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Letters

Cut taxes and rebuild the military

Over the past 36 years we’ve heard three presidents, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump, say the same thing. Whose taxes are they cutting and how are they paying for the increased military spending? President Reagan and Bush II cut taxes for the wealthy and Trump is proposing ...

Getting it correct

I am not the author of this article as it was sent to me by a friend. It hits the nail right on the head regarding the protests at NFL games. I have been an NFL fan since childhood, and have seen every Super Bowl played. Until and unless these cease, I will never watch another NFL game, ...

Back referendum

Voters will have the option of passing a referendum on Nov. 7. The referendum will amend the state Constitution, allowing the state legislature to enact legislation to enable local municipalities and/or school districts to exclude up to 100 percent of the assessed value of a home from ...

Psych degree unnecessary

The poet Maya Angelou once wrote: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." If we applied this observation to President Donald Trump, we would easily understand the simple reason for his indescribably outrageous behavior for the past 65 years, including his time as ...

Divide of war

This concerns the relationship between President Donald Trump and the leader of North Korea, Ri Yong Ho. I never dreamed I would ever see the day that leaders of any two countries in today’s world, would make such derogatory things about one another. They act as they are the only ...

Angry

I’m angry at the NFL and its owners permitting a nit-wit like Colin Kaepernick to sully our National Anthem and our flag in such a manner, and then have the audacity to uphold him. I have nothing against one such as he, to protest, but when he does so in such a demeaning way, and wears ...

Why an anthem?

Why do we have a National Anthem, our Founding Fathers did not have one unless you think it was 'Yankee Doodle'? Why play or sing the National Anthem at a professional sporting event? Why was this particular version made a National Anthem? Why is the National Anthem a political lightening ...

Correct tax reform

Senator Pat Toomey says he want's to see tax breaks for everyone. How do you give tax breaks to the 47 percent of workers who pay no taxes? Let's do a tax reform where everyone pays taxes. Mike Kerstetter Watsontown Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Disrespect for flag

Football, basketball and baseball players who don’t want to show respect for our flag and anthem, I have a message for you: “Get out of my country” live in a communist country, and see how they treat you. Al Mills Williamsport

Worst generation of the USA

It has been determined the greatest generation in the USA was in the 1940’s. I used to think that taking prayer out of the schools or burning draft cards was really bad but we have a new winner. We can claim pro football and 2017 for that. Take your million dollar contract and go to North ...

Amusing

I must say I found the latest letter in support of President Trump, “Blame Alligators”, to be very amusing. The swamp has been drained and all of the alligators and swamp creatures have been exposed; too bad you don't see that the White House is run by a crocodile with a staff full of ...

Backwards

Glenda Heyd, in the LTE "Splintering", has it all backward. The splintering occurred when the liberal Democrats, who prided themselves on being tolerant and all-inclusive, showed us their true selves when their candidate didn't win. They're neither tolerant or all-inclusive. They've shown that ...

Beauty of our city

As I travel on my little scooter to downtown and back I always see the beautiful flowers and street light flowers hanging all of the way up West Fourth Street. I wonder how many people really notice? They make the Gateway to the Historical West Fourth Street look so beautiful! I wonder if ...

The right way

Would you believe that every professional athlete on the field at the American League Wildcard game between New York and Minnesota in Yankee Stadium had their hats and hands on their heart while they stood upright listening to our National Anthem as it was sung. Take a lesson, NFL ...

Respect one another

Sit, stand, stay in the tunnel, lock arms, take a knee, it doesn't matter to me. Standing for the national anthem does not make one a patriot, kneeling does not make one unpatriotic. What is patriotism? I find it difficult to define. Is it patriotic to hold the flag, while burning ...

Hard to believe

Hard to believe that some loud mouth celebrity would use their stardom as a platform to criticize the president of the United States or to lead a protest against his policies. Harder to believe that same loud mouth celebrity became the next president of the United Sates. It is no wonder ...

Human trafficking – today’s slavery

Everybody talks about how bad slavery was in the 1400 -1800's. Slavery has been around for centuries. America slavery ended 152 years ago. Why talk about the past? Why not talk about the slavery that is still around known as human trafficking. Almost all of the world countries are ...

Double standard

When Playboy’s founder, sexual liberation pioneer, activist and some would say womanizer died, I found some of the reactions a bit ironic. Some Conservative Christians on social media recoiled at the celebration of this American icon's life. Some of the same people who demonize Hugh Hefner ...

Seniors jeopardized

A recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could jeopardize seniors' access to quality home health. Known as the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), the proposal would dramatically change the way Medicare pays for home health. As a result, many providers - ...

False analogy

Tim Mannello, is his letter entitled "It's man, man", used the analogy of a murder case to tell us how wrong we are in our skepticism of man being the cause of global warming. He told us that we are like the defense attorney who is telling the jury that his defendant is not guilty of murder ...