If God is Love, God is for Gun Control

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township . This piece was first published on March 24, 2021 in basicallybeckyblogs.com. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I think, deep down, we all know what’s right. And if we wonder, finding the answer is easy. Regardless of the God we pray to, or if we pray atContinue reading “If God is Love, God is for Gun Control”

On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The next election is upon us, though it hardly seems like a blink of an eye sinceContinue reading “On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions”

More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, theLancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on March 10, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as an Opinion Editorial.  Salina Zito, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, wrote a recent article in LNP featuring the story of twoContinue reading “More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance”

A Moral Failure

Written by Eric Kearsely, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 11, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  NOTE: Update from the author added on February 16, 2021. Vaccines are being distributed throughout the countyContinue reading “A Moral Failure”

Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical

Written by Steph Schreyer, New Holland. This piece was first published on January 30, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am really scratching my head when it comes to state House Bill 38, a proposed amendment to the state constitution to organize the state judiciary into geographic districts and furtherContinue reading “Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical”

Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 25, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  In 1932, Americans were desperate. Hoover’s stubborn refusal to stimulate the economy trapped people in poverty.  WorkingContinue reading “Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work”

A Call For Lloyd Smucker’s Resignation

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 10, 2021 with permission from the author. This piece was also published on January 13, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP.  This is not my first letter to the editors of this newspaper. Most of my letters have been Kumbaya affairs,Continue reading “A Call For Lloyd Smucker’s Resignation”

In Memory of Richard Thornburgh, a Real Republican

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 8,2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The Republican party has historically stood for upholding the Constitution, standing for free elections, integrityContinue reading “In Memory of Richard Thornburgh, a Real Republican”

It’s Time to Move Forward

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry orContinue reading “It’s Time to Move Forward”

Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. A shorter version of this piece was first published on November 29, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP under the title “What Happened to Good Losers?”. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Fall is a great time of year – not for the leaves or the pumpkin spice lattes, but forContinue reading “Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake”