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Letters to the Editor

We can’t become OK with giving up our freedoms

To the editor: Thank God for the healthcare workers and first responders who are treating patients who have contracted COVID-19. Thank God for President Trump’s handling of this situation, and for his factoring in the value of a strong economy. We have now experienced a few weeks of what ...

Recent editorial did not provide whole story

To the editor: The president had remarked that chloroquine had some very strong possibilities for treating our present virus infestation. It started tremendous criticism by the press as not having time to be thoroughly vetted. Also, it had not been available long enough to gather side ...

We should all be praying for President Trump

To the editor: As a nation we find ourselves in a historical time. People are suffering from a deadly disease and our economy has virtually come to a halt. Our leaders from the federal to the local levels are doing everything they can to mitigate this situation. Yet there are those people who ...

We must stop those using virus to push socialist ideas

To the editor: Mr. Becht and his “ilk” continually misconstrue the statements of those who differ from their ideology. I never stated the 1918 pandemic as being the flu. I recognize it clearly for what it was, a pandemic. But that pandemic was given the name “Spanish flu” being it ...

Renters wind up paying property taxes, too

To the editor: Do tenants pay property taxes? Yes, when a tenant pays rent, parts of that amount of money are used for property taxes, insurance, maintenance and upkeep of the property and perhaps utilities such as water and sewer. Rent also includes funds as a return on the financial ...

Trump is giving us exact opposite of what we need

To the editor: At times like these it would be nice to have a leader that is not a narcissistic, pathological liar that does not read. I do not say this as a partisan, but as an observation of fact. It is shameful that our government wasted valuable weeks or months of preparation, ...

It is increasingly clear Trump is in over his head

To the editor: President Trump on Sunday rejected calls from governors, hospitals and others to direct companies to ramp up production of critical supplies for the coronavirus fight through the use of the Defense Production Act. Trump argued that he has used the Defense Production Act as ...

Efforts to stop virus are not socialist takeover

To the editor: This is in response to Diane Logan’s March 21 letter to the editor and her ilk. I highly suggest you do some research on the 1918 Influenza pandemic. This is a pandemic. It is not the seasonal flu. It is unlike anything any human under the age of 103 has ever ...

Services are still here to help senior citizens

To the editor: While all citizens must be concerned about the COVID-19 virus, senior citizens may be the most greatly affected. Mifflin-Juniata Regional Service, Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging and Call-A-Ride Services (The Care Network) share the concern for ensuring needs of local ...

I have never experienced anger to heights I do now

To the editor: I have never experienced anger to the heights I do now. For starters: A looter is a person who gainfully obtains spoils from a catastrophe. Mr. Chuck Schumer and Ms. Nancy Pelosi, the two most despicable individuals existing under the protection of our Constitution, are ...