GOP no longer has support for the truth
We were told for over four years by Donald Trump that the media was biased, unfair and not trustworthy.
Despite numerous well documented reports that Trump lied on a level never seen before by previous politicians, his supporters ignored the reports and remained extremely loyal. The truth no longer mattered, especially when it came to their leader and his comments and views.
The Big Lie of Jan. 6 is just one example of this.
They blamed Antifa and said that the insurrection was not violent despite the fact that there were five deaths, numerous damages done to the Capitol, and if it weren’t for the bravery and courage of the security there, it’s fair to say that many more people likely would have died.
It didn’t matter that it was all captured on video and it also didn’t matter that Trump’s own VP Mike Pence appeared to be one of the chief targets. It was simply a disgrace. And yet here we are roughly four months later, and the Republican Party had a legitimate opportunity to choose to support the truth, yet now they appear to be choosing to go in the opposite direction.
Even two very loyal and well respected Republican congressional members, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, have courageously chosen truth over politics and continue to speak out against The Big Lie, and they are being chastised by the Republican Party leaders.
What ever happened to truth, justice, and the American Way?
Douglas S. Hampton
Israel must honor its Hebrew values
Throughout history Jews have been routinely singled out and scapegoated. In similar fashion, Palestinians have been denied justice and common human decency by both Israeli and Arab governments.
Because of its economic and military might, modern Israel bears a heavy responsibility for the welfare of Palestinians. I have a hope that any people who have suffered massive injustices, as Jews have, should be first in line to demand that “Never again…” shall this happen to any of God’s children.
You can prove most anything from Scripture. That said, if you believe that God gave you the land of Israel as a homeland, then you must (also) accept the moral demands of this same God.
In their most humane interpretations, the Hebrew prophets portray God as giving a constant justice message, “ …Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God ( Micah 6:8) or “ Welcome the stranger for you were once strangers in Egypt….” (Exodus 22:21)
Evicting Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem or denying them farmland, water and adequate nutrition in Gaza is anything but ”justice and mercy.”
When some in modern Israel trample on the values of their own Hebrew faith, should this not be labeled this as another form of anti-Semitism?
Rev. John A. Ekman
Stop spreading false info about Liz Joy
How astounding to see a letter on May 7 from Allison Marinucci, a well-known Democrat Activist in Niskayuna, (“Liz Joy not worthy of mom’s votes”) making more false claims that Liz Joy took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Is this the only lie Paul Tonko’s letter writers can ever come up with? He’s obviously scared of losing the race to Liz Joy.
She is a successful mother of four, a grandmother, licensed Realtor, veteran’s wife, Blue Star Mother and has volunteered in our communities for years. She is a fierce advocate of all victims of domestic violence and has worked hard to uplift struggling single parents.
Tonko’s letter writers need to find a different angle. Liz Joy’s popularity is soaring, and her message resonates with the entire Capital Region. Her campaign for Congress is filled with diverse moms and grandmothers that live here and work here.
We want a bright future for our children and grandchildren and a representative that is in touch with our concerns. Speaking for moms and grandmothers, we love her! Liz will represent all people of this district and throughout the country, not self-interests.
Linda V. Gadus
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