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Craig Ladwig

Quoting one arrogant officeholder after another, the Journal Gazette would leave the impression that the Amish of eastern Allen County oppose city-county consolidation merely because it is modern or new. There is more to it than that.

The history of the antabaptists is one of extreme persecution, especially in Europe and especially by centralized authority. More specific to the issue of consolidation, they have learned from that persecution that when their property is threatened so is their religious freedom.

Even those who argue in favor of city-county consolidation must grant that it could change the nature and value of property, both what it is worth and how it can be used. To characterize as backward all who might oppose this complicated political action is simplistic, manipulative and in fact ignorant.


Craig Ladwig, you are a genius. I agree 100 percent.

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