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LETTER: ‘Power grab’ comment is chilling
LETTER: Thanks to Congress for Alzheimer’s act
Too often Alzheimer’s is treated as an aging issue, but it is a disease. Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds in the United States.
LETTER: Immigration policy should be based in reality
Congress now has the opportunity to examine the facts concerning security at our southern land border with Mexico.
LETTER: Gun store owners should responsibility
Keeping guns out of criminal hands is a social responsibility we all have. Gun store owners have an even greater duty for the safekeeping of firearms.
LETTER: What a government shutdown should look like
By now, we all are painfully aware of what an extended U.S. government shutdown looks like.
LETTER: Education unions should look in mirror
When the Supreme Court ruled in June that government employees could no longer be forced to pay a union as a condition of employment, I was so inspired that I left my 20-year career as a public school teacher in Adams County to get the word out.
OP-ED: Misplaced loyalties in York County
As a longtime observer and a recent active participant in the southern York County political arena, I am baffled by the preferences of the majority of voters.
LETTER: Recognize ‘forgotten soldiers’ of security
Roughly 50 police officers are murdered in the line of duty each year, as are about 70 security officers.
LETTER: Resolve to pass climate bill in new year
The York Dispatch’s editorial “Wishes for a new, better year” highlighted the need to combat climate change while battling an administration that seems to want to destroy the environment.
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OPED: WellSpan needs to pay its fair share
There have been many examples of great partnerships throughout the years. Unfortunately, WellSpan’s partnership with the York community is not one of them.
LETTER: Keep ‘The Party of Women’ at bay
As a boy and young man my party's political heroes were Truman and Kennedy.
LETTER: 94th House candidate pledges to donate part of salary
One of the reasons that members of the voting public often resent their legislators is their ability to set themselves apart from the rest of us.
LETTER: Dallastown council president calls for 911 Center investigation
I have been following closely the ongoing issues with our York County 911 Center, and have grave concerns for the safety and welfare of our first-responders and residents.
LETTER: Do your job, Scott Perry
I just sent this to the man who is supposed to represent me, Scott Perry. "It was painfully obvious today that the man living in the White House has sided with Putin and the Russians against the U.S. government
LETTER: Dallastown must ‘think out of the box’
The Dallastown school board wasted $60 million of the taxpayer’s money building the Intermediate School. This was done solely to reduce the number of students in each classroom. The teacher’s union wants no mor
LETTER: Cents and sensibility immigration
Not enough can be stated about the inhumanity that the United States is currently perpetrating on a vulnerable population of human beings, but today I want to acknowledge the financial cost to Pennsylvania residents.
LETTER: Thank God for ‘brainless’ Wagner
As a counter argument to John Fishel’s opinion, I am writing in response to his editorial in the June 27edition of the York Dispatch.
LETTER: Support young generation of activists
As I read and watch TV news and see many high school students throughout Florida and several other states challenge the NRA, and state and federal officials over the deaths of 17 friends and teachers I am pleased to see them stand up for their rights
LETTER: New maps may move political ideology to the middle
I am astonished but not surprised to hear Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and Republican state Rep. Stan Saylor decry the newly redrawn congressional district maps.
LETTER: A question on debt for Ryan
For most of my life I've believed that America was on the side of the angels, that our democratically elected government tried to foster peace and good will and human rights in its dealings with other nations.
LETTER: Re-elect Gov. Tom Wolf
In two months, this writer will be 89 years young, living her entire life a few blocks from Gov. Tom Wolf, where we both inhabit homes occupied by family for several generations before.
LETTER: We need great leaders on gun issue
Great leaders will sacrifice guns to save children. Poor ones will sacrifice children to save guns.
LETTER: Trade ‘thoughts and prayers’ for real action
On Valentine's Day we had yet another school shooting — the 18th in 2018. This American tragedy does not exist in any other country.
LETTER: Prison reform must take into account ‘5 percenters’
Truman Capote’s classic work “In Cold Blood” describes the 1959 murder of the Clutter family by 2 hardened criminals. While beautifully written, what is striking are the similarities and differences if this were to happen today.
LETTER: War of words on abortion issue is unfair
I attended the March for Life rally in Washington D.C. on a trip sponsored by Sen. Scott Wagner. The media did not give as much coverage to this event as they did for the Women’s March.
LETTER: Barnes’ essay was on point
I appreciate your recent opinion essay submitted by Dr. Mary Barnes. It was right on the mark regarding Rep. Scott Perry. I wholly support her views.
LETTER: Freedom Caucus — and Perry — foster dysfunction
We can attribute much of today’s congressional dysfunction to our own U.S representative Scott Perry and his fellow members of the Freedom Caucus.
LETTER: Our votes count
My vote counts and so does yours. Or at least they should. Systems that try to limit my voice, my political power, my vote make me mad. It should make you mad too.
LETTER: Ice Arena situation stinks
After reading David Weissman’s two stories (Jan. 18) of ineptitude and good old boy chicanery at the (York City Ice Arena) rink it strikes me that one name stands out like a drum major.
LETTER: Indivisible York condemns Trump’s comments
Indivisible YORK believes in the inherent dignity and equality of all peoples throughout the world. We therefore condemn Donald Trump's racist and demeaning comments.
LETTER: American dream must include immigrants
This past year, President Donald Trump and his supporters are undermining this beautiful American ideal.
LETTER: Libraries did not cause opioid crisis
It concerns me when we take $300,000 from library programs that help build a well-educated, problem-solving community and spend it on treating an opioid crisis which is a symptom of a community that is neither well-educated or problem-solving.
LETTER: Senator Leach should apologize, hand over power
In his cavalier response to multiple allegations of initiating inappropriate sexual discussions and groping young female staffers, State Senator Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery County, incited further harm.
LETTER: Celebrate Green Friday in 2018
Because rampant consumerism is not sustainable, in 2018 I propose our community celebrates the day after Thanksgiving as Green Friday. Following the day we focus on giving thanks, instead of buying more stuff we could focus on sharing our abundance.
LETTER: The only solution is to get rid of guns
Kudos for the Nov. 8 op-ed, Enough with useless thoughts and prayers. Shira Goodman got it 100 percent right. I love my country. I served four years in the military and fought in a major war. The way the country is going now makes me mad and sad.
LETTER: Tax ‘reform’ is a major theft from the middle class
I have spent considerable time over the past week trying to analyze the effects of the tax "reform" plans being proposed in Congress, both the House and Senate versions.