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Letters to the Editor

Nation heading downhill

My question/writing here is "How can we, as one nation under God, our United States, expect to prosper/have blessings when we are destroying our little ones in the womb by abortion?"There are so many telling signs of the downward, slippery slope we are on as a nation. Our economy's $19 trillion ...

Don’t be confused over pro-life agendas

Pro-life - what does that mean? It seems to mean a lot of things to a lot of different people.Some think it means to be concerned for the poor.Others think it means to do away with the death penalty. Others think it means to be civil with people at all times.But when anyone active in the ...

McGinnis combines common sense, honesty

When I think about the type of person I want representing me in Harrisburg, John McGinnis is No. 1 on my list.McGinnis understands the oath of office he took when he agreed to represent Altoona and all the people of Pennsylvania to the best of his ability, with common sense and honesty.Many ...

Shuster ‘knows our issues,’ deserves vote

I recently needed help from Congressman Bill Shuster's office on a federal issue and want to thank his helpful staff for their guidance and assistance.Shuster has earned my vote on April 26 when we go vote in the primary election.He's the only candidate from the district and also runs a clean ...

McGinnis earns trust

McGinnis earns trustIf you pay attention to any of the criticism made about state Representative John McGinnis, you never see or hear complaints that he's bad for the unborn, bad for taxpayers, bad for fiscal responsibility, bad for liberty or bad for conservatives.In fact, he's the highest ...

Halvorson will grow jobs

Please take a moment and think carefully about this coming Congressional race between Art Halvorson and Bill Shuster to represent the 9th Congressional District.Our country needs to create jobs at home - not overseas.Shuster is completing his 16th year as our congressman and in that time, he ...

Pennsylvania primary needs to change

With the Pennsylvania primary election fast approaching, it is a concern of mine, and many others, that the citizens of Pennsylvania are restricted to voting for basically one of two parties.If a voter thinks outside of the box by being independent, or chooses a third party, they are basically ...

Supreme Court tilted to liberal side

I am responding to the letter by Rita Faudi, printed March 1, about restoring balance to the Supreme Court.I'm not sure if I'm more appalled at her math or her politics. How she can call the court "right-wing," when there are and have been four liberal, secular progressives justices for some ...

Check palm card: McGinnis man of word

I have seen and heard numerous instances lately of the claim that state Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, is violating a promise he made in 2012 to serve only two terms.Of course, anyone with a palm card that he handed out in 2012 when going door-to-door knows better.I have one, and it says on it ...

Blind faith led Catholics all the way to crisis

The articles in the March 2 edition of the Mirror regarding 40 years of abuse still managed to infuriate me even though the cases are old.This entire situation is disgusting and unbelievable, mostly because of how it was covered up by the hierarchy of the Catholic church.I was shocked and ...

McGinnis’ priority are his constituents

I met John McGinnis at a couple of his campaign events in 2012.I never listened to politicians in the past because I believed most of them to be dishonest and power-hungry elitists.McGinnis changed my mind.After hearing McGinnis speak at those events and not sounding or acting like a typical ...

McGinnis can fight out-of-control spending

Gov. Tom Wolf is out of control.He's vetoed funding for social services and corrections, all so he can get more taxpayer money to his base supporters in the public sector unions.A recent report showed Wolf has received more money from unions ($6.6 million) than any other politician in ...

Vote for Shuster, not an outsider

Several days ago, a person knocked on my door soliciting my vote for him to be congressman.After speaking with this individual for several minutes, I have to say he left quite a bitter taste in my mouth.This person, Art Halvorson, could not point out one thing positive about Congressman Bill ...

Convenient amnesia

This a reply to the March 1 letter "Hypocritical GOP wants only its choice."I guess the writer forgets when President George W. Bush was in office the Democrats did the same thing.The only difference there was it was 16 months until a new president took office.This filibuster was led by Schumer ...

Legislators must start working for the people

Legislators must start working for the peopleI am more than fed up with the inability of the Pennsylvania state legislature to get anything done. I am tired of their lame excuses, stubbornness, and stupidity.We, the citizens of this commonwealth, pay these folks a very handsome salary of ...

Sestak has background to solve problems

As Democrats in Pa., we have some very good candidates to choose to represent our state in Washington.I urge you to pick Joe Sestak, retired vice admiral, as the best choice.Sestak has spent the last few years traveling to all corners of our state to listen to our concerns and to share his ...

Feeling of gratitude helps ease the pain

On Sunday evening, Feb. 21, I fell on the sidewalk beside Union Avenue.Several people immediately came to my rescue:1. A lady who used her cellphone to contact my family.2. A gentleman who held my hand the entire time.3. A lady on her way to church who prayed with me.These people are truly good ...

‘We need McGinnis in Harrisburg’

As a school retiree, I take great comfort in being represented by John McGinnis in the 79th District.McGinnis knows that step one in solving our state's pension crisis is the proper funding of the benefits we public sector employees already earned.He's also right to point out the unsustainable ...

Man’s patriotism shines in Hollidaysburg

The spirit of giving and volunteering is alive and well in Hollidaysburg.The pavilion at "Patriot Park" is decorated in lights to commemorate special times or seasons.During the Christmas season, the lights were the colors of the spirit of Christmas.At New Year's, the lights were white to ...

McGinnis tenure living up to his word

I am writing in support of John McGinnis for state representative.Often candidates make promises to their constituents but when they get elected those promises fall by the wayside - not with McGinnis.When he began his campaign in 2012 he made four promises: 1) No legislator pension; 2) no per ...