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Letters to the Editor

FDR’s Freedom of Fear

Dear Editor, In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address he taught us: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Extreme fear — caused by the coronavirus as our constant companion — should gives us pause to reflect on the possible loss of our freedoms. Our ...

An ideal President

Dear Editor, Here is an agenda for an honorable and dignified President: NATIONAL SECURITY: Our President’s most sacred duty is to protect the people of the United States. Diplomacy should always be the first defensive method to be used to protect our national security. There are three ...

Stance hypocritical

Dear Editor, I am a 62 year old cradle Catholic and recently when traveling on National Road in Wheeling, West Virginia, I noticed a lot of white crosses. I pulled into St. Michael’s Parish parking lot, and read that the white crosses represented the number of abortions in America. A banner ...

Captina

Dear Editor, As Valentine’s Day slips by and spring is just around the corner, I think of the many loves I’ve been afforded to know. Our walk in life allows us many paths to wander. We see things that will cause our senses to stir within, and we fall in love. Love has no boundaries, ...

Beware the real dream killers

Dear Editor, One of Mr. Kozera’s weekly advertisements for the shale gas industry on the editorial page of the Sunday Times Leader referred to environmentalists as Dream Killers ... begging the question, “Who, in their right mind, would not want a petrochemical corridor all up and down the ...

Demagoguery at its best

Dear Editor, Mr. Epstein in your Letter to the Editor on February 16, 2020, you claim the Republican members of the House and Senate are your “nemesis.” They are much, much more conservative than the conservative-Republican citizens they represent and that when you “averaged out” ...

Socialism and the Coronavirus

Dear Editor, In light of the Coronavirus I would like to make a couple of comments. As you already know, many of the candidates for the progressive Democrats are leaning towards or openly confessing their love of socialist and communist ideologies. What is sad is many of our young people ...

Reader: GOP too conservative

Dear Editor, I fear the Republican Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. They are my “nemesis.” They are much, much more “conservative” than are the conservative-Republican citizens who they are supposed to represent. When I averaged out the results ...

Can’t make it

Dear Editor, Something that has always bothered me is the false “be successful claim” that “anyone could improve their lot in life if they only applied themselves.” (Of course this claim doesn’t apply to the mentally or physical ly handicapped.) The “be successful claim” ...

Founding Fathers are rolling in graves

Dear Editor, Our democracy is crumbling in front of us and I feel there’s nothing we can do about it. I never thought I would see the day when an attorney would be in front of our Senate claiming that it doesn’t matter if a president asked a foreign nation to meddle in our campaign ...

President Trump and Catholics

Dear Editor, My name is John Ney. I am a practicing Catholic with deep concerns for the future of our children and grandchildren. Do you realize that since our country legalized the murder of our unborn children, President Trump is the first sitting president to attend and support the Right ...

Writer wrong about Soros

Dear Editor, The most recent contribution from our conspiracy theorist involves George Soros; according to the writer, Soros was a Nazi collaborator who somehow orchestrates the Democratic party. This fantasy, which can be traced back to Alex Jones, Dinesh D’Sousa and like-minded ...

Eminent domain not appropriate for Bridgeport stadium

Dear Editor, I have been following the recent developments concerning the Bridgeport School District’s plan to take a thriving business through the use of eminent domain. I refer our readers to the definition of eminent domain. It is the power of the government to take private property ...

Challenging facts in the Trump years

Dear Editor, Although President Trump, who for the record, is the only individual in the history of our great nation to serve in the highest office in our land with literally no prior political, governmental or military experience, likes to incessantly pontificate that “his economy is the ...

A Matter of Ultimate Importance

Dear Editor, The Wisconsin-based “Freedom From Religion Foundation” embodies a profound oxymoron in that it presumes to dictate public policy thus making itself the ultimate authority for everyone. This foundation confuses the tenets of the French Revolution based on atheism with ...

Bernie is a sure loser

Dear Editor, Bernie Sanders has no realistic chance of being elected president. If you actually want to see Medicare for All implemented, vote for Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren can win, whereas Bernie Sanders is a sure loser. Until these myopic, naive Bernie Bros. can satisfactorily ...

Political issues to ponder this season

Dear Editor, Everybody that voted for President Trump knows by now that the wing dings in Congress have finally succeeded in trying to remove a duly elected president over a single phone call to Ukraine’s President that amounted to nothing. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail ...

You Can Count On Me

Dear Editor, Originally recorded in 1970, the song “Merry Christmas Darling” was a hit. The song, written in the fall of 1970 by Karen Carpenter, her husband Richard, and one Frank Pooler, was released on a 7-inch single that year by A&M records. The song was number one on the ...

Sharing a different perspective

Dear Editor, At first, after reading the letter to the editor, “Restrain Netanyahu,” I had no intentions of responding, but the more I thought about the opinion of the writer and how much I disagreed with his assessment of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel, I decided I wanted to look at ...

Shining a light on suicide awareness

Dear Editor, On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Jerry’s Walk — Illuminating Suicide Awareness held its third annual suicide prevention walk in St. Clairsville. The event is an opportunity to encourage an open conversation around suicide with a goal of removing the stigma attached to what is ...