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
EDITORIAL: A timely call-out of NSA critics
As if it couldn’t get worse, politicians in Washington have again tied themselves in knots.
Yes, we know. What else is new?
READERS' FORUM: June 19, 2013
• Nutrition info falling short
RONN MOTT: Why Syria?
Russia is making a lot of noise in favor of Syria. They are supplying Assad’s army with more armaments and basic things such as ammunition and such.
LIZ CIANCONE: Another beloved dog goes to heaven
We are short one granddog. This past week, “Indy” could no longer use her back legs and she went to that great dog kennel in the hereafter.
READERS’ FORUM: June 18, 2013
• Beware those who follow Ayn Rand
• Poor excuse for gas price hikes
MAX JONES: For loyal readers, a bit of news from the T-S newsroom
As journalists toiling to create a content-rich, relevant and compelling community newspaper each day, we feel a special bond with our legions of readers across the Wabash Valley and beyond.
GUEST COLUMN: One Million Bones exhibit meant to raise awareness, inspire action to end genocide
The National Mall: A grassy corridor in Washington, D.C., lined with America’s greatest museums and monuments.
Ending at the U.S. Capitol building, it is a symbol of our belief in the power and greatness of America. Last weekend, we turned it into a mass grave.
EDITORIAL: Insisting on ISTEP quality lawmakers’ primary duty
Now that everyone, on both sides of the aisle, seems backslappingly happy to agree that this spring’s ISTEP school testing debacle was unacceptable, that at least some of the results lack credibility and that the issue carries high-stakes significance, what next?
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.
RONN MOTT: Not hurried a bit by 21st century tech
Unlike so many of you, I do not get up in the morning and run to turn on my computer. In fact, if you need to reach me in a hurry, I would say that 19th century invention of Alexander Bell’s would be the best way. If you do email me or use some other electronic convenience, better give it a couple of days because I am not in that big of a hurry.
READERS' FORUM: June 15, 2013
America needs another hero
EDITORIAL: And now we wait for justice
It is a word we would rather never have on our front page — homicide. That we had to use it twice on Wednesday’s front page is sad, but unavoidable.
READERS' FORUM: June 14, 2013
Mott statements contradict history
Display the flag
RONN MOTT: Kill the Umpire!
I don’t know who appointed Major League Baseball’s umpires “Gods,” but if they have been appointed “Gods,” they have appointed people who cannot see or think very well.
READERS' FORUM: June 13, 2013
Bad odor from gas prices
Build personal library
Morning after? No worries
EDITORIAL: Remembering Sister Jeanne
Terre Haute is mourning the loss this week of an accomplished and beloved community activist and leader whose life’s work is an inspiration to all who strive to serve.
EDITORIAL: Embrace the value of traffic planning
Never underestimate the value of a good plan to deal with a crisis, large or small, even if the final analysis of the management of a specific crisis is, “It could have been worse.”
READERS' FORUM: June 12, 2013
Like it or not, change coming
RONN MOTT: What’s happening?
I know I may have looked at these situations differently when I was in my twenties. The world, my life, my career, and the growth of my family all lay ahead of me. So perhaps now, many years later, I see it differently.
READERS’ FORUM: June 11, 2013
• Great support for local cause
• Another idea on housing issue
LIZ CIANCONE: Withdrawn society not very social any more
My Best Friend and I went out for lunch the other day. It was a sit-down place with our own “server” (in my day I was called “a waitress”) and everything offering personal attention. The manager even came over to ask if everything was all right.
READERS’ FORUM: June 10, 2013
• What is the cost of our austerity?
• Vintage campers to gather at rally
• Seek a healthy food alternative
EDITORIAL: It’s time to assess ISTEP
Later this month, the company behind this spring’s abysmal online administration of ISTEP testing for 27,000 Hoosier schoolchildren is being called to the principal’s office.
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.
Will you be happy if you win the lottery?
A Psychology Today article titled “What Will You Do if You Win the $550 Million Powerball Lottery?” caught my attention. Helping lottery winners with their money is my long-time gig.
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