Letters

A heartening visit from governor

Recently we had a "wear jeans" day at my work at Career Pathways in Williamsport. For the duration of my employment, I have never worn jeans because I feel more comfortable in dress pants. On March 1st, I finally decided to give in and wear blue jeans. Wouldn't you know it, that also ...

Support practical school tax reform

We need to keep Jeff Wheeland right where he is in the state legislature where he can do the most good. He is our only supporter of property tax elimination. He is fighting for us in Harrisburg. It is not a case of local control but of local taxation. The distribution model in HB/SB 76 is ...

Proposed gun laws penalize the wrong people

With all the proposed gun control legislation, I have yet to hear one politician say how they will keep guns away from criminals. They just make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain guns to protect themselves and their families. Romuald Andraka Trout Run

Inappropriate hug

President Trump's actions at the CPAC conference should upset every patriotic American. When he went on stage and hugged the American Flag, he demonstrated disrespect for our country. For a man who avoided military duty, hugging the flag is totally inappropriate. He should stand erect, give ...

Changing times

Prior to the Civil War slave owners in the South, who were predominately Democrats, saw the Negro, not as a fellow human-being, but as property. During this time they could mistreat them with impunity. After President Lincoln, a Republican, freed the slaves the Democratic Party formed a ...

The real ‘no-brainers’

The need and plan for the border wall have been distinctly and elaborately outlined, including testimony of our men and women who are trying to protect our country from illegal drugs, sex trade, criminals, murderers, and illegal immigrants. Illegal means against our country's laws! Yet people ...

Thought-provoking

I'd like to comment on two recent letters. The first one is from Alan Cohick of Cogan Station, entitled ''Trying to rewrite Constitution''. What a great letter, well said. I, however, would add that this whole country must restore U.S. history in our schools. The young people today have ...

The correct message

Charlie Reese is a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and wrote this in his final article. Completely neutral and neither Republican, Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, his message clearly defines who must assume responsibility for judgments made that impact each of us ...

Deep danger

The recent shameful events concerning the media's handling of the Covington Catholic student event in Washington are a reminder that something is seriously amiss with the news in America. Most of the media are massively politically slanted. They aren't reporting the news. They're distorting ...

The forgotten producer

We here in the U.S.A. would rather break up the family farm for housing developments. In the developer's mind the farm provides an excellent view of the mountains. The soil is great for one's green lawn. It's close to where I work. My children can play in air that is not polluted. The ...

The truth is not important

A recent letter complained 'The Left' views President Trump as a tyrant because he has the guts to tell the truth. The American Thinker, a conservative journal, in an article puts it this way; "He is real, warts and all. He is spontaneous. And he says what he means, even if he is sloppy with ...

Minimum wage hike overdue

The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering the governor’s proposal to raise the state minimum wage, which has been $7.25 per hour since 2010. A 40-hour week minimum wage job, with no time off for 52 weeks, has paid $15,080 per year all this time. In 2010, the base salary for ...

Babies don’t vote

The Democrats argue that, due to the aging population in this country, the need for people is reason enough to let all who want to come here, legal and illegal alike, to do so, and yet support the killing of the unborn and born babies in this country. One might ask, why do Democrats favor ...

Loophole or tall tale

For those of you who don’t understand the gun show loophole, let me explain. There isn’t one. All laws that apply to gun sales anywhere else also apply at a gun show. Here’s what Democrats want you to think it is. Background checks are not required at a gun show. Nothing could be further ...

Solutions?

There have been letters from local liberal anti-abortion males. As typical liberal males, they feel they have a right to mandate what women may or may not do. They want to punish women. Abortion is murder so execute a woman who has an abortion. Most conservatives do not share these feelings, ...

A curious voting block

Prior to the Civil War, slave owners in the South, who were predominately Democrats, saw the Negro, not as a fellow human-being, but as property. During this time they could mistreat them with impunity. After President Lincoln, a Republican, freed the slaves, the Democratic Party formed a ...

Infanticide equals murder

Why can’t political softies and the news media call infanticide what it is? It’s murder! Why can’t the news media grill Virginia governor, Ralph Northam, on his position of pre-meditated murder of newly born babies? Instead, they skirt the issue by bringing up allegations of racism ...

God’s children

I just saw the letter “Abortion tremors” from Richard Waltz and I saw a television channel from Elmira, N.Y., that covered Gov. Coumo’s bill that permits abortion at the week of gestation. That is wrong. Babies, even those not born yet, should not have their life as a human being taken ...

Gestapo tactics

The report has been issued by the FBI concerning the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas where 58 people died. After all this time, the report states they don’t know why it happened. All I can say is, after watching the FBI for the last three years hide the truth, lie, leak, and break the ...

A good letter

A good letter worth reading was by Paul Rinker Feb. 3, entitled ”Perverting Damocracy''. Although I for one will never vote Democrat, I have to agree with what Paul wrote. I also know quite a few who are registered Democrats who claim they will not vote Democrat any longer because of the ...