If you care, stand up for our children
This is for anyone and everyone who cares about the children of our nation.
For the last two years, because of the “pandemic” half of our children have been cut off from living and learning about life — thanks to the public schools caving into the teacher’s union.
They donate hundreds of millions of dollars through the dues they get from unionized teachers.
The Democratic Party is to blame, make that Socialist-Democrats. Its leader is the so-called president of the United States, Joe Biden.
We cut the kids off from being with their friends, learning properly and just plain being kids. The private and Catholic schools had no problem, but the hateful politicians know-it-alls said “my way, or the highway.”
We have the term democracy being thrown around, we are not a democracy, we are a republic. Ignorance is bliss.
Accusing the Republican Party of suppressing voter freedom is a plain lie; the Democrats are the ones. History has proved this time and time again.
Everything the Socialist Democrats accuse the Republicans of, they do — an old trick.
Parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for the future of our nation should be attending PTA meetings and school board meetings and addressing who serve on these boards. March on the state capitols and Congress in Washington, D. C. We are not Marxist.
Voter suppression a threat to democracy
The Republican Party’s present agenda is to evoke, promote and pass voter suppression laws aimed at making it more inconvenient, if not impossible, for citizens of color to vote.
Shame on them, and us too if we allow these acts to come to fruition. This blatant racist-motivated movement further stirs the unrest of efforts to achieve the “equal rights for all” foundation of our democracy.
America cannot accept any notions of our sordid, segregated past to take seed ever, ever again.
One cannot forget our notso-recent past when there was a need for the Negro Motorist Green Book; a guide that provided African Americans traveling America’s highways with a list of recommended safe stop/shop locations for Black travelers.
Even in the segregation strongholds of America’s South, where “white only” policies were dominant, the Green Book posted these safe places where discrimination was less prevalent.
No way can we condone the evil manipulations of today’s version of 1800’s plantation owners (rich old men of abusive power), to succeed in sabotaging voter and human rights.
We need to strengthen our democracy and not allow voter suppression legislation to continue.
How ridiculous that there are laws against giving a thirsty person a drink of water if they are standing on line to vote.
Left unchecked, and at this rate of stupidity soon the Green Book will have to make a comeback. I will fight any such need for its return and will not condone any voter discrimination, suppression or threats to democracy.
John D. Wood
St. Clare’s situation taking a heavy toll
I have no doubt in my mind when we speak about the St. Clare’s Hospital pension collapse, l feel that there must be closure in this situation they are all struggling to get through.
To watch older people have to go day after day through legal matters of this sensitive nature, it has to be enough to cause these healthcare workers to be at risk for serious health issues.
Can you imagine what must be going through the retirees’ minds daily?
There is also the fact that they have not done anything wrong to deserve this at their age in life.
For older people to try to find a reason why their pensions were not saved could possibly take the rest of their lives and yet still not find the answer.
I know all your readers must feel the retirees’ pain. It looks like we have no other choice than to wait until this is all over.
Walter “Neal” Brazell
Program is instilling a love of reading
As a volunteer for the past several years for the Reading is Fun program, I’d like to thank The Gazette for the June 22 article (“Group supports literacy efforts”) focusing on the program, its founder, Al Magid, and the volunteer corps that keeps the program going.
Both of my (now adult) children are graduates of Schenectady schools.
Thanks to the incredible teachers they had over the years, as well as having been surrounded by books at home, they’ve always loved reading.
I am honored to be part of this program, aiming to instill in more children in Schenectady that same love of reading my own children have.
I would also encourage others to join in as volunteers. I can assure you that it’s not only great for the students — it’s amazing for the volunteers as well.
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