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Letters

The fallacy of settled law

The Democrats want to oppose President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. They are concerned that his nominee will not consider Roe v Wade as "settled law", and he may seek to have it overturned. They want assurances that if confirmed he will not change the earlier Supreme Court decision, as ...

Governor

Our current governor, Tom Wolf, is the most pro-abortion governor in the country. I believe we need to elect Scott Wagner for governor in November because he has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. He has cosponsored every pro-life legislation for his tenure in Senate. Scott will push through ...

Money changers

I have noticed articles in the newspaper that communities in Lycoming County are hiring outside firms to assist them with their MS4 issues. I thought that was the reasoning behind the formation of the Lycoming County Water and Sanitary Authorities. Why is this resource not desired? ...

Saddened

As a Democrat who has been active in politics for many years, I was saddened to hear of John McCain's passing. John McCain was a man of honor and integrity. Those are qualities that are rare nowadays in politicians. Although I sometimes disagreed with his political stances, I admired his ...

Grand Slam Parade

The Grand Slam Parade was an enjoyable evening; however, I would like to add a few of my thoughts to the planning of next year’s event. Ban the passing out of candy, soda and treats. From where we were sitting, it was very dangerous to see the children and I might add their adult parents ...

Faulty survey

A recent letter blasted Democrats from a Pew Research poll conducted June 5-12. They surveyed 2,002 adults and where asked to pick their first and second choice of the greatest president of our times. Obama garnered 44% followed by Clinton with 33% and Reagan with 32% and Trump with 19%. ...

Brace yourself

I am a Catholic. Like other Catholics, I am horrified, mortified and numbed by the revelations of innocent children in Pennsylvania being molested by predator priests, and Catholic bishops enabling and covering up their heinous crimes. But God is my rock. My faith is grounded in Jesus Christ, ...

Laughable

I just finished reading Charles Reeder's ' letter ''Who is really pro-life?'' and I had to laugh. Mr. Reeder just like the rest of the left-wing liberals who tries to paint a negative picture of the conservatives efforts by twisting the facts and issues to suit their agenda. Yes, Mr. Reeder, ...

It’s all about control!

Socialism seems to be the preferred political and economic system of young people today. That can only mean they don’t know what Socialism is. They think Socialism is about getting free stuff. The truth is, the “free” stuff you get under Socialism is the most expensive stuff you will ever ...

Holes

The beginnings of life, evolution, and man-made climate change all have something in common. A lot of what is called settled science is full of unprovable presumptions, suppositions, and conjecture. There are large holes in each theory that need to be filled to complete the sequence. Those ...

Blood bank partner

UPMC Susquehanna continues to provide life-saving care to residents of our community and we formed an important partnership with the Community Blood Bank. This partnership has been a critical resource in strengthening blood supplies in our communities. Founded in 1961, Community Blood Bank is ...

Undeserving

Rudolph Giuliani, termed "America's mayor" by Oprah Winfrey during a 9/11 memorial service on September 23, 2001, hardly deserved such praise. Despite the abject failure of phone communications between the NYPD and the NYFD during the 1993 terrorist attack on the North Tower of the World ...

Opening the doors

This is a letter to citizens of the Commonwealth, our elected leaders, leaders of faith and medicine and members of the media. My interest in writing is because of our son Joey, age 27, and because in the coming years, there will be a flood of autistic young adults leaving high school, who will ...

Greed

I retired in 1985. My pension is $1,433 a month. I have received two raises over the past years. Wow, we oldies are greedy. No, we don’t receive free stuff. Yes, we need a raise. Sorry to be a greedy mess. Oldie ex-teacher. Matilda Houseknecht Williamsport

Fair and equal

I appreciate the fairmindedness of the Sun-Gazette in its treatment of articles submitted by both conservatives and liberals. I especially agree with the article published in the Aug. 19 edition under the heading “Need Changes.” I personally was involved in one aspect of this article, ...

Mail problems

I agree with Carl Nolan 100 percent in his article, “Postal Chaos” on 8/18, about sending our mail, Williamsport, instead of going to Harrisburg first was so much easier and more reliable. Now when you send it and get it, god knows how long it will take. The elected officials should get on ...

Wolf’s ‘special’ interest

Gov. Wolf can claim to not owe any special interests, but the truth paints a different story. Gov. Wolf's cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood is the most apparent example of how connected he is with corporate interests, and proves him an enemy of the unborn child. Beholden to special ...

Trump and McCarthy

President Trump recently encouraged Americans to "Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!" It is the president who has been carrying on the legacy of McCarthy. For example, McCarthy ...

The ‘Greatest Generation’ – Really?

I don't want to disparage the men and women who fought or participated in World War II, but calling them the greatest in essence puts down all other servicemen and women. George Washington's rag-tag army of volunteers fought without benefit of military armament, clothing, or shelter. But they ...

A real hero

The death of Sen. John McCain should focus every American's mind on the meaning of patriotism and service to one's country. I know how a great American conducts himself and it is not our president. John McCain is a hero! Jay D. Myers Hughesville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom