Stefanik violates oath over election
An open letter to Rep. Stefanik:
I am staggered by your breathtaking contempt for your NY-21 constituents. Your public statement makes unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election that are false. If you genuinely believe that there are serious questions, then provide the evidence.
I am staggered by your breathtaking contempt for states’ rights to conduct elections. The Constitution and laws of the United States grant wide latitude in how states administer elections.
I am staggered by your breathtaking contempt for the judicial process, insulting judges because they did not decide in favor of President Trump’s campaign lawsuits. Losing over 50 lawsuits should be proof enough that these lawsuits were a desperate attempt by President Trump to usurp the rights of millions of voters.
I am staggered by your breathtaking contempt for the nation’s top intelligence and law enforcement agencies. They have confirmed that there is no evidence of significant voter fraud and that the 2020 election was secure.
And finally, I am staggered by your breathtaking toadying to President Trump who has abused his power of office in a flagrant attempt to overturn the rule of law in Georgia. Trump’s call to Georgia’s secretary of state removes any doubt that the president is trying to steal the election.
Ironically, Jan. 6 was Epiphany in the Christian holy calendar. I hope you have your own epiphany with the illuminating realization that you are breaking your oath of office by objecting to the Electoral College votes.
The Gazette should encourage good acts
Thank you Miles Reed and The Gazette for printing the opinion piece, “A Hero on Snowshoes“ on Jan. 3. I very much enjoyed reading about an inner city resident who, instead of complaining about unplowed streets, took matters into her own hands (or feet) and went to work despite a street-blocking nor’easter snow storm. This led to cooperative crisis planning and active care-giving to the needy.
It seems to be a journalism requirement that reporters spend hours of air time and print space belaboring unplowed streets and the hardships they impose on the citizenry in winter.
Blaming the Department of Public Works for such inconvenience is the never-ending story, even with two to three feet of snow falling overnight.
I have my own snowstorm story, not yet completed.
The day after the 2020 December nor’easter, I saw a middle-aged man and three teenagers shoveling the sidewalk in front of a house on East High Street, presumably their house.
Imagine, no snow plow, no snowblower, just shovels and adolescent energy clearing a public sidewalk. I have asked many people, including my barber and several of his customers, if they had seen anything like it. All said they hadn’t in years.
Wouldn’t it be unique if the news media reported teenagers doing something constructive for a change? It might even encourage them.
Trump couldn’t overcome attacks
Except for some minor irregularities it appears that the election was done fair and square. Trump lost to the Democrats, Rhinos, academia, Hollywood, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and the many liberal newspapers. Trump’s accomplishments were minimized. The steady stream of hate and accusations caused his death by a thousand cuts. Trump was not clever enough to overcome the cabal. Let that be a lesson to anyone who tries to win without the media.
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