democracy shall hopefully recover from this shameful and self-serving act. But as their continued apparent allegiance to a now-defeated and disgraced former president has shown, Senate Republicans cherish cult worship more than political principle. Ironically, this may well lead in fact to the disintegration of the Republican Party.

Seven of its members came to understand that; 43 did not. And, along with that comes the undermining of a system of government, a two-party system that has stood in stride for more than 200 years as a foundation of adherence to our democratic principles.

Apparently, that was not on the conscience of the 43 on Feb. 13 as well.

Kevin Krajewski

Fort Wayne

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