Letters

Falsehoods, misrepresentations

Mr Mannello, in his latest letter "Here we go again", makes a couple of statements that aren't factual. His 1st statement suggests that there is no mention of an 'individual' right to bear arms either in the 2nd amendment itself or in anything from the founding fathers prior to it. It's ...

Overused phrases

I think somebody needs to just do something about those people who say that somebody needs to just do something, when they don't offer a solution to the something they want solved, and reject other peoples solution to the something! Take the most obvious example where this phrase is used ...

Social Security

In response to Lawrence Ross’s letter May 18: From presidents on down the political structure politicians have been using the word “entitlements” regardless of political positions for years. The right wing did not invent the “e” word. Social Security is an insurance policy paid ...

Validity of study groups questioned

Two study groups were elected to study Williamsport’s form of government. Given the people on the committees and my assumption of their motives, the recommendations have come as expected. Only one person worked as a regular employee, an elected official, and an appointed employee ...

A misguided belief

One of the cherished beliefs frequently articulated in letters to the editor is that the 2nd Amendment preserves our ability to rise up against our government should it become tyrannical. Well, how many governments of developed nations have been removed by armed citizens? I can't think of ...

A true loss

For years, the preschool program at the Children's Development Center has served individuals with specific developmental delays as well as typically-developing children. While many preschools exist and operate in Williamsport and the surrounding areas, very few are able to provide structured, ...

Responding

There were two letters in last Thursday’s edition that I would like to comment on. The first letter was by Charles Ardell (“Unhinged”). I could not agree more with Mr. Ardell. The liberal Democrats just cannot stand the fact that President Trump is getting things done that they would ...

Praise for Trump

Why won’t Democrat liberals protest chemical attacks, incendiary weapons and barrel bombs used on Syrians, Lebanon, etc. They seem to be more concerned about President Trump’s hair color. President Trump has done more good in 16 months than President Obama did in eight years. Frank ...

Decency lacking

I thought the coldest place in the United States was Alaska or northern Minnesota during the winter. But I've come to believe the most frigid place in the U.S. is actually inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C. The Trump White House. Many who work there are revealing themselves to ...

Hazard trees

I'm just curious as to how bad the ash trees outside of Curtin middle school on Eldred Street have to get before they are taken down. They have been half dead, or more, for well over a year. Considering the location, I think the term hazard tree is an understatement. Please consider ...

A spot-on letter

Having just read William L. Emick’s letter, “Second Amendment under siege,, I have to say great job and spot on Mr. Emick. But you know the liberal lefties that read this paper are going to make their liberal denials saying that we who support the second amendment to the letter are ...

Missing the point

In response to Mr. Jay Myers’ letter of May 13, sir, you miss the point. The day the government takes away semi-auto rifles with 30 round mags from law-abiding citizens, it will only be a short period of time before they come for your 5-shot, bolt-action hunting rifle. This argument is not ...

Politics

Reading all the bickering about our president, I feel the need to reply. This investigation started with the firing of FBI Director James Comey. It was started by Rob Rosenstein when he chose Robert Mueller to investigate the president (both Republicans.) We have one network’s ...

Thanks for the push

Mr. Jay Meyers, in his letter “Responding”, asserts that one has to demonstrate a need in order to exercise a right. He's right, we don't need a Sporting Rifle (the proper name for the weapon) with a 30-round clip to kill a deer. In fact, semiautomatic weapons can't be used to harvest ...

Helping hands

I am writing this letter in reference to the article in the Sun-Gazette and the Lock Haven Express titled, “I need a ride to visit my wife.” The story was about an elderly 84-year-old gentleman from Montoursville who needed a ride to the Williamsport Hospital to visit his wife, who had a ...

Gun control and drugs

This is in response to Tim Mannello and his “Of Muskets and AR-15s.” Mr. Mannello states that the ordinary citizen should not own an AR-15 or other such weapons. I’d like to enlighten him to some historical facts. During the American Revolution, the British Army as well as most ...

Here we go again

Here we go again. Mr. Mike Kerstetter has commented on another letter of mine (this time, "Of Muskets and AR-15's). He has yet again managed to get two little things completely wrong: What I said and what I didn't say. I did not say, that "The District of Columbia v Heller" was wrong because ...

Irrational moves

Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax would just be passed on to the price of natural gas consumers pay to heat their homes, what businesses pay for natural gas to manufacture products and services, etc. causing inflation and skyrocketing natural gas prices. Severance taxes are nothing but a bad ...

Stage set for Middle East catastrophe

The stage is once again set for catastrophic events in the Middle East. Imagine the scenario in which an unstable "leader of the Free World" – a man who several years ago probably had no idea even which powers had been U.S. co-signatories in the "Iran nuclear deal" of 2015 – has now ...

Tiresome

It is becoming tiresome to read journalists and editors who have picked up and are using the right wing euphemism “entitlements”. I have paid into Social Security and Medicare every year, faithfully, for almost fifty years. When the time comes, I want my money back, with interest. I have ...