×

Letters to the Editor

Our rights don’t stop just because of COVID-19

To the editor: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This means our rights come from God and not from government. Our ...

Trump has proven he can’t handle the truth

To the editor: Bill O’Reilly said on Fox News with Sean Hannity that “most of the people that have died (during this COVID-19 outbreak) were on their last leg anyway.” Really! What about the people that are trying to help and get this virus and have died? Come on, Bill, get ...

Socialism is nothing but a false enticement

To the editor: I am amazed that some people are swayed into thinking socialism is just dandy. Or perhaps they are ignorant. Often they accuse others of fear mongering when instead it is a warning being offered. I agree that there are aspects of our government that might be looked upon as ...

Does Gov. Wolf not realize the damage being done?

To the editor: Mr. Gary Gill’s letter in response to my letter advocating opening the economy is correct about the probable death rate from the virus, which seems to be about 4%, instead of the 1% I cited. However, in my analysis I purposely used an ultraconservative figure of 10 times the ...

Trump shares a lot of the blame for bad drug claims

To the editor: In his letter published on Good Friday, Mr. Charles Deibert left out some important facts. For example that Donald Trump has a stake in the company that produces the “wonder” drug chloroquine which is why he, Trump, is making the unsubstantiated claim that and I will quote ...

Reopening economy too soon would undo progress

To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor, John Brittain makes the case for opening up the economy because the deaths from COVID-19 would be no worse than the annual seasonal flu. He correctly cites the number of cases of COVID-19 at 395,000 as of April 7, but he doesn’t list the ...

Recent letters are nothing but hatred for Trump

To the editor: I feel a response is needed to these negative articles being submitted to The Sentinel. Can these people find anything at all good to say about our federal government? First off, the blame for not being prepared for this virus does not lie fully on the federal ...

Thank you for giving our dad excellent care

To the editor: 1 Thessalonians 1:2 — We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers. With the recent hospitalization and death of our dad, Earl “Dick” Gentzel, his family would like to give special thanks to the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for ...

Your daily life is more socialist than you realize

To the editor: I read The Sentinel on April 8 and was astounded at the lack of knowledge of what a socialist program was in the letter from Mrs. Logan. So for people of her ilk, who seem afraid of socialism and what it is, let’s look at the programs that are already in the U.S. that ...

How will coronavirus affect you? It depends

To the editor: Many of us have hoped and prayed that this vicious virus might pass us by or at least limit its effect upon us and our families, friends and neighbors. We have not been that lucky now that the fact of contracted numbers in and around our communities has been aired. We are ...