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Letters to the Editor

Wolf stance forms ‘cover over his heart’

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that he will veto any pro-life legislation that reaches his desk. Wolf is a very intelligent man. He knows that a baby suffers horrible pain while the doctor is aborting it. But he has been able to form a cover over his heart, enabling him to ignore it —the ...

‘Coward threatens only when he’s safe’

Like Kelly Leydig, whose letter appeared on Jan. 2, I too, received a letter in the mail the last time I wrote to express my opinion in this space. As was the case with Leydig’s, the letter mailed to me was filled with threats, insults and name calling. I might add that said letter was ...

A day to recognize those in law enforcement

The statistics are devastating: In 2019, more than 260 officers were shot in the line of duty, and more than 40 officers made the ultimate sacrifice — which is why today, the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge is encouraging you to take the time to say thank you in honor of ...

Wolf needs to curtail borrowing, severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax. This time the governor will claim that a severance tax will help to fund the RestorePA program he spent so much time selling in recent months. When the governor was traveling across Pennsylvania ...

Opinions and facts must be separated

I am writing in response to the Layne Thiele letter to the editor on Dec. 30. Thiele’s letter was the most biased letter — filled with speculation, half truths, words taken out of context, hate and outright lies about our president. It never should have been printed. Thiele’s ...

Traffic warning: Don’t narrow lanes

Thank you for the Mirror editorial warning of possible plans to narrow traffic lanes to “trap” motorists bypassing downtown Altoona. We own a second residence in Jupiter, Florida, which abuts the town of Tequesta. US Highway 1 was six lanes going through Tequesta with turning lanes into ...

Trump scoring win for non-politicians

In response to Elizabeth Shade’s continuing anti-President Donald Trump tirade in the Dec. 18 Mirror, I was surprised to see she actually got one thing correct in her rant. The Democrats aren’t offering anything or anyone with any ideas, other than the tired old ones from the last 40 ...

President’s progress should be acknowledged

I understand that a well-known Christian magazine recently published an editorial in favor of the impeachment and removal from office of our president, Donald J. Trump. Other Christians have also called for his removal. I’m a Christian and a supporter of Trump. These calls for ...

Impeachment marks sad day

I had a friend of mine ask me a couple weeks ago why I haven’t written any letters to the editor lately. Well, my response was that the last time I wrote a comment, I received a letter in the mail threatening myself and my family. So much for the party of tolerance. Wednesday, Dec. 18, was ...

Abuse of power dooming Trump

In looking back years from now at the impeachment of President Donald Trump, historians likely will not consider the unemployment rate, the canceling of executive orders that inhibited business growth, the appointment of conservative judges and justices, the stock market, the tax cut, the ...

You shouldn’t be taxed on what you already own

Can somebody please explain to me why I am paying taxes on property that I own free and clear? If someone owns a property that is not being used for profit, then they should not have to pay taxes on this property. Why can’t our politicians figure this out? Someone please give me a good, ...

McConnell, not Trump, is country’s real danger

With all the rage on both sides, there is a simple answer: Vote them all out. From Trump on down, everyone must go. We need a whole new House and Senate. Each member fears the next election, so let’s make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Vote everyone out so we can get a fresh start. I know ...

Dems need to stop working vs. Trump

You can’t open your newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing and hearing the far-left liberal socialist Democratic Party still kicking and screaming about the 2016 election. Leading up to Nov. 6, 2016, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and all the far left, fake news media were ...

Trump more than earned impeachment

America has entered another chapter of history that no real American would relish, but this one is necessary for the survival of our Republic/Democracy. It has become apparent that Donald Trump does not know what his limits are. He has said Article II of the constitution means that he can ...

Pope should stay out of political business

Pope Francis will most certainly go down in history as the world’s first “Woke Pope.” When he’s not rambling on about climate change or threatening eternal punishment for “sins against the earth,” he’s railing for open borders and no walls. Most recently, he compared ...

Defining a president

A truly terrible president is concerned only with the next election. A truly great president is concerned with the next generation. Don Sheridan Cresson

Impeachment process lacks reason, evidence

Even though loud voices are insisting, is it in the best interests of any democracy to deny the rights of whistleblowers? If so, then it should be applied at all levels: All employers should be entitled to the names of anyone making complaints. And the press deserves strong criticism ...

Dems leaders stirring memories of ‘Popeye’

Well, as we all know by now, the three stooges finally feel good having made fools of themselves. They just couldn’t handle President Trump beating Hillary Clinton. Well, he did, and he would definitely do it again. Those three stooges meaning Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler ...

Adding some facts to writer’s opinion

I am responding to the recent letter by Earl Thomas regarding previous letters to the editor that were critical of President Donald Trump. Based on Thomas’ letter, facts are important to him. He touts one of the lowest unemployment rates in history. The fact is that the unemployment ...

Sir Skate still holds many fond memories

As of next year, Altoona’s last roller skating rink, Sir Skate, will be closed for 20 years. Yes, you read that right — 20 years. Anyone under 30 at this point has probably never even heard the name, but those of us who have been around since the 1990s and back have very fond memories of ...