Letters To Editor

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 ...

Mueller Report

Dear Editor, What a relief! After 2-1/2 years, four separate investigations and 35 million dollars, the Mueller report is finished and know now Mr. Trump is not a Russian spy. Duh! We should be able to sleep at night now, right? All – but not Congress. No, the swamp down there must have ...

Taxes

Dear Editor, The news is that the WCSD and the County Commissioners are both looking at another tax increase due to poor spending habits, poor forecasting and the inability for each group to understand the meaning of a “Declining Tax Base.” When we see a continued decline in student ...

Environmental racism

Environmental racism – it’s real. But what is it? It’s the institutional policies and practices that affect the health outcomes or living conditions of people and communities based on race or color. Neighborhoods with hazardous waste facilities, toxic dumping, pollution, and unreliable ...

His invitation stands

Dear Editor, “Fake news” is real and about as true as opinion pieces with false assumptions and quotes taken out of context, whether by design or misunderstanding. The devil is also real, not a red-suited cartoon character with horns, tail, and pitchfork. The one-time son of the ...

National Day of Prayer

Dear Editor, May 1st and 2nd will be the annual National Day of Prayer! On this day, people of faith will gather around the nation to pray for America. This year’s theme is “Wake up America.” This will be an opportunity for the people of Warren County to pray for concerns for our ...

Climate change views

Dear Editor, Arthur Stewart is a good man. As a member of the Warren County School Board, he has dedicated time and expertise for the benefit of Warren County residents for many years. I doubt, however, if Stewart’s recent WTO remarks represent WCSB’s position. Stewart cited his ...

Flood maps

Dear Editor, This letter concerns the article in the April 11th paper concerning the ANF and USACE agreements. I was absolutely shocked to read that the USACE flood inundation maps, showing the levels of flooding if there was a catastrophic failure of the Kinzua Dam, cannot be disclosed ...

‘Kudos’ to voting no

Dear Editor, Poor Bob Mueller! He’d shown such promise. He could’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone and Been New York Times ‘Man of the Year.’ Alas! He blew it. How? His investigation found no evidence of collusion. Trump haters are furious but still owe Muller some gratitude. ...

Global warming

Dear Editor, The Today Show on NBC recently aired a series with Al Roker in Alaska discussing global warming and its effect on indigenous populations. I wondered about Mr. Roker’s qualifications to promote this theory. It turns out that Mr. Roker does not have a degree in Meteorology or ...

Climate change analogies

Dear Editor, You’re walking down the street when you come upon a man lying before you bleeding profusely. You ask what happened and he says, “I’ve had an accident and I’ve cut myself, I fear I’m bleeding out!” Your response as you continue to stare down at the man is, “I see! ...

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dear Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the Postal Service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. Pet owners’ efforts are critical ...

June 24, 1919 — 2019 — 3019

Dear Editor, Congress approved the 19th Amendment on June 24, 1919. The 19th Amendment guarantees to women the right to vote. The proposed Amendment thereafter had to be approved by 36 state legislatures. On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee State Legislature became the 36th state to ...

Child abuse prevention

Dear Editor, During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, CASA of Warren and Forest counties challenges our local residents to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected. From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 10 local children ...

Child abuse prevention

Dear Editor, During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, CASA of Warren and Forest counties challenges our local residents to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected. From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 10 local children ...

Religious intolerance

Dear Editor, Knowing full well that the first Muslim representative was being sworn into the PA House, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (clearly not a “representative”) went off on an Evangelical Christian tirade during an opening prayer. She was immediately condemned by her colleagues for her ...