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Letters to the Editor

‘Independent thinker’ has been manipulated

To the editor: There is much to disagree with in Michael Spahr’s letter to the editor in Saturday’s Sentinel. While he claims to be an independent thinker, most of what Mr. Spahr writes are the familiar conservative talking points that we might see in the president’s tweets, or watch on ...

Don’t allow unrest to be cover for radical takeover

To the editor: Once again Eric Becht takes a side of an issue to place blame — this time on white people. I was surprised he did not include the name of President Donald Trump in his diatribe. Yes, there are cultural differences that attach themselves to each ethnic group but they are ...

Those telling us we’re all racist are the real dividers

To the editor: I was going to have a quiet summer’s day today, but then I read the latest sermon from Mr. Eric Becht of Mifflintown telling us all how to be good citizens, and now my blood is boiling. Mr. Becht informed us recently that the Republican Party is the source of all evil, ...

Why don’t we support those doing right?

To the editor: Now here’s a novel idea. Why don’t we stop defending lawbreakers and start supporting our peacemakers, our police and our fellow citizens who are busying themselves at work, at home and at other positive pursuits? Donald Hirakis Lewistown

If you support looting, how long should it go on?

To the editor: Joan Loewen believes it’s OK to riot, loot and pillage if you feel your ancestors were mistrated. I don’t think civil insurrection is the way to go. Perhaps if Joan had spent some time in the military, as many of us have, she would feel differently. We swore to defend the ...

US isn’t nearly as racist as it’s portrayed to be

To the editor: I respect, for the most part Mr. Becht’s letter and opinions in his June 10 submission to The Sentinel. His last paragraph though is regurgitated crap from fake news. At the time of his wrongful death, George Floyd was a criminal suspect being taken into custody, who was ...

White conservatives have no idea what blacks go through

To the editor: They say ignorance is bliss, judging by some of the comments recently concerning the protests, conservatives must be full of bliss and ignorance. Here is a little history lesson for people who, quite honestly, have made some asinine comments from “being one community” to ...

Black people have reason to feel the way they do

To the editor: John Wilson, in Tuesday’s Sentinel, plaintively asks “Wouldn’t it be nice if the African-American community just considered themselves part of the American community?” A good question, on its face. However, when we look at history, and at current events, we find that ...

It’s the oppressor’s job to change, not the oppressed

To the editor: “Wouldn’t it be nice if the African-American community just considered themselves part of the American community?” This statement epitomizes the misunderstanding that helps perpetuate the systemic racism that has existed on these lands since the first day white man ...

Spiritual introspection is needed more than ever

To the editor: 2020 is going to go down in history as the year that defines America. Not only are we dealing with a biological pandemic, we are also dealing with a spiritual and social pandemic. If we as a nation want to survive as a united people, it’s time to clean out the closet. It’s ...