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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 30, 2012

By WILLIAM TAYLOR REIL

tneditor@tnonline.com

We are constantly told and taught that our government has three "co-equal" branches. But our historical documents prove that this is not what the framers of the State Constitutions and the Constitution for the United States of America intended.

James Madison stated, among other things, in Federalist Paper #51: "In republican government, the legislative authority necessarily predominates."

In Federalist Paper #78, Alexander Hamilton stated, in part:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

There are 12 Catholic nuns on a bus coming our way from nine states, some of the economically hardest hit parts of the Midwest, to remind Catholics that the U.S. Federal Budget, a hot issue this electoral year, is a moral, not just a fiscal document.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

I would like to encourage more people to "go take a walk!" No, I don't mean that in anger, rather I wish more people would take a walk on the towpath from Weissport to Jim Thorpe. What started out for me was rehabilitation for a total knee replacement back in February, and has moved into what I would like to call, "A spiritual journey."

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The general definition of "Sovereignty" is the supreme authority within a territory.

Also a: supreme power, b: freedom from external control, and c: controlling influence

Synonyms: autonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, freedom.

The people/the Citizens, individually and collectively, have the ultimate power and authority because the people, under the Creator, are the sovereigns in America.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dear Editor:

In February 2009 President Obama's $787 billion stimulus program was supposed to create 5 million new jobs and reduce unemployment below 8 percent by the end of 2010. He missed both projections by wide margins.

Now, at the end of May 2012, unemployment is still above 8 percent and only 69,000 new jobs were created in May, the fewest in a year. When we add in people who have stopped looking for work the real unemployment rate is closer to 13 percent.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dear Editor:

Last weekend while watching the news on a major Philly News network, the reporter interviewing an irate resident of Brotherly Love. The main source of irritation was grammar school children riding ATVs and dirt bikes in his neighborhood.

He was concerned about violation of traffic signals, riding on sidewalks and excessive noise echoing off the buildings and narrow alleys. I could see the frustration her was having and the lack of code enforcement by the city.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dear Editor:

Today, June 9, at noon there was in Jim Thorpe a Blessing of the Flags ceremony. I would like to thank all that attended.

Father Ward did a wonderful job.

A member of the JROTE read a poem.

This was advertised in the paper a few times and was on T.V. So many people should have known.

The Flag and God are together in song on our money and in poems. Our brothers and sisters - sons and daughters gave their lives for what the flag stands for. Many were invited. FEW CAME. Those who did show up were saying there was no respect shown.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dear Editor:

The most valuable assets of any reporter are integrity and credibility. Reporters are depended on to report the news not make the news. They build their reputations with every story that they write. They need to GET IT RIGHT or risk their reputations being destroyed.

I feel compelled to support the reporting of Mr. David Wargo of a recent Mahoning Township Board of Supervisors meeting on June 11, 2012 in reference to the resignation of a Township supervisor. The story was factual not embellished, not spiced up to sell newspapers.