Letters

Drugs

Governor Wolf and his telling about opioids and then at the end of his talk it says paid for by tax payer’s money. I don’t want to pay for their drugs. An 18-year-old shooting heroin, a housewife too drunk to take care of her family, kids using meth that can suffer from a stroke, kids ...

Label statues truthfully

People who say "you can't erase history" have got it right. The Civil War happened, but the statues of the Confederate leaders and generals didn't go up until long after the war was over. Most were put up to support "Jim Crow" laws and oppose the civil rights movement. That doesn't mean that we ...

Tax fairness?

David Faust writes a lot of letters to area newspapers. His answer to everything is 'a graduated tax'. Graduated tax is liberal speak for tax the rich. He calls it fair and says the rich would then pay their share. How about a math lesson: $10,000 x 10% = $1,000; $100,000 x 10% = $10,000. ...

The real cost

It is really easy to write a short and damning letter to make one's point, but the details will eventually rise up through the cracks in a story if one is willing to look. According to a recent letter, John Stossel uncovered a shocking example of how the government wastes your money. It is the ...

Outrageous behavior

President Trump's followers are willing to forgive all manner of outrageous behavior in order to maintain support of him. They have given him the green light to do virtually anything his uncontrollable mind conjures up as long as they are satisfied he is solving their problems and will never ...

Unfair

Since 2014, more than 100,00 children from Central America have arrived, unaccompanied, at the U.S.'s southern border. They braved exposure, kidnapping, and violence to get there because they couldn't stay at home, where gangs and desperate poverty make a lethal combination. But Cal Thomas, in ...

Misguided

Our holier than thou system of education does not sit well with us questioning or challenging their control or how they manage the pensions or contracts or anything. When my legislator Gene Yaw is telling me that he does not support HB 76 written by the people because it robs schools of local ...

Media exposed

After the latest media treatment of the terrible events that unfolded in Charlottesville, it has become clear the propaganda press will never report the words or actions of President Trump accurately or honestly. A couple of weeks ago, our Commander in Chief met a threatening North Korea with ...

A plea to media

Speech is the first liberty enshrined in our bill of rights. I doubt this placement is happenstance. Whatever their flaws, our founders demonstrated great wisdom when they chose to restrict the State's capacity to impinge the free expression of its citizenry. Indeed, the first amendment is the ...

What’s best for the majority

In the midst of our nation’s struggle to find unity and agreement within our political system by Conservatives and Liberals alike, to solve or at best, attempt to solve the many dilemmas facing our citizens in today’s society, I had the fortune of witnessing this first hand at the August ...

WASP

For as long as I can recall (60s on), WASP stood for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, referring to those in America who were often in positions of power. As a child of the 60s, I witnessed changes which led to great African-American rights, and more recently to increases in rights for women, ...

Are you kidding?

This poor man cannot win no matter what he says or does. Condemned for strong words to North Korea and condemned for not being harsh enough for Charlottesville. Where was President Obama throughout all the riots, threatening the police. If you’re going to blame one, blame all in charge of our ...

Reading between the lines

The Clinton administration taught the American people the art of spinning the news. President Trump taught the American people about fake news. Having watched the television news and read newspapers and magazines for years, I’ve come to see examples of both. One recent example that I found ...

Wake up, America

One of the world’s most dangerous men, George Soros, who is anti-everything in the U.S. stands for. He is anti-American, anti-free speech and Democracy and Judeo-Christian quote from Soros, “The main obstacle to a stable and just, real “New” World Order is the United States.” Soros ...

Parade bliss

I went to the Grand Slam parade last night for the first time in two years. I enjoyed it so much. Kudos to the people who made it possible and the people who cleaned up afterwards. Of all the parades I’ve had the pleasure to watch, this was the most pleasurable and to see all of the bands ...

Balancing the budget

The elimination of the corporate Capital Stock and Franchise Tax is the principal cause of Pennsylvania’s current budget deficit, and borrowing against future revenue and increasing taxes on utility bills and cutting medical benefits for the poor is not a long-term solution to the state’s ...

Open letter to the community

As I depart the position of President, Mansfield University, I extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for all of the support you have shown Connie and me during our four years. Through that support you have greatly assisted the university. I appreciate that you were always ...

Support our president

How many people remember the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis? Remember that it was discovered by accident by a “fly over” Cuba and pictures were taken. One of the Presidents’ “spotters” noticed something strange in the one picture. If not for President Kennedy, it might have ...

Democrats and celebrities

Whose side are they on? From all the rhetoric on the TV, radio and newspapers, they hate President Trump more than King Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. If hate from the left killed, we’d all be dead. Thank God Hillary or Obama is not our President during these times. Charles ...

You can hear the laughter

If you listen, you can hear the laughter coming out of the Petroleum Clubs in Houston and Dallas over the Pennsylvania Senate’s budget proposal, backed by Governor Wolf, to trade basic environmental protections for a pathetically weak severance tax proposal. On top of the current impact ...