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Letters: Bible vs. Trump detractors; Tomlin for mayor; health care problems persist

A religious perspective on Trump detractors

I’m sure God is interested to know He is not the only one who is able to say who is a Christian and who is not. Mr. Iacono (letter to the Times, April 5) stated that if I am a supporter (follower) of President Trump, I can not also be a follower of Jesus Christ. I must strongly disagree. He also instructed us concerning Christ’s teaching in the Bible (Matt 5:1-8). If he had read a couple more chapters in the book of Matthew, he would have across some warnings. “Judge not lest ye be judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged … And why beholdest thou the speck in thy brother’s eye, but consider not the beam in thine own eye?” (Matt 7 1-3).

The Bible also says that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23), and that “whosoever shall keep the whole law, yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). Yes, Mr. Iacono, we are all sinners, even you. The Bible is chock full of information concerning how we are to live our lives. In Romans 13:1-7 and 1st Peter 2:17-18, we are told to be subject to, and show respect for, those appointed over us, because all in authority are placed there by God.


I also believe all the sin you think you know, or even suspect concerning President Trump pales in comparison to the tens of millions of people from the group of “Trump Haters” in this country who believe it is their right to kill babies in the womb even though God says “Thou shalt not murder” (Exodus 20). And the Psalmist wrote, for You (God) formed my inward parts; You shielded me in my mother’s womb” (Psa 139:13).

I pray that the harmfully biased rhetoric of Mssrs. Iacono, Batavik, Zirpoli, Minnich and the rest of the Never Trumpers may be changed to charity, which is the character of love, and seems to be seriously lacking in their offerings.


Steve Manning


Endorsing Tomlin for mayor of Hampstead

Often we judge people based on irrelevant things such as age, as if age alone is a qualifier of that person’s ability. Life’s experiences can play a role. However, things such as values, integrity, and determination are characteristics of who a person is, and not from how old they are.

I have known Zach Tomlin for many years and I trust his company for all my personal and business computer needs. Never have I looked at Zach and wondered if he was old enough to fulfill the promises his company makes. I believe in his ability and skills and never once has he let me down. He has shown over the years to be consistent in his strive to become better. He runs an honest, hardworking business, and it shows through all his employees.

When Tomlin voiced his desire to run for mayor of Hampstead, I knew without a doubt he would put forth the same level of effort and dedication he has showed in the past. He cares for his community and he is helping to improve it. As a single dad, Zach understands firsthand having to work twice as hard. Like other parents, he wants his community to be a safe place where his children can thrive.

Zach is ambitious and brings new strengths to the table, fresh ideas, and creative ways to get the job done. I believe in him. Zach Tomlin is the candidate you can place your trust in to deliver results for a healthier and better community.

Tammy Thompson

Hanover, Pennsylvania


Glad health care problem got solved

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Do we remember back to the presidential campaign or the McCain-Palin Republican ticket where one of the major issues was the cost of health care insurance, et al.

Sarah Palin, as an issue in the campaign, was was broadly critical of the concept in any package toward “socialized medicine,” their term, that there would be “death panels” — bureaucrats in the administration of the program who, for whatever reason, would decide that you should not receive a test or treatment that your provider deemed necessary to treat your problem.

Her belief was that the private for-profit insurance industry would never engage in such a practice.

My, my, my, who would have thought such a thing. Glad that things eventually got solved.

Anxiously awaiting further pieces from Mr. Blubaugh.

Ronald Graham


New Windsor