Letters to the editor

Let them secede

It’s in the news that there are movements in California, Oregon and probably Washington State to secede from the union since the Nov. 8 president election. That would be a positive since they would no longer be a drain on federal money to keep them afloat. Once their leftist economies ...

STOP!

The election is over and people need to stop their unruly behavior. I understand people who supported Hillary Clinton are angry, but the protests must stop and right now. You need to take that anger and channel it into a better path for our progressive ideals. You need to channel your ...

Pa. adoptees right to birth certificate restored

November is National Adoption Month. November 2016 is especially significant for adopted adults born in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This past Nov. 3, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill162 into law. Effective Nov. 3, 2017, adoptees at age 18 will have the right to their original birth ...

Sore loser!

For the person who spray painted my Trump sign up Dry Run Road, you are invited to my pity party Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. BYOH - bring your own hanky. Such childish behavior.

Who really won?

Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote by an amount approaching 1 million. Donald Trump has said repeatedly that the electoral college system should be abolished because it is a “disaster.” So do the right thing and concede, Donald.

Exodus

In the spirit of helping people, the newspaper should make a public service announcement advising folks who are planning to travel abroad to book early. Because of the election results, the flights will be crowded with the “stars” who vowed to “leave the country if Trump gets ...

Protests?

There was a time when protest actually stood for something. When did an “adult” temper tantrum become a protest? OK, your candidate didn’t win the election; your response is a protest. So, when my team doesn’t win the Super Bowl, can I protest, too. Let’s grow up, move on, and ...

We have a new president, so now what?

In the heat of the results of our election, I have seen so many negative things. The burning of our nation’s flag on college campuses across the country, rioting taking place in many cities, and many unhappy people broadcasting that Donald Trump is not their president and that they will not ...

Gridlock

In comments about gridlock in government and the need for cooperation in the new administration, it is worth remembering that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner declared their goal after the inauguration of President Obama was to make sure that his was a failed ...

Clarification

The letter (Nov. 10) I submitted, “It’s Over,” quoting the late Gerald Ford saying that the long national nightmare is over was meant to be somewhat ambiguous, but now I want to point out that, rather than the campaign, I was mainly alluding to the Obama administration.

LOL

I am sorry, but I cannot help but LOL watching the national media and their pollsters struggle to comprehend how they got the election wrong. First of all, the polls and the media didn’t get it wrong. They just didn’t want to get it right. It didn’t fit their narrative. I had to turn on ...

Moving forward

In the wake of the most contentious presidential election in my lifetime, I write hoping in some small way to advance mutual understanding. I grew up in and have spent most of my life in Renovo, but I live today in Washington, D.C. I call both of these places home. Politically, the two ...

We the People

We the People have been crying out for a change in our country’s direction. We the People found someone to listen to us. We the People took Donald J. Trump seriously as a candidate for president. We the People elected Donald J. Trump for president. And now, We the People are having a ...

Cut back on the GMOs

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard our mothers, health teachers and doctors tell us that for years. Do you want to turn into a raging chicken filled with antibiotics and chemicals? No? Then take control of your diet and learn the risks of eating foods enhanced by genetically modified ...

College professors and Trump

As the stunning upset by Donald J. Trump for the presidency continues to sink in, one group feeling particularly perplexed consists of those sophisticated professors who teach students across our colleges and universities. They are confused as to how the candidate who ran up a laundry list of ...

The war for the moral soul continues

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as president of the United States, we - meaning believers in Christ - need to pray for him even more. Parenthetically, we must pray for all of our leaders regardless if we agree with them or not. I spend a lot of time in the Lewisburg and Selinsgrove area. ...

Optimistic, but not careless

Now that the elections are over, we can breathe a bit more easily — or can we? Without reservation, I voted for donald Trump and even reluctantly voted for Pat Toomey. His position on gun control and his lack of support for our standard-bearer made my vote a hesitant one. Many of the ...

Release your tax returns

In one of the recent presidential debates, Donald Trump was trying to explain away a loss of nearly $1 dollars on his 1995 federal income taxes by saying he did nothing different than Hillary supporter and billionaire Warren Buffet. We know about Trump’s 1995 federal tax return because of a ...

Place the blame where it belongs

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall Progressive values didn’t lose this election, a corrupt neoliberal did. People are going to get Donald Trump wrong the same way that they got Brexit wrong. Yes, there is a conservative element of racism to these movements, but there are also real socioeconomic ...

President Trump

BILL BURD Williamsport God bless America! On this first day after the election of President Donald J. Trump, I once again have faith that this great country can rise up and conquer any challenge we are faced with. Even though fixing the previous eight divisive years will certainly be a ...