Today, I’m sharing my Indiana pin from the Indiana State Capitol building.
My oldest daughter and I headed to our state capital early. She (along with several other members of her 4-H club) were going to be pages for the Indiana Senate President, who happens to be from our area:
He was very personable, spending 30 minutes with the kids (and making himself late to a meeting with the president of Notre Dame over the Obama-speaking-at-ND-graduation-flap – side note: why on EARTH would Notre Dame ask our most pro-abortion President EVER to speak? WHY??) and giving us all pins. He explained the benefits of Indiana’s “citizen legislators” – ie, our congresspeople work only four months of the year and hold “regular” jobs in addition to being legislators. So, we are able to save taxpayer money by not paying them full-time (plus, from my pro-limited-government perspective, any time legislators are NOT in session is good). He seemed like a very sensible Christian man, and I felt good that the state legislators report to him.
There were areas of beauty: