Letters

Sympathy

The Lycoming County Progressives extend our deepest sympathies to the United States Congress and in particular to Representative Scalise of Louisiana, Representative Williams of Texas, Crystal Griner and David Bailey (US Capitol Police Officers), Zach Barth (staffer with Rep. Williams of TX), ...

Rethinking his position

In June of 2016, Senator Rand Paul sent out the following tweet, "Why do we have a Second Amendment? It's not to shoot deer. It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!" Then came the recent shooting on the ball field in Alexandria, VA., and Paul became a target of his own ...

Williamsport Citizens for Home Rule

In a letter published in Sunday's Sun Gazette, City Council members propose giving voters a choice of what form of government they want the City to adopt. But Council's proposed ballot question leaves out one important choice: a Home Rule Charter, which would enable voters a much fuller range ...

In with the new

So President Trump accomplished something; he has the liberals/progressives/Democrats using the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. I find that amusing since conservatives/libertarians/ Christian right/ alt right members of our society are pushing for a constitutional convention so they can ...

Overblown reform

The editorial in today's paper applauded the pension reform bill recently passed. The editors' opinion was that it was 'real reform' and included the opinion that it will keep the pension budget from getting worse. That is an opinion not based on facts. First, the 'reform' is a hybrid of a ...

To the contrary

Contrary to Rep. Matt Baker's presumption, those of us who advocate for the legalization and regulation of the adult use marijuana market do not opine that the plant is altogether harmless or that it cannot be misused ("Why I oppose legalizing marijuana," June 11). In fact, it is precisely ...

Memorial effort

The Ryan S. Ostrom Memorial Foundation is in the process of gathering names of local veterans who served in Vietnam between 1955 and 1975. These veterans should reside or have resided in the North Penn-Liberty High School attendance area which encompasses the area from southern Blossburg to ...

Facts contradict portrayal

Recent efforts attempt to portray the United States as a major environmental polluter, but according to The World Health Organization, the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet. The air is significantly cleaner than in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria and France. ...

Improving food stamps

During the recession President Obama allowed states to waive work requirements for food stamps, and now, according to Breitbart news, President Trump’s budget would require work for food stamps and save taxpayers $8.4 billion annually from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program's ...

Fake news bias

I just finished reading another of Larry Elder's columns in the paper and found it extremely biased, like his previous ones. Every incident he cited of fake news journalism was from news outlet deemed liberal press by conservatives. The examples given are what the Trump administration would ...

Don’t remove history

After reading the letter submitted by Mr. Patrick Rogers, I must say I am totally in agreement with his comments. History cannot, nor should not, be removed or destroyed in the name of political correctness. Yes, there was a Civil War in the United States. Yes, it may have been for an ...

o good deed. .

The upcoming Lycoming County Commissioners consideration of competitive bids for the Reentry Center was the subject of a recent Sun-Gazette editorial. The editorial suggested that Commissioner Rick Mirabito should “sit out the vote” on the issue because there is an appearance of ...

Beware

Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity to usually gain financial advantage. Financial loss of identity theft is $5,130. US identity fraud victims total 12,157,400. The percentage of households who report some type of identity theft is 7.5%. Age group percentages are ...

Unfair advantages for the wealthy

This pertains to the headlines “CEO pay climbed faster last year up 8.5 percent.” The AFL-CIO office of investment claims the CEO’s for major U.S. companies make 347 times more than the average worked in this country. The highest paid executive in this years survey was about $9.8 ...

Memorial Day

On May 29th (Memorial Day), I sat down and watched a few wartime movies and how people gave so much for our freedom. Then came the show MASH and a guy with dress on in Korea. Once again, I thought of all the lives lost. Once again I thought this show should not be on TV. I took my remote ...

President Pence

In the next six to nine months, anybody who hasn't been living on Mars (or in Cogan Station) will have to give serious thought to the following question: Will Mike Pence as 46th president of the United States pardon Donald Trump for the actions that forced his resignation under threat of ...

President Pence

In the next six to nine months, anybody who hasn't been living on Mars (or in Cogan Station) will have to give serious thought to the following question: Will Mike Pence as 46th president of the United States pardon Donald Trump for the actions that forced his resignation under threat of ...

Fascism

Fascism is here in the United States of America in the name of liberalism. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Cowardly

I'm writing because of the way the cowards of America are getting braver in the way they hurt others. There is this young lady who has ovarian cancer, and the girls that work at the Marriott Residence Inn locally set out a box to try and collect some money for this girl who had to stop working. ...

Paris pullout correct

I think it was a good move by President Trump to get out of the Paris clean air accord. Why should the United States borrow money so some Third World country can have clean air. Let them borrow the money. By the way, China did not pledge a penny while they are getting out of things get out ...