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September 23, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Sept. 23, 2012


Double standard on license renewal

I recently renewed my drivers license.

As I am not all that “hep” about computers, I renewed the old-fashioned way. My wait was short, the employees were friendly and efficient.

As I was renewing an existing valid license, I was told to hold on to it until the new one arrived in the mail. This could take up to 10 working days, I was informed. It arrived in four. I destroyed the old license and now I’m good until 10-17.

Since I made a personal appearance at the license branch, I had to take an eye examination which I easily passed. Keep this in mind.

A few years ago, lifetime handgun permits became law.

There was some opposition to this from the media. It was said that those who carry a handgun should be required to renew their license every four years. It would be a good thing if we made sure that they were still eligible to carry (background checks, etc..) a weapon.

Sounded reasonable to me.

Later on that day, it occurred to me that had I renewed online, I would have avoided a vision test.

I could have been blind in one eye and unable to see out of the other and still been able to obtain a license.

I don’t recall any opposition to this in the media.

As the ability to see is paramount to driving a car, shouldn’t drivers be required to renew every four years (including vision checks) just to ensure that they are still eligible to drive?

Why the double standard, I wonder.

— Mark Burns

Terre Haute

Do you believe those TV ads?

Has anybody else noticed the Republican TV ads do not agree on one thing they are using to get your vote. It’s pretty bad when they can’t get something right.

I’m sure that you will know who they are when I tell what they are saying. One says that they cut $700 billion from Medicare and the other says they cut $500 billion. That’s an awful lot of dollars and I have no idea what the amount of money is and I don’t think they do either.

But when the people running for office tell you something, you can bet they will tell you just what you want to hear because they want your vote. They will tell you anything to get your vote.

If you believe what they tell you, then vote for them. Just remember, the president can only do what the Congress will let him.

— Ron Pullen

Terre Haute

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