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Letters to the Editor

Support the Police

Dear Editor, Endorsements from the police for a political candidate are rare, and I’m honored to be the only local candidate endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 for the 2020 election. Men and women who choose a law enforcement career are choosing one of the world’s most ...

Fix criminal justice system

Dear Editor, The United States Criminal Justice system is severely broken. The current system is morally repugnant — it’s probably beyond repair. What gives me the right to sound off about crime and punishment? My credentials on this subject are actually substantial. As Oneida County ...

Access to affordable prescription drugs

Dear Editor, As our country faces both a public health and a looming economic crisis, access to affordable prescription drugs is crucial. Unfortunately, as drug prices continue to rise, the pharmaceutical industry is attempting to dismantle one program that already ensures access to ...

Abortion stance to determine vote

Dear Editor, The most powerful and effective speaker at the political conventions was Abby Johnson of Texas. She was once a clinic manager for Planned Parenthood but has now become an anti-abortion activist. She described what changed her beliefs about abortion. She witnessed an ...

Masks can help control COVID-19

Dear Editor, I was surprised that this paper would publish a recent letter to the editor stating there is no evidence face masks are effective in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus and that requiring wearing of masks is part of a plot to make this a communist type country. We are ...

Trump prevails despite opposition

Dear Editor, For all of you Trump haters, I am providing a link that you can look at 710wor.iheart.com/featured/Mark Simone because the list is way too long to add here. This list includes the many accomplishments of our President, many of which have been promised by politicians for years! ...

‘Help’ offered for guest columnist

Dear Editor, This submission is to aid a recent plea for help from a guest commentator of The Times Leader. In regard to explaining “Trump’s America” to a 5-year-old child, I will start the help with this, this is the People’s America. I am sorta stunned to see the ignorance as ...

Reader disagrees with letter on bomb

Dear Editor, I have read many of Bill Bryant’s letters in your newspaper. Some of his ideas I have agreed with and some I have not. When I read the one in my paper of Aug. 8, I felt a cold chill right down my spine! I believe if Mr. Bryant had been with me aboard the USS SC(C) 1349 the ...

Rome and America

Dear Editor, I’m done. I am so sick of the hypocrisy of the left, the elites, the big media, the tech companies, Democrat mayors and leaders. … I’m done! So if you are Nancy Pelosi you can make a salon open because you need your hair done while the whole state of California is ...

Discrimination against U.S. citizens

Dear Editor, Large department stores choose to discriminate on anyone that chooses not to wear a mask in public. There is no evidence that prove that mask will stop the spread of any airborne virus. If so, why are we not told to wear a mask in flu season? Dr. Fauci admitted he lied ...

Congress should pass suicide hotline measure

Dear Editor, September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s purpose is that we be there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and ...

Threats to the Postal Service

Dear Editor, I am writing concerning the crisIs in the Postal Service. This vital entity is under attack by the President and his fellow Republicans. President Trump has pledged to “starve the Postal Service” of much needed funding while handing out relief money with ease to other ...

The only effective reformer of the world

Dear Editor, I can’t think of any better way of expressing my feelings about the present state of our lives and this country’s human relations (or lack thereof). I offer the words of evangelical pastor and educator, Samuel Davies (1757): “When He comes — He will convict the world ...

Regarding the atomic bomb

Dear Editor, In response to Bob Wallace’s letter. I heartily agree. President Truman made the right decision. By doing this, he probably saved 3 million lives ( a million American and 2 million Japanese). The war probably could have lasted two more years to accomplish the same ...

Candidate: Constitutional policing is the answer

Dear Editor, The truth is some candidates talk about criminal justice reform, while others are actually engaged in it. Almost 25 years ago, I found that my beliefs and values were taking me in a dedicated direction. I realized that doing the right thing for those accused of crimes was ...

The retirement of an area icon

Dear Editor, Mr. Robert “Bubba” Kapral has recently announced he has retired from his outstanding career in local journalism after 42 years of outstanding service in keeping area readers such as myself very well informed. I would like to take this opportunity to respectfully refelct on ...

To Be or Not

Dear Editor, The Bible-”The Book of Life”-is also “The Book of Judgment” wherein the Triune God makes himself known, in part, through the creation of matter and human beings as revealed by him in Gen 1:1-2:25, Jn 1:1-3, Rom 1:19-21 & Mk 12:29-31. In a paradigm of freedom, God ...

Reader disagrees about bomb

Dear Editor, I am responding to “The Bomb Wasn’t Necessary”. The writer is entitled to his opinion, but I think it is revisionist and not supported by the facts. I will encourage readers to read the legitimate history. As U.S. forces slowly worked to end the war, they came to Okinawa, ...

The Future

Dear Editor, A few days ago I saw a pastor on TV say something that really was quite profound. He said there are people who want little 5-year-old boys and girls to use the same bathrooms and for them to be read stories at public libraries by drag queens. There are people who want to kill ...

Emergency funding needed

Dear Editor, Elected officials across the country are debating solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Health Centers are key to ensuring everyone can access affordable, quality health care, during and beyond the pandemic. They are locally run yet part of a national network ...