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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

How about that wacky weather we've been having! How about the earthquakes, crop failures, tornadoes, floods and tsunamis in the news? How is it that one neighbor can get damage to their property during the hailstorm last week and another not? Often these things take us by surprise, so I stand in awe and say loudly: "We're not in charge!" God is!

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Banner symbolizes true meaning of Memorial Day

Dear Editor:

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone – another holiday weekend of family fun – picnics – hotdogs – steaks – carnivals fireworks - cotton candy, funnel cakes....and yes – most likely beer.

Goodness – we sure did celebrate Memorial Day … or did we, REALLY? How many Americans know what this banner is?

It pretty much sums up Memorial Day.

Those who display this banner will never forget – because – try as they might, they can't remove the meaning from their minds or their hearts.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to personally thank all the service men and women (THANK YOU), since I was not ALLOWED to by marching in the parade with my daughter's Girl Scout troop.

When it comes to honoring our service men and women, I don't think that you can have too many participants.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor,

We've been hearing a lot of talk in recent weeks about the budget crisis at Tamaqua Area School District. Bus transportation costs are an area the school board has paid particular attention to.

Absent in all the transportation analysis is any question as to why the district pays to bus their athletic teams to anywhere but Hometown to play Marian High School.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

The customer service department of PPL Utilities Corporation needs much improvement, in reference to the storm that hit the Bowmanstown area on Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

I feel compelled to respond to last Saturday's column "I stand with Israel" by Gordon Smith. Basically, it is a good article, however it contains several inaccuracies. Because of space limitations, I will only focus on the religious aspects.

The "chosen people" concept is misunderstood. The purpose of being "chosen" is to serve God. With every privilege there is a binding responsibility.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

Here is the question of the day. How does a Carbon Tax reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide that goes up into the atmosphere? Doesn't the tax just increase the amount We the People have to pay to purchase a product that still sends the same amount of CO2 into the air?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

In April I submitted an opinion article expressing the power of the people through voting. The recent election of Democrat Kathy Hochul to a republican majority held district in New York state is a testament to that power. The decisions we make when we vote are a powerful means of communication with our elected representatives.

The turmoil within our country demands that we be informed as to exactly what our elected officials are doing or are not doing for the constituents that have chosen them for representation.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

I recently read about the appointment of the new warden for the Carbon County Prison and the waived criteria of the college degree for the on the job experience.

I received a Criminal Justice Degree from Kutztown University in 2005 at age 53. Do you think, if a person is in the criminal justice field for 20 years, that he or she would go to college and spend the time and money to earn the respected degree for that up coming position? How do you think the many who followed this procedure feels about this decision?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

Now that I am officially not a candidate for public office I guess I can exercise my FREE speech rights again. In a more enlightened society or with a little more time and money our message of freedom and constitutionally limited government may have achieved much different results.