Letters

Remember principles

In times of such national crisis, it's important to remind ourselves of the foundational principles upon which our nation originally united. From the Declaration of Independence we have inherited the principle that "all men (humans) are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable ...

Changing times

Back in the day, when I was going to grade school in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in one- and two-room schoolhouses that probably our grandparents went to, we did not have fans or air conditioning. I am sure we had mold, mice and even some snakes crawling around inside the school ...

Nike ad

Their slogan is “Just Do It.” It really should be “How low can you go.” Nike’s poster boy is Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback who refused to stand for the National Anthem. In the ad he talks about being willing to sacrifice everything. Let me explain what sacrifice is. Sgt. ...

An objective view of McCain

To get an objective view of John McCain’s political career, everyone should watch the recent “Frontline” presentation on him. His failures and missteps stood out more than any of his victories, the “Keating 5” and two unsuccessful runs at the presidency among them. He was one of the ...

Wolf and abortion

Our pro-abortion governor Tom Wolf has done Planned Parenthood’s bidding at every turn. He is so week he’s threatening to veto the Down Syndrome Abortion Ban at Planned Parenthood’s behest. He believes we should snuff out their lives in the womb. And it is no surprise Planned Parenthood ...

Own up to failures

Why don’t Mr. Mannello and others talk about the butcher of Damascus, who, along with the Russians, have killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians and driven away hundreds of thousands more? Does he complain about the United Nations doing almost nother to help. The UN just “studies” the ...

America, the dumping ground

Does anyone remember back in the 1980s when Fidel Castro emptied out his prisons and them up to America? Well, I think Mexico and Central America are doing the same thing. They get welfare, food, housing, medicine when a lot of our elderly people go without. We baby boomers worked hard all of ...

Good work

Columnist Marc Thiessen has been presenting facts about the chaos in the Roman Catholic Church due to revelations of sexual abuse and a coverup by bishops. Good work, Marc. The crimes of sexual abuse by priests and the coverup by leadership in the church has gone on in silence too long. The ...

Great people

On Sept. 5 while reading the obituaries, I noticed the name Patrick O’Donnell Jr. My son and I met Patrick and his wife, Delores, on a bus trip to New York City. Patrick and I spoke of his landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day, the Normandy invasion. I must say that my son, Marco, and I spent a ...

Trump’s economic TD

President Donald Trump has scored an economic touchdown. He and no one else has carried the ball into the nation's economic end zone. There is no denying it. President Donald Trump punched it in for a score from the one-yard line. Forget that President Obama ran it out from deep in his own ...

McCain and Trump

Sen. John McCain never expressed hate for President Trump, but he did love our country. I'm not sure if Democrats loved McCain, but they respected his willingness to work together to solve some of our nation’s most vexing problems, such as immigration and health care. I don't know if ...

Voting is the answer

In reply to a recent letter by Joe DeCristopher, we are all innocent until proven guilty, Mr. Cohen's statement under oath so far is only that. On it's own, without any collaboration, it is only an accusation. Until evidence's of an unlawful act is presented, the President needs to continue ...

Above all else, be humane

As school let out in June, the House of Representatives voted to make it harder for more than a million low-income families to put food on the table. They proposed draconian new requirements for SNAP in their version of the farm bill. The Senate chose a better path, a bipartisan bill protecting ...

Ash heap awaits

Some coinages that might take hold once the Age of Trump has been consigned to "the ash heap of history", and sooner rather than later: Trumpatriots: Citizens deluded enough to support the 45th president whatever he says or does. Trumposters: Politicians corrupt enough to model themselves ...

Booze blues

Recent headlines in a local newspaper read, “Elysburg Sheetz among 6 stores to sell beer” and “State police made 19,963 DUI arrests in 2017.” Actually, Sheetz sells beer in 86 Pennsylvania locations, and the nearly 20,000 DUI arrests by the State Police are a 1 percent increase over ...

Wondering

I wonder now that the FBI has found the ruby-red slippers from the “Wizard of Oz” if they might be able to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. They may also have time to teach the liberal population the definition of “illegal.” Henry Bartlett Blossburg

Fake narrative

After reading the letter "Trump and McCarthy'' by David Bross, I couldn't help but wonder, does anyone else reading these letters see just how twisted liberals are to actually accuse our great President Trump of McCarthyism. It took an outsider such as Donald J. Trump to expose all the ...

Protect

If you live near one of Tioga County’s 160-plus active fracking wells, here is how the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection oversees your health and safety: • Reviews well permit applications. • Keeps track of fracking well locations. • Evaluates compliance of ...

Impact fee for housing?

I read in the Sun- Gazette Sept. 6 that Gas Impact Fee money was being used to “rehab” two apartments in Williamsport. If I read that correctly the property owners paid about $3,700 and got about $21,000. Is this just “free money” to the landlords? Then I read on Sept 8th that ...

Why Wagner

Back in 2014 Pennsylvania had a choice, vote for Tom Corbett or Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania put its faith in Tom Wolf, who vowed to fix Harrisburg corruption and stop taxing Pennsylvanian’s so much. This year, we have the power to put a man in the governor’s office that will get stuff done. ...