Cumberland Times-News

Letters

Letters
  • Don’t be too quick to legalize marijuana use

    Perhaps our society should consider some facts before jumping on the bandwagon for legalizing recreational marijuana use.

    July 9, 2014

  • Why have all the visionaries in our government disappeared?

    In his Jan. 11, 1944, State of the Union Address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognize, and should now implement a “second bill of rights.” His argument was that the “political rights” guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”
    Roosevelt’s remedy was to declare an “economic bill of rights.” which would guarantee:

    July 8, 2014

  • Thanks to the unknown patriot who has kept the flag flying

    I drive back and forth from Little Orleans to Cumberland five days a week to go to work. I want to thank the unknown person that has kept the American Flag flying above the pine tree on the hill by Interstate 68 on Polish Mountain. That flag reminds me daily of those who have served our country and are serving us now so that we can have the freedoms we have.

    July 8, 2014

  • Fracking: People will be sick, hurt financially

    I read with interest the article in the Cumberland Times-News on the health impact assessment (“Study completed on fracking in Md.,” June 30, 2014). I attended the meeting and after reading the article decided to write this letter.

    July 7, 2014

  • Allergy shots to bee venom truly life-saving

    We read with great concern the reader commentary from July 1 in the Cumberland Times-News by the Rev. James Blubaugh and were very relieved that he survived his anaphylactic reaction to his wasp sting. Unfortunately, at least 40 to 50 people annually in the U.S. do not survive such reactions.

    July 7, 2014

  • No human studies on hydrofluorosilicic acid

    Cumberland’s Mayor Brian Grim, when asked by a citizen about discontinuing water fluoridation recently, stated that he hasn’t made up his mind on this issue and would like to open it up to the rest of the council to possibly reviewing the information currently available.

    July 7, 2014

  • Survey backs student free expression

    In a survey released by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, a growing majority of Americans say high school journalists should be free to explore controversial subjects without prior approval, but 38 percent say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up 25 percent from the 2012 survey.

    July 7, 2014

  • Australians glad to have government health care

     I am sure you are familiar with statements like these: “Government- sponsored health insurance is nothing but a socialist takeover. The freedom of citizens is at stake.” “It promises nothing but higher taxes and lower standards.”

    July 6, 2014

  • July 4 brought anti-American sentiment, weather worries, hot dog contest and more

    July 5, 2014

  • High court unwilling to back armed citizenry

    In 1968 I stood behind a mounted M60 machine gun while patrolling the Berlin Wall. The weapon was empty and the locked ammo box was on the floor of the jeep. Back at McNair Barracks fellow soldiers walked around the post without a right to either open carry or concealed carry of weapons. On the other side of the world soldiers were carrying weapons because they were in a war zone.

    July 3, 2014

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