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by Martin W. Gallagher Jr., M.D., Hagerstown | January 1, 2005
To the editor: I arrived home recently and found that someone had left a letter from Sunday, Nov. 20, from Richard Giovanoni which purports to respond to my letter of Nov. 14. It appeared that he wanted to "clarify" my thinking for me. How very kind. However, I do not believe that I made any claim to have "absolute good" as any kind of byproduct of any decision by any court. It is clear to me that Giovanoni dislikes courts. And I would suggest to him that he read the Constitution.
February 11, 2004
Preserve our Constitution To the editor: As we listen to those who are running for political office we are often fed a line of prosperity, but when the dust settles and the elections are over, we find we have been sold a web of deceit. This does not only happen in the political circles, but all too often it happens in nonprofit organizations and in places where deceit should not even exist, even in some churches. So often we are prone to ostracize certain people due to their political affiliation, race, social status or religion.
May 3, 2012
“I'd like to say that I congratulate the city of Hagerstown on the new recycling bins. They have reduced my trash output by at least two-thirds. It's great.” - Hagerstown “I see in the newspaper, (Mitt) Romney standing in front of a sign saying, 'A Better America.' Seeing as how they destroyed ... it the last time. Anyhow, it took them eight years, and it was coming apart at the seams in Bush's last year. President Obama's only had 3 1/2 years, and that was without loyal Americans called Republicans.
November 16, 2008
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: What should be the first priority of President-elect Obama's administration? "Reviving the economy is the most important issue.The war in Iraq has already wound down and is showing signs of ending and we won. We cannot address health care because it could damage the economy further due to the high cost of socialized medicine.
April 16, 2002
Constitution is blind to religion To the editor: Mr. S. Windle's letter which appeared on April 6 in The Herald-Mail should be noted as intolerance in its excellence. He should be reminded that it is not the tolerance that allows pornography to be sold openly in the stores, but the freedom of expression given by our Constitution. We must be well advised to remember that when the Ten Commandments say "love your neighbor" or "you shall not kill," it does not specify a person's religion.
by TIM ROWLAND | April 15, 2004
Let's see, politicians are all the time trumpeting during campaigns how they plan to give their elected-office salary to charity, or give it back to the taxpayers. Once in office, though, they become more judicious and theynever follow through. And we keep electing them again and again. Then here comes Washington County School Board member Princeton Young, who actually does use his salary to fund eight scholarships for minority kids - and we vote him out of office. I just thought I'd point that out. It just doesn't pay to be politically enlightened in Washington County.
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