| Opinion/The Review

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Hit nail on head

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or

Daily Photo Galleries

Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Kudos, Raymond Schratz, on your letter “More overreach”. You hit the nail right on the head with this one. The Ben Franklin quote — “Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither. Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.” — alone needs to be read over and over and over until it sinks in, yet as sad as it is for many, it never will.

Many believe “Big Brother” (government ) is looking out for their best interests, but in doing so, they will lose what little they have left. Hopefully, sooner or later, the general public will wake up — hopefully, before it's too late. Merry Christmas, Ray!

Bud Brannagan

North Huntingdon

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. The budget impasse
  2. The Vick ‘rub’
  3. Celebrate MLK, not day of disaster
  4. VA denies benefits
  5. Unprepared for an EMP
  6. Volkswagen’s ‘sin’
  7. Kill camera bill
  8. Not as it seems
  9. Tick carriers
  10. Beware ‘Share the wealth’
  11. CO2 propaganda war