The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Editorials

July 10, 2013

Readers' Forum 7-10 | Keep Route 219 in present location

— Two very important meetings regarding the Route 219 corridor plan will be held today at the Northern Cambria Municipal Building – from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m.

These meetings are very important to Carrolltown, St. Benedict, Northern Cambria, Garmantown, Emeigh Run, Cherry Tree, Burnside, McGee’s Mills and Mahaffey.

Please attend one of them and express your desire to keep Route 219 in its present location, along the Susquehanna River. Our towns need Route 219.

Northern Cambria has lost Miners Hospital, coal mines, a shirt factory and the railroad. We will not lose Route 219.

Let’s overflow these meetings and insist that Route 219 stays in its present location.

John Wojcik

Northern Cambria

Trust hard to earn, easy to lose

We have all heard the sayings: “What you sow, you will reap”; “Do to others as you would have them do to you”; “Give and it will be given to you”; “Live by the sword and you will die by the sword”; and “Love each other as you love yourself.”

These have been universally recognized throughout history as being true by all peace-loving religions. It’s called the law of reciprocity. What goes down comes around.

Faith in the certainty of the law of reciprocity has prevented human conflict between individuals, nations and have constrained the self-destructive tendencies of many powerful people. Yet, some people refuse to accept that it is true.

Never before have we had a president who is a sneak, a snoop and schemer of government power to destroy his opposition. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party leadership runs interference in the lawful investigation of this national malfeasance.

President Obama and the Democrats are waging war against our rights to free speech, religion, assembly, gun ownership, home privacy, property and state sovereignty while they hope to fundamentally change the most successful form of government the world has ever seen. The dirty little secret is that they lust for permanent control of our lives and fortunes.

Hubris has blinded many. Trust is hard to earn, easy to lose and never fully regained.

It’s hard to imagine that Obama and the Democrats really believe that they can outrun the consequences of their devious conduct. I dare say not.

Dr. Bill Choby

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