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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, May 12

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Trump, GOP shirk their responsibility

President Trump has transferred the responsibility of dealing with COVID-19 to the various state governors. They have more than enough authority to deal with it and are doing so.
There is a problem, however.
The COVID-19 pandemic is national; it is President Trump’s problem and it is his responsibility to deal with it.
Responsibility cannot be transferred to others, ever.
In addition, the governors’ ability to deal with COVID-19 is dependent on the resources available.
So far, President Trump and the Republicans are threatening to withhold those resources and therefore the ability to deal with the problem as effectively as possible.
The strategy is to assign responsibility, withhold ability and get on with the reelection campaign.
Joseph J. Hehir
Niskayuna

Election not soon enough for Trump


Is there still time for impeachment and conviction?
Rich Leon
Glenville

Now not time for divisive language

I’m responding to Virginia L. Mee’s comments in her May 9 letter (“Do Trump supports have a conscience?”)
Ms. Lee, is all the sarcasm and divisive commentary really necessary?
We are all Americans. Everyone is doing the best they can under extreme circumstances. Why contribute to hate and separation? Let’s cool it on the politics.
Maryellen Evertsen
Schenectady

Would like more word games for kids

The game booklet you had in the Thursday papers was great in the beginning. It kept the kids busy for quite a few hours with the word search puzzles.
But for the last 2 weeks there has not been anything for kids.
All the puzzles are extremely difficult for children. Please put some word searches in your booklet.
Pamela Losert
Saratoga Springs

Look to Bill of Rights over critical cartoons

I am exceedingly disappointed in the cartoons of hate against President Trump and Vice President Pence.
In light of new government directions by Gov. Cuomo and with former New York City Mayor Bloomberg calling for “thousands” of citizen “tracers,” I have referenced my journal of notes on the precious “Bill of Rights” by James Madison. Please pay special attention to the following:
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.
The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.
And the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
R. Lyle Van Voast
Loudonville

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