The Herald Bulletin

August 12, 2013

You Said It: About utility rates, marching bands and U.S. history books

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

The City of Anderson is considering electric and water rate hikes. (Article published Aug. 8)

THB: City Council should ask all the right questions to determine whether rate hikes are absolutely necessary. If not, don’t pass higher rates!

The Anderson High School Marching Highlanders placed fourth at State Fair Band Day. (Article published Aug. 4)

THB: It’s all about the kids and the future — not the past!

A Herald Bulletin editorial criticized former Gov. Mitch Daniels for using his authority to see that Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” wasn’t used in Indiana’s public universities. (July 28)

THB: A group of Purdue professors and other academics have cited Zinn’s book as a legitimate interpretation of our country’s history. The point is this: It should be left to the academic institutions to determine what constitutes a legitimate historical account — not to the state’s governor. Once we begin letting government dictate how history is taught, we’re all in trouble.

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