‘Thank you for this honor and privilege’
In this season of giving thanks, I am writing to thank the people of Indiana for giving me the chance to serve as the next U.S. senator from Indiana.
Our country faces major challenges, and I look forward to bringing the bipartisan, Hoosier common sense to the U.S. Senate that Indiana families use every day. My approach is to put the people of our great state first and foremost. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with members of both parties as we move Indiana forward.
This time should be focused on family and friends and helping those in need; however, I also wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve you as your next senator.
Again, thank you for this honor and privilege. I look forward to bringing your voice to the U.S. Senate.
Lend a hand, folks, this Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, Hoosier families like my own will gather with cherished friends and loved ones to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us.
While we make preparations for this day, let us remember that these are trying times for many Hoosiers. I firmly believe that with the season of Thanksgiving comes an added emphasis on service, and I encourage Hoosiers in all corners of the state to take action and lend a hand. It is said, “To whom much is given, much will be required.” As we give thanks for our blessings this year, let us be generous in giving time and treasure to help those in need among us.
I thank the people of Indiana for the opportunity to serve as governor-elect of this great state, and I wish all Hoosiers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
The election is over and the bills are due
As soon as the election results were in, the special interest groups quickly circled their wagons around the White House to celebrate the victory and fill their wagons from the U.S. Treasury. Their long-awaited dreams had come true. Special interests, entitlements and government dependencies had put together a coalition, big and strong enough to elect their own president, and now the taxpayers must pay the bills.
California is in dire straits because of high taxation and high cost of living. Many residents are leaving every day because they no longer can cope with the tax burden. Yet on Nov. 6, voters approved Proposition 30, which raised their own taxes.
Why would they do that? Because most of these voters either don’t pay taxes or they are being paid by the taxpayers. They were ensuring their livelihoods at the expense of taxpayers.
Diverse special interest groups have pushed the economy to the edge of the cliff. Our leaders have turned a blind eye to the evil forces that seek to destroy us economically.
We live in a political environment where God has become a dirty word. It seems that we are back to the Tower of Babel, its top in heaven an expression of the vast pride of the first builders of ziggurats, the artificial temple hills of Sumeria and Babylon. The notion was to concentrate to build powerful groups and cities instead of obeying God. It was the spirit of rebellion, the worship of man and human pride. It was doomed to fall, as are all governments formed by man.
‘Thank you for this honor and privilege’
Letters to the Editor: April 16, 2014
At the time the agenda for the April 7 commissioner meeting came out, I was happy to see that the neglected commissioner board appointments were finally going to be addressed. These appointments had been in limbo for months on end.
Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2014
In a recent “public eye” article written by KT columnist Scott Smith about the proposed industrial wind turbine project; mention was made of the “new deal” brokered by Howard County Commissioners with E.ON.
- April 14, 2014: Letters to the editor Watch for bicyclists on roadways, drivers When you ride a bike near a semi, there are at least four blind spots where the driver can't see you. We need to be careful when we ride near trucks. If we get hit by a semi, it's usually our fault. But we ne
- April 13, 2014: Letters to the editor Grade your elected officials, vote May 6 After attending the Tipton County BOC meeting on April 7, I felt compelled to share a few thoughts. I have tried to keep from attacking our local elected officials as much as possible and, instead, attack the
- April 11, 2014: Letters to the editor Eastern Howard Co. opposes wind farm The majority of people who live in eastern Howard County, including the entire Winger family, do not want wind turbines obstructing our view! We originally signed up with Horizon, thinking it was a win/win proposi
- April 10, 2014: Letters to the editor 'We have turned our backs on God' In light of the Fort Hood shooting this past week, why are we surprised when Spc. Lopez goes on a shooting rampage? We are quick to blame it all on guns and mental illness, but in reality, there is a deeper cause tha
- April 9, 2014: Letters to the editor Is America for sale? High court thinks so Today as I watched the news, I became more and more angry over the things that are happening in our judicial system and politics. I am a proud American, born and raised in the heartland. I was raised to belie
- April 8, 2014: Letters to the editor E-cigarettes pose risk to kids, adults I was very pleased to see the article "Safer cigarette?" that was published April 1. I was particularly happy to see the research quoted in the article bore out what I have already observed in our own community:
- April 7, 2014: Letters to the editor Water hike will drive away town residents With the recent passage of another water rate increase will come more foreclosures and hardships for the residents of Bunker Hill. Our claim to fame in the past was already our outrageous utilities. While I a
- April 4, 2014: Letters to the editor Immoral behavior can produce poverty In his letter expressing concern about children in poverty, a letter writer "wonders" how Jesus would respond. That is easy, because Jesus tells us. He tells his followers to respond with compassion. Christ instru
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