Letters

Leaders, heroes and a temperamental narcissist

John Sidney McCain Sr. was a U.S. Navy Admiral. He commanded several battle groups during World War II and was awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal. John Sidney McCain Jr. also was a U.S. Navy Admiral who served in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He was awarded the Navy ...

In response

A recent letter begins by attributing a single word “horrified” to Governor Wolf. No context. No verifiable sources. Just a single word wrapped in quotes. In response to a prayer by Stephanie Borowicz at the opening session to the PA General Assembly. The writer then goes on to claim that ...

The road runs out about 2024

It now appears that kicking the U.S. debt can down the road each year by our legislators will soon be coming to an end when they run out of road. According to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Debt Management, the U.S. government is just five years away from the point where every ...

Still burying the truth

Here we go again, first tearing down any and all Confederate statues and monuments pertaining to the Civil War. Now, we have to go through complaints about the late Kate Smith singing certain songs. Please stop. Many other songs were written and sung by many different artists, some of whom ...

Learning to love hate speech

Almost everyone these days has heard that hate speech is a federal crime. That’s because hate speech is hurtful to people’s feelings, especially when it exposes in public what people are: whether in terms of gender, religion, political creed, ethnic background, economic status, body mass, ...

Racism? Or good neighbor?

What is it called when the police enforce complaints that may have been racially motivated? I was asleep in Muncy in the early evening when I was awakened by someone yelling profanities and racial slurs. I went outside to see a guy in his porch, two houses down on the opposite side of the ...

The war on drugs

Richard Nixon started the war on drugs in 1971. Has it been successful in removing illegal drugs from the streets? No! Despite spending trillions of dollars, there are more drugs on the streets now, they’re cheaper and are being used by more people than ever before. Prohibiting drugs puts ...

Drug of choice?

Recently someone said to me that Trump is certain voters’ drug of choice. Naturally I needed the person to explain what they meant. This is how I understood it: Some American citizens have need of a drug to take their pain away. Perhaps lack of education is leaving them behind, or family is ...

The I-word

Donald Trump has me confused when he talks about the I-word. In reference to Donald Trump, I believe the I-word could be idiot, imbecile, incompetent, insincere, intervention to stop his erratic behavior or inability to tell the truth. What other I-word could he be talking about? Jay D. ...

God’s hiding places

A secularist declared the only place left for God to hide is the moment before the universe began to exist. Since all space, matter, energy, and time come into existence at this moment, it is a good hiding place. The appearance of something from nothing requires a cause. The beginning of time ...

The Nifong Syndrome

This disease occurs in lawyers, particularly those elected to public service or political appointees who violate all ethical standards and morph into partisan political hacks. Named after District Attorney Mike Nifong of Durham, North Carolina, who intentionally withheld DNA and video evidence ...

Tell me why

I have a few questions for Democratic supporters. Tell me why: • Your party supports the murder of unborn children, yet when a pregnant woman is killed, it is prosecuted as a double homicide? (Abortion is murder, not healthcare). • You support the denial of Second Amendment rights to ...

Book Mobile provides essential service

I have been reminded that the James V. Brown Library needs a new Book Mobile. The old one is getting tired and the parts are almost impossible to get. You know, ever since I learned to read, I have gone to a library to get books. My mother took me everywhere we lived and I continued to go to ...

Trust and faith in Trump’s strategy

President Trump recently took a decisive stand for American workers when he took on China during trade talks. Previous administrations didn’t do enough to stop China’s abuse of trade agreements. I’m happy we finally have a president bold enough to put America first as it relates to ...

The truth

Democrats are not after the truth, they are after President Trump. If they were after the truth, I believe Hillary Clinton would be in prison. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

The path to Hell is paved with good intentions

I’ve never really been surprised about being disappointed about District 12’s election results. I just wanted to say congratulations to the people who voted for a career politician who at best will stall any meaningful legislation that aims to move our district and country in any direction ...

No evidence of man-made global warming?

If mankind were ever to face what one recent author has called “The Uninhabitable Earth,” deniers of manmade climate change would likely say: “The Earth died a natural death. Climate has always changed in cycles because of natural causes, and that is all that is happening today.” As one ...

Climate change

Climate change is the most important issue of our time. We have dug a deep hole in the past hundred years by putting millions of tons of green house gasses in the atmosphere. There is clear evidence that this is changing the climate. Storms are getting more severe, droughts and flooding are ...

A real concern

We are talking here about quintessential terms such as: the new age movement, the new world order, national debt, a cashless society, paper money with no backing, the Federal Reserve, Babylon, Bible prophecy, the next financial crisis, socialism, globalsim and the Illuminati. One may become ...

Remembering

Memorial Day—remembering soldiers of wars, French and Indian, Spanish War, Revolutionary War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korea, but what about the Civil War, the war between the North and South? One displays the Southern flag, known as the Confederate, people in some parts feel it is a ...