The Indianapolis Star printed my letter today in response to their article last Sunday on the Geist annexations. Again, I am fascinated by the headline the newspapers choose to write for my letters. Here's the text:
Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless got it 100 percent correct in The Star when he confirmed that the key issue in the Geist annexation is money.
Mainly, the town wants to take it from the Geist property owners, who want to preserve their money.
There is one other, more high-minded principle to consider: the right to self-determination. The people of Geist simply do not want to be forcibly annexed into Fishers. The Libertarian Party has stood alone in taking the position that forced annexation is wrong, period.
This is lost on Hamilton County Republicans. The all-Republican Fishers Town Council and the all-Republican Carmel City Council both ignored the wishes of their annexation targets and acted with the backing of force to grab tax dollars, which seem to be paramount to their thinking.
A neighbor asked me why there are so few Democrats in Hamilton County. The answer is clear. With tax-spend-Republicans such as these, Democrats become rather unnecessary.
Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State