The Republican Herald - - OPINION -

I read in The Repub­li­can-her­ald news­pa­per that it’s shock­ing that the greater Hous­ton area, the fourth largest city in the coun­try, doesn’t even have a work­ing drainage sys­tem in its road­ways as do other ma­jor cities. Texas is no­to­ri­ous for not in­sti­tut­ing zon­ing reg­u­la­tions to pre­vent homes from be­ing built on flood-prone plains. What’s up with that?


Re­gard­ing the let­ter to the editor, “Tear­ing down stat­ues won’t al­ter our his­tory.” Thank you very much, Wil­lam C. Wag­ner of Frackville, for your pointed and lu­cid com­men­tary on tear­ing down stat­ues. I agree with ev­ery­thing that you say and I like your sar­casm be­cause it is lu­nacy. Peo­ple who dam­age pub­lic prop­erty should be in jail.


Re­gard­ing the let­ter from Wil­liam Wag­ner: like Pres­i­dent Trump, Mr. Wag­ner makes a false equiv­a­lency be­tween the likes of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart and Ge­orge Washington and Thomas Jef­fer­son. The dif­fer­ence is that one group built a na­tion and the other group tried to de­stroy it.


I know Pottsville wants to move into the 21st cen­tury with an app for park­ing in Garfield Square, but what are se­nior cit­i­zens sup­posed to do if they don’t have a smart­phone or even a cell­phone to call an 800 num­ber to park? I think the com­mit­tee should think again about the app, be­cause I know these tick­ets are costly, about $30.


While on the road to sup­press­ing his­tory, let’s not for­get to plow un­der the plan­ta­tions and tear down the man­sions that re­mind us of that aw­ful pe­riod.


I think it’s a won­der­ful thing the way the coun­try is help­ing out the state of Texas in such a tragedy. Peo­ple do­nat­ing their time, food, sup­plies and money. Too bad the gas and oil com­pa­nies aren’t do­ing the same thing. They have to raise the price of gas 30 cents a gal­lon. They re­ally chipped in.

Ma­hanoy City

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