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Letters to the editor

How dare you!

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg It was disgusting, in my opinion, to see those people on TV who posed for the cameras while part of the mob scene at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. How dare you! Do you think you represent the rest of us? You did not. As I watched you storm our capitol with ...

Trump’s presidency

ROBERT H. WORKMAN Spring Hill I have never been so disgusted with an administration of the Office of the President as I have with Trump’s Administration. Never in my life have I ever thought I would see a sitting president promote such violence, but he has for the last four years. But the ...

Where do state Senate Republicans stand?

ZACH KELLY Bellefonte I am writing to express my outrage at the Republicans in the Pennsylvanian Senate who blocked Sen. Jim Brewster from taking the oath of office. The voters of the 45th Senatorial District cast their votes. The votes were counted in early November and Sen. Brewster ...

True to the end

STEPHEN HUDDY Williamsport “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break ... and there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.” So went the gist of the Jan. 2, 2021, hour-long phone bomb from our President to Georgia Secretary of State Brad ...

A letter to Fred Keller and the rest of us

JOSEPH R. FISCHER Northumberland On Jan. 4, Fred Keller, my representative to the U.S. House of Representatives, explained that he intends to challenge the electoral votes from Pennsylvania in the Jan. 6 certification vote of the electoral college results, not because they are based on ...

Were Keller and Thompson legally elected?

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In early January, eight GOP members of Congress from Pennsylvania, including Fred Keller and G.T. Thompson announced they would “vote against the certification of Pennsylvania’s electors on Jan. 6.” They did not just challenge the Biden win. They threw the ...

Can courts be gerrymandered?

MARSHA H. BIERLY Spring Mills “Gerrymandering” has been used by legislators in Pennsylvania to draw district lines limiting the power of voters. All three statewide courts may become gerrymandered. The House of Representatives will reintroduce a constitutional amendment requiring ...

Neither lawful nor orderly

ERIN KENNEDY Lock Haven I was deeply disappointed to see the headline that The Lock Haven Express chose to accompany the Associated Press article about the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. A quick internet search reveals dozens of other possibilities; even something as simple as ...

‘World Relief Bill’

TIM YOHO Lock Haven The letter by Bryan Shade published Jan. 6 and entitled “World relief bill” is misleading. The writer indicated falsely that foreign aid was rolled into the COVID-19 Relief Bill. He listed billions of dollars going to various countries and 1.4 billion to an ...

Silence can be deadly

DAVID KAGAN Jersey Shore On Monday, Jan. 4, I approached the entrance to the Weis Store in Lock Haven but came to an abrupt halt; a man not wearing a mask was right at the entrance, chatting loudly with the cart clerk. After about a half a minute, he finally entered the store, still without ...

Citizens deserve to have elected officials who respect our votes

AMY ERSHLER Loganton The Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol was not a surprise, but the culmination of four years of inflammatory language and rhetoric, stoked by our president and aided and abetted by many, including Republican members of the House and the Senate. If Mr. Trump’s ...

No clue

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore I have a copy of the U.S. Constitution hanging in my garage by my woodstove (not real close). It’s about 2x4 feet. I read it often and it’s pretty simple. The only amendment that seems really crooked is the last. The 27th says when Congress cuts their ...

Reform the rules; get good legislation to the floor

SUZANNE WEINSTEIN State College In Pennsylvania, legislators draw voting districts based on partisan politics to maximize their chances of being reelected, which minimizes the voice of the voters. During the 2019/2020 legislative session, several state legislators introduced bills that ...

Herd mentality

JAKE PICKERING Arcata, Calif. The failed right-wing Trump regime’s unofficial policy all along in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic was the so-called public health strategy of herd immunity. This pathetic policy of complete surrender to the coronavirus is a direct result of the ...

Integrity and fairness of the 2020 General Election

MICHAEL PRENDERGAST Bellefonte From state Sen. Jake Corman: Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns regarding the integrity and fairness of the recent 2020 General Election. To date, I have heard similar concerns from many other constituents in form of phone calls, e-mail ...

Hypocrite

ROBERTA A. DOYLE Mackeyville As U.S. Rep. Fred Keller won’t certify Pennsylvania electors because of “unlawful acts,” he, too, should not be certified as representative. It was after all the same election. Or do the Republicans involved only consider it “unlawful acts” if their ...

World relief bill

BRYAN SHADE Flemington The amount of foreign aid that have been rolled into this so called COVID-19 relief bill is proof that Democrats and a lot of Republicans truly hate Americans. The media and the mail in elect president Biden just continually bash President Trump for not signing it. ...

To die in committee … again?

LINDA WALLACE State College In 2014, I remember reading about the Flint, Mich. lead-contaminated water debacle and thinking how that would never happen here in Pennsylvania because our local/state officials “have our backs.” Our legislators, I argued, would never allow their ...

What did we learn in 2020?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall A new year is upon us and it is time to look at what we learned from the past year. We learned that a deadly virus has come and people are putting politics ahead of science. We learned other countries can control the virus through strict closures and with ...

Reform the rules

BILL VANDENBERG Howard The Pennsylvania Legislature has started a new session. The usual first order of business is to adopt rules of procedure. In the past this has meant ramming through (on the very first day) rules that strip rank-and-file members of almost all power to actually ...