TERRE HAUTE —
Good vs. evil in the war to kill
The recent tragedy occurring in Aurora, Colo., sheds even more light on the condition of this entire country. We can expect more and more in the near future. Not from guns, but from people who will use any weapon to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
These people cannot humanly understand their reason for the killing; they just have an intense desire to do so. These people have no fear of results of their actions. Death for them is a reward, not a punishment. There is a war going on, a war of good and evil. All the military might in the world is not a spit in a bucket compared to today’s enemy.
Gun control? Forget it! These devil-inspired people will just use other methods; an agricultural fertilizer, some diesel fuel, and some model airplane fuel, homemade bombs strapped to their chest, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) proven in Iraq and Afghanistan to inflict injury and death with ease. They will do what they see as their mission in life by any means to complete that mission.
Remember this: There are some terrible times coming. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is about God. They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves doing it.
The recent slaughters in Virginia, Tucson, Ariz., Aurora, Colo., Killeen, Texas, Waco, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., are only examples of what is to come.
A warning! It is a spiritual war, the “players” you see are only pawns.
— Van W. Cottom
Nothing intrusive in voter ID law
I believe that a fair definition of the word absurd would be something like “utterly senseless.” Using this definition as a guide, I think maybe the Trib got a little carried away in condemning the requirement of a one-month-prior-to-election-day voting registration requirement. Would the Trib recommend one day or same-day registration as sensible?
At age 92, I run into lots of identification requirements that seem ridiculous, but this one seems rather logical to me.
From Democrat-leaning organizations, I hear a great hue and cry against voter-identification injustices.
Many of these organizations make the absurd claim that we have no problem with voter fraud.
If you do not believe in the widespread instances of voter fraud, you need a few history lessons. Joseph Stalin said, “People who cast votes decide nothing; it is the people who count votes that decide things.
Honesty all the way through the voting process requires eternal vigilance and careful auditing, but the process should be free of deliberate harassment.
In our complex society, the long intrusive arm of the government is indeed often in our faces, but a voter ID card seems to be among the simplest and least intrusive.
— Toby Hightower
TERRE HAUTE —
Good vs. evil in the war to kill
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.
- 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
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