Letters

Trump’s fault

The shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 is one more example of the hate that has been encouraged by the Trump administration over the past two years. Such an atrocity could just as easily have taken place at one of Williamsport’s two synagogues ...

Sad history

Friday and Saturday mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht when Nazi Storm Troopers and Hitler Youth destroyed hundreds of synagogues and businesses during an organized wave of violence in which 91 Jewish people were murdered. The passive response of most other Germans signaled to the Nazi ...

Kicking the can down a shorter road

The federal debt cannot rise forever relative to our GNP. If our elected politicians can not figure out a way to stop it, it will stop eventually on its own by fiscal collapse with unpleasant results. The CBO back in 2010 projected by 2055 interest payments alone on the debt will exceed federal ...

Go Bulldogs!

To the students of the Jersey Shore School District: I was sorry to hear that because they wasted so much money in the past, that your school board was forced to reduce extra-curricular activities. I read in the paper that some of you are concerned that this will affect your college ...

Imagine

As of Oct. 29 the latest national poll indicates that nearly 45 percent of the American people are inclined to support an incorrigible tyrant-man who has described himself as "the most presidential president since Lincoln." Imagine that. H.C. (Harry) Nash Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

What has happened?

What has happened to our beautiful country? Why aren’t the citizens inflamed with this “caravan” that is invading us. If you watch the news, you realize the participants are mostly healthy-looking male adults. The women and children are definitely the minority. Why do they have the ...

Unfair

As a retired federal agent and past president of several gun clubs, I need to reply to the Letter from Karen Meyers criticizing the no vote by my Representative Clint Owlett regarding HB2060. The bill confiscates firearms from convicted domestic abusers. I am OK with confiscating guns from ...

Health care

I feel obliged to respond to the letter about health care Oct. 11. As a 95-year-old, I have personally been involved in many health care issues. I am 100 percent satisfied with my health, which has included a few years in Williamsport. The person who wrote the article about the quality of ...

Modernize

I read with amusement about the meeting of the minds and the Monopoly game to try and figure out how to make the area better. The best that could ever happen to Williamsport is a casino. But no, the decision makers don’t like the idea because it will bring in drugs and crime. Hello! This is ...

Blame game

The Sept. 27th Senate Judiciary Committee “hearing” at which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified was a classic case of “she said, he said” that only the truly naive could have believed was intended to uncover the truth. Sen. Grassley’s opening remarks made it ...

Out of touch

Rep. Wheeland recently opposed the minimum wage hike, arguing the market should set wages. A letter writer responded that no one wants to return to “the time before the minimum wage, OSHA, the eight-hour day, child labor laws, and Social Security.” This statement is probably true, but it ...

We can do better

The Sun-Gazette recently reported that the South Williamsport Area School Board attempted to modify the existing property tax structure in South Williamsport to raise the taxes on various properties. After the public pushed back, the initiative was voted down. This issue raises serious ...

Dial down praise

There has been much lionizing of Brett Kavanaugh, so it’s time for a reality check. The American Bar Association pulled their approval of his nomination. Kavanaugh, as conservative writer and judge Andrew Napolitano recently pointed out, was originally named to the federal court as a ...

Bill goes too far

In Karen Myers Oct. 14, letter she extolled the virtues of the recently passed House Bill 2060 that placed stricter regulations on the surrendering of firearms by individuals convicted of domestic violence. While I do not condone domestic violence and support more stringent punishment for ...

A lot of gas

In denying man-made climate change and calamitous effects it portends, a recent writer argued water vapor is the cause of global warming because it makes up 95% of greenhouse gases. That is like is like saying a man who drinks a gallon of water with 0.01228 fluid ounces of cyanide in it ...

Miseducated on presidential elections

Subjecting presidential elections to the popular vote sounds eminently fair to Americans who have been miseducated by public schools and universities. Worse yet, the call to eliminate the Electoral College reflects an underlying contempt for our Constitution and its protections for personal ...

The swamp remains

Although President Trump is having good success in draining much of the D.C. swamp, there are still stagnant pools here and there. One of them is the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Two years ago PHMSA was caught directly funding anti-pipeline activists ...

Exhausting

This has become so exhausting, with every bit of dirty laundry or sketchy past. Democrats or whoever is to blame for this childish behavior and dragging Brett Kavanaugh through the mud, when he passed all the tests to prove he was qualified to be a Supreme Court justice. How long do ...

Imagine?

Can you imagine Hillary Clinton as president. Where would we be economically, politically and globally? During her Secretary of State term, she had many questionable dealings, one being Huma Abedin, her staff member, handling her classified emails without a security clearance. Hillary in 2016 ...

There’s no predicting

After reading the predictions of the sports staff Oct. 12 for the Michigan State-Penn State game, and going to the game myself, it looks like the staff was in left field with their Game Day prognostications. The problem I saw with the game was that Mike McSorley’s offensive line wasn’t as ...