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Letters

Gun control — No!

Is the cry for more firearm laws a cry for justice or an opportunity for more government control by the Left Wing to install their socialistic desire for government control over the people instead of people control over the government, as it should be? The laws that are on the books now, if ...

Logical opinion article

As a retired lawman, I want to thank you for your logical opinion article on page A4 of the Aug. 21 edition of Sun-Gazette: “Symbolic steps do not save lives from illegal guns.” Your informative article preempted my anticipated letter and I thank you. I had to smile after I read the front ...

With friends like those

A recent opinion column characterized the current “mainstream media” as “a respectable free press” and “the people’s best friend,” possessing lofty standards that distinguish them from the lesser, vulgar “propaganda, conspiratorial media and the real ‘fake news.’” I ...

Little League World Series

I used to enjoy going to see the Little League World Series, and/or watching it on TV. But now it looks like the little guys and their managers have caught up with the pros. That is, do anything to win. That “player” from Venezuela that squatted so low so as to practically reduce his ...

The crazy left

Activities where requiring a photo ID is NOT racist: 1. Buying cigarettes 2. Buying alcohol 3. Applying for Welfare 4. Applying for Medicaid 5. Applying for a job 6. Buying a home 7. Applying for Unemployment 8. Opening a bank account 9. Buying a car 10. Renting a car 11. ...

Kudos to Streets and Parks Department

We want to thank the crew from the Streets and Parks Department for their work today, Aug. 16, cleaning up around our neighborhood after last night’s fast-moving flood down Elmira Street and Highland Terrace from Grafius Run. Specifically, Josh Ailey, Nate Clark, Dave Johns, Mark Oeler and ...

Friday afternoon live

I went online Friday, Aug. 2, to check the news. Breaking was (real news, not fake) that President Trump’s candidate for National Intelligence chief, John Ratcliffe, was no longer under consideration for the post. The nomination lasted barely a week. Though loathe to admit it, Trump only ...

The ills of our society

It is the educational system which bears much of the blame for our society’s social ills. Over the past 50 years, it has morphed into a system where there are no losers, God is not real, Christian values are optional or prohibited, and everybody wins, etc. The system has now indoctrinated ...

Not a bad thing

Several members of the news media wasted no time in deriding President Trump’s Fourth of July speech, describing it as “sophomoric,” and worthy of an eighth grader. Well, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing. Given the state of education in this country, at least he made sure that most ...

The road to low unemployment

At every opportunity, whether domestic or international, Donald J. Trump boasts that unemployment rates among Blacks, Hispanics and women are the lowest in history. He is right. Let’s leave aside the question of how much unemployment rates are caused by the president currently in office, ...

Fear is no advertisement

The concept of education should always be associated with positiveness. Education is used as a means to promote thought, discussion, and the limitless growth of knowledge. Education is not meant to be used as a device to instinct fear or negativity. Classes should not be made up of “how to ...

The Republic and the People

The letter of Aug. 4, “The Electoral College,” quotes Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on government of, by, and for the people, and it cites the Constitution’s formidable first words, We the People. The writer means by this to denounce the Electoral College for being undemocratic, whereas ...

Motorcycle insurance

Motorcycle owners, be aware that your motorcycle insurance may not cover medical injury and your auto insurance also doesn’t cover any motorcycle injury. Merle L Hively Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

State grants

The front page of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on Aug. 20 featured two articles with news updates on state grant issues. One article reported that DEP is unlikely to fund the much-needed Grafius Run upgrade. Apparently the affected residents haven’t suffered enough loss and property ...

Keep warm

As far as the hard left “Snowflakes” who want to torpedo the Natural Gas industry in Pennsylvania, I only hope that, while you are “tiptoeing through the tulips,” you have a big pile of blankets to keep you warm this winter, because if you use one drop of “gas or oil or ...

Right on

Alan Huff’s letter in the Aug. 12 edition is right on, especially the last sentence: “Hopefully, when I’m dust in the wind, my grandchildren will never look back on the times as the good old days.” And they were the good old days when you could go outside and play kick the can, gather ...

Unkept properties

Today I read about the Codes Department being overwhelmed by unkept properties. I truly understand, as I see those properties every day. I wonder if sending a judge’s notice that the home will be confiscated by the city and sold to a local in 30 days if the homeowner in California does not ...

Questions

How come in a state like Texas with its lax gun laws, no good guy with a gun stepped forward to take on the mass shooter in El Paso? Why did Texans rely on the police to handle it? This is the argument that the NRA and gun right advocates always push: it takes a good guy with a gun to take out ...

Year-round school

I think that teachers are highly under-rated. My daughter is a teacher and I can tell you that she does not just work 180 days equivalent. There is so much work behind the scenes, more than your 40-hour-a-week job, the responsibility and care of your children’s mind and body. Where do you ...

Reflections: A peek into the future

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), known to many as C.S. Lewis, is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, an intellectual giant in his field of English literature. As a British writer and lay theologian he taught at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. ...