Letters

Repeal mandatory requirement

Republicans like to tell voters that there are too many unnecessary government regulations, and that they will void them. This just isn’t true! A good example is the requirement that all motorists buy minimum amounts of vehicle insuarance coverage. As a result of this requirement, vehicle ...

You choose

I thought I’d heard it all, but now “convicted criminals” think they have the “right” to choose where they will be incarcerated. Are they nuts? What’s next? They want to choose where they go so they can “stay close to family” so it’s easier for mommy to visit and change the ...

Wishing him well

The Jan. 22nd edition of the Sun-Gazette included an op-ed piece by Tim Mannello entitled, "By Their Tweets Ye Shall Know Them." In his comments, Mr. Mannello queried, "Is President Trump well?" Mr. Mannello's column in general, and this question in particular, sparked my curiosity and ...

The exact meaning

Regarding the concept of, “The Separation of Church and State.” To quote a late Justice, “The U.S. Constitution says what it says and does not say what it does not say.” Those who wrote our Constitution as well as those who wrote the Amendments thereto, were very careful and ...

Peace abandoned

U.C. Berkley...famous for...wait, it's coming...got it! The Birth of the Freedom of Speech Movement. The Liberal Leopards are apparently changing their spots. Non-violent Civil Disobedience be damned! We've abandoned the peaceful exchange of ideas that included informed opinions and cogent ...

Obstruction

The worst thing Democrats could do today is to imitate Republican obstruction of all things Obama by opposing President Trump on everything. Instead, they should spend time sharpening an agenda and a message that emphasizes good-paying jobs, and opportunity and safety for all at home and ...

The time has come

In the words of the “Gipper” – “There you go again” should have been the heading for the article that appeared recently, titled “W.A.S.D faces early $2.6 million budget deficit.” We hear this same “Song and Dance” every year, and as usual the business manager and the school ...

Immigration measure protest inexcusable

You would expect a child in Sunday School to make this mistake, but it's inexcusable when religious leaders with their experience and education make the same mistake. "Ready-FIRE-Aim" best describes the protest to President Trump's immigration ban (e.g. "Locals Protest Immigration Ban"). As a ...

Tragic irony

Regardless of whatever other factors may have contributed to the dashing of Hillary Clinton's presidential dreams, she herself helped bring about the sinking of her ship of state. Ironically, Clinton was the one politician in the world whose experience, intelligence and toughness Vladimir Putin ...

Spiritual presumptions

Recently, it seems to me, certain spiritual presumptions have been expressed in two pieces in the Sun Gazette. First, on the religious page it was implied that when certain Christian churches die they might sadly be replaced by Buddhist or Hindu groups. Groups that happen to make great use of ...

Wait and see?

President Trump and his administration have been talking about drastically increasing spending for infrastructure projects including bridges, roads, highways, water and sewer system upgrades, etc. His goal is to create jobs while at the same time rebuilding our crumbling and aging ...

Protest

I believe in one’s right to protest; it’s when protesters take their right one step too far and the protest interferes with my rights that I draw the red line. For example blocking a highway or street goes too far; blocking normal operations in a building i. e. airport, shopping center, ...

Trump’s reasoning

This is why President Trump informed business leaders he wanted to cut federal rules and regulations by 75%. In 2015 Congress passed 114 laws and Bureaucrats created 3,410 new regulations consisting of 81,611 printed pages. In 2016 another 3,378 rules and regulations were instituted ...

Frightening

I've watched segments of Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing and it's frightening. I've graduated from high school K-12, attended and graduated from Penn State University and now pursuing my masters in Counselor Education at Marywood in Scranton. Nearly 18 years of my life I have dedicated to ...

Come together

When Obama was president, those on the right lamented his inordinate use of power and control. Now that Trump is president, the left is lamenting his inordinate use of power and control. Presidential elections matter because they give the officeholder too much power and control because ...

Unlikely to provide relief

The proposal by James Orr in his Jan. 21 letter to cut the number of Pennsylvania state legislators is unlikely to provide any long-term relief to taxpayers, and would instead undermine legislator accountability. Programmed expenses for our state legislators will continue to increase, absent ...

March for Life

“We are the Pro-Life Generation!” This chant echoed across the base of the Washington Monument and across Constitution Avenue to the White House as I embarked on my first March for Life nine days ago. The Associated Press was right when they characterized the march as a triumphant rally ...

Friend or foe

We are referring to the guy who has “occupied” the White House for the last eight years, President Obama. First, we should make a comparison of him with some previous presidents. Abraham Lincoln said, “The nation is worth fighting for, to secure such an inestimable jewel.” President ...

Obamagone

Seventy-six days after Donald Trump was elected Anarchrats were on the verge of a new civil war. With the help of the protected ones in the news media they are stirring the smelly pot of lies that will get us there and give them the news they would like to report! Since it appeared that Trump ...

About the march

Over half a million people marched in Washington on January 21 in support of the real values that make America great: Freedom of speech, religion and the press, equal rights for women and minorities, and basic honesty and decency in government. On the same day more than a million Americans took ...