Letters To Editor

World Wide Web

Dear Editor, In today’s Times Observer, there is a front-page article on the state of Internet Service. Our area ranks the lowest in the region. We all know that Warren, PA is a quaint city that is difficult at times for visitors to come to. That is part of the charm of our city. We ...

Enantiodromia

Dear Editor, Washington noted that the two pillars upon which society rests are religion and morality, with each supporting the other. Widespread support of these pillars has changed into apathy within a large segment of our country. Many aspects of our culture including religion, ...

A.W.O.L.

Dear Editor, Representatives Thompson, Kelly, and Senator Toomey are AWOL. During the 2016 political campaign, they vied for photo-ops and news releases with the candidate and later newly elected Trump. Nowadays, they nervously await the daily tweets and Presidential distortions and keep a ...

The nation’s issues

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on some of the issues confronting our nation at this time. To begin with, I think it’s dangerously naive to assume that the United States will continue to exist despite the escalating chaos inside our government and beyond. With various political factions ...

Name calling

Dear Editor, Years ago, and perhaps even today, children have a propensity to call one another with derogatory names. That is understandable for children, HOWEVER, for the president of the United States of America to resort to childish name-calling behavior is SHAMEFUL. Grow up, sir! ...

Corporate America

Dear Editor, Wal-Mart (Corp America) keeps taking away much-needed jobs. Now they are getting rid of the cashiers. They promise them other jobs. Those jobs will eventually dissolve. Wal-Mart says “it is the future.” If the jobs keep disappearing, there will be no future as no one will ...

Dr. No and the Revenge Party

Dear Editor, Once upon a time, a tiny county in a rundown state held an election for County Commissioner, where all three seats were up for grabs. However, since local election rules hearkened back to a time when those who wanted to lead the Democrat Party consisted of somewhat reasonable ...

Every child is worthy

Dear Editor, People usually think of law enforcement as the guys who put the bad people away for their crimes – and that’s partially true. In my more than four decades in the Warren County Sheriff’s office, I often see people at their lowest points, whether they’re facing a judge ...

Really think about this

Dear Editor, I was appalled to see the backlash against Brian Sims and his support of Planned Parenthood and the safety of the women who use the organization's services. While his language and aggressiveness were not in good taste, his heart was. The people he “attacked” do not simply ...

If not now, when?

Dear Editor, If not us, then who? Who imagined that Trump would demand the separation of thousands of immigrating children from their parents? Most of the families are still separated, for 12 months or more. Or Trump’s refusals to all requests for documents and staff interviews by the ...

Tax increase?

Dear Editor, Our school board is getting ready to vote yes or no to a property tax increase. I think that there is no question that the vote should be NO. People cannot take anymore. One of the school board members even mentioned about people living on a fixed income. Do they have no ...

The Bullpen

Dear Editor, In a few days, the Bullpen Bar & Restaurant will close its doors for the final time. The reality is while we celebrate its time, we also mourn its passing. I’m unsure when it came into existence but my earliest memories are from the late ’60s as a young boy. My dad ...

Why?

Dear Editor, Just read where the guy in the white wants to spend billions of dollars to go back to the moon. His lapdog, Pence, wants that mission moved up 2 years to 2022. Been there 6 times, why do it again unless there is evidence on the moon that Trump, his kid and everyone involved ...

Connecticut S.C. Decision

Dear Editor, On March 14, the Connecticut State Supreme Court with a 4 to 3 decision overturned a lower court and ruled “that no company was above the Connecticut state law.” This decision flies in the face of Congress’ 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act enacted under ...

The ‘goodies’ given to rich

Dear Editor, In your editorial posted during the week of April 22, 2019, you refer to such Democratic proposals as eliminating student loan debt for those earning under $100,000 or Medicare for all who have no employee-based insurance (there are 30,000,000 people with no insurance; some ...

Above the law?

Dear Editor, There is a well-known quote by John Locke (English philosopher and physician) from 1689 which seems quite applicable today in light of the political melodrama which we are all witnessing: “Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.” More specifically, the key issue for our nation ...

Closing high school?

Dear Editor, I read with interest a column in the May 1st, 2019 Warren Times Observer entitled “Not so fast.” The thrust of the article was YHS students expressing their alarm at the potential shutdown of Youngsville HS over the next few years, together with non-committal responses ...

Love of money

Dear Editor, “HE HAS MADE ME A LOT OF MONEY” I Timothy 6:10 “The value of my portfolio is up. The tax rate for my income bracket is down. I’m happy. I may not like the man but this man has made me a lot of money.” I suspect we all have heard these comments when discussing ...

Corruption and lies

Dear Editor, Not only has President Donald Trump failed to deliver on his promise to “drain the swamp,” he has actually made the situation much worse by turning Washington into a cesspool of corruption and lies. The Washington Post has recently reported that the president has lied in a ...

Disaster response

Dear Editor, I just want to thank all the first responders, agencies, utility companies and contractors who came out right after the tornado struck our street. I was amazed and grateful as to the response and assistance my neighbors and I received. The damage was extensive all up and ...