Letters to the editor

Voters

The one group of people in this nation that I have less faith in then politicians is voters. Voters are the people who give these scumbags access to power. Considering the current "Sophie's Choice" we have for President, it's no wonder things have descended into chaos.At this point, voting is ...

We need …

JOANNE TOSTI-VASEYBellefonteA person who regularly disparages women and people of color in the White House is dangerous to our society.I will not be voting or supporting Donald Trump in November. I don't want a racist and sexist despot in the White House who believes women are there for his ...

Mike Hanna’s whip

STAN OWENSBeech CreekMany people don't understand the role of Minority Whip, the position held in Harrisburg by State Rep. Mike Hanna. The simple description of counting votes and doing a roll call doesn't exactly encompass the job description, which includes maximizing the number of votes for ...

Anti-American

HARLAN PIDCOE JR.DuboistownIf the National Football League doesnt' want to take appropriate action against the defiant, anti-American behavior of Colian Kaepernick, we can. We don't have to a violent mob and destroy, burn and loot.The only reaction that we patriots who respect American values ...

Service and sacrifice

MIKE FELKERPhiladelphiaHe ridiculed John McCain for being a prisoner of war.He belittled the family of a U.S. soldier who died in combat.He thinks our military is a "disaster" and is "rubble."He demeans those who serve and sacrifice for our country. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I know what ...

Great again

DANIEL DILEOAltoonaIf we want to make America great again, we need leaders like the leaders who founded this country. They were leaders who sought the wisdom contained in the greatest books. They were familiar with Bible, the histories of the Greek and Roman republics, English history, and the ...

Well said

BEN OLENAForksvilleAmerican journalist and scholar H.L. Mencken was not too far off target when he said, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

Let those who are without sin …

FRANK J. STOPPAJacksonville, Fla.With all the important issues facing America, the media dwells on something Donald Trump said about women 11 years ago.Yet, not one person can honestly say they have never made a disparaging remark about race, religion, nationality or gender at one time or ...

Our Founding Fathers and the Bible

AL SEVERMontoursvilleThe newspaper has yet another letter to the editor implying that we are a Christian nation and the country needs to be run on "biblical" values.Not a bad idea, but only if we use the Jefferson Bible written by a true Founding Father.Read it. Difficult to come up with a ...

Motorists beware

TOM MCCAREYBerwynThere is a concerted effort by special interests, abetted by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, to enact anti-driver legislation. Like so many things today - follow the money to understand the improper emphasis on these issues.The bills include: aArming all municipalities with ...

Propaganda machines

RAY GEPHARTHowardI am a registered Republican, and would assess my views as "moderate."I support both conservative and progressive ideas in the political arena. I do not believe any political party has ALL the right answers.When a politician tries to get my vote by telling me they have voted 50 ...

Domestic Violence: It happens to men, too

AMANDA PEASELock HavenThe Clinton County Women's Center helps men, as well as women. A way to reach the center is by calling its hotline number at 570-748-9509, or stopping at the center.There are many signs than can indicate someone is in need of a helping hand; however, most men do not ...

National security at stake

KAREN ELIASLock HavenIn the 1990s Michael Chertoff, a lifelong Republican, led the investigation into Bill and Hillary Clintons' land-deal known as Whitewater, serving as the special counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee.Remarkably, in a month Chertoff will be voting for Hillary for ...

The church

CYNTHIA CHAMBERSSmicksburgWhat happened to the influence of the church?According to George Barna, the founder of The Barna Group, a market research firm specializing in studying the religious beliefs and behavior of Americans, our nation was a strong nation when:r The church took seriously its ...

A horribly big ‘if’

GUY GRAYBILLMiddleburgFirst, let's get the phrase correct. As we look at the two jackasses who represent the two major American political parties in the election for our nation's chief executive, we must be more precise in expressing our exasperation: It's troubling. It's pathetic. We hapless ...

In support of APSCUF faculty

JAKE MILLERMechanicsburgI am a proud Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) graduate, twice overI grew up poor, so earning my degree from a PASSHE school was my best opportunity to live the American dream, first at Bloomsburg University and, later, as an M.Ed. at Shippensburg ...

God help us

RICHARD TOBINWellsboroDonald says he will "Make America great again," that he will reopen coal mines and bring back all of those great jobs that Mexico and China have stolen.He will do this through his great skill as a businessman, he says.His stooges have lauded him as a business "genius" ...

Questioning Hillary

PHIL UNDERWOODMontoursvilleAfter reading a number of letters to the editor condemning Donald Trump, it might be time to counter with Hillary Clinton information from an article by Deroy Murdock published on Sept. 30, questioning if Clinton is temperamentally fit to be president.Clinton is an ...

The best candidate

PAUL GOLDSMITHMontoursvilleThe lame stream media is getting nervous now that more women are coming out and saying that Bill Clinton sexually harassed them.The media has tried to make Hillary Clinton look like our best candidate for president.Patriots know that God is on the side of Donald ...

Gullible

TIMOTHY HAVENERMill HallEvery time they tell you the sky is falling, you believe it.When I was still a conservative, I remember my parents and others around me always talking about how much we needed to keep 'insert left-wing politician here' out of office because we couldn't afford to risk the ...