One politician any constitutionalist should fear is the current Indiana Senator Dick Lugar. For nearly four decades Lugar has represented Indiana in the Senate, during which time he has become progressively more liberal.
Lugar is out of touch with Indiana’s values, so much so that he wasn’t even a legal resident until recently. His residence has been Washington D.C., where he fits right in with the big spending, big government population.
In a primary debate, Lugar expressed his firm approval of corn ethanol mandates. He reminded Hoosiers that the state produces ethanol—implicitly telling the constitutionalists in the audience that even if they believe government should not mandate or subsidize, it is acceptable if it benefits Indiana residents. Lugar was unashamed to express his pride in the pork barrel nature of his platform.
In the single debate for Indiana Senate, Lugar flatly denied that he voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive Social Security benefits. But he did make such a vote on 18 May 2006, when he voted for Senate Amendment 3985 (vote number 2006-130). Lugar joined Democrats and fellow liberal RINOs John McCain, Lincoln Chafee, Mike DeWine and Lindsey Graham in voting for an amendment to allow illegal immigrants who had stolen identities to keep money they had fraudulently paid to Social Security.
Finally, Lugar must be ousted from the Senate for his votes to confirm Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. This tired warhorse and entrenched Washington insider needs to be defeated.