The Herald Bulletin

December 9, 2013

You Said It: About honoring veterans, same-sex marriage and the Wigwaym

About honoring veterans, same-sex marriage and the Wigwam


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Each Monday The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

A viewpoint by Anderson resident James Hensley opined that bullying state school superintendent Glenda Ritz by Gov. Pence is not acceptable. (Article published Dec. 4)

◆ “Bullying ...The new liberal term for “Not agreeing with me!”

THB: Sometimes it does appear that way.

Lapel High School sends letters to veterans’ families. (Nov. 30)

◆ “Thank you to our veterans ... and to Mrs. Cassiday at Lapel High School for honoring them and teaching our children.”

THB: A great learning exercise for these students as well as a great comfort to the families. Kudos to Mrs. Cassidy and her students.

NBA D-league team proposed for Wigwam (Dec. 4)

◆ It’s time to focus our efforts on coming up with solutions and time to think about this from multiple angles. ... This is a building that we could never afford to build again. You’re talking 20-30 million-plus modern dollars for a facility like this. Yes it needs work, but it’s a bargain for what it offers.”

THB: As with everything, it comes down to money and where that money is going to come from. This comment makes some valid points. Perhaps the commission should consider some of these points.

A group of Indiana mayors, including Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith, came out against an amendment attempting to make same-sex marriage constitutionally illegal. (Dec. 3)

◆ “Marriage is the union of one man and one women. Any other joining is not marriage. You can call it civil union, a joining or nothing at all, but marriage will always be one definition. We as a nation can call good evil and evil good but you cannot change what they really are. Sorry, Kevin, you are wrong. You can have the greatest economy in the world, but without the proper value system, what do you have? Simply a materialistic society, is that all we have or desire?”

THB: Businesses look to hire the best and brightest, they want to locate to an area that their employees would want to live and raise a family. One with good schools, parks, and where they would feel welcome. Putting barriers up and excluding groups of potential employees is not a good practice and industries will look elsewhere. Materialistic? We don’t think so, just makes sense.