Letters to the Editor

Common sense?

Dear Editor, I’ve been listening to all the so-called experts discussing health care for Americans, but so far I have not heard them talking about the real problems. Every dollar that needs cut could be accomplished by simply removing the people who are abusing the system. The same ...

Consequences

Dear Editor, As the presidency of Donald J. Trump appears to continue in a most disturbing and alarming downward spiral, I fear that his shocking lack of competence, poor judgment, lack of any sense of professionalism, combined with his unparalleled arrogance and narcissism could very well ...

All in day’s work

Dear Editor, I went to take care of my loved ones’ graves at Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville and was so pleased to see how nice the cemetery looks. I wanted to thank Danny and his helpers for making our loved ones’ final resting place so nice. I know it is a big job to keep it up ...

The whole thing

Dear Editor, There is an account in the Bible of two women who shared the same home. They both had babies and one rolled over in the middle of the night and killed her baby. She claimed the other woman's baby was her own and both came to King Solomon to settle the dispute. The king, hearing ...

Protect Medicaid

Dear Editor, Everywhere you look or listen, the AHCA and its recent passage in the House is a major topic. Within that, there are a number of topics that make headlines: pre-existing conditions, lifetime maximums, and premium costs to name a few. While those and other are major concerns, ...

Moral equivalence

Dear Editor, My creed is the same as Thomas Paine's: "The world is my country. All mankind are my brethren. To do good is my religion." I am a Humanist. I believe in science -- not faith. I love the United States of America as proved by my serving three years in the U.S. Navy and over ...

Mayor has gone above and beyond

Dear Editor, After reading and seeing so much bad news in the news media Iád like to turn this thing around and concentrate on some good news going on in our communities, etc. For the sake of brevity, Iáll get to it. The village of Belmont has been transformed into a much better community ...

Facts refute letter writer’s claims

Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Marple letter of 2-27-17, he states that Obama has rats or spies in the FBI and intelligence community. I’m curious as to how he obtained that information. Where is the proof? Who do these rats report to? This is a bombshell, to say the least. Do these ...

Cut Trump’s travel to curb spending

Dear Editor, In a statement about his views on the federal budget issued on Feb. 22, Donald Trump said that government spending will reflect the “priorities” of the American people, that there will be “no more wasted money” and that “we are going to be spending the money in a very, ...

Reader gives true facts of theory

Dear Editor, The Sunday school pundit has shared yet another version of alternative facts with your readers — this time it’s a ratty conspiracy theory concerning “left wing Marxist progressives.” He dubs them the “alt left,” a term invented by his fellow conspiracy lovers, and ...

Empathy lacking in recent letter

Dear Editor, After reading another hate-filled rant about rats from one who speaks of God far too often, I submit this for your further enjoyment. All the money in the world cannot fix stupid. Nor can it take away the smell of a coward. You can wrap yourself in the flag and throw in some ...

Immigrants are Trump’s scapegoats

Dear Editor, We have heard reports about undocumented immigrants all across the country being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement under circumstances that are anything but routine, like the 23-year-old DREAMer in Seattle who was taken from his home and detained — despite having ...

Police have always collected data

Dear Editor, “Ohio police must collect traffic stop data.” Officers must now collect data on the race and gender of people they pull over in traffic stops or take aside for questioning. This was a policy in many agencies across the country for years, until the American Civil Liberties ...

Must hold Trump to his jobs pledge

Dear Editor, Eric Bolling of Fox News recently said that 342,000 manufacturing and mining jobs were lost under Obama, (mostly due to the increased costs of government regulations). That means many thousands more were lost in the communities that were partially supported by them. It’s very ...

Hopefully plan will keep reservoirs safe

Dear Editor, At the Barnesville Village Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 6, congratulations were shared between Village Council and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency representative Steve Saines about the completion of Barnesville’s Source Water Protection Plan. As a member of Concerned ...

Contact Congress about concerns

Dear Editor, When Senate Republicans confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Trump’s budget director they aimed a big gun at Social Security — despite Trump’s campaign promise to never cut it. Mulvaney is co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, the most extreme element of the Tea Party. He ...

Senators should co-sponsor bill

Dear Editor, DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has come under scrutiny of President Trump’s administration. DACA provides work authorization and a temporary halt on the deportation of illegal immigrants that arrived in the United States as children if they meet certain ...

Consumers to pay for Trump’s wall

Dear Editor, Donald Trump continues to insist on building a wall along the 1,954-mile border with Mexico. He has repeatedly said that Mexico will pay for the wall. He has since learned otherwise. His latest plan calls for a 20 percent tax on imports coming from Mexico. In my world, the ...

Obama’s rats are destroying nation

Dear Editor, There was a TV movie made several years ago by Steven King called “The Stand.” It was a apocalyptic film based on the end of the world with a battle brewing between the evil “walking dude” and mother “Abigale” who represented good. I remember a line she repeated ...

Cartoon is wrong about public schools

To Whom it may Concern: This is regarding the cartoon in the “Opinion” section of the February 6 Times Leader. I was highly upset of your depiction of public schools. As a former public educator and longtime superintendent of schools the message insinuated that schools have failed ...