Letters

Unfair taxation

I believe us senior citizens, when we reach age 70, should not have to pay school taxes. We have already paid for our education and several decades of other peoples’ kids. People on welfare who are able to somehow buy lottery tickets can pay their fair share of school taxes. Colleges rake ...

Senator Warren farce

If Senator Warren’s DNA claims was intended to be persuasive, it sadly ended up confirming her farce. Most Americans could claim a similarly minuscule bloodline but would not do so to game the system for careerist advantage. Romuald Andraka Trout Run Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Thank God

Thank God for elections. The dog still has rabies, but at least now he is in a cage. Kenny Dauber Trout Run Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Build the wall

The U.S./Mexico border is 1,989 miles long. President Trump has ordered 800 soldiers to help the U.S. Border Agents to prevent 7,200 people from illegally crossing it. Thew soldiers spread evenly across 1,989 miles would average out to be 1 soldier posted every 2 1/2 miles. The 7,200 people ...

Social media and public opinion

This concerns the case where a Russian woman was charged by the United States with conspiring in a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in our 2018 midterm elections. This is a touch subject and regardless ...

Loophole

Overlooked when talking about the Constitution is that immigrants must go to become naturalized citizens “to confer the rights of a citizens on or become or cause to become established, as if a native.” Remember Ellis Island? Immigrants are welcome as long as they go through the proper ...

Common sense

Immigrants are the hope and future of the United States. We see stories of suffering people and desperate families leaving their homelands to seek a better life within our nation's borders, and our hearts are moved to compassion; yet we notice our nation's disjointed, complex, and non-sensible ...

School uniforms?

As a sophomore from Williamsport Area High School, I support the idea of students having to wear uniforms at school. I support this idea for two reasons and as a student myself most of these general points have affected me during the years I've gone to school. With uniforms, it allows students ...

Complicit

To remain silent is to be complicit. I don’t remember who first said this but its wisdom is evident, especially in a democracy where each citizen is both responsible for and also able to shape the future at the ballot box. I came of age during the struggle for civil rights and lived ...

Measuring opinions

In your Oct. 30, edition you had two letters, including one from Lt. Colonel Michael Lichty, USAF, Morris. Regarding Act 79. Great letter and I for one agree 100% with every word of it. As a victim of vindictive false allegation myself, I can attest that in this state all the spouse has to do ...

A leap

I have been reading and thinking about the letter 'Disturbing' by Reverend Bayly. It was about art on display at Cornell University and the subject depicted was about reducing carbon and climate justice. In regard to the natural lawn, one can still mow their lawn without using gas or ...

The wisdom of arms

Pittsburgh's gun controlling Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto said armed guards in Synagogues, Mosques, and churches are not the answer after 11 Jews were murdered and 6 wounded including 4 police officers at the Gun Free" Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh by a psychopathic maniac who shouted ...

Sick of it

I am really sick of reading letters in the paper defending illegal immigration as though you Dems really care about the people themselves. You all know very well why you are in favor of them coming here. I can show any of you videos of Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer and your favorite president, ...

In the beginning

In recent times, I have heard science has proven God does not exist. I’m sure this would come as a surprise to the 60 percent of scientists who are agnostic or theistic. Even some of those who are atheists would never be so bold as to claim science has proven the case. There are many ...

What Democrats support

Most Americans realize that if an organized caravan of foreigners can simply announce in advance plans to crash into the U.S. illegally, then the concepts of a border, citizenship, sovereignty, and even a country itself no longer exist. Has any Democrat politician denounced what is happening. ...

Don’t make it a career

In my travels I see a lot of political signs in this area. The best political sign I saw was on Oct. 18 on the way to Beech Creek. The sign read “politics should not be a family business.” In my opinion, anyone running for public office should run no more than two terms. People in public ...

Responsible school property taxes

Real estate property taxes are expected to generate $16,430,358 in revenue for Selinsgrove Area School District’s 2018-19 budget. That amount is nearly 38 percent of its annual spending plan. The state of Pennsylvania’s funding to the school district is nearly $17.9 million and is about ...

The choice

On Oct. 20, I had to make a choice. Should I go to my 64th Williamsport High School Williamsport High School class reunion or watch Penn State football. I went to a very nice reunion at the Genetti Lycoming. We a nice turnout for our last reunion with good food and good music by the Strolling ...

Legal Immigration

President Trump would like to stop family-based legal immigration, which is the long-standing practice of allowing immigrants already residing in our country to bring very limited numbers of close family members here. In its place, he would like to install a "merit-based" legal immigration ...

The definition of invasion

Let's see. Large group of people intending to force their way into a country that is not theirs with the intent to remain there once in (i.e to occupy). That sounds pretty close to the definition of invasion. We have a legal process for immigration, and as a country are far more receptive to ...