Letters to the editor

Christmas

TERRY BANFILL Lock Haven Why can’t everyday be like Christmas? Sharing our hearts and smiles together. For if everyday was like Christmas, what a wonderful world this would be.

Pennsylvania’s pensions

ED EMEL Bellefonte Nobody in Pennsylvania state government wants to talk about our pension debt. Why? Because it keeps growing everyday! Retirement debt has reached $82.1 billion, according to my research. That is $18,800 per taxpayer. This doesn’t even count Pennsylvania’s ...

Politics

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia It appears that there is a possibility of indicting or impeaching President Trump although there is still great uncertainty about it all and the President is not happy with this. The simple answer to this is to face up to your accusers, prove them ...

Who owns who?

JOHN BUTLER South Williamsport I am a pastor of a local church. In my travels I have seen many hard-core sinners converted, including myself. Many have interesting stories. One group of young ministers visited my church and gave their testimony. What I thought was stunning was that one man ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

I’m with Lou Bernard

REBECCA FORBES Lock Haven I’m with Lou Bernard about the self-service check outs at the local Weis Market. I hope the public understands that when these are in place, you are waiting on yourself, just as you are at any local fast food restaurant when you pay for your food, carry it to ...

Battle to end gerrymandering needs voter input

DEBBIE TRUDEAU State College Many voters incorrectly believe that Pennsylvania won the battle for redistricting. Although the midterm election resulted in a fairer balance in Congress after the PA Supreme Court redrew district lines, the State Senate and House are still egregiously ...

Deficit spending

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run The U.S. Treasury’s annual interest expense will be greater than our defense budget in a year or two. It will eventually absorb all income taxes, leaving nothing for the rest of government. This reality will never improve and will soon put the country ...

Voting mess

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Another letter berating the voting mess in Florida. But let us be honest here, if the Democrats had won those two contentious races in Florida, Republicans would be screaming voter fraud. Heck, when they win they still claim voter fraud because they did not ...

Young people voted for climate

TILGHAM MOYER Philadelphia With the midterm elections behind us and all the votes tabulated, I can say that I could not be more proud to be a millennial. This November more voters ages 18-29 made it out to the polls than in any other midterm election in at least 25 years. Nearly 5 million ...

Secular logic?

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville Secular logic is contradictory. Since secularists believe humans originated by accident from non-living matter, humans are insignificant. On the other hand, the majority of secularists believe humans are able to influence the earth’s climate so humans must be ...

Dreamland

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. I happen to agree with The New York Times when they warn Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly-elected House Democrats who call themselves “Democratic Socialists.” They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of ...

Grading Trump

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia President Trump giving himself an A-plus reminds me of when Bart Simpson changed an F to an A. Homer’s fatherly advice was that he should have chosen a possible mark such as a B. In this case, maybe an F can be changed to an E. The saying used ...

A ‘Nancy’ solution

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville A recent letter to the editor bemoaned seeing Nancy Pelosi’s face on television way too much. Well, I have a solution for you. Stop using her picture in Republican campaign ads! Problem solved. But I must concede I get were the writer is coming from: I see ...

Fires and illegal immigrants

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris With all the drama in the news down on the Mexican border I’d like to thank President Trump for an excellent job of sending our military down there to assist the border patrol in keeping out these criminals from invading our country. The leftwing media outlets are ...

Funding necessary for modernized voting machines

RAY MURPHY Philadelphia Many of Pennsylvania’s voting machines are more than 20 years old, and there challenges maintaining many current systems because of the age of the machines, the scarcity of parts, and the costs of repairs and maintenance. I’m referring to The Express’ “Our ...

Clotheslining climate change

ANDREW GSCHEIDLE Jersey Shore Not too long ago, my family and I stepped into a Starbucks in the area to purchase a bag of Decaf Sumatra coffee. We were told they were out because of a nationwide shortage of Decaf Sumatra due to climate change. “Climate Change?” I asked, peering around ...

It’s time to care about those you say you do

HUNTER O. BROWN Mansfield You should care for your friends and family enough to not have their beliefs ruin your relationship. It’s that time of the year when everyone gets a nice long break for the holidays, right? College kids come home for winter. Parents get a nice vacation ...

Disappointed

MICHELLE A. JOHNSON Coburn I was excited to see across the headline in the Dec. 6 edition of The Express that there was the Winter Sports Guide ... until I got to the first page and realized that Penns Valley, as well as other Centre County schools, were not included. I think it would ...