Letters

Missing commandment

The Ten Commandments from the Bible provide an excellent guide for a person's behavior in life. Judge Roy Moore from Alabama, current Republican candidate the U.S. Senate, seems to have valued their guidance when an Alabaman justice. Apparently, the Ten Commandments are not enough in ...

Trump loses both ways

"Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for." So tweeted President Trump on election night when Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Virginia Governor, lost to his Democrat opponent. And yet, several months ago when Luther Strange embraced Trump and what he stood ...

Upset with Marino

Mr. Marino goes on the record to defend his record to fight drug abuse. Thank you so much for doing this, Mr. Marino. Did his opponents, 60 Minutes, and The Post really do a "hatchet job on him" or did they simply shed some light on the issue. I am glad he did at least admit to accepting ...

When will there be peace?

On November 11, we honored our Veterans past and present. I submit, there has never been, nor shall there ever be, a fair or just war. As we honor our Veterans each year on Nov. 11 since 1918, the end of “the war to end all wars,” may we take a moment to reflect on current conflicts ...

Terrorists

There’s a lot of talk about where to send the terrorists that killed eight people and injured 11 others in NYC. My answer is short and sweet: Send him straight to hell. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

JFK files reopened

I do not understand what the purpose of releasing the files from John Kennedy’s assassination is. Haven’t we suffered enough with his assassination and what has been going on in the U.S. and the world today? Why not open it just to those who are obsessed and have to write about that ...

Double standard

Alabama's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, is under fire for allegations of sexual misconduct with teen age girls, one as young as 14. So is he stepping down? Are Republicans leaders saying he must step down? Mr. Moore at this time is fighting the allegations by saying they ...

Heartening election day experience

When I headed out into the cold at 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 7, election day, to make a final pitch to voters arriving at the polls, I was not optimistic about the task ahead. I had seen how uncivil the political debate had become on the national level and I had read some rather unpleasant comments ...

No one wants war

I just read a letter in the Sun-Gazette. It was titled, “Trump wants a war.” I can’t imagine the writer really believes what he wrote. I personally don’t believe there is a Republican or Democrat that really wants a nuclear war that would kill millions of people, including our own ...

Priesthood

Should Catholic priests marry? Yes. In Exodus 40:15: “And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” Aaron was a priest. He ...

The gun landscape

When a mass killer is non-white and uses a truck, President Trump tweets that person must be executed. When mass killers are white males armed with semi-automatic weapons that guarantee multiple casualties (Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs, Texas), Trump proclaims it is too soon to think about ...

Never forget

I'll never forget the day Bowe Bergdahl left his base. It started off as normal as a day could in Afghanistan. The normal operations of our base went into overdrive. Out of nowhere, leaders were scrambling to get accountability of their soldiers as information came in that a soldier from a ...

The real heroes

As I sat among 70 armed forces Veterans being honored for service to their country by 780 students and facility at Loyalsock Schick elementary, I realized I was a fraud. I was sitting with real heroes who had been in harms way; I served in peacetime. People who preferred to forget some of their ...

The Left’s mantra

A mantra from the Left since before the election is that Trump is not presidential, as if Obama ever was or Hillary would have been. To believe that to be true would depend entirely on how you define what being presidential means. Let’s compare. President Trump's campaign slogan was to Make ...

Numbers are down

We are talking about hunters in the woods and in some areas, fishermen. Yes, the numbers are shrinking. The grist here is shown in the licenses being sold and hunters frequenting lodges and outfitters out west, plus hunting clubs in the area: smaller than in the past. The nexus here is that ...

God’s decor

The leaf season is came to a close a few weeks later than it usually does. As I thought about the continuing beauty of the leaves, I was reminded of the complexity and beauty of the world God designed. Those who fail to acknowledge the Great Designer of the Universe do so by rejection of the ...

Issues

I'd like to thank the men and women who have and are serving for their service. Without you, I wouldn't be able to write this letter or do many things I am able to do. God Bless you all. Second, it is getting colder out and I probably won't be out and about as much as I'd like, but the ...

Casino future

Mayor Gabe Campana is trying to entice a mini-casino into Williamsport for added income, prevent property tax hikes, add gambling and construction jobs. The city would have to find a suitable lot with adequate parking, get building permits, erect a building which would take time and money ...

The real facts

A conservative Trump supporter recently submitted a letter about "The Real Facts" in regard to the terror attack in New York. He was with other friends when the attack was brought up in conversation. Apparently he did not trust his friends' version of what had transpired that day and waited to ...

Reduce corporate welfare, too

There has been much public banter regarding the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent and its affect on the economy and job creation. One fact has been seriously underreported or ignored. Many corporations pay far less than 35 percent due to tax loopholes and other ...