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May 5, 2013

Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — 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.

Having visited the museum recently, I can say that we should all feel indebted to the volunteers who saved this museum from its near demise a few years ago. If you have never have heard of this native son who was so beloved by America’s World War II soldiers and their anxious families at home, you should make a trip to Dana. If you’re familiar with his name, but you’ve never visited the museum, you should make a trip to Dana.

If you have children or grandchildren to whom you want to pass on an appreciation of our Hoosier heritage, you should make a trip to Dana. It is a fine museum, worthy of taking the time to see.

— Libby Ray

Terre Haute

What about laws

that are repealed?

I consider CNHI statehouse correspondent Maureen Hayden one of the best additions to your newspaper in a long time. She writes very well and shows little bias on most issues.

My particular comment is a request for an expansion on the number of bills passed through the legislature. She stated that “almost 300 pieces of legislation” were passed. What I did not see in her article was the number of bills that were revoked from prior years.

Now, 300 pieces may not seem to be excessive, but over a time frame of 40 or 50 years it adds up. We always tout the “success” of our legislature in passing bills but rarely if ever anything regarding lessening the boot of government on the people.

I recall that early in this session there was a fair amount of talk regarding cleaning up the Indiana Criminal Code but since that was published I have seen virtually nothing that reported on this issue. Maybe we could see some articles that discuss how our representatives are reducing the tangle of law that snares all of us in the web of bigger and bigger government.

— Raymond E. Broshar

Terre Haute

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