Good luck with the return to bad times
2021. The Swamp, back energized and secure. Destruction of America has begun.
Recycled bureaucrats re-enacting failed policy, our enemies empowered by phony diplomacy that brought us endless wars. We will revert back to the generations of a tragic, non-productive Middle East peace process, lacking imagination, resulting in the loss of American blood.
Our allies will not pay their fair share to both NATO and the UN. The UN will be emboldened to go against American interests and be invited to interfere in our domestic issues.
Domestic policy will be a socialist-leaning financial disaster, burdening taxpayers and business. Business will again be forced to relocate to foreign shores, again costing millions of good jobs that were gained.
No magic wand will be used to secure meaningful employment that strengthens the family and restores self-respect.
Unproven climate change causes and solutions will be employed, costing trillions and trillions of dollars that no one can afford. The mandate of a free, fair and impartial press will cheat us and never rid themselves of their new found roll as king makers.
It’s very sad to see the most brilliant document ever, the Constitution labeled as useless by so many within our government and within our education systems.
It will be heart-breaking to say goodbye to this wonderful, beautiful, generous experiment called America and the freedom it offers. Best of luck to all.
Switch to AP is not an improvement
I am writing to express my disappointment with the switch back to the Associated Press news service.
The New York Times, Washington Post and others in the current news service provide readers with in-depth coverage by award-winning journalists.
While some readers have complimented The Gazette for this move due to their disdain for “liberal” journalism, the fact is that the news service articles were primarily news coverage and not editorials.
It used to be that The Gazette was a much bigger and more comprehensive paper with a larger staff of reporters. The corporate consolidation of the press led to the conversion to relying primarily on news services for national news. While the AP does a decent job, the Times and Post often cover the news in more depth, and I for one am unhappy moving back to what I consider to be an inferior news service. I challenge those who consider the New York Times and Washington Post articles to be biased to do a side-by-side comparison of news coverage with AP. I believe the attacks on the Times and the Post are part of the Trumpian movement against facts and truth by attacking the press and replacing evidence with views that are unsubstantiated.
Learn to wear your face mask properly
If we are to slow the spread of coronavirus, people need to observe mask precautions and they need to wear their masks properly. This means covering both the nose and the mouth.
The photograph of two people at the City Mission on page C1 of the Nov. 27 Gazette showed one person with the mask around her neck and the other person with only his mouth covered.
Coronavirus is transmitted by tiny aerosols, and to inhibit the spread, masks need to be worn so that they cover both the nose and mouth.
Both The Gazette and public health officials should be spreading information about how to wear a mask.
Do your job and pass covid relief package
The Gazette Dec. 1 article (“Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved,”) shows us it just might be time to demand term limits for both the House and Senate. Each party has their priorities, but both seem to forget about the American people and what is best for them.
Pass a budget so the government won’t shut down. Pass some type of relief for those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this point, any amount is better than no amount at all. You worry about the economy. If businesses close there will be bigger problems, longer lines for food relief and for help with housing after they are evicted.
Confirming judicial nominations and building a wall won’t help those people who are struggling to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads. Pelosi and McConnell probably don’t have to worry about having food to eat, or being evicted from their homes.
It’s time for them to forget what party they belong to and do their job for the American people that put them there.
Give an explanation for election results
Follow the science. In this case let’s look at the statistics presented in the Nov. 21 Gazette (“Hinchey takes 300-vote lead, claims victory”) regarding Saratoga County and the race between Amedure and Hinchey for New York’s 46th Senate District seat.
First, Saratoga County picks the winner again.
In this article we learn that during voting on Election Day Trump captured 51% of the vote and therefore must be winning. But, with the absentee votes, 75% of those votes break for Biden and BAZINGA!, Saratoga County gets it right again.
Basic statistics would indicate that the Election Day ballots and the absentee ballots are not from the same population.
Now on to the Amedure-Hinchey race. The Republican was ahead by 8,000 votes after 130,000 votes were tallied. Amedure managed a 6-point win margin. But there were 26,000 absentee ballots. In that sample of votes from the same district, Hinchey managed to garner two votes for every Amedure vote.
It begs the question as to why the vote proportion is so different between votes cast on Election Day and absentee votes. I for one would like to see some explanation for this, and I suspect anyone would when credibility matters. Maybe it is time for investigative reporting.
Nation was founded on the rule of law
In the Constitution, it reads in Article IV, Section 4 “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican form of government.” In the Pledge of Allegiance, we pledge allegiance to the republic. It is interesting to note that the word democracy is not found in the Bill of Rights or the Constitution.
Every American is protected by the rule of law that is guaranteed by the Constitution. We are protected by law to worship as we please; to have the freedom of speech; to peaceably assemble; to be secure in our persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures; a speedy trial by our peers and all our other God-given rights. All our individual rights are protected because we are a Republic not a Democracy.
One of our Founding Fathers, James Madison, said: “Democracy is the most vilest form of government.”
Democracy is the complete opposite of a republic. In a democracy, the individual is not protected by law but is susceptible to mob rule. All of the wonderful God-given rights we have can and will be taken away by majority rule. The individual doesn’t matter.
Democracy will always deteriorate into tyranny.
William D. Wilday
The writer is chairman of the Constitution Party of New York.
Letter on abortion missed some points
Anthony Santo’s Nov. 29 letter (“Who really knows the Creator’s intentions?”) in Sunday’s Gazette oddly supports abortion by proffering that since God commands the killing of children by Israel, we can’t say He would be against us killing children, too.
The letter misses two major points. One is context. The heathen nations like Amalek that God wanted destroyed practiced total slaughter of the peoples they conquered, including infants. (In 70 AD, pagan Rome so slaughtered Jerusalem’s infants.) Pagan Samaria performed child sacrifices by fire.
God vowed to destroy such nations and He did so by a similar brutality they inflicted — a corporate form of “life for a life,” “wound for wound.” Or, as Jesus said in Matthew 7:2, as you mete out judgment, so will judgment be meted out to you.
More importantly, however, these were divine judgments (and justice) from the Creator God. Mankind is never to assume morality authority equal to God’s. Moses was severely punished for just striking the rock on his own authority. David and Israel’s people were horribly punished for his ordering a census to prepare for war.
Ironically, but fittingly, Mr. Santo justifies abortion by citing a Godly judgment he wants us to detest: the killing of young children.
But what is abortion? In fact, one form of it, late-term, is fully worthy of the barbarity of the Amaleks.
And all abortions assume nations’ moral authority to take children’s lives — to further a human culture of death. As the Apostle Paul would say: Heaven forbid! And God surely takes note.
Media discriminates against conservatives
It has become increasingly difficult to watch the unbridled hypocrisy of the U.S. media; print, digital and social.
I have watched intently how a single man and his supporters continue to be targets of unprecedented negative media. This man was not been given a moment’s rest from the time he was elected. He has been investigated, censured and impeached.
Meanwhile, his counterparts are barely mentioned when faced with similar controversies.
Recently, our own illustrious (King) Governor admitted the media has been very unfair to the Office of the United States Presidency and in particular to President Trump.
I wonder if he would be saying this had President Trump been successful in his re-election bid.
Sadly, the clear and present danger to this democracy is not one particular political group, but rather the mainstream media’s control of information in favor of one-party philosophy over another.
I fear for my children, as this same state of affairs has played out many times throughout history with disastrous results.
Fortunately, justice generally prevails. However, there will difficult roads ahead. I sincerely hope this path is reversed before it’s too late.
If this past election has demonstrated nothing else, at least 50% of this country’s voting population chooses to live under more conservative views and lifestyles.
These are views that would favor progress, maintain moral and ethical beliefs, while allowing ALL people the ability to make their own choices and choose their own destinies freely and without interference or prejudice from anyone.
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