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LETTER: Cents and sensibility immigration
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.
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LETTER: Carbon fee proposal a win-win
President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address failed to mention how climate change is affecting the country. That’s not to say everyone in Washington is avoiding the issue, however. On January 29, a bill was introduced by Rep.
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: More press needed on leaders like Voni Grimes
I did not know York advocate Voni Grimes, although I now wish that I would have. It was my loss based upon the accounts in local media, including The York Dispatch.
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: RADAR bill is a money grab
A friendly reminder to state legislators: 2018 is an election year, and we ARE paying attention to your votes.
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: 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.
LETTER: The honor of being arrested
What happens in Lancaster, happens in York, happens in Bejing. And when it comes to air quality, Lancaster hits the top 25 worst cities by the American Lung Association in one category.
LETTER: The consequences of single-sport specialization
As a former high school athlete, a current coach and an all-around fan of high school athletics, I wholeheartedly agree with your editorial regarding single-sport specialization.
LETTER: Trump is rotten to the core
I have always thought I could find some good in just about everybody. I do believe all of us are basically rotten, but most people can at least control their rottenness to some extent and show compassion for others.
LETTER: There are only two sides
It’s clear that there are only two sides now. One side promotes white supremacy, fascism and hate. Our president and his supporters have come down squarely on that side.
LETTER: ‘Fine people’ at rally?
There were some "fine people" at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally crowd, according to Donald Trump.
LETTER: Applaud Perry’s stance on immigration
I strongly disagree with the recent letter to the editor that criticized Rep. Scott Perry's immigration stance.
LETTER: Citizens must do their part
To all citizens: I have been asking people in York County if they know who their representative is in Harrisburg. The response is unbelievable. Almost no one knows. How can we have government by the people without citizen input?
LETTER: Dislikes Dispatch editorial voice
In a recent editorial, you, an apparent Democrat (why else would you be scouring the country looking for anti-Trump garbage to print in your rag), suggested that the president should focus on Russian interference and not on voter fraud.
LETTER: Editorial hit the nail on the head
Your July 25, editorial, Rep. Scott Perry must step up on climate change, hit the proverbial nail on the head.
LETTER: Get educated about violence
The recent shooting at the congressional baseball practice is yet another stark reminder that violence is just around the corner. Internet incubation of extreme and bizarre beliefs is a major factor in this but there are others.
LETTER: Opiod treatment better under Affordable Care Act
The defeat of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal on Friday, July 28, was a win in Pennsylvania’s fledgling fight against the opioid epidemic.
LETTER: Partisan bickering must stop
Right-wing conservative, almost reactionary, Republicans like Kevin Cummings and his letter to the editor of July 10 take almost vindictive pleasure in bashing American liberals.
LETTER: In support of a climate-change solution
Regarding the editorial, Crossing an ideological divide, from June 28:
LETTER: It’s time to change our health system
We have a historic chance to change our medical system which is the most costly of the western world. A significant reason for the outrageous costs of medical treatment is the remuneration given to hospital executives, i.e. $4.
LETTER: Wagner articles are too negative
As a member of the unwashed peasant class, I understand my place in society is to keep quiet and let my betters take care of such important tasks as identifying those best at governing.
LETTER: Health care bill punishes seniors
Most of us have read or heard a lot of material about the Senate’s proposed replacement for Obamacare. It’s easy to lose track of what’s in the replacement. For those of us over 65, there are specific items that would harm lots of us.