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Letters to the Editor Monday, July 5


Cosby, O.J. should celebrate together

Well I see Bill Cosby got out of prison on June 30.
Perhaps he should get a hold of O.J. Simpson and they can go out for dinner and drinks.
Jeffrey Murtagh

GOP puts American democracy at stake

I’m glad The Daily Gazette prints letters to the editor representing a wide range of political views.
It gives readers the opportunity to see the absurd claims and conspiracy theories put forth by the radical right.
All too often the writer makes nebulous statements such as “…everyone knows…” or “…history proves…” or “…it’s in the record…” without ever backing what they say with facts.
All too often their source of information is Fox News or some other radical right outlet.
Unfortunately, if they are not willing to listen to facts as presented by mainstream news outlets or to agree with courtroom decisions or to accept the results of scientific studies, then they will ignorantly blather on.
Failure to recognize the seriousness of the Jan. 6 insurrection, to determine its causes and who was involved, is an example of their blind stupidity.
The GOP spent millions unsuccessfully trying to blame Hillary for Benghazi but voted down a similar investigation of Jan. 6.
GOP opposition to anything the Democrats propose does not represent doing what’s best for our country.
It clearly represents their overwhelming desire to regain power.
Voter suppression laws in GOP controlled states do not strengthen democracy.
They encourage a dictatorship, an autocratic form of government.
We must all recognize that actions have consequences, that what we do today affects what happens tomorrow.
As the Bible says, be wary of false prophets. Our democracy is at stake.
Charles Rielly


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Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Joseph Vendetti July 6, 2021
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Chuck or Charles – they are all the same!!

Joseph Vendetti July 5, 2021
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Extremist Left or Right are Extremist – the tide at this moment has much more nuts on the right but it is only matter of time (hopefully not), but I’m a pessimist.

I do get so infuriated when I still see these lunatics at Trump rallies and now he is on the witch hunt theme again. Scary that he was a registered Democrat until 1993, now he should just be placed in an institution (criminal or mental – somewhere he can’t have media access).

Yakcracker July 5, 2021
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facts as presented by mainstream news outlets


Joseph Vendetti July 5, 2021
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Obstructionists come in all shapes, sizes & colors, they come with both (D’s) and (R’s) in front of their names.

Both parties have wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in partisan investigations and both parties have voted along party lines to block investigations.

Anyone that believes otherwise is kidding themselves.

Zachary July 5, 2021
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Me. Rielly you said “ They encourage a dictatorship, an autocratic form of government” You must be talking about the Democrats because they are the only ones that want to end the filibuster giving them ultimate power in Congress and the Senate and the executive chamber to pass any and all laws that they deem fit. You don’t have to go to Fox news to see that the three major new stations are all on the same page supporting the Democrat agenda and burying any positive story concerning the Republicans. There’s enough independent organizations out there that will tell you that 90% of all stories on the main stream media are in support of Democrats and in opposition of Republicans. Maybe you should watch fox for a week or so and then get back to us.