Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Thou Shalt Not Consolidate

Mayor Bart Peterson's police consolidation plan failed in a vote tonight. Ironically, the Mayor had garnered recent support by putting the Sheriff in control of the force; the swing voter Sherron Franklin voted against the plan partly because she wanted the Mayor to be in control instead.

And partly because God told her to vote that way. Or so she told WISH-TV news in an interview late tonight when I should have been in bed.

If God really cares about Indianapolis mergers and spoke to Ms. Franklin in order to accomplish his omniscient will in our city, fine. But couldn't he have given her a better reason to vote 'no'? Where in the Bible does it say 'Thou shalt not place power with an elected official; the righteous shall instead entrust appointed officials with control of their uniformed officers"?


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