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Letters to the Editor for Monday, April 29

Letters to the Editor for Monday, April 29

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Trump fans should rethink their support

I want to thank Dave Edwards for bringing a bit of mirth into my life with his April 22 letter:  “Trump stands up for American people.”

I agree that Hillary Clinton was an imperfect candidate in 2016. A better candidate would have won the election in spite of the documented interference by the Russians.

However, to claim that Mrs. Clinton is corrupt and greedy, especially when compared to Donald Trump, is quite bizarre.  

Donald Trump is the most dishonest and corrupt president in my lifetime. He makes policy decisions based on what is good for him, instead of what is in the best interest of the country.

He has encouraged violence against members of the news media. He has encouraged local and federal law enforcement personnel to violate the law.

He has encouraged people who work for him to not cooperate with law enforcement. He lies about things big and small on a daily basis. He has tarnished the presidency.

I would suggest that people stop watching the propaganda spewed by Fox News. Use the time to actually read the Constitution of the United States, the Mueller report and the Federalist Papers.

After that, ask yourself if you still believe that Donald Trump has fulfilled his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Victor Roberts
Burnt Hills

 

Be consistent when correcting the past

It wasn’t long ago when statues commemorating former Confederate soldiers were torn down because of the of their past actions and who they offended. 

Now they’re tearing down Kate Smith’s statue because she sang two songs that spoke of slaves and “darkies.”

Yes, those terms are offensive to many. Now explain to me why Mount Rushmore is still standing. 

It honors both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Both were slave owners. Are you saying it’s OK to own slaves as long as you don’t sing about them? Anything with their picture on it should be abolished.

I’m sure a new Mount Rushmore could be created easier than the original.

It could have the busts of Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King. I’m sure others would want Barack Obama included.

As long as you’re correcting past injustices, please be consistent. A clean sweep of everyone and everything.
Pete Pidgeon
Scotia

 

Agree with writer on faith, sex abuses

I would like to say one word in regard to Jerry Bubniak’s April 22 letter, in which he maintains his faith while condemning the Catholic Church for enabling child sex abuse: Amen.
Sandra Sarnowski
Scotia

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