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Letters

Good grief!

I am an American too! I don’t have the exact same views as the woman who wrote recently, “I am an American”. She tells people to grow up and quit their whining and then proceeds to whine. Her generation had it tougher. Really? You are a Baby Boomer like me. Our parents and grandparents ...

Appeasement

What does one give up? What does one gain? Is there ever a winner or loser? Whose side is time on? One of the history’s known appeasers, Neville Chamberlain, used this strategy; who was the winner and loser? Did Hitler gain time to practice in developing his war techniques or did England gain ...

Can Senators become impartial?

“An impeachment trial is a political process. So, it makes perfect sense for us to expect votes cast by Senators to be partial on both sides.” So runs the common perception to which so many of us have stooped these days. I reject this cynical point of view. Senators should make impartial ...

Term limits

While the impeachment continues in our nation’s capital, it is evident we need term limits on public officials running for office. The person with the most seniority is appointed to chair a committee no matter their ability, it seems. It amazes me the caliber of people who are voted in. ...

Fairness and taxation

The question of “fairness” looms large in the minds of the Democrats. “Fair share” is a favorite mantra, along with “equality” and “social justice.” The concept of “fairness” sounds great. After all, who could be in favor of “unfairness,” until you start to look at the ...

Climate chaos

Disaster isn’t coming … it is here now! The American West, the Amazon rainforest, Australia ... all burning. Indonesia is flooding. Arctic glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising. The year 2019 was a record year for rising ocean temperatures, leading to more frequent and intense ...

So …

So, I’m wondering what is happening about City Hall? I heard that City Council meetings may be held at the Transit Center. Is that true? Has the elevator project been put on hold? Or discarded? What is happening? Is our new mayor still adamant that the City Hall be moved into a new place? ...

Right on

After reading the letter by Rollanda Dee Frazier of Jan. 7, I realized nothing else needs to be said. She said it all. And as far as what kids of today are saying, “It’s a different day and age, grandma,” said every generation before them. By the time the children of today become adults, ...

An immigrant’s perspective

In response to the Jan. 13 article entitled “I am an immigrant,” I would like to offer a different point of view. I am an immigrant, now a naturalized citizen. I came here the legal way and I would like to offer my experience to those who focus solely on undocumented/ illegal aliens. I did ...

Clean up the city

This is going to be straight to the point. Congratulations to Mayor Slaughter. You have a lot on your shoulders. I sure hope you can clean up the city, my hometown, of all the crime and violence and get the city back to the way it was 45 to 50 years ago. Dottie Gibbon Blossburg

Everett’s legacy

In the Jan. 7 article regarding state Rep. Garth Everett retiring, Rep. Everett spoke about gerrymandering. He stated that “redistricting reform continues,” that it shouldn’t be “for the state judiciary to determine,” but he “didn’t know if there is a consensus in the Legislature ...

Give or take

Give or take a year or two, three of history’s greatest women, namely Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, all lived for a period of 90 years. Also, give or take a year or two, their historic lives all spanned the same period of 90 years. Look it up. VIC ...

Remember Virginia

Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor, has appropriated funds for additional personnel to implement Red Flag Laws, registration and universal background checks on every firearm transfer, banning of AR15’s and AK 47’s, and all guns holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and ...

Attention PGC

I could say I told you so, well I guess I just did. I have been a licensed Pennsylvania hunter for 38 years. I feel that makes me a stockholder in your organization. It definitely makes me a customer. I have been a small business owner for 17 years, a member of a Pennsylvania hunting camp ...

The most defenseless

We have just witnessed the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Dole v. Bolton that allowed the cold-blooded, clinical execution of the most innocent, most defenseless, and most vulnerable human being. These decisions undermine the very foundation of all law relating to the protection of human ...

Now we can visit Williamsport

I was very pleased to read in the Sun-Gazette, Friday, Jan. 17, the article titled: “New mayor, parking authority talk working relationships, budget.” Thank you Mayor Slaughter and Dr. Cipolla for realizing, “The authority is not there for profit. Rather it is there to provide a service ...

Keller says ‘No’ to labor bill

Wow, just another slap in the face of organized labor, these people have been at it for years. Commonwealth Foundation, right to work for less, call it what you like — they are out to silence the voices of working men and women who enjoy fair wages, good wages and a voice in the workplace ...

I love this country

I love this country and all that it stands for. It really bothers me that most of the congressional democrats are trying to remove my president from office, especially since my president appears to be out there working his tail off, trying to do what he, I and many others really believe is good ...

The impeachment trial

While the country is riveted by the Impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate, we must acknowledge that, regarding the limits of Presidential power, as the owner of his own company and his own CEO, Trump is used to a lifetime of being the undisputed boss and controller of everything and ...

Immigrants help our nation

Praise for the Jan. 13 article on immigration. The Trump administration has tried to portray immigrants and asylum-seekers as demons, would-be terrorists, thieves and exploiters. The administration aims to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to build a 1,900-mile wall along our southern ...