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Letters

‘Move On’

The Republican Party for the past four years has identified itself as the party of law and order and supportive of police. In response to the upcoming Senate trial concerning Trump’s impeachment for incitement of an insurrection to overturn a fair election, Ted Cruz and certain other ...

Let’s make COVID-19 a thing of the past; get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine is our most powerful weapon in the fight against the pandemic. And soon it will be available to everyone. But while many people – including two-thirds of Geisinger employees – have eagerly chosen to roll up their sleeves to get the shots, some people are still afraid ...

A big question

The Democratic Party promises were for people with no contacts with the U.S. government. The Democratic Party was synonymous with the American Unions. Growing up in the coal region of eastern Pennsylvania, this is what I heard each and every election. From around a wobbly wooden kitchen table ...

Betting the rule maker was not a veteran

I was interested in your front page article of Feb. 3 about a veteran “in good shape.” Happily a survivor of two wars got his COVID-19 inoculations from VA. Well, he did and I cannot despite also being a veteran. I was hospitalized for a month in August 1964 at Fitzimmons Army Hospital ...

Lost my scorecard

Just read, “A decrease in human activity, and the decrease in travel and fossil fuel usage that coincided with it, actually warmed the climate last year during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.” Does that mean we’re back to “Global Warming” instead of “Climate ...

Jobs

What I find rather sad is complaining about a job where you don’t even work — too many hours, not enough money, etc. When I was growing up and then when I was in the workforce, people worked at whatever job they could get and worked the hours no matter how many. At Philco in ...

Trump’s best impeachment yet

House Speaker Pelosi did Trump and his 75 million voting supporters a great service on Jan. 13 when she performed a quickie impeachment on him. The first Trump impeachment was a long and traumatic affair for patriotic Americans. Until then, there’s been only two such impeachments in 230 ...

Vaccination priorities not correct

The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA) renews its call for the Wolf administration and the new COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force to prioritize vaccinating corrections officers in state prisons over smokers. It’s one thing to follow CDC guidelines regarding smokers, ...

Coal mining is most essential for a strong nation

We need coal to make coke to make steel, plus literally hundreds of other by-products that have used coal for its manufacture. Furthermore coal is not a “fossil fuel” which the majority of people and politicians believe — the majority is not always correct. Coal is classified as a type ...

Sharing Wealth

In 2019 President Biden supported his church’s mission with an average weekly offering of $38.50. A commitment of one percent of his taxable income would result in a weekly offering of the $181. Our president is a proponent of income redistribution and has supported government programs to aid ...

Understanding evolution more important than ever

Today, Feb. 12, is the birthday of two great men, both born on the same day in the same year — 1809. One was, of course, Abraham Lincoln; the other, Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution by natural selection forever changed our understanding of the world. For evolution deniers, what ...

Rep. Greene

Don’t understand why there is so much on the news regarding the Republican Party and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from South Carolina. She appears to be something that the Republican Party needs — a liberal voice to calm the more radical members of the party. She is the soothing “mother ...

Speechless

Martin Niemoller’s famous poem could be written this way today: First, they came for the Trump supporters And I did not speak out Because I was not a Trump supporter Then they came for the Conservatives And I did not speak out Because I was not a Conservative We could continue ...

American Exceptionalism

To me, American exceptionalism means that, unlike other nations, the United States SO FAR has been able to “keep” its republic when threatened, because a very small majority of sensible Americans, led by a few extraordinary leaders, overcame a very large minority hell-bent on tearing it ...

A real patriot of America’s first Civil War

George B. McClellan was fired in 1862 by President Lincoln after two unsuccessful campaigns as commanding general of the Army of the Potomac, despite being the most popular Union officer among the troops. Ensuing farewell ceremonies at Warrenton, Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C,. became an ...

Syndrome is alive and well

Well, seeing all the letters, I’m surprised they haven’t declared Trump Derangement Syndrome a pandemic. In my opinion, the Democrats cheated, lied, tossed Republican votes, hauled out and counted bales of Democratic “votes” and “won” the election. Joe Biden is in, controlled by ...

Quotable Men Part II

A previous writer to the Letters to the Editor quoted many famous American leaders. Here is one from Dwight Eisenhower, specifically directed (by me) to Joe Biden: “Let’s not make our mistakes in a hurry.” From the book “How Ike Led,” by his granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower. JOHN ...

Allegedly, A Nation of Laws

This is in response to the letter titled “Nation of Laws” in the Feb. 2 issue of this paper. Where is the writer’s outrage at the extremists on the other end of the political spectrum, like the vigilantes who, on Jan. 6, attacked the Capitol Building in an attempt to overthrow a lawful ...

Where have you been?

One question for everyone stomping their feet in outrage, calling Trump an insurrectionist, and blaming him for the invasion of the Capitol building. Where have you been for the past 12 years while the country has been burning while the liberal politicians cheered it on? Apparently you’ve all ...

Outstanding service

I went to Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital to get COVID-19 vaccinations. What an outstanding operation they have set up. Someone did their homework. You call and make an appointment. Arrive shortly before your appointment time, check in and you are taken to a booth where you receive the ...