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Letters

Credibility

Apparently Iranian terrorist Gen. Soleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike. The only reason I know this is that Iran informed us. We have a President who according to the Washington Post has lied or made misleading statements 15,000 times in the three years since he was elected. If anyone ...

Offensive sign at state Farm Show

My husband and I enjoyed this year’s PA Farm Show, as always. However, we were dismayed, shocked, and saddened to see for sale a sign that screamed an offensive slur in large letters and told the reader to get out of “my country.” This sign was displayed with hundreds of MAGA and Trump ...

Trump’s actions

President Trump was obeying the law when he phoned Ukraine’s president. He is required by a treaty between the United States and Ukraine, which obligates the leaders of both nations to cooperate fully together on investigations of corruption and criminal matters involving the United States ...

Bernie is a sure loser

There are several Democratic presidential candidates who support Medicare for All who also happen to be viable general election candidates (unlike Bernie Sanders, who I believe has no realistic chance of being elected president). If you actually want to see Medicare for All, vote for Elizabeth ...

The wisdom of Trump supporters

I read a hilarious letter from another Trump supporter saying how today’s youths lack discipline. So why did you vote for a spoiled brat that’s ruining the world if you value discipline and accountability so much? Maybe young people would respect their elders more if they respected the ...

White ducks at Ravensburg

This is to whoever released two white ducks into the creek at Ravensburg state park. You may want to know that both ducks have been brutally killed by wild animals. What you did was just wrong, cruel and illegal. Domestic ducks were not meant to be introduced into the wild — it’s against ...

Demand a fair impeachment trial

The U.S. Constitution, the foundation of our country’s strength and stability, is under attack. Our Constitution empowers three co-equal branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. This brilliant design establishes checks and balances so that no one branch becomes too ...

The message

In a communication to fellow members of the Democratic Caucus, she imparts this message: “To tame the monster you must not become the monster.” RICHARD J. YOST South Abington Township Lackawanna County Submitted via email

Congressional hearings

Here is my opinion of the congressional hearings: 1. The Democrats were the only ones allowed to call witnesses. The GOP wasn’t allowed to call any. 2. The Democrats had secret meetings in which the GOP wasn’t allowed to attend. 3. The lawyers for the President were not allow to ...

Remember

World War I, World War II, the Korean War, how about the Vietnam War that lasted over 25 years and one that the United States lost. No one wants war, no one wants to have disagreements with other countries, but one can only negotiate with certain people so long, then one must act. If anyone ...

Eat the Rich

When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton was reported to have said, “That’s where the money is.” That’s the same answer you get when you ask a Progressive why they want to steal from the rich. They call it taxes, not robbery and they use the phrase, ability to pay, in place of, ...

Flu season

It’s “flu season” and as an independent contractor who doesn’t get paid for sick days, I dread it. Unfortunately for me this year I managed to catch it, costing me a week of downtime and associated medical bills. Having somewhat recovered, I decided to play the victim and seek damages ...

Unbelievable practices

This concerns some of the unbelievable business practices that are being adopted and promoted that affect the senior citizens who are trying to enjoy their retirement years. The latest letter I received is from a life insurance company, which offers to pay $1,000 of insurance coverage to those ...

The property tax

Should local and county governments and public schools eliminate the use of earned income, occupation and per capita taxes by increasing real estate property taxes? Yes. It would lower tax collection expenses, make tax collection easier, and be fairer for taxpayers. Pennsylvania has a ...

President Trump’s pro-life achievements

President Trump is readily criticized, by the media, during the impeachment hearings, and by letters to the editor. However, for me none of these arguments contain convincing facts. The facts which do convince me are certain instances where President Trump has unwaveringly defended the ...

Facts don’t lie

It might have just been a stroke of bad luck that the same day that a letter about the need for Trump’s border wall appeared on the same day as the front page article about the myths and facts on immigration. The article kind of blew his boat out of the water. It has been documented over and ...

Social Security

I have come across something that is very interesting in my studies and research on and about “politics.” It is something that my “sixth-sense” told me was true, but that is never enough of a reason to believe something. So I did research on it. Here is what I found: There is a big ...

A courageous crusader

Today, Geisinger joins the nation in honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous, inspiring crusade for civil rights and equality — including the right to accessible, quality healthcare for all. While best remembered for his efforts to end discrimination in education, ...

Sunday color

I wish to congratulate you on your decision to present the Williamsport Sun-Gazette Sunday edition in full-color. That is fabulous, indeed. As a freelance landscape photographer for over 40 years, always I was looking for full color in my work. It beautifully brings to life the best ...

Keep Doonesbury

Six days of Mallard Fillmore and one day of Doonesbury qualify as balance in the Sun Gazette. Gary Trudeau may not be humorous but he is certainly astute. Keep Doonesbury! Hilma Cooper Wellsboro Submitted via email