Letters

It’s not a partnership

I want to thank Sun-Gazette for the article they put in the Sept. 14 edition about Elm Park. It did, however, have one misleading portion. The WASBA organization is not in partnership with Jason Fink, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce or Pennsylvania College of Technology. We ...

Looters and disaster

The looters were not far behind Irma. An opinion of one – this requires quick and firm action. Warning shots then shots for results. This may be called vigilante action, without due process. If this is the only law looters know so be it – use it. If looting becomes a way of income this is ...

Can’t change history

In response to the Charles Reeder letter in a recent edition, I agree it is not about white rights and white history and the removal of our statues. It is about our own American history. The left has hailed their favorite tool yet again, "the race card", to attack our American heritage and ...

Foreign policy

It looks like the country has a lot of issues. Locally, the two-way (one block) traffic on East Third Street, security of our judges going into, during court and leaving. State wise, it looks like our governor is taking lessons from our President as usual. Nation wise, the issue of illegal ...

They help too

Mr. Brent Bozell, I would like to point out that some of the so-called liberal elite artists are in Houston helping out. They donated money, time and talent to bring attention, funds and aid to the damaged areas. Don't forget the liberal and to conservatives the illegal program DACA. Two ...

Alarmists

Climate alarmists are touting the strength of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey as being caused by global warming, but they’re not mentioning that Irma is actually the seventh strongest recorded hurricane to make U. S. landfall and Harvey is tied at number eighteen. Number one was on Labor Day, ...

SPCA

I thought they had help to go round up the strays. Now in another town, they are charging $100 when you bring in a stray. I often take up food, toys and things for our local SPCA. I know it’s hard, but where is all of the money going? When I was there one day, they had many people working, I ...

Power of positivity

Today, Sept. 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, I happened to watch the president speak in honor of the attack on the Twin Towers and in Pennsylvania. I have to say that I was most impressed. I am not a fan of our president, but I felt that he was honest in his presentation. It ...

Salute to Vets

Kudos to the staff and all who organized the Salute to our Veterans at the Hughesville vs. South Williamsport game. Both bands joined to play the National Anthem. There were actual enlistees who recited their commitment to the service they were to join. Along with the fireworks and skydivers ...

National Anthem

I would like to say a few words about our flag and National Anthem. Why don’t the people that disrespect our flag realize all the people that were killed in all the wars, that the United States fought to protect our flag. If the men and women who fought in Germany and Japan in World War II ...

Misinterpreting scriptures

Tim Mannello, in his recent letter titled "God’s fairness versus man’s", used scripture to bolster his belief that the rich ought to be taxed at a higher rate. Many Liberals do the same when defending the various government programs that redistribute wealth in the name of "helping the ...

Unnecessary division

I've been following the various letters which address the issue of Robert E. Lee and Confederate Era monuments. Some have stated that General Lee expressed hatred for the Confederate flag. My question is which Confederate flag? After researching a plethora of Lee's quotes I can find only ...

What are we preserving?

I have been watching events unfold with the protests over the need to preserve 'White' rights and 'White' history in fighting against the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee. I watch it unfold and find it hard to believe that we have come to this point in our lives. What are they ...

Behold the Care Bear

While biking the Pine Creek trail, the four of us had just passed a den of four Timber Rattlesnakes sunning on a rock. Thinking this was the highlight of our trip we mounted our bikes and continued southward on the trail when all four of us simultaneously stopped, inhaled and held our breath. ...

Immigrants aren’t the problem

All those letters complaining about immigrants, documented or otherwise, "stealing" the jobs of hard-working Americans, and what is the headline on page D-1 in the Sunday edition of the paper? "Se busca ayudante: Immigrants sought for labor shortage in recovery," a story about the use of "day ...

Recovery programs and fairness

I recently gleaned a note to the editor in a copy of the Sun-Gazette in which the writer suggested ignoring the advocacy efforts of millions of families and individuals facing addiction in our city and nation. The writer urged readers and legislators to focus on helping seniors instead. While ...

Donations vs. taxes

The Sept. 9, letter from Tim Mannello misrepresented a popular Bible story to an offensive degree. This was done to justify a political agenda – the graduated income tax. The story of the widow’s mite has deep spiritual meaning and to abuse it this way is unconscionable. This story has ...

Climate change disservice

Giving equal weight on an opinion page to those that understand the science of climate change and those that choose to deny that science does a huge disservice to your readers. There is essentially no debate among climatologists. There is essentially no debate among the world's nations. ...

The truth on taxes

A lot of people, all of whom benefit from the tax code, like to claim that the rich don't pay their share in taxes. The truth is that 45 to 47% of Americans, depending on who's numbers you use, pay no federal income tax. A percentage of that group also receive more of a refund than the ...