Thursday, May 5, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dear Editor:

As a concerned resident and taxpayer of Lansford I am making an appeal to all residents.

The Events Committee, which has three main volunteers, is trying its best to change Lansford to a positive community.

Due to lack of volunteers, event participation and financial support, they cannot have as many programs as they want.

So far, the committee has put on the following events: Halloween Party, Christmas in the Park, Breakfast with Santa, and Music in the Park. All the events are free to the children.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dear Editor,

The action of a man who volunteers to die for his fellow creatures is universally regarded as noble. The extra claim not to have "really" died makes the whole sacrifice tricky and meretricious. (Thus, those who say Christ died for my sins; when he did not really "die" at all are making a statement that is false in its own terms.) Having no reliable or consistent witnesses to certify such an extraordinary claim, we are finally entitled to say that we have a right, if not an obligation, to respect ourselves enough to disbelieve the whole thing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Is spring around the corner?

Nope, she's knocking at the door

With our list to clean the windows

And wash and wax the floor.

We must also check for cobwebs

In the corners of the wall

The spiders have been busy

Since they moved inside last fall.

Time to rid the house of clutter

Can't believe how much we've stored.

In our zeal to save for "later"

Seems that we've gone overboard.

Are there closets "overflowing"

With stuff from who knows when?

Should it go or should we keep it

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Old Man Winter is finally starting to loosen his grip on the area. It seemed like the neverending winter! Maybe it's my age, but I'm really looking forward to some warmer weather.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dear Editor,

The president has been criticizing our country. His critics claim this proves that the president doesn't love America.

What does it mean to love one's country or church or school or friend?

This much is clear: It doesn't mean never criticizing these institutions and the people who control them. If that's a true test of love, a smaller and smaller share of Americans would pass.

Criticizing our institutions to help make them better and stronger is preferable to blind devotion.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dear Editor,

Na Strovia is a toast from Russia meaning good luck.

We would be well-advised to know the language. Our nation has been moving in the direction of the communist countries for over a century. We have slipped and tripped through several socialist-leaning administrations.

There have been those who took state land and made it federal why? Along came "one world" Wilson, then the totally ineffective Hoover who was followed by the "king" FDR, who wanted to stack the Supreme Court by increasing its number from nine judges to 12.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dear Editor,

Let it snow! If we don't hear these three words for another decade, it won't be any too soon. Holy Jupiter! (also called Jove). In ancient Rome, he was considered God of the heavens and weather. In modern society, if Jupiter was still in power, we'd wonder what's his problem? The snowflakes won't quit! It's an ultra-stubborn, hellish winter!

Everyone I talk to has had their appetite soured against snow and frigid weather. No wonder birds fly south for winter; they're smarter than people.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dear Editor,

The recent budget proposed by Gov. Wolf is a bad budget a very, very bad budget.

According to the Commonwealth Foundation, this massive tax-and-spend plan will increase spending by over $2.5 billion (with a b) and will increase taxes for a family of four by over $1,400 per year in additional taxes!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dear editor,

When I ran for office three years ago, I promised taxpayers I would save them money. I see my role as asking tough questions and making tough choices for the taxpayer. As a member of the Summit Hill Borough Council, I've significantly reduced debt for the borough and cut taxes two years in a row. Summit Hill was the only borough to cut taxes twice.

When I am casting a vote, I always ask myself, "Will this benefit the taxpayers and property owners who elected me?"

I will continue to use that standard.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dear Editor,

Bullying didn't develop overnight, nor does it pertain exclusively to kids in school and in cyberspace over the Internet; the problems associated with it are on a much deeper level.

The fact is that our moral character has been lost. It slowly but steadily disappeared throughout the decades in America, and aggressive behavior has become the debris that society is left to deal with.