Letters

A problem solver

What a miracle that a group of divers were able to reunite 12 children and their parents in Thailand after being trapped by high water in a cave. Then it dawned on me the possibility to solve one of our nation's problems. Why not take all the children of people seeking asylum in the U.S. that ...

Who are they kidding?

Sadly, it would not matter who President Trump picked for the Supreme Court, the Democrats would condemn anyone he picked. Pathetic, isn’t it? Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe Old Lycoming

U.S.A. pride

Just read the article from Gretchen Kennedy (7/14) A hypo-critical celebration for some. I think it’s terrible the way sports and any person disrespects our, and the most beautiful flag in the world. We were always taught, me included and I’m 74 years old, to love and respect it, and never, ...

Pray the Rosary

In a recent letter, Tim Mannello wrote the following: “Separating children from their parents is a sin against God and humanity. It is evil, it is immoral and most assuredly is not good, even if one attempts to justify it by citing some human law or any administrative policy.” The ...

Losing our humanity

A Trump supporter and voter is complaining about the current state of civility in our country and they did acknowledge that President Trump is a prime example of incivility. People who voted for Trump to be the next President were not voting for civility and the President knows who done brung ...

Well-earned loss

We are fond of saying that elections have consequences. Indeed. These consequences are legislative as well as judicial. The content of our laws and the direction of our courts are set by the officials we vote into office. Obvious, but less often mentioned, is the fact that voters ultimately ...

For a difference

Surveys show that 80 percent of Americans are united in dissatisfaction with Congress. Regardless of age, gender, or party, Americans agree that Congress isn’t listening. Locally, our community is facing challenges and Congress, including Representative Tom Marino, hasn’t done much to ...

New leadership needed

It’s disappointing to me to see the city parks are for sale. Without any notice to the community, without caring about youth, adults, softball teams, baseball teams, basketball teams. First, it was the basketball courts at Memorial Park, Brandon Park baby pool, East End Pool, now Elm Park? ...

Hypocritical

Far left liberals are very talented "Switch-a-rues" They accuse Conservatives of disrespecting "Freedom of Speech" and then protest any campus speaker that does not share their leftist agenda. They accuse President Trump and his cabinet of not caring for the children of illegal aliens and ...

Protect and defend

Our elected officials take an oath to protect and defend our country. It's time that they protect and defend us from what the Department of Defense has called a "threat multiplier:" Climate change. The Department of Defense (DOD) is not alone in recognizing the threat. Ninety-seven percent of ...

Redistricting

Thank goodness we have Lisa Boscula, a Northampton Democrat and Mike Folmer, a R-Lebonon who have the sense and foresight to set a goal to get the mapmaking for redistricting done in June. It looks to me it didn’t get done. At least they set the perimeters for putting together the commission ...

Bail bond business

If I were a taxpayer in Lycoming County, I would be furious. Your tax dollars go for a lot of valuable and essential services but I don’t think you realize that the court system has placed you in the bail bond business. I think we can agree that there is a lot of drug activity in Lycoming ...

Elderly homeless

The article published in the Sun-Gazette about, “The aging homeless population poses worries for health care workers”, didn’t shock me one bit. It should have been published in every newspaper in this country. It may have drawn attention to one of the most overlooked problems that face ...

Flaws

In these times of partisanship, divisiveness, and fake news, all of which threaten the very core of what democratic government is supposed to be about, it may be a good time to reconsider and challenge some questionable fundamentals of government as it now exists. Two very antidemocratic ...

Respect is earned

I read that West Fourth Street flooded during a recent rain. I'm not surprised, as I notice every time I go down the road the sewers are hardly ever cleaned out! There is debris in the grates every day. Maybe it should be a priority to clean them out several times a year. Also, I read about ...

Kim Jong Dumb move

How does the U.S. choose which dictators to take out? And what one's to think of how President Trump treats the leaders of our allied nations? Why isn't Kim Jong Un hanging from a noose like Saddam Hussein? I guess liberal Hollywood had it right when they devised the plan to send James ...

Don’t bring dogs to summer events

Please do not bring your dog to summer festival and concerts! Please! It is excruciating seeing dogs panting and at times in grave distress in the heat and humidity at these events. Please, you are only seen as incredibly egotistical to subject your dog to such inhumanity. Barbie ...

Apology

I must ask forgiveness from Alize Johnson. When I wrote my congratulatory letter on your being accepted into the NBA, I was so happy for you. When the letter came out, I realized I forgot to put your name in it. Congratulations and remember — you are on your way and the sky is the ...

Factual research

Radical Muslims liked President Obama’s rules of engagement making our service people easier to bill and wound. I doubt any of you liberal Dems have ever felt the pain of a gun shot wound! Snowflakes, and Dems have the fascist and socialist belief that all truth is just a matter of their ...

Fake protests

The left is protesting to abolish ICE. They don’t even know what ICE stands for or even what its function is. I was watching the protests on TV and computer. They did a man-on-the-street interview of seven of the protestors. Not one of them knew what ICE was. They were protesting because ...