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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Feb. 12

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Feb. 12

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Political division is due to Clinton’s loss

Our political discourse has gone off the rail. In my 76 years, I have never seen such hate and division in America as exists today. Methinks it has a lot to do with the fact that the “Queen” did not win the White House.

Incidentally, insofar as the popular vote is concerned, the two most liberal states in our union (New York and California) gave that to her. Discounting those two, Trump won the popular vote by 3,137,877 votes. Look it up.

In addition, he won the majority of individual states. That’s why we have the Electoral College, folks. Our forefathers knew what they were doing.

The Washington establishment and mainstream media have had their worlds rocked. 

The deplorables and WalMart shoppers did that. Partisan politics aside, it appears that Schumer, Pelosi, Gillibrand, Booker, Feinstein and their kind want our country to fail. Their mantra is divide, deny and obstruct.

By the way, it astounds me that The Gazette shows little editorial balance. I have to assume the newspaper’s headline writer has worn out his thesaurus.
Jim Callahan
Ballston Spa

 

Get back to the real meaning of words

It’s interesting to see The Gazette discuss the problem of gambling, rather than the problem of gaming. (Mr. Precious and Ms. Foss, first page of Sections A & C, Daily Gazette, Feb 7.)

Well, who in the media would refer to gaming as a problem? 

Still, if we were to return to the original meaning of words, we would again see the word “pornographic”  used for “adult,” “race” for “ethnicity,” and even the color blue again associated with Republican (and red for Democratic), as it was for 100 years until one recent day the PC media quietly reversed the colors. (“Red” fell out of favor, e.g., Red China, red communism.)

Words have meaning, or should have. Sadly there are dozens of similar recent PC word substitutes: Google, “Substitute PC words.” “When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.” — Confucius
Clyde Maughan
Rotterdam

 

Cuomo policies are why people leave NY

My husband posted a letter in this paper a few weeks ago as to why people are leaving New York. It’s apparent that Gov. Andrew Cuomo only goes with his own progressive thoughts on all matters.

I’m surprised he actually admitted it’s more than the weather.  It’s something most people in this state (upstate) understand. But we do not count, as we only pay ridiculous taxes.

His progressive spending and over-the-top laws are driving out not only the wealthy, but many in the middle class. Every time they hurt the honest person and do nothing to the criminal class with gun control, more people move out to go to a free state. How much of our money was wasted in Puerto Rico to get Andy tons of air time? How did he pay for that new bridge with Cuomo plastered all over it?

Why does everything that happens in this state get him bloviating about it, and how much he is doing to help out? He is on the air more than Sen. Chuck Schumer, and that is certainly a major accomplishment. Hey Andy, let the people that actually take care of big emergencies like snowstorms and floods. They know things a lot better than a big-mouth New York City boy does.
Barbra J DeMarco
Hadley

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