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Letters to the Editor

Too much emphasis is placed on COVID-19

To the editor: I am writing in response to the article in The Sentinel (Re: the now 150 people in Mifflin County lost to COVID-19). I want to offer an alternate thought. I am a solid believer in God, his son, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. I believe in the inerrancy of the ...

Social media is not a source of real news

To the editor: This letter is in regards to the Sentinel editorial on changes needed in social media dated Feb. 23. I don’t know the legal rules governing publishing or social media. I really don’t think social media is a news forum but is in reality a tabloid/entertainment/communication ...

Pennsylvania’s system of taxation is unfair

To the editor: If you believe that taxes should be based on a person’s ability to pay, then read on. Pennsylvania has a 3,07% flat income tax rate. Therefore, a person with a taxable income of $1 million would owe the state $30,700, but would still have $969,300 left to pay taxes for ...

Thanks for clarifying when it’s OK to riot

To the editor: This is in reply to Ms. Loewen’s submission to The Sentinel March 4. Ms. Loewen, nice try to cancel my “opinions” and claim “untruths.” So typical. Thank you for clarifying when it’s OK to riot, burn and murder and when it is not (When a convicted felon in the ...

Is Reagan Revolution all you expected?

To the editor: In less than 100 days, America has resumed its traditional role on the world stage, bombing another nation, Syria, for fun and profit. It’s what makes America great in the devious little minds of fascists and corporate war profiteers. These behaviors should surprise no one, ...

The right ‘cancels’ those who disagree, too

To the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Spahr’s letter of Tues., March 2. Although Mr. Spahr’s letter is full of untruths and one-sided opinions, I would like to address two issues that recur often in anti-liberal screeds: the Portland riots of last summer, and “cancel ...

Americans need to reflect and repent

To the editor: President Joe Biden held a moment of silence for the over 500,000 COVID-19 victims this past year in our country. Christians also mourn for the innocent babies who needlessly lost their lives in the womb. We should hold a moment of silent meditation for the over 3,000 ...

Balance is supposed to go both ways

To the editor: This letter is in response Mr. Youngman’s letter posted Feb. 26 in The Sentinel. Mr. Youngman do you understand the meaning of “opinion” and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution? If I may suggest, take a double shot of Prevagen and have your glasses and ...

Opinion page content is too far to the right

To the editor: I was unaware I had subscribed to the Boomertown Sentinel, but the opinion page in the Feb. 24 issue made me double-check the masthead. Hold on to your Metamucil, folks, the state Supreme Court is described as “an extension of the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania” in an ...

Going totally solar is not a practical option

To the editor: Ms. Kamala Harris, our vice president, has offered some attractive opportunities to unemployed pipeline workers: Cleaning up land mines and making solar panels. I’m not ridiculing Ms. Harris but excusing her “foot in mouth” syndrome. We must remember, she is in a ...