News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 17, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Oct. 17, 2012

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Pence prepared to move Indiana

In today’s political discourse, where talking heads abound and relentlessly engage in self-promotion disguised as analysis, it is easy to forget that our free American elections remain a model for the rest of the world.

Indeed, it is easy to forget that elections matter. For Indiana in 2012, after eight years of Gov. Daniels’ leadership, this election marks the beginning of a transition that will define what kind of state we want to be in the decades ahead. I can think of no better leader to guide us than Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for governor.

Three words come to mind when I am asked to describe Mike: principled, sincere and decent. These are attributes in a leader that, when combined with vision, predict an ability to set an agenda, bring people together and get things done.

As part of his campaign, Mike has talked about building an even better Indiana. He has introduced his Roadmap for Indiana, complete with a mission statement and six goals. Its central theme is “to make Indiana the state that works.” Focused on private sector job growth, education and the health and safety of Hoosiers, he outlines for every voter what to expect when we elect him as our 50th governor.

Indiana has been fortunate that for eight years we’ve seen unprecedented progress. Keeping that going will not be a simple undertaking, but I have known Mike Pence for more than three decades, and he is deeply committed to his faith, family, state and country. He has prepared well for the job that lies ahead, and I encourage all Hoosiers to place their trust in him with their vote on Nov. 6.

— Murray Clark, former chair

Indiana Republican Party

Indianapolis

Obama intends to destroy us

As I drive, I see signs in yards supporting Obama. I wonder, are these people informed of what this man is up to? Do they believe in freedom and the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution? If they do, they are supporting someone who doesn’t.

He has many times done things against the Constitution of the United States.

Mr. Obama violated his presidential oath of office, by which he swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the U.S.

He told Attorney General Eric Holder not to enforce some laws.

Obama has treaties he wants signed from the U.N. that the United States would lose our sovereign republic.

If you believe in the Second Amendment, it will be gone. He even said he wants to destroy the coal industry; he has already started doing that.

In closing, the way I see it, if you vote for any candidate who supports Obama, you are helping destroy America and more of our freedom.

— Roy Garlit

Clay City