Trump riot was only a matter of time
On Jan. 6, the president of the United States had a rally on the same day as the electoral vote count. He told the Trump supporters to go over to the Capitol and fight to get our country back – to stop the steal.
No country is immune to this; it happens all over the world. It was only a matter of time that it could happen in the United States by a dictator and QAnon.
We had to send thousands of our National Guard troops to keep us safe.
Hope charitable effort reaches many
I was happily shaking my head as I read your opinion on Jan. 28 (“Serving many through ‘One Schenectady’”) regarding Robert Carreau’s Jan. 24 guest column (“Community can come together as ‘One Schenectady’”) as I admire him and all that the Schenectady Foundation has been working on in recent years.
And then, I reach the tail-end of the piece and that the initiative, or at least as interpreted by The Gazette, is focused only on Schenectady.
If this is true, I think it is a seriously bad mistake. It may promote tribalism.
Schenectady County is the smallest county in the state and I, personally, have always considered it to be one community, at least from a social services and charitable perspective.
I think money granted to a “Schenectady” effort should go where it is most needed, whether the city of Schenectady, Rotterdam, Scotia, Glenville or Niskayuna.
The territorial boundaries between areas of need are not meaningful and the Foundation and agencies it is trying to rationalize should be able to figure it out. I hope they do.
Carol A. Hyde
Dems should do the people’s business
I am not a Trump fan, but it is a stupid move to impeach him.
The effect of an impeachment proceeding will strengthen his remaining followers.
Plus, Republicans will never convict, so why waste more taxpayer dollars?
I thoroughly enjoy The Gazette when I am in the area and it is one of the few independent papers left. Yeah Gazette.
Don’t think that Biden crushed Trump because his policies were renounced by the electorate.
Had there been no pandemic, I doubt those close states would have stayed Democratic.
We live in a dangerous time and we should choose our moves with intelligence not just with emotion.
The Democrats want justice, so they say.
My suggestion is for the Democrats to do the people’s business as opposed to the billionaire’s and then perhaps the Trump supporters will fade away. Our representatives are out pitching for the big fish and have forgotten the people.
That’s one of the main reasons Trump could gain power.
Trump was the first president in my lifetime to tell the voters what he would do and then do it. You may not like what he did, but he was more honest than any president I have seen.
In fact, I don’t remember any president doing totally what they said they would.
Samuel L. Rosenberg
Wesley Hills (formerly from Schenectady)
Respect Dems with variety of cartoons
When there was an outcry after the overtly racist cartoon of Stiglich and your editors parted ways with him, I was encouraged that The Gazette editors finally realized that unfunny, very heavily political, Trumpian cartoons are not acceptable.
Then you started to carry Gary Varvel almost every day.
Anti-Biden, unfunny cartoons.
Please respect the non-Republican, Democratic folks in your customer base.
I’ve been a subscriber for many years but beginning to feel that enough may be enough. Maybe just try to be even-handed in the cartoonists you (your subscribers) support.
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