Letters to the editor

All wrong

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan It seems to me that the U.S. Senate has it all wrong. Tap military pay in order to pay for the much-needed wall? We should tap the pay of every member of Congress. How many millions have they wasted ... especially on investigations in every nook and cranny ...

Had Enough? No. 3

MIKE REMICK Pine Creek Do you know that Pennsylvania has the largest and most expensive, full-time, state Legislature in America? Did you know that 40 states have part-time legislatures? Only 10 states have full-time. Salaries and benefits paid to state legislators vary greatly from ...

Democracy requires placing checks on Trump

AMY ERSHLER Loganton In a recent speech, Donald Trump threatened mob rule. In an interview with Breitbart, he said that he had the support of the police, the military, and Bikers for Trump. He said that “...I have tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain ...

Border crisis

PATRICK ROGERS Williamsport The American-Mexico border is questionably the largest open-air, child sex trafficking market in the world! Tens of thousands of children, “unaccompanied,” cross yearly without biological parents or anyone remotely related to the child, according to my ...

Nuclear bailout

VIVIAN ALTMAN Westfield No one I know wants higher electric bills, but that is what will likely happen if legislators decide to subsidize the nuclear industry. We must oppose legislation to bail out the nuclear energy sector because a bailout would come on the backs of consumers while the ...

Infringing upon your rights

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown I have to wonder what all of you dolts calling for gun control would think of having to go through extensive background checks and waiting for three days before exercising your 1st Amendment right to free speech? I think we should limit you to 10 words at a ...

Religious vs. secular society

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville Secularists are against religious expression in society, but fail to understand their values are a quasi-religious belief system. Many of their values are derived from adopting values that are opposite those of Christianity. Secularism is a foundation of ...

Open invitational debate

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport I wish presidential candidate Pete Buttieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., would challenge each of the candidates in the entire field of Democratic Presidential candidates to a one-on-one, face-to-face debate with him. That would winnow the field.

Accusations

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden When God and Mother Nature created the heavens and the planet earth, why were the male species of the human race and all the male animals on this planet designated as the aggressive half of the inhabitants? This is being challenged or disputed right in our ...

Mexico

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris Just finished reading Ken Dauber’s letter to the editor and I would like to do the honors of answering his question as I quote ( Could someone tell me how we got from Mexico paying for the wall to a government shutdown.) For one, President Trump never said Mexico ...

Backbone

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport A recent letter writer suggested one reason President Trump was elected is because he possesses a backbone. On the contrary, when conducting foreign policy Trump usually reveals the lack of a backbone. Was it a strong backbone when Trump stood shoulder to shoulder ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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I worry for our children’s America

HUGH E. McGEE Linden As I watch the national news in recent times, I worry about the America that my children will live in as they get older. It appears to me that our country has some of the worst elected officials at the national level ever. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, ...

On your side

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom-line is this: While I disagree with his conservative-Republican economic ...

My two cents

GARY BARRETT SR. Lock Haven In a letter to the editor published March 16 and titled, “Candidate Keller denies climate change,” the writer expressed, in my opinion, a political view rather than information. Also, a new term to me that climate change is a national emergency is now ...

Trump … again

ROBERT H. WORKMAN Spring Hill, Fla. I still have a difficult time in understanding why so many people are still for Trump. Every time I try, I get an answer that starts out with Obama or Clinton. I am totally flabbergasted that every single one starts out that way. It’s as if they ...

Pants on fire!

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville A recent letter from Mr. Paul Rinker calls “gun show loopholes” a myth and ends his letter with a warning against “universal background checks” because it will lead to a national gun owner registration list, which in turn would lead to the federal ...

WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXPRESS YOURSELF

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‘Pay Up and Shut Up’

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden Myself and thousands of other retired senior citizens in this state are at our wits end when it comes to paying yearly property taxes and school taxes. We are forced to pay both of these taxes whether we have the money or not because we are not exonerated. We ...

I’ll ask again: ‘Had Enough?’

MIKE REMICK Pine Creek Do you know that the tax on a gallon of gasoline for Clinton County and all of Pennsylvania is the highest in any state in our nation? That’s right folks. We are taxed double that of the national per state average. For 50 years, Clinton County has lost one ...