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Letters to the editor

School uniforms

KAREN MARLETT Montoursville Having attended Catholic elementary and high schools, I wore school uniforms for 12 years. The benefits were obvious... parents invested in the number of uniforms that they could afford. There was no “competition” as far as the type of clothing that you ...

Power corrupts

WILLIAM EMICK Barbours Lord Acton warned, “Power tends to corrupt.” And we’re witnessing men violating women from the cesspool in Hollywood to the swamp in Washington. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That’s why it’s crucial Democrats read Guy Smith’s Gun ...

Progressive tax applied

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown A couple of local left-leaning letter writers express their support for the progressive tax system and oppose any reduction in the tax rate for those in the upper-income levels. They like to tell us that it hurts those on the other end of the scale. Their ...

Big Brother Verizon will be watching you

BRYCE DUNIO Altoona On Dec. 14 of this year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold a vote on the repealing of Net Neutrality. This Obama-era regulation, put into practice in 2015, forced companies such as Comcast and Verizon to treat all websites equally and not purposely ...

Take responsibility

JEFFREY BAUMGARDNER McClure I’m just going to put this out there: President Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” in its context is a false hope. We as a nation have lost our moral turpitude. The past two mass shootings and recent sexual assault controversies are ...

The elephant in the room

GLENDA HEYD Montoursville Until Congress address the accusations of sexual assault against the president they have no credibility. U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, where are you?

Putin has won

STEPHEN LORUSSO Loretto Can anyone doubt that Russia’s Vladimir Putin has won? It is so clear that all that he could have wanted is what he has gotten. We are completely mired in our own spiral of chaos led by our president who continues to deliver to Putin all that he could ask for. ...

Should we fear North Korea?

ARNO VOSK Williamsport What have we got against North Korea? Let’s take a minute to look at history. All of Korea was occupied by Japan from 1910 to 1945. After Japan’s defeat in World War II, Korea was partitioned into a communist North and a capitalist South. In 1950 President Harry ...

Our leaders

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven Here we are again, folks. Another COLA (cost of living adjustment) for our fearless leaders in Harrisburg. Apparently, they are in dire need of money to pay their property taxes. They may be in dire need of money to put food on their tables. In any case, here we ...

Time to decide

STANLEY GOULD Williamsport I have always believed that the first and most important responsibility of government is to keep us safe. I have always believed that the second-most important responsibility of government is to do for us what we cannot do alone. What’s that, you ask? I ...

Thanksgiving and more

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Nov. 23, I went to the Jersey Shore Trinity United Methodist Church for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The people running the kitchen did an outstanding job making a terrific meal. Meanwhile, in all my travels on Pennsylvania roads and highways, I see a lot ...

Who’s making the decisions?

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden The Republicans’ tax bill moving in the Senate leaves a lot to be desired. Under this tax reform, who does well and who doesn’t? The answer is the ultra wealthy win in this Senate tax bill and the rest of us will face hikes. An estimated 13 million ...

Surgical precision

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven Both parties do it! And both parties are wrong when they do it. Fair Districts Pa. has been speaking to citizens all over Pennsylvania and our focus is to take all politics out of redistricting after the census in 2020. Clinton County supports Fair Districts ...

Santa Claus

AMANDA BARTGES Antes Fort This is to say, “Good going, Renovo.” The man who played Santa Claus (front page of The Express’ Nov. 20 edition) really looked like Santa. What a wonderful story for your front page!

Single-payer health care means more freedom

JOSHUA MCCONNELL Hollidaysburg Often, when you hear Republicans talk about single-payer health care, you will hear them talk about a forced government program that takes away freedom from patients. This is false for several reasons, but alternatively, we can all vouch for what little ...

Are we really going to do nothing?

JERRY KAIRNES Cogan Station Gerrymandering, the process of drawings political boundaries to partisan advantage, has been in the news lately due to a number of legal challenges to the practice both at the federal and state levels. House Bill 722 and Senate Bill 22 seek to replace our ...

Principles

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville On Oct. 7, Phil Underwood wrote that there are two “foundational principles” of our American government. He claims that conservatives are bent on preserving these principles and then does not tell us how they are currently doing so. He states they are ...

Force

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville Respect for individual rights is something that should be stressed in our educational system as underlying our country’s foundation and laws. Since we all have individual rights, it stands to reason no one has the right to use force or fraud to infringe ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A week ago last Sunday, I was checking out at Walmart behind a young lady and the clerk told me that my bill was paid. I didn’t know who she was or what she was doing. ...

Conflict of interest

BERNIE CANTORNA District Attorney-Elect, Centre County On Nov. 21, I advised Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro and current Centre County District Attorney Parks Miller that I have conflicts of interest in the Piazza case and Commonwealth vs. McClure. Because I previously served as ...