Letters to the editor

Lies that divide us

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro One of the lies that divide us is that capitalism and socialism are like two islands in a sea with shark infested waters between them. Neither system works well in its purest form. Too much socialism and you’re in the USSR, where bread costs 10 cents a loaf ...

Conservative political thought

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. Over the past 40 years, I have tried to become an expert on Conservative political thought. I believe it is important to share with your readers the one important finding I have learned. There now appears to be a much larger number of Conservatives who are ...

Dirty politics

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield The recent allegation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager is ludicrous. Most of us wonder why it took so long, for the senator, who is now old like I am, to wait until the hearing for him was almost over. Was she, and the ...

Democratic fascism?

PAUL RINKER Montoursville The collapse of the economy in Socialist Venezuela has leftists in this country working overtime trying to find a way to claim Socialism is not to blame. That’s a tall order considering Venezuela was one of the richest countries in South America before they ...

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 ...

What do you think?

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 with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Abortion

ED EMEL Bellefonte The word, abortion, means voluntary abortion; the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end pregnancy. I call it a spontaneous rejection of an unborn infant by the mother. Today, the unborn are sacrificed for many reasons. Some will say they cannot ...

Until we meet again

CAROLE GERST Milesburg I sat holding my husband’s hand, trying to comfort him as he was calling out saying how afraid he was and trying to reassure him he had nothing to be afraid after he had the last rights from our priest, Father George. However, if I was in his shoes — yes, I ...

Democratic socialism: By the people, for the people

JASON RUNK Altoona In a recent letter to the editor, the writer talked about socialism leading us down the wrong path. After reading the letter, I must assume he is just ill informed and not knowingly misleading the readers. He tries to link Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont ...

The world is ending

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Aus. There was a news item on TV on a recent day saying that Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp were down across the world. Oh my gosh! As I don’t use any of those social media apps, I didn’t know, but somehow I muddled through the day anyway. Is it too ...

Trump et al

NEIL P. NELSEN Canton It seems to me that, at this juncture, the only possible explanation for Donald Trump’s bizarre and outrageous behavior is that he is mentally ill. It is harder to understand why the Congress, the branch of our government that is supposed to address situations like ...

Power perversion

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, during the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanagh, gave a schoolhouse rock speech about the duties of the branches of government. He correctly pointed out that the power and responsibility to run the nation was given solely ...

The old switchboard method works better

SHIRLEY C. MYERS Mill Hall I want to congratulate The Express for their new/old method of answering incoming calls. The caller gets an actual person and not a mechanical voice answering, telling the caller to press one for (editor) or press two for (circulation) etc. The old switchboard ...

Wealth and the worker

HENRY HOPPER Williamsport How does it happen that the wealthiest man in the history of the world, Jeff Bezos, is also one of the largest welfare recipients in America? His company, Amazon, makes huge profits by paying their employees wages that are so inadequate that many of them need ...

Deniers

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville The theory of macro-evolution is easily disproven. If life could not have originated from non-living matter, the basis of macro-evolution, then the entire theory is falsified. There is no naturalistic mechanism for life to originate from non-living matter. ...

‘Straw Men’

TOM MCCAREY Berwyn The straw men of “speeding crisis” and “work zone crisis” are the bases for the push to get speed cameras in Pennsylvania. There is neither a speeding crisis nor a work zone crisis. PennDOT’s own study shows that Pennsylvania’s roads are the safest they ...

Thank you, first responders and families of 911

IDA M. TEMPLE Mansfield I dedicate and thank the first responders who survived the terrorist attacks on our nation on Sept. 11, 2001. They did not hesitate to run toward danger to rescue and save those who were in harm’s way. To the families who lost a loved one that rushed to the Twin ...

We will not forget

Troy Allen Houston Sheridan, Wyo. The war on terror has lasted a long time, I will try to tell you why in this rhyme. On 9-11 terrorist came to America to strike a blow, they wanted to kill people they didn’t even know. They flew planes into the Twin Towers, the terror ...

Wrong assumption

THOMAS D. MCCAFFREY Hollidaysburg I am writing in response to the letter to the editor submitted by Wendy Geesey entitled, “Elect those who will help protect you.” Aside from the fact that the writer offers no evidence that Democrats support putting anyone in harm’s way, she appears ...

Thank you

AMY ERSHLER Loganton As reported in The Express in late July of this year, the Clinton County commissioners proposed imposing a $5 fee on all motorized vehicles registered in the county. The fee was to be used for transportation improvement purposes. However, after listening to the ...