History has shown that internal improvements benefit the economic prospects of our citizens and that failing to secure reliable funding for the improvements can result in fiscal disaster for the state government.
The world is getting more tightly intertwined all the time. We are now immediately immersed in events that take place thousands of miles away. Far-off atrocities are now the subject of swift political decisions and corresponding lawsuits.
In 1854, the Indiana Democratic Party was led by Jesse Bright, a man described as “hateful and extraordinarily ambitious.” He rose to power as a bully and apparently remained one. His pugnaciousness was no small part of the events that led to a two-year period in which Indiana had only one U.S. senator.