Letters

Preserving the foundation

The principles conservatives are bent on conserving are the foundational principles of the United States that separated us from the countries our founders migrated from, where there was the tyranny of government without representation. Our founding documents outline a limited government and ...

Enemies of the people

It’s Monday night, time to watch some football! These players work out all year round, lift weights, run, jog, study, make millions of dollars, but some are too weak to stand, for the national anthem! Really I don't care if they stand, sit, laugh, just play the game! I served in the ...

Splintering

The president has just split this splintered country like a hot knife through butter. What is wrong with him? Why is he pitting neighbor against neighbor over football, the one topic about which we could have an enjoyable If contentious conversation! We need a leader who unites not divides ...

The new bullying

The last several years we've heard so much of the education in our schools to stop "bullying". The effects it has on the victims, some tragic...one would think that this message was absorbed and much better than the 80's or 90's. Fast forward to the protests over our president, and against ...

Oblivious

Sports and other celebrities seem oblivious of the fact their recent actions are alienating at least half of those who support their livelihoods and the results are apparent in the form of decreasing ratings and all that goes with those decreased ratings. It reminds me of the old saying that ...

Anthem protest is a rules violation

After almost 70 years of loyalty and enthusiasm for professional football, I sadly will no longer be part of the crowd, TV or otherwise. Due to the recent behavior of the players and administrators of the NFL regarding our flag and National Anthem, I have cancelled my 16-year subscription of my ...

Protesters need a day in cops’ shoes

I would like to see the protesters in St. Louis spend one day in a cop’s shoes. I bet they would shoot first – so they could go home to their family. Sadly, Dems keep playing to them and they won’t stop Jon Oeler Williamsport

Blame alligators

During the primaries, one of the chants which was heard at many of Donald Trump's campaign rallies echoing throughout the halls was: "Drain the swamp, drain the swamp!" When your objective is to drain the swamp, you can be sure that you will expose a lot of the alligators, and swamp ...

Thankful

As Event Chair of the "Balloonfest, Airshow and So Much More" presented recently by the Rotary Clubs of Lycoming County, I am feeling incredibly blessed. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" and the committee members who work all year to offer this family-friendly, affordable event with ...

BLM Demands

Where do I get some of what BLM are demanding? I grew up with NO central air or heat. We had a cold water tap but no bathroom; it was outside. We never had an electric refrigerator until 1954. My dad died without insurance to bury him; mom paid his burial weekly until it was paid for. My ...

It’s man, man

A recent writer raised this question: "How do we know that recorded increases in CO2 and the increases in surface and oceanic temperatures since 1850 are caused by fossil fuels burned by humans and not by natural causes?" The short answer is because scientists who are best qualified to do so ...

Misleading

I found some of statements made in the 'Unnecessary Division' letter to be misleading. I agree there were several flags for the Confederacy and it is the 'bars and stars' flag that is predominantly used today. 'The Recumbent Lee' statue depicts General Lee lying on his battlefield cot and ...

Inappropriate

equire attention in the United States. However, to use the NFL workplace for "anthem discontent" is totally inappropriate. The NFL players’ actions take advantage of their wealth and access to the media to protest social injustice. Players not standing for the"anthem" is not related to ...

Excessive

Concerning the proposal to spend $528,000 on folding stadium seating at Oct 3rd school board meeting...some facts: 1) The stadium already has cost us $3 million-plus. 2) This may be an illegal use of Visitors Bureau money. 3) $528,000 is too much to spend on stadium folding chairs. 4) ...

Too much media politics

There is far too much politics in our media today. A leading example of the problem is the recent reporting on Tom Price\'s shameful misuse of taxpayer's money. The headline from Wednesday's online edition of the Daily Mail (a British paper) was "Outrage over private jet spree by Trump\'s ...

Sunshine

On a recent day trip, one of our residents fell in the parking lot as we were boarding our bus to return home. Immediately our bus driver was down on the ground with her administering first aid, holding her and comforting her until the ambulance arrived. [River Valley Transit, you can be ...

Refuting

Earlier this month a letter writer, under the heading "Figuring Democrats out," listed eight categories in which he imputed certain preferences to members of this party. He opens with "Democrats have chosen the enemies of Israel over Israel." That judgment ignores the long-term benefits of ...

Childish actions

I see that the president just can’t let things go again. He now has a picture of Mrs. Clinton tripping while going up into an airplane and his golf ball supposedly hitting her in the back! Now, instead of taking care of the country, he is using the “fake media” to promote his childish ...

Middle Class downfall

It is no mystery when you look at the overall progress of nations to see that a political entity, usually a nation, develops itself through the heard work of the middle class. Usually the middle class benefits the nation to such degree that it becomes self-sustaining and well off and then along ...

Cut state police funding

The state of confusion known as Pennsylvania has a deficit of around $2 billion. I remember reading that the Pennsylvania State Police inhales that much in funding. Stop funding them. It would make liberals happy since they believe we have too many police already. Conservatives would be ...