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: May 23, 2013
READERS' FORUM: May 22, 2013
Rich history all along the river
Great work by Duke employees
READERS’ FORUM: May 21, 2013
• Great response to annual golf outing
• Doing your part on climate change
READERS' FORUM: May 20, 2013
The dangers of a little knowledge
Students enjoyed Rose study trip
READERS' FORUM: May 19, 2013
• Flawed reasoning on gun checks
• A hint of things yet to come?
• Are the ‘makers’ doing the ‘taking’?
• The ‘Obamination’ is finally revealed
• Pondering effects of Obamacare
• Fantasizing on the ‘Apocalypse’
• Another view of Hinduism
• Great experience for HCMS students
FLASHPOINT: A legislative session of missed opportunities
Given the nature of politicians, grand claims of accomplishments and overblown rhetoric about “historic” efforts are to be expected at the close of any legislative session.
READERS' FORUM: May 17, 2013
Hinduism doesn’t deserve ridicule — Shefali Purohit, Terre Haute
Readers' Forum: May 16, 2013
Moving Deming folks sounds ‘nuts’
Readers' Forum: May 15, 2013
Participants rise to the challenge: I would like to write a letter congratulating all the Wabash Valley Roadrunners that competed in the One America Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
READERS' FORUM: May 14, 2013
ISTEP failure exposes flaws
Community hasn’t changed its spirit
Egregious threat to nation’s defense
READERS' FORUM: May 13, 2013
• Women’s group criticizes Bucshon
• Let’s hope this doesn’t come true
• Many get thanks for fest success
READERS' FORUM: May 12, 2013
Vigo Youth Football, entering 45th year, seeks new support
Media ignoring important case on abortions
Proud to be old-fashioned
Guns in school? What’s next?
Promoting hate not a ‘brave’ act
FLASHPOINT: Again in 2013 General Assembly, middle class generally ignored
Last year, the people of Indiana entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
Readers’ Forum: May 11, 2013
I just wanted to express my disappointment at the lack of response shown by President Obama after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Readers' Forum: May 10, 2013
CANDLES event plants new seed: On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace.
READERS’ FORUM: May 6, 2013
• Money drives our newfound ‘needs’
• Guns not the only dangerous objects
Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013
Thankful for Pyle museum: I was happy to see the announcement of the Ernie Pyle Museum’s summer season opening, and I was reminded of how fortunate we all are to have such a museum close by.
FLASHPOINT: Lessons from the legacy media — get it right, first
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
FLASHPOINT: Hoosiers got steady hand in recent session
As the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker of the House, I pledged a renewed spirit of bipartisanship with legislators working together to solve our state’s most pressing challenges. As this year’s legislative session concludes, representatives from throughout the state — Republican and Democrat — have joined together to address those issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
READERS' FORUM: May 3, 2013
Deep gratitude during tragic time
READERS’ FORUM: May 2, 2013
• Terre Haute takes care of their own
• Postal contract causes concern
• Food price rise not appreciated
READERS' FORUM: May 1, 2013
Great support for Clay Habitat
READERS’ FORUM: April 30, 2013
• Gujarat attack was provoked
• Proud honor for THN student
READERS’ FORUM: April 29, 2013
• Avoid language of extremism
Readers' Forum: April 28, 2013
Another debacle for landowners: The integrity of our city and county officials continues to erode with an Issue that has come up on the east side of the city behind the Sycamore Terrace apartments.
FLASHPOINT: Time has arrived for overhaul of TV news
Former FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes gave an address in 1992 in which he claimed television news was too superficial and too focused on visuals.
Readers’ Forum: April 25, 2013
• Common Core: A simple choice
• Club again launches St. Ann’s fundraiser
READERS’ FORUM: April 24, 2013
• Good service was noticed
READERS’ FORUM: April 23, 2013
• Another great season at THN
• We’ve discarded our own privacy
READERS’ FORUM: April 22, 2013
Chickens should not be banned from residences
A challenge to Islamist dogma
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