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Obama breaking laws as media turns a blind eye

Obama breaking laws as media turns a blind eye

*Obama breaking laws as media turns a blind eye *Candidate criticizes sheriff’s department for techn

Obama breaking laws as media turns a blind eye

It has become increasingly clear that Barack Obama is not interested in being an American president. He’d rather be its tyrant. This man has openly ignored laws he doesn’t like, his refusal to deport certain groups of illegal aliens being the most prominent example. He unilaterally changes laws that are inconvenient to him, as seen in the delay of his own Obamacare mandates. Nowhere does the Constitution permit a president to do this.

Add to this his misuse of government power. This administration used the IRS to target their political enemies. The openly violated the Fourth Amendment by snooping on the e-mail and Internet activity of millions of Americans.

The imprisoned an innocent film-maker in a ham-fisted attempt to convince American that the attack on our Libyan embassy wasn’t an act of terrorism. When Obama isn’t ignoring laws, he’s breaking them.

But perhaps worse that Obama, was has always been a left-wing extremist, is the behavior of the American media. If George Bush did the slightest thing wrong it was reported on for months on end. Yet of all of Obama’s scandals only the IRS and NSA debacles have received even a week’s worth of serious coverage. And that was only because they became too big to be ignored without making the networks look incompetent. The media envisioned by our founders as a check on government power now actively hides and conceals Obama’s misfeasance.

Had they done their job and applied the same standard to Obama that they do to Republicans, we wouldn’t have a president tramping on our rights with impunity. We wouldn’t have a President Obama at all.

David Welch

Scotia

Candidate criticizes sheriff’s department for technology already there

As a Saratoga County resident, I have taken particular interest in the race for Saratoga County sheriff. I am intrigued by the candidate who is the self-proclaimed “21st century sheriff” — Mr. Jeff Gildersleeve.

Mr. Gildersleeve has said time and time again that he will advance technology in the sheriff’s office. He has been quick to point fingers and criticize the department and its members. Does Mr. Gildersleeve realize that the sheriff’s office has advanced technology to pinpoint a cell callers exact location? That each patrol car is set-up with the Internet and at the main station?

That the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has a computer operated dispatch system that requires no voice transmissions to send out complaints? Does he even realize that the sheriff’s office answers cell 911 calls for the entire county?

Rather then criticize the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and its men and women who serve our community, Mr. Gildersleeve would be better off educating himself first before making absurd statements that are so 19th century.

Jesse Scott

Stillwater

Vote for Jill Polk for Family Court judge

Schenectady County voters are fortunate to have a candidate for Family Court judge of Jill Polk’s caliber and integrity.

Jill, an accomplished and respected attorney, has 20 years of experience in Family Court and was instrumental in bringing child care and mediation services to the court in order to ensure that the children and families of Schenectady are treated with compassion and fairness.

Jill understands the importance of family stability in a child’s development, education and opportunity. Her commitment to children and public service is unmatched and her election to the Family Court bench will serve the families of Schenectady County well.

Voters should support Jill Polk on Sept. 10.

Frank Maurizio

Schenectady

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