Letters to the editor

Patriotism, pride and loyalty

FRANCES BACCHIERI Montoursville “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION under GOD, indivisible, with LIBERTY and JUSTICE FOR ALL.” It is a privilege to live in the United States of America ... the greatest ...

Why politicians fail basic gun control

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run With all the proposed gun-control legislation, I have yet to hear one politician say how they will keep guns away from criminals, but end up just making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain guns to protect themselves and their families.

Horton hears hooey

PAUL RINKER Montoursville A recent letter echoed the sentiments of many baby killing politicians like Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo, saying things like, I’m personally against abortion, but I can’t tell other people what to do. I’m calling B.S. Since when are any of these ...

Had enough?

MIKE REMICK Avis Every year since 1971, the student population of Keystone Central School District has declined. At the same time, the population of Clinton County has remained the same at about 38,000 citizens. Over these years, we have suffered a loss of industry and jobs. You know ...

Marc Friedenberg and the Green New Deal

BRIAN DEMPSEY State College I support Marc Friedenberg in the May 21 special election for 12th district U.S. Representative. With Marc, what you see is what you get. He’s honest, sincere, and dedicated. Marc has exceptional technical and social skills, but I’m writing because Marc also ...

Check yourself

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg To Cam Hironimus and her Feb. 27 letter, “People need to be educated about veterans.” Out of all the people who responded to your husband’s letter as he tries (but fails) to explain why some veterans are not as important as other veterans, you are ...

Small miracle on library place?

JIM BANHOLZER Centre Hall While riding our commuter bus, Jackie, one of the handicapped students suddenly dropped her library book, Michael Talbot’s groundbreaking “Holographic Universe” onto some molecules in the wheelchair aisle. Notably, the book spilled open to a page that ...

What do you think?

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May 21 brings opportunity to vote for Marc Friedenberg

LASSIE MacDONALD State College I am glad that we now have another chance to elect Marc Friedenberg. I have met him, and I have been impressed by his dedication, his knowledge of this district and the challenges we face as a nation, and by his willingness to find solutions. After too many ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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Issue of term limits should be on ballot

ELIZABETH SHADE Hollidaysburg When Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation proves that Russian interference in our 2016 election put Donald Trump in the White House, then what? If his presidency is deemed to be illegitimate, then what? Is everyone in the White House evicted? If ...

What do you think?

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Reaction

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport “It’s a shame. I think it’s a very sad thing when a thing like that happens.” This was President Trump’s feeble response to the recent arrest of domestic terrorist Christopher Hasson. Hasson is a self-proclaimed white nationalist who had accumulated ...

Trump trying to help our nation’s truckers

DOROTHY CAVALET Hollidaysburg Walking slowly with a cup of coffee in one hand and the other stuffed into his pocket, a tired just-got-up look over his face describes the morning of our nation’s truck driver. They’re everywhere, from as far east to west as you can imagine. Some of the ...

Accept fact of life: Deer herd decreasing

JOE KRUG Portage With the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease in our resident Pennsylvania deer populations, barroom biology and political meddling is running rampant. This diatribe of unrelenting criticisms directed at our professional wildlife agencies is both unfair and ...

Tell your children ‘no’ early .. very early

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore I agree with a recent letter to the editor about the need for more parents to tell their children “no.” But you have to start telling them “no” early, at no more than two years of age. The earlier the better. And you can’t give them the “electronic ...

Crisis in Venezuela: How did it happen?

ARNO VOSK Williamsport Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. Not to speak of minerals like gold, iron and diamonds. Why is it suffering today from an economic and humanitarian crisis? Actually, the crisis was created by our own U.S. government and its Latin American policies. ...

Votes can corrupt

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station The Democrats argue that, due to the aging population in this country, the need for people is reason enough to let all who want to come here, legal and illegal alike to do so, and yet support the killing of the unborn and born babies in this country. One ...

We are lucky

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I sat reading letters to the editor in The (Lock Haven) Express and the numerous complaints about how this or that should be, I ask myself: Are we walking in the light of God and do we really know where we will end up after our earthly existences? For me, ...

Ode to socialists

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours The Queen of Socialism, Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, newly elected congresswoman from New York and a member of America’s socialistic group, has outlined her progressive views to her star-struck millennial worshipers: Federally guaranteed jobs; family ...