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Governor Mitch Daniels

Crane Naval Base

We can't afford I-69 and there is no need or economic benefit

Boondoggle

Environmentally Bad

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil]
is for good men to do nothing.


In a democracy the public comment period NEVER ENDS - Stop New Terrain I-69!


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Pastor Martin Niemöller, 1946




March 27, 2007
Indianapolis Star editorial:
Dead end for Connector, larger issues much alive

"While the NIMBY ("Not in my back yard") syndrome certainly operated here, it is not as though sheer unpopularity was the sole roadblock.
 
Last year's move to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a private consortium was made in defiance of strong Northern Indiana grass-roots opposition.

For that matter, public opinion has been decidedly against the so-called new terrain route for I-69 through southern Indiana; yet governors of both political parties have stubbornly opted for that path over less expensive and disruptive alternatives."


From The Gary Post Tribune
April 6, 2007 :

"Gov. Mitch Daniels recently abandoned his active support of a privately built expressway (The Illiana) in the face of vociferous opposition..."


Buy Indiana ?   Pay your lease up front and save!

The more we read about Road Privatization, we see a more expensive transportation system, run as a luxury, in competition with it's own parts and with excesses in revenue sent to other parts of the world with no likely foreseeable benefit to the Americans who have paid the tolls.

Our segmented road system will be individual properties with no compete clauses and taxpayer backed "moral obligations" by international trade agreements of up to 100 years.  Each agreement will immediately become an international "utility" investment tool creating previously unknown demands for high returns on investment. 

The Social Contract:  

The agreement of people in a region forming a government for the common good. 

In a society of property, a travel system crossing your neighbor’s property to your neighbors’ beyond is needed.  Even our revolution against monarchy recognizes and allows this preservation of the central authority when the need is proven.

This system has been build on by the Eminence Power that is a central and sovereign, held in common trust, not to be broadcast outward to worldly bidders.

 
This is the trust and the responsibility of the government to owners of the past,
we the people of today, and our state and nation’s citizens of the future.

The preservation of travel and trade corridors is perhaps the most essential service of a government.    

Keeping these corridors clear of encumbrances and open to the most efficient modes of trade and transportation for all time in the future must be held in common to all the people, not sold for shortsighted gain of a year, decade or even single generation.


The tour is over but the fight has just begun! 

Even the proponents of this boondoggle admit that there are a number of hurdles to be jumped.  Our actions available are so many that we will surely not take full advantage of all the possibilities.  The race is on, there is not time to relax.  Please join our efforts to help our state make forward looking and fiscally sound  choices.

COUNT US! Endorses two Investigative reports:

WISH TV 8 HIGHWAY ROBBERY FEB. 2005

A month long nightly look at INDOT misdeeds!
The Terre Haute Tribune Star
information access for I-69


Less specific to  I-69, but important for any who would choose to follow the money.

Richard Lugar's reaction to his farm as I-69.

See the Senators comments to O'Bannon's route.


COUNT US! represents citizens of S.W. Indiana who demand to be counted by INDOT as they oppose the New Terrain I-69.
It is an acronym for Counties Under New Terrain US I-69.

It also refers to the statement of the INDOT commissioner who
in a final public comment meeting  for the DEIS, said he was not
"COUNTING" the numbers of persons speaking against  I-69.

Our old home page is found here

COUNT US is the group who organized
five simultaneous car tours of the various
new terrain routes on October 27th, 2002. 
We distributed 4000 maps to persons
on the original "5" proposed routes.


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