Letters

Judge by actions

This letter concerns the brief reunions in Korea that brought tears too hundreds of families separated longer than 60 years. A 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son. They were driven apart during the turmoil of the Korean War. I ...

Obama’s policies

President Obama’s back. Look for a continual critique of the Trump presidency. The following is a reminder of Obama’s policies. They were: • Punitive. Work hard, achieve, succeed, accumulate some wealth, pay taxes and you faced even greater confiscatory taxation. • ...

Middle class subsidizing Amazon

How does it happen that the wealthiest man in the history of the world. Jeff Bezos, is also one of the largest welfare recipients in America? His company, Amazon, makes huge profits by paying their employees wages that are so inadequate that many of them need public assistance just to get by. ...

Really sad

I just heard on the news that South Williamsport gave a World War II veteran a fine for grass clippings. Now what is really sad! The gentleman that gave that to him more than likely was never in the military. Whoever wrote that fine should have warned him, then he should have taken care of ...

Easily disproven

The theory of macro-evolution is easily disproven. If life could not have originated from non-living matter, the basis of macro-evolution, then the entire theory is falsified. There is no naturalistic mechanism for life to originate from non-living matter. The existence of the simplest living ...

They may

What kind of person can question the patriotism of former POWs from the war in Vietnam or any other war? That war did a lot to divide this country. Patriots on both sides of that conflict felt they were defending the honor of this country. Patriotism is not defined by wearing a uniform or ...

How it should have read

Mr. Mannello’s defense of the pope’s letter should have read, “Every cardinal, bishop and priest who was involved should be defrocked, starting with the pope.” I wonder if my grandson, who is Catholic, was one of the victims. Thomas Taber Muncy

Revisionists

A letter writer recently attempted to define skeptic and cynic as it pertained to man-made climate change. He'd like you to believe that a cynic is anyone who doesn't agree with his position. He says a skeptic would not question the premise that the climate cycle is outside of the normal range, ...

The twisting left

If you watched the confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, it was clear by the questioning of the judge by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that one of the top priorities of the left is to gut the Second Amendment. In her effort to confuse the watching public she repeatedly used ...

Comparing borough, city

Let me congratulate South Williamsport on hiring Steve Cappelli as borough manager. He will do a fine job, as he did as mayor of Williamsport. However, it looks like the cost involved is $120,000 in salary plus $40,000 in benefits for the borough manager and assistant’s position in a ...

Restore safety

There is a traffic hazard in Jersey Shore. It is located at the intersection of Oliver and Allegheny streets and the driveway between 1242 and 1300 Allegheny Street. The speed demons on two and four wheels must think there is a ramp at the top of the bluff at the intersection, so they can ...

Greed

The Bible says money and greed is the root of all evil. This is true, especially in America. There are corporations, companies and everyday people who would sell their own grandmother to make a buck. The spending spree our country is on is beyond reason. There is not enough money in the ...

Double standards

In reading Mr. Kerstetter’s letter of August 20th, I can agree with his arguments regarding the last four elections. In regards to item number three, however, I can only agree that one can be a natural U.S. citizen if born to a parent who is also considered a citizen. The Birth Certificate ...

Time to choose

Senator John McCain's passing provides a good occasion to ask ourselves about the future we wish for our nation. Do we want to be a country driven by Sen. McCain's vision ("Country above all else") or by President Trump's vision ("'Me' above all else"). It's that simple. Tim ...

Surprised

Imagine my surprise when the Charter Commission appointed by City Council made exactly the recommendation Council wanted. Who would have ever guessed? The commission was a farce and the result was a forgone conclusion. The whole thing is an obvious power grab by City Council. For anyone ...

Regarding ‘Loving America’

In the above column Sept. 2, Mr. Rieders states Israel "is routinely beaten up at the U.N. which is controlled by Arabs and Third World interests extremely hostile to the democratic and egalitarian nation that Israel represents". The United States, a permanent member of the U. N. Security ...

Climate change

Everyone understandably worries about climate change, global warming and changes in our lifestyle. Granted, the Earth has gone through many, many changes as has life itself. Early on we as humans did not realize how damaging fumes from factory smoke stacks could be, also learning the hard ...

Portrait in smallness

John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi. He refused early release even after being repeatedly beaten and tortured. Why? Because an unspoken military rule of honor was to leave in order of capture, and he knew of prisoners who'd ...

Different people

After a valiant struggle, Sen. John McCain has succumbed to brain cancer. Most would agree that Sen. McCain is a true American patriot who, whether on the field of battle or in the halls of Congress, consistently placed his comrades and his country above himself and his political party. In ...

The wrong target

Shannon Watts, creator of Moms for Gun Sense in America, an anti-gun propagandist organization financed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown for Gun Safety, and once again they targeted the gun, but not the psychopath, who murdered two ...