Truckers need to pay more attention
I have recently read letters to the editor with interest regarding the tractor trailers going under a railroad bridge in the town of Glenville causing major damage to the truck and the bridge.
The accidents are caused by drivers not paying attention to the signage and the town’s inability to put this bridge at a safe height.
After many accidents over the years, in the town of Duanesburg on State Highway 20, this problem was alleviated by digging out below the bridge, since it was obvious they could not raise it.
I also believe that if the truckers are relying on their GPS for directions, they are caught in a dilemma because as they approach that railroad bridge, there is no place for them to turn around.
Blame Cuomo, not Joy, for restrictions
In response to the Nov. 6 Daily Gazette’s editorial (“Public leaders have a responsibility to the people,”) shows their political bias.
The editorial of a Capital Region newspaper attacks a Republican congressional candidate in the name of “public health” and “responsibility” all while ignoring the clearly unconstitutional executive actions of Gov. Cuomo.
Fortunately for Liz Joy, and unfortunately for The Daily Gazette, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides that “no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
Gov. Cuomo’s covid mandates were passed without legislative authority, in violation of the state Constitution’s provisions on the Separation of Powers and U.S. Constitution’s protections against violations of our civil rights under the First Amendment (right to peacefully assemble); Fifth and Fourteenth (due process violations). Thankfully, the Declaration of Independence informing our Constitution is instructive to the tyranny we are currently experiencing in Albany from the governor’s edicts.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident… among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…” Declaration of Independence, 1776.
I for one would rather be counted with Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution rather than Gov. Cuomo.
Apparently so does Liz Joy.
Leaders need to respect the police
There has been a lot of talk about defending law enforcement from our leaders and the general public.
But as a law-abiding citizen I stand with, support and respect all law enforcement officers because I understand that they are human and make mistakes and that the men and women in law enforcement are someone’s father, brother, son, uncle, mother, wife, sister or aunt.
Also, I would like to share some data. (If you don’t believe me that these stats are true look them up for yourself.) It is less likely (less than 1%) for a man or woman in law enforcement to pull their service pistol and shoot a person of color. It’s more than likely that the men and women of law enforcement would take their service pistol and shoot a white or Hispanic person.
These stats are the truth.
I believe that our leaders and the general public need a lesson in respecting our men and women of law enforcement.
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