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April 16. 2013 10:11PM
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Wyoming Area taxpayer urges support for Stofko


In response to the letter to the editor from the Bonin political group, I’d like to say thank you for pointing things out to our Wyoming Area taxpayers.


Thank you for pointing out the folly of the past elections where people formed a political group before the election was even held. Thank you for pointing out the necessity of electing an independent, no- political-history candidate.


Most important, thank you for all but endorsing the candidacy of Jerry Stofko who fits your exact formula for an excellent member of the Wyoming Area Board of Education.


No taxpayer can ignore the war record of Jerry and how he set aside his well being to do the job America expected, and now supports him to do the job Wyoming Area taxpayers expects of him. After graduating from Wyoming Area, Jerry Stofko established a proven record of defending our country and is now stepping up to heed the call of our children.


As a homeowner who believed that Wyoming Area had many excellent directors over the district’s history, I can’t understand why a newly formed political group would refuse to be affliated with any of them.


I understand the majority of the Bonin Political Group did not attend Wyoming Area; therefore, I can see how they missed many successful businessman, college professors, first- class educators and board members with great common sense who helped make Wyoming Area one of the best school districts in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


I ask veterans, taxpayers and friends to give their votes and voice to Jerry Stofko in his bid for a seat on the Wyoming Area Board of Education.


Vincent J. Holland

Wyoming High School Graduate

U.S. Army veteran and homeowner

Writer says bill needed to keep religious freedom


Support H.R. 268 and use it to counter the God haters’ desperate attempts to defeat this critical bill that officially recognizes the importance of God in America. We, the people, support archbishop Nedd in his efforts to defeat the international cabal of atheists that will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to defeat this bill. We, the people, must preserve America’s religious heritage.


The United States of America was founded by enlightened individuals who believed in God. Faith has played a critical and positive role in our nation’s growth and development, especially within the U.S. military.


A vocal minority of bigoted and radical atheists wishes to deny the important role God plays in lives of our people by preventing military chaplains from praying as they see fit.


It is important to stand up for our brave men and women in uniform and allow them their right to worship God.


U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones introduced House Resolution 268 in the 11th Congress, which explicitly allows military chaplains the freedom to pray in a public in a manner consistent with their own religious beliefs.


Support the reintroduction of House Resolution 268 in the 113th Congress and to sign on as an official co-sponsor of this resolution in order to stop the radical atheist lobby from robbing members of the armed services of their God-given rights. Deliver your support of H.R. 268 to U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta.


Norma Johnson

Nanticoke

Reader is solidly behind the right to bear arms


Since the dawn of man, there have been evil people who just seem to want to cause death and destruction.


Maybe they suffer from mental illness, maybe they weren’t told often enough that they were loved while they were growing up or maybe they are just plain evil.


Most people have heard of the statement “fighting fire with fire”.


It is a right vs. wrong world out there. Too many good people have come face to face with these “not so good” people and have had to protect themselves and/or family from them.


When it all started, these good people may have only had to sticks or rocks to protect against sticks or rocks.


As time progressed, it became spears, knifes, swords, etc…


You see where I’m going with this. When guns were invented, evil people definitely used them and the good needed to be on an even keel to protect themselves.


As laws increasingly regulated guns, the law-abiding citizen had to jump through more hoops just to defend themselves. And with some of the unconstitutional laws being proposed these days, it will become more and more difficult to protect ourselves from the evil people on even ground.


Now, I know the criminal element have to go through the same checks to get the guns they carry… Oh wait, no they don’t…. they actually get a gun illegally, possibly through some other bonehead who should have had the gun locked up and known better, or just out and out buy it illegally on the street.


The Declaration of Independence states (in small part):


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


This portion may not reference specifically about the right to bear arms, but is does say that if government becomes destructive to what is guaranteed; that is safety and happiness among others, Americans have the right to remove it and institute a new one.


The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed.”


If free Americans choose to protect themselves, no one can take away that God-given right.


Dave Yurko Wilkes-Barre

Handling of towing issue shames valley resident


I used to be in the business  years ago. If anyone wants to put someone down go to PennDOT and get all the qualifications needed to apply for licenses and what is needed to stay legal.


Anything from towing to dealer  to needed bonding to many other things needed to be in a legitimate business. I wouldn’t get involved but the elderly lady situation bothers me.


Also the mayor bothers me on how he is handling this situation. Initially he said he was concerned about the other towing contract and how the city was sued.


In my opinion, when this is all said and done, the other lawsuit is going to look like a flea on a dog. I think the fleas are totally infested on the mange.


This is so ridiculous that this being allowed that I am totally ashamed to live in this valley.


Tom Yancy

Forty Fort

Reader is all in favor of five-day mail delivery


Congress, for whatever reason shot down the proposed five-day postal delivery. 


All you hear is talk about Saturday deliveries. 


Who said it has to be Saturday as the day when mail isn’t delivered?  Five-day delivery could mean any two days out of the week.


Personally, Sunday would be one of them. And how about a Wednesday? Besides saving the USPS service a lot of money, it will save many gallons of gasoline.


I suppose they had their reasons against Saturdays, but the carriers probably would’ve liked it.


 

John Mihalchik Sr. 

Ashley

    




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