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As if President Trump doesn’t have sufficient bother with explaining his taxes, query is why is he allowed to deface the American flag? I’ve seen flags with Trump on them. Per the U.S. authorities: the flag ought to by no means have positioned upon it, on any a part of it, nor hooked up to it, any mark, insignia, lettering, phrases, figures, designs or footage of any nature. Is “King” Trump allowed to interrupt this regulation, too?
The high quality for having a defaced flag is $1,000. Are those who’ve these flags keen to pay this high quality? I doubt it.
— Kathy Brown, Erie
You’ll be able to register for
organ donation on-line
In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the important position departments of motor autos play in registering Pennsylvanians to be donors has by no means been extra clear. This 12 months, because of the pandemic, fewer folks have visited the DMV and fewer folks have registered as organ donors. We have now lots of work to do to catch up.
Whereas PennDOT facilities have reopened, not all Pennsylvanians are prepared to go to the DMV in particular person. The excellent news is that you may full many DMV duties on-line, and if you’re not a registered organ and tissue donor, you’ll be able to register on-line at donatelifepa.org — it takes lower than 5 seconds.
Throughout what has been a difficult and unprecedented 12 months, all of us have a chance to unite across the important public well being situation and assist save and heal lives by means of donation. Almost all Pennsylvanians say they help donation, however lower than half of them are registered. In case you are not an organ and tissue donor, we urge you to register as we speak, and if you’re registered, thanks and please encourage others to do the identical.
— Susan A. Stuart, president and CEO, Heart for Organ Restoration & Schooling; and Howard M. Nathan, president and CEO, Reward of Life Donor Program
Trump imperils American
Structure and values
In response to Jeff McAninch’s letter, I am positive your purpose is to help the Second Modification, the flag, borders and the correct to life. Sadly, for my part, a vote for the president additionally means voting to do nothing to finish the mass killings that proceed day by day and voting to successfully kidnap kids on the border and put them in cages with no thought as to how they may be reunited with their dad and mom.
In my view, that is probably the most corrupt and inept administration ever identified in our lifetime, which most notably seeks to finish the Structure’s institution of three equal branches of presidency. It is a president who lies and tries to to downplay a virus that has killed 210,00Zero residents.
He has ignored the emoluments clause, enriching himself and his household on the expense of the general public.
This president is suing to finish the Inexpensive Care Act, which ensures us the correct to purchase insurance coverage despite preexisting circumstances. He says he has a greater plan, however nobody has ever seen it. His present proposal to finish payroll taxes will bankrupt federal incapacity in six months and Social Safety in three years.
As at no cost speech, he demeans the free press and seeks to cease protests with federal troops, generally with no insignia, and, on one event, for the comfort of a photograph op with a Bible. Removed from the American Dream, help for this president appears to me to be for an American nightmare and autocracy.
I will likely be voting for the entire Structure, for equal rights, for a authorities that depends on science and experience, and that respects the rights of all to worship as they please. I, too, help the flag as a result of these are the concepts it represents.
— Dorothy Bloom Fairview
Voters deserve informative
debate, not leisure
I admit I didn’t watch the primary of the presidential debates, nor will I watch any subsequent debates. Every part I appeared on the morning after in revered media was sufficient to validate my resolution. As I suspected, it was not a debate, however a free-for-all.
Every candidate needs to be allowed a sure variety of minutes to reply the query with a clock everybody can see and the opposing candidate’s microphone turned off. When his time is up, if he has not answered the query, however as an alternative attacked and/or insulted the opposite candidate, so be it. The mic is then turned off and the non-answer will communicate volumes.
Method again in highschool debate, one of many first issues we discovered was you assault the argument, not the particular person, as a result of attacking the particular person exhibits you do not know learn how to reply the query. I suppose that have to be out of fashion, however as a sure share of individuals polled indicated, they had been “entertained.”
Come on, folks. If you would like leisure, by all means, watch “The Apprentice,” however that is our nation’s management we’re deciding, not the winner of the Emmys.
— Janice Olszewski, Erie
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