Clinton personifies problem, not answer
Re Feb. 12 letter, “Politics offers many questions to ponder”: Kudos to James Maxfield for his contribution.
Congress is a laughingstock. Obama has done what he wants through executive privilege.
Where is the thought for what is best for the American people?
Hillary? How on Earth can she get away with setting up her own server and never complying with government rules? Never did she have a state.gov email. The Clinton Foundation? Huge donations buy you political favors in this day and age.
Susan Estrich’s Feb. 12 piece [“Women: Support Clinton because she’s most qualified”] states Hillary is the most qualified. The most qualified liar. Whitewater anyone? Benghazi? There is going to be a revolution in this country because the working class is so tired of the lies, deceit and insane costs to try and make ends meet for families.
Sad, very sad.
Michael P. Croce Sr.
Explore motivation of Black History Month
February is Black History Month. The setting aside a month for one group is misguided. At best, Black History Month is a “good intention” that paves the road to hell.
Racism and slavery’s chains will shackle America forever. As a white, first-generation American, I do not harbor racism guilt, nor will I allow race hustlers to put those chains on me.
I project myself in another’s shoes when I confront injustices done to others. I cannot imagine how it feels to know your people were brought to America in chains. The abused become the abuser. The race hustlers (politicians in particular) are the abusers. The common man tries to make the best of a delicate situation.
There are all sorts of theories why one group enslaves another. White people are “ice people,” black people are in a karmic payback, etc. Evil invoked the process.
If you are willing to take advantage of a person for profit, then you are capable of being a slave master. Pimps come in every color.
If Black History Month gives black children self esteem, then it is good. If Black History Month serves new “masters,” then it is evil. Look into your heart. What does Black History Month mean to you?
I know, I am an old white guy who does not get it.
Cherry recognition is well-deserved
I would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to our Schoharie County Treasurer, Bill Cherry, on his election as president of the New York State Association of Counties.
There are 62 counties in all New York state and Bill was elected as president out of all the government officials from the 62 counties that attend these meetings. This is a job of honor without pay. This is a great accomplishment for any dedicated public servant and it’s fortunate for our little county to have such an individual reside here. Because of Bill Cherry, the governor and 61 other counties know we exist.
While this county has the honor of such a person working for us, the people of this county should be ashamed of themselves for not recognizing it. You don’t have to love or even like Bill Cherry, but everyone should be intelligent enough to recognize and respect him for his expertise and knowledge and all that he has done for this county — especially getting us out of a financial hole and trying to keep us out of it.
Once again, congratulations Bill Cherry and thank you for all you do.