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Letters to the editor

Dangerous legislation

The U.S. Senate is ready to vote on dangerous legislation — the Equality Act. If it passes the Senate like the House, this bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1961, which outlaws discrimination of individuals based on race, sex or religion. The act would add “sexual orientation” and ...

Biden behind border crisis

President Biden is attempting to shift blame for the immigration crisis on our southern border onto former President Trump, even though the southern border was secure when Trump left office. Biden can see the man responsible by looking in the mirror. As president, Trump’s message to wannabe ...

What will you do with your experience?

Experience is a great teacher. The whole world has been through over a year of COVID and death, so what have we learned? I am a survivor and blessed beyond measure. I am alive and well and so is my family. I was blessed before the pandemic and I will now share why. I was born in another ...

About three-year bachelor’s degrees

Do the first two years of general education courses really teach one how to live a thoughtful, ethical and responsible life? Do the second two years of specific education guarantee a job in one’s chosen field? Neither question can be answered in the affirmative. Some college graduates are ...

Open discourse is encouraging

After debating with one of my friends about letters to the editor, I realized that a letter should be written to the editor for her encouraging a broadened free speech platform in the editorial and opinion pages of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The paper has enhanced reader knowledge by ...

Hoping to clear up any Constitutional confusion

The News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor on March 28 titled, “A constitutional explanation.” That letter was pure silliness from a writer who obviously has zero understanding of the U.S. Constitution. It completely distorted the meaning of Article VI Clause 2 of the ...

Southern border surge

It has become well documented that the southern border situation has become untenable, and now even some main stream news outlets are questioning whether the influx has become a major crisis. I believe I have read one AP article in this newspaper with a minor reference to the border situation. ...

Gun laws not the answer

It is a sad day in America when gun violence takes many lives. However, to continue to blame the implement used makes no sense. It is the fault of a person, not the weapon. Tighter gun legislation only makes it difficult for law abiding citizens to exercise their rights under the constitution. ...

A constitutional explanation

During my school years, I never flunked any subject, including 8th grade social studies, as was suggested in a letter in the Sunday, March 14, letter titled “UNSAT and gun control.” The U.S. Constitution, Article VI — Debts, Supremacy and Oaths, Clause 2, reads “This constitution, and ...

Look at tax cut results elsewhere

Our state legislature and governor are proposing a cut in the state income tax. I don’t know if this is wise or if it will have disastrous effects. None of us can know the future. One guide is to look at past history. We are taught that our system of state governments allows ...

Unconstitutional efforts

The socialist democrats in D.C. are pushing enactment of laws that are clearly unconstitutional. Example one: House and Senate democrats are pushing legislation to nullify our second amendment. They are not only going after so-called assault weapons, but all semi-automatic rifles and pistols. ...

Thankful for one yes vote

Thank goodness we have on the national level a political party who is working for the people of America, in which 76 percent of one political party and 55 percent of the other are supporting the stimulus. The stimulus bill will probably provide additional jobs in the future and help with ...

Getting back to ‘normal’

While a lot of us are starting to relax just a bit with the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, it is disconcerting nevertheless to still hear Mr. Trump insist that he won the 2020 presidential election. It is even more disturbing to hear about the number of people that ...

Opinion vs. news

The March 10 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel featured a front page “news” article from the AP titled “GOP struggles to define Biden, turns to culture wars.” It painted the Republican party and conservative commentators as more concerned with the cancel culture of Dr. Seuss ...

Let the workers decide

There is currently a lot of discussion on raising the minimum wage. The biggest issue, that few talk about, is the push to have everyone work for a minimum wage. There was a time when the minimum wage was mostly used for entry level jobs, while workers that gained skills to be more productive ...

Biden’s first eight weeks

The White House press corps is beginning to question if President Biden is going to have a solo press conference. It has been nearly two months since he took office, and historically, former presidents had their initial press conference long before this. For those that followed the election, ...

Thank you for the support

There are so many people we would like to thank for the 3,900 pounds of food and necessities that were collected from the Williamstown Christmas Parade. You were so generous with your contributions to the food pantry. Your donations were overwhelming. Thank you to the schools, churches, ...

UNSAT and gun ownership

The letters to the editor on March 7 included an absurd letter claiming the United Nations Small Arms Treaty (UNSAT) is going to cancel gun ownership rights in the U.S. Right-wing ding-bat garbage like that is the type of silliness we’ve come to expect from those who probably flunked 8th ...

Sodom, Gomorrha, Washington D.C.

Do we remember Sodom and Gomorrha in God’s Holy Bible? Do we remember God sending fire from the sky and destroying everyone and everything in sight? The United States House of Representatives sent a bill to the Senate called the equality act. If this bill is passed, every church, and all ...

UNSAT still a threat

Though the United Nations Small Arms Treaty has been almost forgotten due to recent events, it has not gone away. China, the latest nation to sign the treaty, is seeking to force the U.S. into submitting next, with the full backing of “weak” President Joe Biden, who has been a strong ...