Letters to the editor

Ponderings of a mad man?

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo I attended the Clinton County commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 27 about the $5 vehicle registration tax. At the meeting, everyone was given a pamphlet about how the tax would work and what the money from this tax could be used for. Page 3 of the pamphlet was about ...

Moms for gun control

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Shannon Watts, creator of Moms for Gun Sense in America, an anti-gun propagandist organization financed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown for Gun Safety, and once again they targeted the gun , but not the ...

Remembering U.S. Sen. John McCain

RYAN A. WORKMAN Williamsport The late Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain passed away and has deservedly received a hero’s treatment in the media. However, most of the focus has not been on the distinct military career of the Navy captain who was a prisoner of war for five and half years in ...

Who is pro-life?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Republicans state they are pro-life and claim Democrats are ‘baby killers’ for supporting a woman’s right to choose an abortion. But are Republican truly pro-life or are they more pro-fetus? Republicans support cuts in federal programs for children. They ...

Secure borders

JIM MOORE Flinton In a recent Creators Syndicate newspaper column, “Tibbetts death brings out the worst,” Connie Schultz and her kind ignore the facts of illegal immigration. I, like most all Americans, are immigrants, legal. Aside from all the killings and many other crimes done ...

Unsettling settled law

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport The Democrats want to oppose President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. They are concerned that his nominee will not consider Roe vs. Wade as “settled law” and he may seek to have it overturned. They want assurances that, if confirmed, he will not ...

Contrast

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville The death of Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain should focus every American’s mind on the true meaning of patriotism and service to one’s country. To compare the honor of John McCain to the current president should prompt everyone in this country to question what ...

Science is self-correcting

MIKE KERSETTTER Watsontown The beginnings of life, evolution, and man-made climate change all have something in common. What might that be you ask? A lot of what is called settled science that I believe is full of unprovable presumptions, suppositions, and conjecture. There are large ...

Dreams

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station I am amazed that mature, fully-grown adults on the left are so fixated on over-throwing a duly elected president — then electing a socialist government that will eviscerate the Constitution, disarm law-abiding Americans and, once in power, attempt to ...

Ezra Nanes will fight for workers

JAN DONAHUE Boalsburg Walt Disney once said that “teamwork makes the dream work.” As Labor Day approaches, I think back to my own experiences with a union and how much my career and my life were changed because of dedicated people willing to give their time and talent to make things ...

You’re not a skeptic

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville The author of an Aug. 24 letter to the editor defined “normal” and put that into context about climate change. He also emphasized that he is not a climate change denier but a skeptic. I don’t think he is a skeptic but more of a cynic when it comes to ...

Tax cuts are working

JOSH SKOLNICK Doylestown Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus recently claimed President Trump’s tax cuts are bolstering a “healthy, dynamic economy.” In his words at a Tax Cuts Work Rally recently put on by the Job Creators Network: “You’re seeing capital come back into this ...

Portrait in smallness

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi. He refused early release even after being repeatedly beaten and tortured. Why? Because an unspoken military rule of honor was to leave in ...

Concerning the deportation of an ex-Nazi

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This letter concerns the brief reunions in Korea that brought tears to hundreds of families separated longer than 60 years. A 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheek of her 71-year-old North Korean son. They were driven apart during ...

‘Thank you’ would be nice

ROBERT YOUNGBLOOD Mill Hall The other day I was on break at work reading The Lock Haven Express. I came across an article where the Community Pool at Mill Hall was thanking the Clinton County commissioners for the donation they received to buy supplies for the pool. I was wondering, when ...

Role models

JOHN RAYMOND Williamsport After a valiant struggle, Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain has succumbed to brain cancer. Most would agree that Sen. McCain is a true American patriot who, whether on the field of battle or in the halls of Congress, consistently placed his comrades and his country ...

What would they say?

ADRIANNA PENA State College I am willing to believe Donald Trump when he says that Omarosa is a lying lowlife. So who was the idiot who hired her to be a senior government official? This is not an administration – it’s a broad, heavy-handed, unfunny farce. Tell me Republicans, ...

The real reason

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. Could it be that ultra-conservative author Ann Coulter has unwittingly told us the REAL reason why President Donald Trump and the conservative-Republicans in the media and the U.S. Congress are so against accepting legal and illegal immigrants into the ...

It’s all about control!

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Socialism seems to be the preferred political and economic system of young people today. That can only mean that they don’t know what socialism is. They think socialism is about getting free stuff. The truth is, the “free” stuff you get under socialism is the ...

Value of education

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown You hear the phrase “value of a good education” from those who would like us to believe that the survival of our country hinges on everyone being college educated. Usually following that thought is the suggestion that we ought to be giving a free college ...