Facing the truth is hard but necessary
Teaching history in schools is in jeopardy.
Fred Como nailed it in his June 19 letter (“We can’t ignore sins of America’s past”.) How do you teach history that is watered down just to be politically prudent? It becomes sanitized, made inoffensive, and not the truth.
Do they still teach why there is a separation of “church and state”?
Would we all be better off if the Catholic Church was running the United States government or any other religious group with their core beliefs imposed on all Americans? Sounds pretty ridiculous because it is.
Yet the Catholic bishops are still barking up that “Deny Communion Tree” to politicians that don’t support Catholic doctrine. Get over it.
The Catholic religion is a concept based upon beliefs (opinions) they perceive to be truisms, as is the case with all religions.
If you are a person that does not agree with or recognize them, they become inconsequential.
Imagine living in a sanitized world where everything fits a specific pattern (skewing the truth) as not to offend anyone.
How do you say to a Vietnam veteran that the soldiers that lost their lives there died for nothing? That’s what history teaches us,
Yet it is incessantly uncomfortable to speak that truth to a disabled Vietnam veteran.
As the old saying goes, “The truth hurts.” Whether it’s hopping on a scale, a cancer diagnosis, learning a loved one died or finding out that it wasn’t some unlucky pilot that hit the Twin Towers.
Almost forgot, the election wasn’t rigged.
Love MacAdam, but won’t miss Foss
Mike MacAdam is a not good, but great sportswriter and is deserving of all accolades. Way to go, Mike!
Sara Foss was the dullest columnist of all time anywhere. Hates Cuomo, the city of Schenectady and our police department — all within her rights but thank God and Greyhound she’s gone.
Press to blame for conservatives’ flap
Your June 16 article (“Candidates told to stop using state party logo”) leaves the implication that conservatives in Rotterdam seeking the party’s nomination have done something wrong.
Are party members not free to use the party’s logo? Is this right exclusive only to party bosses?
Your article misleads readers to think only the party bosses can nominate candidates or use the party logo. A party, by implication, is a group of people and the primary election is where the party decides who it nominates.
Many members are disgusted that the party bosses endorse Democrats who govern against the Conservative Party platform.
Paul DeLorenzo narrowly lost the party nomination for state Assembly to a career politician endorsed by the Executive Board — someone who voted for bail reform and the expansion of abortion.
The implication that using the party logo is unethical or misleading is outrageous. The sin of misleading people falls on you and your paper. Perhaps you can report on the context in which the logo was used, or why the party bosses are so upset.
Or you can continue to obfuscate the facts.
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