TERRE HAUTE —
Loving your mom life-long devotion
I was simply delighted to read the letter published in the May 10 newspaper written by Mr. James R. Sink about Mother’s Day. Women are the spine of the human race. We see the same thing even in the animal world as the mothers protect their cubs with ferocity and also teach them to survive in the wild world.
God with His eternal wisdom left this responsibility of bearing the children for nine months or more and bearing all the discomfort and pain with such love and patience.
People do not know that our babies are born soccer players. In the later months of pregnancy the mothers bear great discomfort when the babies practice kicking and the mothers play with them with great pleasure. I can tell that as I was trained in obstetrics and gynecology and also as a mother.
In this country, this noble Mother’s Day has been commercialized so much, which I dislike. Loving your mother or father should be a life-long love and devotion. It should not be cheapened by giving a card, flowers or taking them to a restaurant for a meal. It is all about devotion, care and love.
Happy Mother’s Day to you all.
— Dipa Sarkar, M.D.
Opinions should be based on facts
The seemingly shallow and pointless letter from Mr. Dean May, regarding civil liberties, was recently printed for voluntary reading. The fact that the letter was printed (and that this response may be printed), is evidence that the “freedom of speech” is recognized.
However, the Tribune-Star editors reserve the ethical and legal responsibility to print letters that are enlightening, informative, and appropriate to the community interests. No letter will be printed that is offensive to the Tribune-Star, the community, or the original writer.
Mr. May suggests that the U.S. Secret Service, in his opinion and with no facts presented, violated the civil rights of a citizen. Big deal! The opinion means nothing without further, factual illumination. The freedom of speech is legally regulated by the courts to deter the following (but is not limited to these offenses): hate speech, to protect individual rights to privacy, to enforce the tort laws against defamation, and to fulfill the people’s government promises found in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution — to establish justice, and to ensure domestic tranquility.
Perhaps Mr. May has relevant information that can shed light and promote a constructive dialogue about civil rights, and what truly constitutes the violation of same. The irony of his letter is that it was printed; hence acknowledging the Tribune-Star’s approving, free speech judgment.
Mr. May possibly will want to express fact-based concerns, if for no other reason than to correct the image of being uninformed and unenlightened, and anti-liberty and justice. As established by our Constitution, the greatest good for the majority always “trumps” the lone, howling, paranoid-like fears of the few.
To invoke concepts like, leviathan, Orwellian, and un-American, in the context presented, suggests the author has a disjointed and misguided view of American civil liberties, and what is “American.”
The privileges attendant to living in America require each of us to accept and fulfill the obligations and responsibilities provided in the Bill of Rights.
— James Camp
TERRE HAUTE —
Loving your mom life-long devotion
READERS’ FORUM: June 18, 2013
• Beware those who follow Ayn Rand
• Poor excuse for gas price hikes
The Obama Debate: Is he a liar or incompetent?
I read the letters on the opinion page daily and I find an unusual silence from your liberal progressive contributors lately. Could it be because they don’t have anything to expound upon? Well, maybe I can give them some material.
A Fathers Day Tribute: Transition — from child to father
Transition seems like a big word to use as his story unfolds. Transition was probably never used in conjunction with speech, his speech, but it demonstrates his life, as it does in many lives lived in his generation.
READERS' FORUM: June 16, 2013
Horrible crime cries out for stern justice
Confused about groups’ merger
Global warming fraud exposed
The Obama Debate: President has served us well
I have not heard a positive thing by those in this area about this president since his 2008 election and 2009 inauguration. Why this manifestation, I just can’t understand.
READERS' FORUM: June 15, 2013
America needs another hero
READERS' FORUM: June 14, 2013
Mott statements contradict history
Display the flag
READERS' FORUM: June 13, 2013
Bad odor from gas prices
Build personal library
Morning after? No worries
READERS' FORUM: June 12, 2013
Like it or not, change coming
READERS’ FORUM: June 11, 2013
• Great support for local cause
• Another idea on housing issue
READERS’ FORUM: June 10, 2013
• What is the cost of our austerity?
• Vintage campers to gather at rally
• Seek a healthy food alternative
Readers’ Forum: June 9, 2013
• Taking time to help the world
• Reform by politics will not improve education
• Questions from a wondering mind
FLASHPOINT: Storm chasers must heed warnings, remember why we chase storms
The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.
READERS' FORUM: June 7, 2013
Thanks to those who helped VYFL
READERS' FORUM: June 6, 2013
Unions need to educate public
Can it really happen here?
READERS’ FORUM: June 5, 2013
• Steamed by rise in gasoline prices
• Time to look into voucher results
• Troubling precedent
READERS’ FORUM: June 4, 2013
• What can lead us into peace?
• What’s with John McCain in Syria?
• Slams and damns all part of process
• This cannot stand
READERS’ FORUM: June 3, 2013
• Appreciation for clean-up helpers
• Great help for food program
• Boston does not need sarcasm
FLASHPOINT: Humane Society does not merit IRS targeting either
Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer is right that the IRS should not target any charitable organization solely on the basis of its ideology. Yet that’s exactly what he’s asking the IRS to do in his factually unfounded attacks on The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal welfare organization and one that has the highest marks from the top charity watchdog organizations.
- READERS' FORUM: June 2, 2013
READERS' FORUM: June 1, 2013
• Pot use getting little attention
• Beware of thieves initiating scams
• Good start for new program
READERS' FORUM: May 31, 2013
History of service is labor of love
READERS' FORUM: May 30, 2013
World No Tobacco Day set for Friday
READERS' FORUM: May 29, 2013
Caring, concern from Dixie Bee
A painful change in phone dialing
READERS’ FORUM: May 28, 2013
• Missed chance for a hardliner’s proclamation
Readers’ Forum: May 27, 2013
Thanks for help honoring teachers
READERS’ FORUM: May 26, 2013
• Be suspicious of climate alarmists
• IRS abuses have a long history
• Lawsuit seeks fairness in Indiana’s alcohol laws
• Greed not good reason to change state alcohol laws
• Outraged over Deming proposal
• Why Americans must fight Islam
FLASHPOINT: A crisis at the NLRB
Most people in Indiana don’t even know what the National Labor Relations Board is. Well, why should they?
FLASHPOINT: Legislative session reflected Hoosier priorities
The 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly came to an end just a few weeks ago with the final passage of our state’s next two-year budget.
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