Letters

Without them we would be doomed

Wednesday was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This goes to every cop in Pennsylvania as well as the United States 0f America. I thank you for being so willing to give up your time and life for strangers, including me. You are brave, courageous and loving people who do not hesitate ...

A bad spot to surrender

To capitulate is the act of ceasing to resist an opponent. To give up or give in. In other words – surrender. President Trump’s recent announcement that US troops will be leaving Syria is a living example of this. He says ISIS is defeated. Most, if not all, experts agree this is a very ...

Understanding Trump support

In periods of depression (extremely rare!) during my 10 years in Williamsport, I have been forced to conclude that approximately one third of locals are jaywalkers, another third are either ill-mannered or regularly mistake curbs and sidewalks and lawns for trash dumpsters, and the third third ...

Who they are

I have to admit that I can not understand President Trump's favorability in the polls. He ranges from 38-50 percent. Who are these people? Finally, a letter writer answered this question for me. In a recent letter, he stated a dim-witted person should embrace President Trump and thank ...

Arguing over silly things

What amazes me is that, for the most part, people want to argue over silly things. Things like prayer in schools, seatbelts and helmet laws, the pledge of allegiance, just to name a few. Let's look at the bigger picture. How about the right for us to make our own decisions, or have we really ...

Climate hypocrits

When Charles Dudley Warner coined the phrase: "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it", he must have had climate change advocates in mind, since they do the most complaining and least amount about it! When all is said and done, there is a lot more said than ...

Due process?

As a retired federal lawman and a gun club officer who accompanied several club members to court to face PFA hearings in the recent past, I was disturbed by the Dec. 20 article, "Law orders domestic violence abusers to turn in firearms." The article blurs the clear distinction between an ...

Prayer police?

A recent letter had a version of a poem for school prayer written supposedly by a teen student from Arizona. There have been several versions of this poem over years all by some anonymous person mostly a student. Written in the same style as "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep". It is assumed that ...

The better alternative

Those who are hoping the Texas judge’s ruling against the Affordable Care Act —Obamacare — will be upheld and the act will disappear, will have all this to look forward to: One: Insurance companies will once again be able to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. This ...

Setting record straight

On Oct. 12, Gov. Wolf signed Act 79 legislation that promptly and securely disarms dangerous domestic abusers. This common sense legislation was endorsed by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against ...

Which is correct?

A recent column reports that men are blamed for all the ills in the world but not all of them. I also read another column saying men are to be blamed is wrong. Here is the reason why. It is not men in general that has cause so much consternation in the world but patriarchy. In case you ...

Getting the facts out

Democrats don’t know the facts. They don’t know that President Obama and Hillary Clinton think the Muslim Brotherhood are our friends. They are the enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood, in its manifesto, wants Sharia Law, not U.S. laws. They want to denounce Western society, laws and ...

Favoring solution over expensive obstacle

Edgar Allen Poe wrote a short story published in 1842 titled “The Mask of the Red Death.” The Red Death, later known as bubonic plague, is a bacterial infection caused by flea bites. The fleas are parasitically carried by small animals, most notably rats. Poe related the tale of ...

Disturbing?

This letter is in reference to the letter “Picture Disturbing” on Dec. 23. The writer states seeing a 10-year-old girl with a 10-point buck was disturbing. He was even more upset that the hunter also hunts in archery season. Archery season allows young hunters to use crossbows, which ...

Getting the facts out

The Department of Justice, under fire often in the past two years, clearly needs a new leader who can command respect from all sides. It needs a leader who can act with the full power of the office behind him but do it in such a way that restores integrity to the department. President ...

A ridiculous law

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is reaching a new, ridiculous law to support a new law passed in June that reduces magazine capacity from 15 to 10 rounds for handguns and long guns. They said 10 rounds are plenty for self-defense. Anything more could prove dangerous to bystanders and ...

Democratic donors

No wonder the Democratic Party won the midterms. Billionaire Tom Steyer poured $110 million into the Democratic coffers, Michael Bloomberg another $80 million, and George Soros $50 million. It looks like the billionaires have taken over the Democratic Party. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Excuse me

I guess I am mistaken, but I guess as an American citizens, the hearings pertaining to James Comey should have been open to the public. What is this behind closed doors hearing thing? What is our federal government hiding from us? I guess I thought the American public had the right to know ...

We deserve better

At a recent Lycoming County Commissioners meeting, there was uproar and anger over a decision to appoint the most qualified candidate, Joseph Reighard, to the Planning Commission vacancy. Commissioner McKernan was quoted as stating about the uproar and anger, "it seemed like it was ...

Socialistic ideals

I thank Al Sever for serving 31 months in the non-declared war in Vietnam, but he’s picked up socialistic ideals since then. The United States is a sovereign nation and has the right to defend its borders by keeping out M13 members, drug dealers and other criminals from Mexico, Central and ...