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Letters to the editor

Express Yourself

National terrorism DALE AULTHOUSE Wellsboro The flame of nationalism in America has been brought to a boiling point. The need to return to the moral foundation that built our country is urgent. We appear to have forgotten the lessons visible in acclaimed books by authors like George ...

A tribute to an inspirational teacher

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven “You must fulfill your dream of becoming a great writer someday,” the inscription in my makeshift yearbook, which was really an inexpensive notebook, read. These inspiring words had been penned by my 12th grade English teacher, Ms. Mary Beth Kibbe. I’ve ...

Just a thought

GAVIN T. FERRINGER Lock Haven Isn’t it interesting that the ones who claimed to have voted for President Trump because he was the “lesser of two evils” are now some of his most ardent and loyal defenders?

So much for ‘law and order’

HARRY C. NASH Williamsport A recent national poll indicates that only 24 percent of the American people support the continuation of investigations of Donald Trump as president and businessman. So much for probity and “law and order” in the American mass. What we have is a ...

‘Bare minimum’ protections not enough

MELISSA TROUTMAN Coudersport Recently, “bare minimum” protections to public health and the environment from the impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania got another shearing thanks to a lawsuit by Marcellus Shale Coalition, a nonprofit of oil and gas companies purporting to be ...

Dangerous incidents

MIKE STONEBERG Lock Haven We need a street light on the first section of South Fairview Street in the City of Lock Haven. There are always a bunch of kids playing out on the street at 9 and 10 at night after dark. Every night sitting on my front porch, I see a couple of them almost get ...

Mueller has spoken

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Robert Mueller has spoken — though in his own taciturn way — leaving us to determine the lessons from his Report that we will need to carry forward. One of the most important lessons is based on two findings from the Report. The first, from Volume One and ...

I agree

KATELYN A. SMITH Mill Hall I read an opinion article recently titled, “Every state should pass a medical aid-in-dying law,” by Kim Callinan. I found it to be an interesting read because it’s something that we all have probably thought of but never think to discuss. I’ve worked ...

History repeats itself

CAROLE M. GERST Milesburg Where have we gone wrong? I’ll let you in on a little secret: We are dummies when we refuse to follow in our elders’ shoes. God, how many times have you wished you could turn back the clock? We continue to be disrespectful to them in thinking we know ...

Grave desecration

KEVIN FRYER Mill Hall Just when you think some people in our area can’t get any worse, they do. I went to see some of my relatives recent at Cedar Hill Cemetery to pay my respects to family at the family plot. There are two veterans buried there; one is from World War I and the other ...

Returning to normal

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown I’m still waiting for that empirical evidence that we are in anything other than a normal climate cycle. So here’s something else to ponder while we’re waiting. Was the ice age and cooler temps the abnormal occurrence due to a super-volcano erupting (like ...

Fake

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Another letter to the editor with a quote from a long ago statesman, this time the subject is treason. The statesman is Cicero who was consul in 63BC. He is considered to be one of Rome’s greatest orators and philosophers. The speech is not from Cicero but ...

More American concerns

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris After just finished reading the letter titled “American Concerns’’ in the July 19 edition of The Express I felt compelled to write in and say, God Bless Ida Temple from Mansfield. Don’t worry Ida, the only people who would call you names because you do not ...

Step aside

RUSS FINCH Avis I attended the July meeting of the Pine Creek Township Board of Supervisors to ask about an issue that I had asked about a year ago and was told it would be looked into. The issue being a short stretch of road of less than 75 yards where four deer were hit and killed last ...

Taxes, taxes, taxes

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden Could anyone responsible for raising the Jersey Shore Area School district taxes honestly believe many taxpayers own their own home but are retired senior citizens in their 70s, 80s and even 90s living on fixed incomes? Why should we continue to carry this ...

The Census

LINDA SPENCER Covington I read with interest the opinions of a recent columnist about the citizenship question being added to the upcoming census. If you are interested in family history as I am you know that in the past there were questions that tell you a great deal about the lives of ...

The Electoral College

RICHARD MORRIS Williamsport Recent writers have defended the Electoral College and the role of the states in selecting the president. Ignored in emphasizing the states are the opening words of the Constitution: “We the People.” The Constitution, as Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, ...

An apology

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven A couple of months ago, I wrote a brief letter that was published in The Express. The letter was meant as a way to vent my frustrations about something that nobody understood. Unfortunately, my words upset several people, including a family member whom I am ...

U.S. citizen first

NANCY HOUSEKNECHT Muncy Ask any “legal” immigrant who has come to America the “correct” way about how they feel about the U.S. They will tell you how much they love our country, the freedoms they enjoy and the opportunities they have to succeed in their endeavors. Recently, we ...

Living in the dark ages

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Did you know that Clinton County is living in the dark ages? Do you think it’s the government’s job to step up to the plate and make sure we have everything our little hearts desire? The county commissioners think so! They are here to help you and spend your ...