Letters to the Editor

Troubling issues at heart of election

This letter is not meant for the Trump base. Rather, it is for those among us who have been appalled by the belligerent divide and conquer emanating from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. This election, whether at the federal or state level, is a referendum on those who favor and those who ...

Joyce knows how to be a team player

Our recommendation for U.S. Congress is John Joyce. We have known Joyce since he was a young man. Our perspective is unique. We have seen him in many situations as a neighbor, friend, football player, student and personal physician. As a student, he was outstanding, as evidenced by his many ...

Principled, proven Ward for Senate

Judy Ward is a dynamic leader who, in four years as state representative, stopped income and sales tax increases, delivered record funding for education and helped reform the public pension system. She supported property tax elimination, debt control reform, school safety and more. She votes ...

Joyce represents region’s values

This election, on Nov. 6, we have a candidate to represent the ideals of our conservative community. John Joyce will work hard to protect our conservative values, including protection of innocent life and our Second Amendment rights. He has pledged to protect and strengthen Social Security ...

Finding truth not based on gender

I have to respond to the Oct. 2 letter, “Hearing shows Congress needs more women.” I begin by discrediting the testimony of Christine Ford. She can’t remember any details, the few details she provided were unable to be substantiated, and some have been proven to be completely false. ...

Don’t believe lies about Scott Wagner

The last few years have taught us that the Democratic party is fantastic, and by that I mean it is “based on fantasy,” “not real,” “conceived by unrestrained fancy” and “so extreme as to challenge belief.” Never before do I remember the gap between sober reality and sobbing ...

Writer was right: McCain funeral much

Thank you to Phyllis Hetrick for her Oct. 1 letter concerning the John McCain funeral. She stated what many of us felt at the time and are still feeling. He gave himself an unofficial state funeral, with all the trimmings, and at the expense of the American people. His ego and self-worth ...

Joyce’s pro-life stance helps separate him

As a pro-life voter in Blair County, I am writing to endorse the candidacy of John Joyce for the U.S. House of Representatives. His pro-life stance is clearly what we need in the halls of Congress. His commitment to his patients and to the Hippocratic Oath and protecting the lives of the ...

Democratic Party has lost its way

America is again under attack as she has been in the past, this time by the far left, socialist Democratic Party. The Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party of the past. The leaders of the Democratic Party of today are after one thing — power. They want to control all ...

Joyce has range of experience

We have known John Joyce, congressional candidate for Pennsylvania 13th District, for over 40 years. We have always respected his work ethic and his views on life, especially as it relates to family. He has a broad range of experience which qualifies him to represent our district ...

Window to justice amendment vital

The grand jury report of six Catholic dioceses in Pennsyl­vania noted continued evidence of sexual abuse of children enabled by fork-tongued bishops running out the statute of limitations. What response do we show the world? For faithful Catholics, can it really be business as usual? ...

Wagner should know: Treason is not funny

As an American citizen, do you think Russian collusion is a laughing matter? Apparently, Scott Wagner does. On Friday, Aug. 17, in Wyomissing, he joked to a crowd that the Russian government would help him win in November (Huffington Post, Aug. 20). I believe joking about treason is in ...

Use heroin to kill death-row inmates

I read with amusement your article of July 20 about Nevada trying to execute a death row inmate, but the pharmaceutical companies do not want their products used in executions, and yet 297Americans die each day from drug overdoses. Gov. Tom Wolf has put a moratorium on the death penalty and ...

Trump undermines more civic dialogue

In 1960, both political parties had liberal and conservative wings. Among Republicans, progressives usually predominated, including presidential nominees Willkie, Dewey and Eisenhower and Pennsylvania Gov. Scranton and Senators Hugh Scott and John Heinz. After civil rights legislation became ...

Ward has credentials to fill 30th Senate seat

I would like to encourage all voters of the 30th District to get out and vote Nov. 6 for Judy Ward, the most experienced and qualified candidate for the 30th District State Senate Seat. I believe one of the main reasons Judy is qualified for this seat is she has already spent four years in ...

Wagner not choice for PA governor

If you are retired and have too much money, you will want to vote for Scott Wagner for governor. He is on public record supporting the idea of taxing retirement income. He has endorsed a plan by by Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry containing that proposal. Wagner has also said ...

Theater arts offer plenty of option

I thought it might be appropriate and welcomed by the readers to learn about something more than all those negative political ads, even though, yes, I have been known to share my political views. I want to change the topic and focus on the wealth of theater arts in our 30-mile radius. The ...

Joyce can help provide ‘remedy’

As the former sheriff of Blair County, I have a evaluated the candidates for United States Congress for the new Pennsylvania 13th District. John Joyce represents what I feel a member of Congress needs to be. I know him, and I have witnessed how he conducts himself. He sees first-hand the ...

Ottaway, Casey will bring balance

The U.S. president, historically, has usually been the country’s moral leader, setting an example that others follow. In the Republican party, Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan filled that role. President Donald Trump does not. The present Republican-led Congress protects him, refusing to ...

Military ‘backbone’ separates Joyce

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I am writing to endorse John Joyce for the United States Congress. Joyce worked for the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm and realizes the importance of a strong military. We, as Americans, cannot allow our military to take a back seat. My ...