Where do you want to fly?

On abortion:

“In response to the letter dated 3-14 from S. Yumlu about unborn babies and abortion: … The Hippocratic oath it includes ‘I will not give to a woman a (instrument) to produce abortion.’ In the Bible, Exodus 21:22 states ‘if men fight and hurt a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no lasting harm follows, he shall surely be punished. … But if any lasting harm follows, then you shall give life for life.’ That’s for an unintentional death of a baby in the womb. Both secular and biblical discusses abortion.”

— Joy Hahn, Brownsville

‘McCain was a true American patriot’:

“Donald Trump just can’t seem to quit attacking Senator John McCain. He did get one thing right though, when he said that McCain was not his type of guy. John McCain was a true American patriot, who put country above self, while (Trump) puts self above all else.”

— James Griffin, Waynesboro, Pa.

How do geese decide flying formation?

“I have gone out recently in a rain storm to get a newspaper. I saw a flock of geese. My question is: How do the geese decide which one is supposed to be in line? Do they keep that line? A flock of at least 24, how do they know where they are supposed to be? Do they keep that line like bowling pins in a bowling alley? Just curious.”

— Jeff Fignar, Hagerstown

On Ann Coulter:

“Trump’s head cheerleader, Republican Ann Coulter, who won fame by her cutting insults in Fox News, failed to attain the intolerant sentiments of Trump supporters, when she referred to him as ‘lazy and incompetent.’ … Americans should have been embarrassed by the reaction to Pence’s statement at the security conference, ‘I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States Donald J. Trump.’ Instead of an applause, the silence was deafening. I guess the old adage still rings true. Parents are always the last to know.”

— Harry Parks, Halfway

We’re not in Kansas anymore:

“The wicked fake witch is dead. Hi-ho the wicked witch is dead. The Mueller investigation finally threw cold water upon her and the Russian collusion, hopefully, will melt away. What a world, what a world. However, we should still be aware of the fake wizard behind the curtain, the horses of different colors and the witches’ wicked flying monkeys that are still alive and spreading their wickedness. Maybe someday, like Dorothy, this crazy nightmare will end and we will be back with our normal Auntie Em and the lion has gotten courage, the tin man has received his heart and the scarecrow has finally received his brain.”

— Fred Johnston, Hagerstown

‘In the end, hatred is self-destructive’:

“How could the Democratic Party have degenerated to the state that it is now in? I watched with utter dismay the debacle of the Kavanaugh hearings which slandered a person without evidence. Now with even greater dismay, I cannot understand how the party of my ancestors could have put the country through a charade of supposed collusion for two years without evidence. Hatred of the president cannot be a policy to guide our country. In the end, hatred is self destructive and I think that the party of FDR, Truman, and JFK must repent of its dishonesty and hatred and begin again with a commitment to honesty and fairness before we can have confidence in it again.”

— William R. Hull, Sharpsburg