Letters

Political Correctness

For me, being politically correct means realizing some things I thought, said and did years ago have always been insulting to groups of people who are different from me. “The Education of Hyman Kaplan” by Leonard Q. Ross is a good example. Taking place in the 1930s, the novel follows Mr. ...

Let’s focus on the kids

I would like to address the lack of information on the side of the cyber school students. I do not like that people are referring to children as leaching off of brick-and-mortar school students when all of the facts are not there ... The misconception that cyber school is taking from the other ...

Bad choice

In response to the June 7 article, “Oregon joins interstate pact to ignore Electoral College,” let’s dissect what’s behind this grab for ultimate power. First, I believe this is a well thought-out plot to capture the majority of the votes cast in a national election ceding complete ...

Good history lessons

There were two excellent letters in the June 9 edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and I would like to give praise to the writers. The first was by Paul Rinker of Montoursville titled “Lesson from history.” Thank you Mr. Rinker for pinning down the socialist Democrats. The second ...

Boo … socialism, socialism!

For Republicans, election time is Halloween season: time to dress up their opponents in terrifying costumes to scare voters over to their side. In order to get elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump, in my opinion, scared enough people by portraying illegal aliens as a threat to our way of life. In ...

Take another good look

Wow! I just finished reading another letter trashing Democrats and the comments that followed them. I knew Democrats are not liked very much but you have real strong feelings against them. One wrote about the unethical and partisan hackery of politicians. He gives two examples, both ...

Postal problems

I never had such bad luck with mail delivery. One delivery I tracked said it was in my mailbox, but I never got it so someone kept my mail that didn‘t belong to them. I also dropped a letter in a mailbox on Lycoming Creek Road about a month ago — a gift for my grandson — and he didn’t ...

Federal deficit must be addressed

The Congressional Budget Office released its updated long-term budget report on June 25, which projects the nation’s fiscal situation for the next 30 years. In just 22 years, entitlement spending combined with interest on the national debt will consume all federal revenues. Unless Congress ...

Move the mailbox

At sometime in peoples lives, you have probably had something come up that is so crazy and bizarre that it just gets you scratching your head and asking yourself, “What the hell is going on?” My wife and I and our neighbors just had one of those moments. We got a letter from the Post Office ...

Celebrating diversity in local sports

The summer baseball season of the Philadelphia Phillies local minor league team, the Williamsport Crosscutters, is now in full swing. There are a host of games that fill the calendar over the next two months. As a season ticket holder, I pay special attention to the credentials of these young ...

Senate Bill 76

Ben Franklin got everyone to pay a tax by saying everyone needs to chip in a nickel for the firehouse. How far have we strayed from that simple concept? The two biggest employers in our town, the college and hospital, own about $800 million worth property but pay hardly nothing. Senate Bill 76 ...

What’s next?

This letter involves two subjects: silent sports and their possible connection to politics. Silent sports are the nonconsumptive users of our woodplots, national parks, prairies, etc. These are recreational activities, which include waterways, that could cause some harm or fright to wildlife. ...

Unbelievable

Three thousand Americans died on Sept. 11, 2001, including 343 New York firefighters, and now we have Muslims in our Congress who I believe hate President Trump, Israel and America. Wake up America! Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Making money from handicapped

I have had 83 operations, I have a handicap placard in the front windshield, hanging on the mirror. I parked in a handicapped zone, near the library. I went to the doctor and was in and out in less than 20 minutes. Surprise, surprise, guess what I find? A $10 parking ticket for no money ...

National wealth tax

I would like to see Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former “Aid To Families With Dependent Children” program that was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Ever since its abolition, there has been a large increase in the number of people (especially ...

Poor judgment

I have a response to the June 16 letter, “The I word,” If you can’t say anything nice about Trump, don’t say it at all. If Hillary would have won, America would be in bad shape, in my opinion. Carol Logue Montoursville

The missing word

Once again I feel compelled to address one of your Letters to the Editor titled “I word.” In that letter, the writer called Donald Trump an idiot, an imbecile, incompetent and insincere, among other things. He also wondered what other “I word” could be missing. That missing “I ...

Tobacco prevention and control funding is a must to save lives

Tobacco prevention and control programs are at risk in Pennsylvania. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It costs Pennsylvania $6.38 billion a year in healthcare and lost productivity — that’s more than $17 million a day! Last year, ...

Just wait

Since President Trump took office, he has publicly shown respect, affinity, and in one instance affection and love for a handful of world leaders. My list includes Duarte of the Philippines, Erdogan of Turkey, MBS of Saudi Arabia, Putin of Russia, Xi of China and, of course, Kim Jong-un of ...

Response

A June 15 letter to the editor decried the United Methodist Church’s “shameful” stand against homosexual behavior. I found his take on what happened at the recent world UMC conference to be misleading. Comparing today’s Methodism with slaveholders was slanted and mean spirited. The UMC ...