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
Readers’ Forum: March 10, 2014
Our government’s heart and soul
A plea for more give and take
Readers’ Forum: March 9, 2014
Mardi Gras great event for Swope
EPA regs will cause energy bills to soar
Please pray for Ukraine innocents
Sinful thinking on road to hell
Liberty — or licentiousness
People will not always agree
Botched chance at leadership
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 6, 2014
Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 4, 2014
Lunatic ravings of the far right
Let IRS take the bullying pledge
Readers’ Forum: March 3, 2014
Social workers honor profession
Readers’ Forum: March 2, 2014
Candle still burns at St. Ann’s Clinic
Thanks to all at Sarah Scott
How should we define marriage?
An argument of science and law
Chance to expand your knowledge
Excellent service from paper carrier
Central time zone makes more sense
Summer adult baseball league for all ages
Recognizing that all people matter
More selfish opposition to Common Core
- Readers’ Forum: Feb. 28, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 27, 2014
• Unfair criticism of electric utility
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 26, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 25, 2014
Group to rival The Beatles?
HJR-3 opponents afraid of the truth
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 24, 2014
Declaration of specific gender should never occur
Say no to alcohol at the State Fair
Protect yourself against bad food
Warm appreciation for support staff
Merit in approach
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 23, 2014
• A specimen of bad policy
• And up it goes
• It is past time to talk about rape, sex assault
• Religion is best spread peacefully
• Fugitive thoughts on a winter day
• America taking steps backward
• Being respectful, not anonymous
• Kind help on a cold morning
• Let us throw another stone on the pile
FLASHPOINT: Local control over the business personal property tax good option
I have a tremendous respect for Indiana’s local leaders.
FLASHPOINT: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?
A comedian once observed that the reason they call it “horse sense” is because horses don’t bet on people.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 21, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 20, 2014
• Take another look at Terre Haute
• The state that adapts, adopts
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 19, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 18, 2014
Founders were indeed ‘devout’
Firm definition is what we need
All handouts equal
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 17, 2014
Utility billing process unfair
Voters must demand court information
FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 14, 2014
READERS FORUM: Feb. 13, 2014
• Expressing thanks for helping students
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 12, 2014
• Sandbagging the time zone issue in Indiana
• Learning, excelling at McLean school
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 11, 2014
Dangerous path was set long ago
Right approach on meth abuse
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 10, 2014
Define marriage and get it right
FLASHPOINT: Study dissects tough tax issues on business equipment, machinery
Indiana’s Legislature first got serious about eliminating personal property taxes in 1966, when Hoosiers approved a constitutional amendment separating taxes on property and personal property.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 9, 2014
• In praise of the CVS decision
• All pharmacies should follow CVS
• Stop canned deer hunts from becoming legal
• When judgment is vindicated
• American kids are behind in learning
• Donate healthy foods to the ‘Y’
• Be skeptical with facts concerning sex assaults
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- Readers’ Forum: March 10, 2014