Writer promoted false equivalencies
I cringed when I saw the headline (“Biden is dividing the country he promised to unite”) on the Jan. 19 Gazette Opinion page. Syndicated columnist Clive Crook equates Biden’s speech on election law with “Trump-level demagoguery.” Biden called on all senators, including Sinema and Manchin, to choose between Dr. King and George Wallace in voting on voter legislation. Sen. Romney accused him of dividing the country.
If Mitt prefers George Wallace to Dr. King, he should say so.
Recently in Chatham, residents rallied against White supremacy. One man termed hate groups “no different than the old KKK. Where there is silence, the void would be filled with hatred.”
Where’s the outrage over statue removal
Anyone who has visited Mexico City or Cuzco, Peru, has learned of the removal of monumental statues of Aztec and Incan emperors and gods because the Conquistadors were outraged by them. Today we see the same thing happening in this country — an example being the outrageous cowardly decision by the directors of the Museum of Natural History in New York City to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue after more than 80 years.
Whenever we hear of protests by some religious groups over artworks such as the infamous “Piss Christ’’ displayed in the Brooklyn Museum some years ago, the so-called “artistic community” has rallied to its defense, insisting that the Constitution is in danger if it is banned.
So just where is the “artistic community” regarding the removal of the Roosevelt statue?
The silence, as the saying goes, is deafening.
Jan. 6 was an attack on our government
In Dr. Salvatore’s Jan. 20 letter (“Don’t compare 1/6 to 9/11, Pearl Harbor”), it is in my opinion one in the same. In all instances, our government was attacked. How can the writer say this and then talk about BLM?
Why does the writer feel the need to talk about the unarmed woman, a veteran, being the only one killed on Jan. 6? Police were justified to shoot her as one of the attackers. This insurrection can be deemed an Act of War. What else can we say?
I have never been so shocked as I was on that day.
Many of us never thought we would ever see this type of action in our country.
Yet we are still pondering over what happened as another ‘tourist group’ in the Capitol. “Taint right!”
All of our representatives should be together enforcing the ultimate penalty for an act of treason.
This is not political; it is our government being attacked, and this should not happen again.
Vincent F. Carelli
Glenville situation needs old-style sign
Some of you might remember the roadside signs of old that advertised Burma Shave. It was a series of signs that presented an entertaining jingle, culminating with the words “Burma Shave.”
The state DOT should employ the same idea with a series of signs leading up to the Glenville Bridge. The signs should say: “WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG, YOUR MOTHER SAID ‘YOU ARE ACTING TOO BIG FOR YOUR BRITCHES.’ NOW, YOU DRIVE A TRUCK THAT IS TOO BIG FOR THE BRIDGES. CRASH TRUCK….PAY FINE!”
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