Letters to the editor

Cost, benefits of healthcare

America accepts the principle that the regulation of drugs is a legitimate function of government and a proper use of the police power. We are so strongly committed to that idea that for over 100 years we have openly declared war against illegal drugs and have ceded our right against seizure ...

Right move on Paris deal

A recent article on the editorial page of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel stated that China was closing 100 coal-fired power plants. Of course, we believe every word from the Chinese government. After all they are not liars like the Russians are they? The Chinese government does what is best ...

Don’t remain silent

I have been at Parkersburg City Council when the room was bursting at the seams with people supporting or not supporting the non-discrimination ordinance. I would wager a guess that people on both sides were well represented as “church folks.” As I am writing this, I am reading about a ...

The conspiracy comedian

The News and Sentinel printed a letter on Aug. 13 titled, “The 2030 UN Agenda.” I haven’t decided yet if that writer was quoting right-wing political radio or publishing the unfunny jokes of an unsuccessful comedian. That writer told us the United Nations is planning to conquer the ...

More than politics to resistance

The reason why I belong to #TheResistance is far less about politics and more about my core values and beliefs. I believe that with our higher level of consciousness that we humans unlike any other creature have an obligation to act as stewards over all life on this planet. What distinguishes ...

Marijuana the miracle drug?

Looking into a rear-view mirror, will hype for marijuana (cannabis) follow the path of tobacco? After all tobacco was touted as cure for all our neuroses real or imagined as well as being a fashion statement. After all smoke filled rooms looked so enticing let alone skillful blowing of smoke ...

Be light in a dark world

There is a lot of evil and darkness in the world today. It is hard to not feel anger when some group or individuals cause mayhem, destruction, and possibly injury or death. How are we supposed to talk to these people when hate or resentment drive their existence. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, ...

The radicals are among us

They’re ba-a-a-ck! The Taliban, that is; and not rampaging through central Asia destroying ancient symbols of religions with which they disagree, but right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. And our “leaders,” fearful of losing their heads, trip over themselves to bow in obeisance. Betty ...

Heartbreaking exclusivity

I do not see councilpersons who voted down the non-discrimination ordinance as haters or spineless. I do believe their minds were made up from the beginning. Hysteria was presented as facts — nothing new: “We’ve got to protect our little girls from perverts in bathrooms.” The ...

A ton is a ton

A ton of steel is a ton of steel no matter where it is produced. The environmental impact to the Earth is the same if the steel is made in America or some far off country on another continent. Making steel requires iron ore, limestone and coal. All of these are mined. Most iron ores undergo ...

Easier for GOP to fade?

Obamacare was a Marxist coup, passed by Democrats without a single Republican vote. Now liberals rant and pant about leaving their “free” health care alone. Not one of the sign-carrying marauding mobs polluting the streets and crowding into the town-hall meetings of Congressmen realizes or ...

Make the case, conservatives

Conservatives often accuse liberal governing of straying from the intent of our founding fathers. Strange how their interpretation of intent carries so much more weight (in their minds) than the actual words of the Constitution. I submit the very opposite is more accurate based on a quote from ...

YMCA branch will be missed

I am writing in response to Aug. 3 article by Michael Erb about the closing of Market Street YMCA location. I have been an active member there ever since the YWCA closed. The Market Street location has been the friendliest place to work out, with many of us acknowledging each other on a first ...

The 2030 U.N. agenda

The United Nations’ latest scheme to destroy the United States is so totally, unbelievably far-fetched and downright evil, it literally defies description; but the ultimate end goal is a socialistic, one-world government controlled by the U.N. Presently, the U.N. is working with Obama ...

Response to ‘awakening’

Amy Miller submitted a letter to the editor a few weeks ago, titled “A time of awakening.” In my humble opinion, her eyes are still closed. Our forefathers founded this country on individualism. The individual is more important than the collective and/or the government. Our founding ...

How does it feel?

Republicans have failed miserably at the primary thing they were elected to do — repeal the “Affordable” Care Act and replace it. I didn’t expect anything from our Democrat Senator but I did expect Senator Capito to do what we elected her to do. How do you Republican Congresspeople ...

Theory on Trump, Russia

The threads of the Trump-Russia intrigue are now unraveling so fast that it is near impossible to keep up with the storyline and I wanted to give my theory before the final pieces are exposed and the puzzle fully solved. The established facts are that the 2016 election was undermined by ...

Acute versus chronic care

The population is increasingly becoming eligible for Medicare services. Over the last several years, various insurance carriers including Medicare have implemented guidelines for care. The chiropractic profession has also received guidance on what is termed medically necessary care. Acute ...

Strike down WOTUS

Shortly before he left office, Barack Obama signed several executive orders to throw roadblocks in the path of the upcoming Trump administration. One such executive action was on Waters of the United States. Under Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed changing the definition of ...

Manipulation for decades

“The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday.” —Reuters Reporting by the Los Angles ...