Letters

Tell me why

I have a few questions for Democratic supporters. Tell me why: • Your party supports the murder of unborn children, yet when a pregnant woman is killed, it is prosecuted as a double homicide? (Abortion is murder, not healthcare). • You support the denial of Second Amendment rights to ...

Book Mobile provides essential service

I have been reminded that the James V. Brown Library needs a new Book Mobile. The old one is getting tired and the parts are almost impossible to get. You know, ever since I learned to read, I have gone to a library to get books. My mother took me everywhere we lived and I continued to go to ...

Trust and faith in Trump’s strategy

President Trump recently took a decisive stand for American workers when he took on China during trade talks. Previous administrations didn’t do enough to stop China’s abuse of trade agreements. I’m happy we finally have a president bold enough to put America first as it relates to ...

The truth

Democrats are not after the truth, they are after President Trump. If they were after the truth, I believe Hillary Clinton would be in prison. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

The path to Hell is paved with good intentions

I’ve never really been surprised about being disappointed about District 12’s election results. I just wanted to say congratulations to the people who voted for a career politician who at best will stall any meaningful legislation that aims to move our district and country in any direction ...

No evidence of man-made global warming?

If mankind were ever to face what one recent author has called “The Uninhabitable Earth,” deniers of manmade climate change would likely say: “The Earth died a natural death. Climate has always changed in cycles because of natural causes, and that is all that is happening today.” As one ...

Climate change

Climate change is the most important issue of our time. We have dug a deep hole in the past hundred years by putting millions of tons of green house gasses in the atmosphere. There is clear evidence that this is changing the climate. Storms are getting more severe, droughts and flooding are ...

A real concern

We are talking here about quintessential terms such as: the new age movement, the new world order, national debt, a cashless society, paper money with no backing, the Federal Reserve, Babylon, Bible prophecy, the next financial crisis, socialism, globalsim and the Illuminati. One may become ...

Remembering

Memorial Day—remembering soldiers of wars, French and Indian, Spanish War, Revolutionary War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korea, but what about the Civil War, the war between the North and South? One displays the Southern flag, known as the Confederate, people in some parts feel it is a ...

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania

For Donald Trump to campaign for one candidate and for himself, there have been two issues that voters have already gone mad against. Those two issues are Fred Keller and Donald Trump. No one is that happy about what Mr. Trump said the other night when he appeared with the voters in ...

Lesson from history

I recently had the privilege of touring a couple of our country’s finer historical sites. In addition to the period architecture, I saw a lot of history of enslaved persons. In each case there was archeological evidence that American slaves owned guns. In one case there was shot and rifle ...

New tax feeding PennDOT

All over Pennsylvania, volunteer organizations in towns and cities are receiving registered letters sent by their local PennDOT engineering district threatening legal action and fines for posting the small informational signs we see entering many Pennsylvania towns. These are the small signs ...

Local government welfare

On Page A1 of the May 24 Sun-Gazette, there were two articles about local government seeking federal money for projects. One article covered the hiring of a firm to submit a grant for the levee repair on behalf of the City of Williamsport. The other article covered the extension of a contract ...

Stopping the freeloading

Like many, I have numerous pet peeves. One of the biggest is seeing people take advantage of the system. I see this happen every day. Why is Clinton County (and Lycoming) so full of freeloaders? It makes me sick to know I’m supporting others who are too lazy to get or keep a job and pay ...

America is a republic

A recent letter to the editor, “the Biggest American Lie,” was right on when they insinuated certain groups like diligent teachers, conscientious ministers, and loving parents were unknowingly facilitating a fraud upon the public by promoting the lie, “America is a democracy.” A ...

An entire life used to do good

Father John Manno, better known as Spot, was a very special friend of mine for 40 years. We have vacationed and traveled to many places together. As I look through my entire life, Spot truly stands out as the very best friend a person could ever have. Since my accident, he called me ...

‘He who abides in Love’

I sit here, over a thousand miles away from my hometown dealing with the flood of emotions that I have, my thoughts and prayers today are toward Father Manno. My many memories of this truly wonderful man who was instrumental not only in my young life and into adulthood, but I also ponder on the ...

In short supply

This is in response to the article about Father Manno that ran today. I didn’t know Father Manno personally, nor had I heard of him before reading the story. But a certain realization hit me as I was attending Montoursville’s baccaleureate ceremony on June 2 and Principal Taormina asked for ...

How?

How can any one explain that writing a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies for participating is not being a whiner? How can Trump supporters say we must respect President Trump because he is the President while they disrespect President Obama and they even ...

Drug of choice?

Recently someone said to me that Trump is certain voters’ drug of choice. Naturally I needed the person to explain what they meant. This is how I understood it: Some American citizens have need of a drug to take their pain away. Perhaps lack of education is leaving them behind, or family is ...