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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

I really believe, it is time for everyone, most importantly our government, to begin to realize that America is involved in a "religious" war worldwide, and the sooner we all understand this, the more prepared we will all be in remaining a united "One Nation Under Our God". Our present day military armed forces fighting in Afghanistan right now have become; too shorthanded, too over worked, too battle fatigued, and too many of them are losing their incentive, and much needed initiative to continue fighting in a war which appears to have no end in sight.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void. Marbury versus Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174,176 (1803).

"Where rights are secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda versus Arizona, 384 US 436,491 (1966).

"The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime." Miller versus U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956).

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

Kudos to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir.

They did it again.

On 3-25-12 they presented the Cantata "The Shadow of the Cross"

The presentation was superb.

The choir was accompanied by piano,cello,oboe,flute and french horn.

Two Cantatas are presented each year. One before Easter, the other before Christmas.

In my opinion, our Choir Director is very professional.The church is lucky to have her, and this wonderful choir.

I was in a few Cantatas myself,and know the work and dedication put into the music.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

Most recently I observed thru the media that food pantries and other organizations are seeing more people than ever before for food.

I give and help when I can – in this economy I fault our government, layoffs, and lower paid jobs.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

So the Times News will send a reporter over 200 miles to Washington D.C. to cover an anti-health care rally but won't send a reporter 80 miles to Harrisburg to cover Redistricting hearings impacting Summit Hill and Carbon County (something ALREADY determined to be unconstitutional).

Sounds about right, given the newspaper's priorities these days. If Jerry Knowles was given advance notice of the proposed story, we'd have all the bases covered.

Billy O'Gurek, Jr.

Summit Hill

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dear Editor:

The increase in gasoline prices is not attributable to worldwide supply problems. Threats by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz are partly responsible for the increased prices, but another culprit is our oil industry.

In 2011 U.S. refineries exported a record amount of refined fuels to foreign markets. In December 2011 fuel exports averaged 2.89 million barrels a day compared to an average of 1.25 million barrels a day in 2007. Higher prices paid in foreign markets attracted U.S. exports.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dear Editor:

Americans are facing a Presidential Election Year and primaries are happening or have happened in may key states. Pennsylvania's Primary is fast approaching and I feel it is important for all Pennsylvania's to fulfill their civic duty and vote. For those who are not registered there is still time to register and be heard.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

If you cash a paycheck at a store, open a bank account or take a flight, you're required to show valid proof of identification. So it makes sense to do the same when it comes to voting, an earned right for every legal citizen of the United States. I voted in favor of legislation that passed through the General Assembly this week and was signed by the governor, which will require all registered voters to show a valid state- or federal-issued photo identification card prior to casting their ballot.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dear Editor:

Just a not, the flag is shown with the stars on the left when you face it.

Flying a torn or dirty or faded flag shows disrespect. These flags should be turned into your closest veteran's organization so it would be retired the proper way.

I see too much of this in my travels.

Also how come the people with signs, decals and flags are the hardest to get a donation from? Support the troops and support veterans is nice to say, however its better when its done.

I remain,

Robert "Ski" Siesputowski,

Summit Hill

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dear Editor:

Recently published events in Afghanistan, a current war-zone, need to be better understood by the general public, and by those in political offices as well. By no means am I condoning the desecration of bodies, but the situation must be understood.

War is not civilized. War is not clean. War is not polite. Therefore, good warriors are none of those things. Good warriors are thoroughly trained, completely molded, and carefully instilled with a very necessary, inflicted, acquired psychopathology.