Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Undeniably, a bully

I urge those of you who are unsure of how you will vote in November to consider what it would mean to have a man who is a bully, and who supports bullies, have the keys to our nuclear weapons. That Donald Trump is a bully is undeniable. He yells at people he does not like, he threatens them and he calls them names. These are behaviors that we all agree are totally unacceptable in our schools and workplaces. Why should they be acceptable in a presidential candidate?

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Maximize charitable donations

In a period of time when it seems that everything our government does creates either unnecessary regulation or a tax burden on the American people, it was very refreshing to me to discover the PATH Act of 2015, which helps donors support their favorite charities.

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Not news

On Sept. 23 the CDT dedicated its most valuable real estate, front page, above the fold, to an article that was a biased, poorly supported slam on Hillary Clinton thinly disguised as the area’s most important news of the day.

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Search is telling

The recent Toll Brothers ad touts their responsible land use. There are claims that their plan has thoughtfully designed for lower-density units than allowed on that land parcel.

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Issues haven’t been forgotten

On Sept. 12, I was proud to be a member of the group that the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship sent to Harrisburg to join the ecumenical event “Moral Monday,” where, as in other 24 other states, we urged our legislators to pass bills supporting these issues. These bills have been held, and they hope we forget about them. We reminded them that we do not forget.

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Expanding access, protecting jobs

Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf took steps this year to modernize the commonwealth’s liquor system, but work remains. State Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland, recently introduced legislation, House Bill 2357, which will help expand consumer access and protect jobs.

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Better use of money?

In regard to the front page story, “Boy with autism goes on Hunt of a Lifetime,” in the 9/24 CDT, I am wondering whether the money spent on a hunting trip may have been more usefully spent helping the young man develop skills that may have a more direct link to his future success, or helping employers find the resources to hire him. When he becomes a young adult with autism in Centre County, will there be employment for him?

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Sending a message

If you are not sure who you will vote for this November, consider this. This is not an election about being a Republican or a Democrat. It is about the message we send when we vote. In this election, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer two very different messages.

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New low

I didn’t think it was possible, but the CDT has sunk to a journalistic new low with the front-page article “As campaign progresses, young voters sour on Clinton” (CDT Sept. 23). The first sentence reads, “Students all over Penn State agree on this much about Hillary Clinton: ‘She’s slimy,’ said (a student).”

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Look inward

There is a wise old saying that we get the government we deserve. If all we care about is how much money we can lay our hands on, if we want to win at everything, if we think we are superior to all other people and all other nations, then how can we complain when our candidates reflect our attitudes? Instead of grumbling about our presidential candidates, maybe it’s time to take a good, hard look at ourselves.

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Appalling story

The article in the CDT of Sept. 24 accompanied by photo showing a cheering family whose 13-year-old boy has just shot the elk in front of them is appalling. The family’s promise to allow the boy to kill any animal of his choice surely undermines the development of empathy for all living creatures. A more beneficial and rewarding experience for any youngster would surely be to let him share the care of a loving puppy with his family.

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A job well-done

I live in the Houserville area and am writing to commend College Township for the successful completion of the recent massive construction project undertaken around the Houserville Road/Puddintown Road/Clover Highlands/Millbrook Marsh area.

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Respect flag, national anthem

Lately more and more professional athletes are not standing for our national anthem. This irritates me. If they were playing on a foreign team, something would be done about it. The excuses they use are very lame. Their salaries are more than most people make in their lifetime. Why don’t they do something constructive about the things they say are wrong? Would they give up their lifestyle to do something about these things they say are wrong? These athletes should not be allowed on the field, court, etc., if they want to continue to disrespect our country and the symbols that stand for it.

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Time for a change

Marylouise Markle, you are angry Hillary Clinton is unable to distance herself from Donald Trump (CDT, 9/17). You spout the narratives about him: proto-fascist, racist, sexist, homophobe, etc.

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