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Letters

What does the U.S. government need most?

A different president! That’s what some people would say. However, that’s not the best answer to the many problems that our government is experiencing at this time. The best solution would be a legislative branch that is composed of a veto-proof majority of elected officials committed to ...

Bleak outlook

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Monmouth University conducted a poll which revealed that 60 percent of Republicans do not believe that Trump mentioned Joe Biden in his now infamous call to the Ukrainian president. This, despite the fact that Trump admitted it on national television, and released a ...

Wonderful local theater

Last Sunday David and I enjoyed Studio 570’s wonderful presentation of the classic American drama, “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. The play was performed in the parish hall of Christ Episcopal Church, a room which enhanced the 1940’s setting. The moving performances by all ...

Sniff the air

Although Donald Trump continually criticizes Amazon, you can still purchase Trump-licensed products on their site. Trump Success Deodorant for Men ($7.25); Trump Success Toilette Spray for Men ($19.49); and Trump Success Cologne for Men ($20.95). Trump could apply the entire contents of each on ...

Vote Scott Metzger

Scott Metzger is a positive choice for Lycoming County. He has over thirty years of leadership experience working with people in the criminal justice system and providing them with the tools that they needed to succeed after serving their sentences. He and I are members of the same church in ...

Republican Senators put party before country

I suppose it’s a time and money saver to make up one’s mind before any facts are in, but it also seems traitorous. Senate Republicans promise to quash any articles of impeachment that get by the house. They claim there is no grounds for impeachment. The least offensive thing one can say ...

Long-range thinking?

I read today, Sept. 12, that City Council is trying to decide whether to fix up City Hall or move. I’m wondering if the Council thought about the long-range plans and if any kind of move is cost prohibitive? If the money is put into the historical City Hall to fix it up, how long will they be ...

With all due respect

With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don’t seem to know that a “liberal/progressive” is not the same thing as a “socialist.” This includes the Democratic Party presidential candidates as well as the members of “The Squad” such as Alexandria ...

Respect?

I was at work when an individual hit a car and just drove away. Fortunately an alert person who witnessed the incident recorded the license number and then reported the information to me. I immediately phoned the state police at Montoursville to report the incident. The receptionist could have ...

Clear thinking about vaping

On Sept. 29, the Sun-Gazette published a provocative letter titled “Vaping Hysteria.” While this letter itself was slightly hysterical, at the end the writer called for “clear thinking.” I’m in favor of clear thinking. The various bans and proposed bans are said to be “for the ...

Slaughter for mayor

We need to send a message to Donald Trump that racism won’t stand. Barrack Obama was a great President and we have a chance to elect a good Obama Democrat in Williamsport. Democrat Derrick Slaughter is the man for Mayor. Republicans have controlled the city for too long. Keyshawn Butler ...

Witch hunt

Just so I’m comprehending this completely and correctly. President Trump spoke with Ukraine’s president. Shortly thereafter, an investigation found real, credible corruption involving Joe Biden during his tenure as vice president under the Obama administration. Now, Democrats, instead of ...

God intervenes

The writer of “When was it?” a few weeks ago seems bitter about God and country. But it is nice to live in a nation with freedom of speech and to say whatever you want about it without the threat of prison or execution. Our founders were good men who did great things but they were ...

Objective coding

Most of the cultural conflicts found in our society today are rooted in the (often unacknowledged) core debate over the objective or subjective nature of morality. Traditional religious-minded people presume an objective absolute standard (God) of truth and virtue by which all human beings (and ...

How much loonier?

All of those crazy Democrats running for president make statements and promises that get loonier and loonier with every speech they make. For example, they all stated that if elected they would give free medical, free education, and other benefits to any and all that illegally enter the United ...

Pennsylvania’s closed primaries

My parents are from Williamsport. By the time I was born we moved to another part of the state, but Williamsport is a hometown to me. My parents taught me to fight for fairness in all areas of life. This is why I care so much about voting rights. Like my Republican and Democratic friends and ...

Right misinformed

I picked up my Sunday edition of the newspaper at a local convenience store and read all of the anti-Democratic party letters and their socialist programs. They all wrung their hands and have beaten their chests lamenting how our country is doomed if these “socialists” are elected. Most ...

Deadline for letters related to election

Political letters related to the Nov. 5 general election will be accepted until Thursday, Oct. 24. Sunday, Oct. 27, will be the final day for publication.

Slaughter experience

I have read a few articles about Derek Slaughter’s experience. Let’s talk about his experience. While serving on City Council, Slaughter never introduced a single piece of legislation. Plus he served on the Public Safety, yet offered no suggestions on crime. He is a smooth talking math ...

I’m sorry

This is an idyllic statement often commanded by parents to their children. Children who are arguing with a sibling or friend. The children responding to their parents’ demand likely will still remain restive, and those words “I’m sorry” are meaningless. The key to saying this is the ...