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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

It has come to my attention that Carbon County and surrounding areas have an abundance of veterans.

Therefore, I am surprised that the memberships in veterans organizations are on the decline.

The VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, and Navy Club are all hurting. Some even had to go out of business.

Veterans parades are poorly attended.

Some fundraisers don't meet expected goals. Meeting requirements to work with the area is becoming harder each year.

These are the only organizations where a vet can go and other vets share experiences.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

William Taylor Reil says he has been studying the Constitution for 21 years. You think in all that time the guy would have learned something. It is really irresponsible of you to print his drivel on nullification - a doctrine already discredited when Sen. Calhoun represented South Carolina. It is also irresponsible for you to advocate law breaking. Note that Mr. Reil does not call for civil disobedience, but rather for simply breaking a law.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

Recently I read an article by Jim Zbick about "Obamacare" and last Wednesday an article from Gail Maholick about "Obamacare" and I truly admire the hypocrisy in our nation's healthcare debate and the lack of coverage of what our state legislature/Governor are up to in relation with "big government."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

The recent controversy between the President Obama's Healthcare mandates for employers has caused quite the uproar within the Catholic Church. Can the government force the church to provide benefits that conflict with the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church? This is an issue that will not be resolved quickly or easily.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

With trepidation, I'll summon attention to the recent public school news not reported by mainstream media.

A Mass. school principal renamed Valentine's Day "Caring and Kindness Day." She then perverted St. Patrick's Day into "O Green Day." This attack on the Catholic Church is an assault on our religious (Catholic and non-Catholic) freedom.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself, my daughter Jess Kutza, and the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee, I extend deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our Annual ACS Chinese Auction held in the Lakeside Ballroom on Sunday, March 25th.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

Oh, Mr. Urban - how wrong you are about "Bet there's not a clothes line in the entire TIMES NEWS circulation area!"

Did you ever travel around Towamensing and Lower Towamensing Townships? Several people hang clothes outside on nice days.

I don't own a dryer, so I hang clothes outside when it's nice – the breeze helps "iron" the shirts and fluff the towels!

When it's not nice enough outside, I have an enclosed porch to hang things where they they can dry. Even if they hang out there for a couple of days, it's OK. I just plan ahead.

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.