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Letters

I saw Congressman Todd Rokita on Fox News last night, speaking about the unthinkable tragedy of two California deputies being murdered by an illegal immigrant. Congressman Rokita is right to say this tragedy could have been avoided had we had a wall and a system that enforces our immigration laws.

Everyday American citizens are killed or are victims of crime at the hands of illegal immigrants. Politicians’ talking points tell us the border is more secure than ever. If this were the case, Americans wouldn’t be dying in record numbers from drugs smuggled across that secure border.

I saw Congressman Todd Rokita on Fox News last night, speaking about the unthinkable tragedy of two California deputies being murdered by an illegal immigrant. Congressman Rokita is right to say this tragedy could have been avoided had we had a wall and a system that enforces our immigration laws.

Everyday American citizens are killed or are victims of crime at the hands of illegal immigrants. Politicians’ talking points tell us the border is more secure than ever. If this were the case, Americans wouldn’t be dying in record numbers from drugs smuggled across that secure border.

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Things are off to a great start here at Ivy Tech Community College. Our spring semester is in full swing and we have more than 60,000 students taking courses at our 45 locations across the state and online, working towards their educational goals. I am humbled by the tenacity of our students…

I would like to respond to a rebuttal letter from a Kokomo resident that was recently printed in Sound Off in the Kokomo Tribune. The author expressed his disagreement with my writing in which I stated Democrats in Washington do not wish for positive things to happen in America and to Americ…

We now have multi-generational fellow citizens who volunteer or have volunteered their time in the military, as first responders, and in some form of law enforcement. They, their families and friends have often sacrificed much for us and asked little or nothing in return. We, on the other ha…

Time seems to be the enemy of the Indiana General Assembly. It seems there is never enough of it. Some bills worthy of careful consideration are not given a hearing or passed to the other house because of deadlines. Concerned citizens are told, “This is a short session,” or “We are busy work…

Indiana was shifted from its correct Central Time Zone to Eastern in the mid-1960s, however, we didn’t experience a sunlight-schedule change until 2006 when Eastern daylight-saving time was adopted. Two resolutions in the General Assembly (HCR 2 and SCR 11) call for an examination of the eff…

In 1983, President Reagan “borrowed” $2.7 trillion from the Social Security trust fund to spend on wars, tax cuts for the rich and other government programs. During President George W. Bush’s eight years in office, he “borrowed” $1.37 trillion from Social Security for tax cuts for the rich a…

Under the headline “Abortion is safe, legal in America,” a letter writer makes the claim that the life-begins-at-conception people believe God is on their side alone and — a “news flash” is provided: “He isn’t!”

The GOP tax plan that just passed sounds frightening to me. The corporate tax will be dramatically lowered but will trickle down to the workers and be a mere pittance.

Today’s procedural move [on Jan. 30] in the House killed a proposal with bipartisan support that would have helped thousands of kids avoid a lifetime of tobacco addiction.

President Donald Trump put forth an America First agenda to build a safer, stronger, and prouder country. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, the forgotten men and women of this country have a voice in the White House and I’m proud to be an ally to drain the swamp and make our nation gre…

What difference could a few extra dollars in our bank accounts matter when we continue to slaughter 3,000 to 4,000 of our most vulnerable and innocent citizens in their mothers’ wombs? Not even the usual token mention of the greatest holocaust known to mankind by President Trump in his State…

I had another great-grandchild born Sunday. After reading a letter in the Kokomo Tribune from a person who believed in abortion and claimed belief in the Bible. God said to man, “go forth and multiply,” and there is no place God said to get pregnant and kill your baby.

In just one year’s time, Hoosiers are already seeing the benefits of the strong leadership that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are bringing to Washington. As a direct result of President Trump’s tax cuts, for example, Hoosiers throughout the state will start to see larg…

President Trump is absolutely right, the State of the Union is bright. After eight years of lackluster leadership, the stock market is up, ISIS is on the run and the American people are enjoying the much deserved benefits of a fairer, simpler tax code.

The tax-cut bill — which was signed into law in December — has received an unfair shake. While the legislation has been portrayed by many in the mainstream media to simply be a windfall for the wealthy, the reality is quite different and bodes well for Main Street America.

The only way anyone can justify supporting any law or piece of legislation that bargains for the life of any innocent person is to acknowledge that such a law exists.

A letter writer has taken issue with the new tax restructuring plan the president and Congress have enacted. The writer intimates it’s all a sham to benefit the rich and corporations, while the lower tax brackets receive what he calls “gruel” and what Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls “crum…

I am a retired teacher, and I read with great interest the recent editorial “Cursive still hanging on” by the Kokomo Tribune Editorial Board from Jan. 10. I wholeheartedly agree with the editorial. It is a major mistake for school corporations to remove cursive writing from their curricula.

President Trump [Monday] announced an initiative to achieve prosperity for rural America by advancing innovation and technology in these challenged communities. While this is promising news, education opportunity must be the foundation if the new initiative is to succeed.

Republicans ran on a promise to drain the swamp, and now they want to bring back the corrupt tool that led to multiple indictments and helped destroy voters’ faith in Republicans as good stewards of tax dollars?

Periodic redistricting is a key element of helping to assure equity and vitality of our electoral process. Every 10 years after the completion of our decennial — the U.S. census — boundaries for electoral and political districts are realigned. That process is called redistricting. The purpos…

So much has changed in our country since 1986, but our tax code has not. It is stale and outdated. If left untouched, our current tax system will continue to hold Hoosiers back.

Donald Trump’s campaign for president caught fire because he promised to secure the border and build a wall. But his agenda is being held up by liberal elites in Washington who support open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. One of those liberal elites is Joe Donnelly, who is up for re-…

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