To the Editor:
The McGrath letter is vague: vitriolic right wing, outrageously FAR far right wing, insensitive, offensive, etc.
The letter is in response to an editorial [Debra Palmieri, Jan. 30, page 14] that is factual, citing historical fact: King George, American War of Independence, Second amendment, adopted Dec. 15, 1791, Merriam Webster definition, difference between automatic and semiautomatic, on and on. Facts. More Facts.
If the McGraths have a problem, they should argue about the facts they disagree with, prove incorrect if possible.
Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.
When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.
Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.
To The Editor:
I am writing regarding Debbie Galbraith's article [Editor's View page A10 East Penn Press, Salisbury Press] on the ASPCA commercials published Jan. 17.
I liked what you reported about the ASPCA, but I am somewhat dissappointed you did not mention Forgotten Felines and Fidos shelter in your list of local animal organizations.
They have resided in Germansville, Heidelberg Township since 2000 and have a lot of cats for adoption, provide low-cost spay/neuter and desperately need volunteers.
To the Editor:
We have subscribed to the East Penn Press (and possibly its forerunners) since we moved here in '84, largely because we felt it was important to support our local community. But over the past year or so, we have become more and more concerned about the vitriolic right wing editorials that appear under the byline of Deb Palmieri.
She is of course, entitled to her opinions, but I find those opinions to be outrageously FAR far right wing, and often personally disturbing. Professionally, I find them to be oddly out of place in a small town newspaper.
It was Super Bowl Sunday, and I was home alone. With my husband out of town, Sunday evening was all mine to do as I wished. I was looking forward to having complete command of the TV remote.
I started the evening watching a recorded episode of "Downton Abbey," the current Masterpiece Classic series.
When 6:30 p.m. rolled around, the episode had just ended and I surfed the TV listings for quite awhile. In the end, finding nothing else of interest to watch, I decided to turn on the Super Bowl game after all, but not really to watch the game.
To the Editor:
At what cost does freedom come? And what are we willing to pay to keep it?
We generally delegate that duty to our armed forces against outside enemies.
Did we ever think the day would come when we would pay a price to have to stand up against the enemy of our freedom coming from our own elected officials?
The latest attempt from our liberal government to chip away at our Second Amendment right to bear arms has resulted in the shut down of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10.
By State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd
Special to The Press
Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed privatization of state liquor stores is another example of governance by ideology, not reality.
Liquor sales generate $500 million worth of yearly state revenue. But, at a time when the state budget is already thin on revenue, this governor seeks to divest an important asset and set the stage for increased school taxes.
In an attempt to sell his plan, Corbett proposes to make education the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale of liquor stores.
On Jan. 22, Alburtis began mourning the loss of another luminary in the borough when Paul Seigfried Jr. passed away at age 79.
Seigfried was born in Alburtis, grew up and married Barbara (Epting) and remained a lifetime resident of Alburtis. He was called "Siggie" by fellow firefighters and friends.
He was an Army veteran, Alburtis firefighter and currently Alburtis Borough's Emergency Management Agency coordinator, but Seigfried's life of dedication to others does not end there.
U.S. Constitution Amendment II: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The Founding Fathers of this country lived under the tyranny of the monarchy of King George III of England.
The social and political changes in the 13 colonies leading to the American War of Independence, (1775-1782) put an end to that autocratic rule.