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Letter to the Editor: We Don’t Have to Look Far for Example of Corporate Greed

Corporate greed. I use that term in describing one of Lancaster County’s largest and longest employers. Armstrong Flooring, which separated from Armstrong World Industries in April 2016, employs approximately 170 hourly workers at its facility on Dillerville Road. These employees belong to United Steel Workers Local 285 and have been working in good faith without a […]

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Letter to the Editor: We Must Be Honest About Deaths From Drug Addiction

Substance abuse deaths are increasing astronomically. In one year (2017), America buried more from substance abuse than from the last 15 years of combat combined. Since a year after my son’s accidental overdose death, July 31, 2012, I’ve been voluntarily involved in the recovery community. In that time, I’ve mentored or had close connections with […]

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Letter to the Editor: Synagogue Massacre Defendant Should Have to Face a Jury

In the Thursday, May 30, issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate I read “Synagogue Massacre Defendant Wants Deal to Spare Life” by Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press. To my horror I was staring into the eyes of a mass murder. A cold blooded killer who gunned down eight men, three women and wounded seven others as they […]

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Letter to the Editor: Only One GOP Congressman Has Courage to Do Right

When President Richard Nixon was informed that the Senate would definitely vote against him, it wasn’t Democrats who gave him the news. It was a group of Republicans who revered the Constitution — and supported a virtuous law-abiding role model as national leader — who visited the White House that fateful day. These Republicans informed […]

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Letter to the Editor: Nation Suffers Consequences for Rejecting God’s Leadership

Eugene Clemens asked “How Can Christians Support Amoral Politicians?” (Advocate, May 30.) He enters a discussion of morality or lack thereof by “moralizing” abortion as less important than “social neglect” and an orderly society more immoral than illegal immigration. Has his morality already decided that abortion is a lesser sin than “social neglect” and that […]

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Letter to the Editor: Homelessness is Result of Lack of Personal Responsibility

A 2016 survey reported 564,708 homeless in the United States (likely more); the city of “brotherly love” reported 5,700; Lancaster, about 360. We share the 39,000 homeless veterans. At risk are 48 million able-bodied unemployed, high school dropouts and 600,000 prison releases each year. Marvin Olasky’s book “The Tragedy of American Compassion” reveals how government […]

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Editorial: Don’t Make Grocery Shopping as Complicated as Filing Taxes

Yet again, Pennsylvania lawmakers are proposing to shift the burden of education funding from homeowners to grocery shoppers. Funding education primarily with property taxes is a serious problem. Homeowners with mortgages might not notice it since the property tax is generally included in the mortgage payment, but people who own their homes outright get an […]

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Letter to the Editor: Congress Needs to Reclaim Its Constitutional Role

On March 13, Pennsylvania’s Sen. Bob Casey, and 53 other U.S. senators, (but not Sen. Pat Toomey) took an important step toward restoring congressional constitutional authority by voting for Senate Joint Resolution 7 to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. That war has created a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than […]

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