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Letters

Which is it?

On one hand, Trump supporters repeatedly and gleefully point out that a majority of Americans distrust mainstream media. While in 2000, about 50 percent of Americans harbored skepticism, today mainstream media has sunk to the lowest approval rating of all of our once-respected institutions. On ...

An unfair letter

This is in response to the letter about Chik-fil-A, which I found to be a very one-sided and unfair letter. They are not a pro-discrimination company. Yes, they are Christians and as such believe in loving their neighbors and following the word of God. Several years ago there was a really bad ...

Semantics

If you rob a bank in a sanctuary city, is it illegal or is it just an undocumented withdrawal? We should stop calling welfare, food stamps, WIC, ad nausea, entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts. Social security and veterans benefits are entitlements because the people receiving them ...

Do something

In your editorial of Aug. 21 you make the tired, old NRA argument that says, “If gun control laws won’t keep guns out of the hands of hardened criminals, then we shouldn’t do anything.” You’re partially right. People like the recent shooter in Philadelphia will do what they have to ...

American flags

Recently while driving along High Street, I became aware of how many American flags were being displayed. I counted at least 13. In this difficult time of uncertainty, I felt a sense of pride to realize that we as individuals and as a nation continue to show support for our country and that ...

Another police shooting

These brave men and women are willing to place their lives on the line for strangers. But they receive very little respect or thanks for giving up their life when needed. I cannot understand why the above is happening and why our government, as well as the citizens, do not desire in putting a ...

Abortion and racism

Abortion is the most racist policy in America today, in my opinion. As a retired minister having served in churches in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Vermont for 38 years, I always preached against racism and for the sanctity of human life. Every human being is made in the image of God and is ...

Raceway USA

I walked from my apartment to the Market Street Bridge. The cars and big trucks pay no attention to the beginning or the end of the red or green lights. If I didn’t watch very carefully, I would be a goner. After the cars and big trucks get on the bridge, they all think they are Dale ...

BDC regulatory modernization

Pennsylvania’s small businesses are critical to the American economy. But, Main Street businesses across Pennsylvania and the rest of the country face barriers when it comes to accessing the capital that will help them grow. Bank loans to these businesses have decreased by 38 percent since ...

National terrorism

The flame of nationalism in America has been brought to a boiling point. The need to return to the moral foundation that built our country is urgent. We appear to have forgotten the lessons visible in acclaimed books by authors like George Orwell and William Shirer. “The Rise and Fall of the ...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Although those words may not properly express the appreciation for all the kindness, love and acknowledgment that we have received over the past couple of weeks, it is safe to say that it is greatly appreciated by each and every one of us, and our families. Thank you to those at Little League ...

Let’s never forget

I am forwarding President Trump a copy of Andrew P. Napolitano’s excellent opinion piece in the Sun Gazette on Aug. 14 titled, “A few words about guns and personal liberty.” President Trump’s lips once uttered these words: “no more gun control legislation.” I hope he remembers and ...

SECURE Act

Retirement savings become increasingly important as Americans live longer. As the cost of living increases, many Americans worry that they will not have enough retirement savings to provide for them as they age. Congress is currently considering legislation that can help middle class ...

‘High in Plain Sight’ training

I recently attended a two-day training provided by the Camp Hill Police Department and the Pennsylvania National Guard Northeast Counterdrug Training Center entitled “High in Plain Sight — You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know.” The class was facilitated by Officer Jermaine Galloway, ...

Welcome questioned

So, now, “Williamsport Welcomes the World” also means that we welcome infamously known and rabidly anti-LGBTQ and pro-discrimination businesses such as Chik-fil-A as a new addition? That’s just fabulous. The more things change, the more they stay the same. They don’t even have a local ...

Recent rhetoric

Trump’s words: “Any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or great disloyalty.” Superficially this might seem just like Trump being Trump and not taken seriously. However, as a Jew I find this to be exceptionally worrisome. Anti-Semitism is often rooted in the ...

Misleading

A very misleading letter, “The crazy left”, presented a list of ‘activities’ where a photo ID are required as not racist. Here is the problem with this list, you can present other valid forms of ID that does not have a photo on it. Some on the list are private businesses and if not ...

When was it?

I finished reading the letter submitted to the paper about America’s decline in faith in God, entitled “Drunk on our own arrogance.” The writer implies that the decline has happened ever since prayer was taken out of schools. I have a question: How moral was America before prayer was ...

Will our nation’s light be extinguished?

In my opinion, the socialist Democratic party has engaged in a coup to overthrow the duly elected president, Donald J. Trump. I also believe they have obstructed issues related to our nation’s well-being with the priority of obtaining political power. In spite of these efforts, President ...

A fan of Stanky

Today, Aug. 18, I read the article about Stanky and the Coal Miners. I used to know John Stankovic many years ago and went to every show I could in and around Wilkes Barre. It was so much fun to go see him and his Miners! If anyone ever gets the chance to go see him, please do yourself a ...