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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, July 11

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, July 11

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If Trump’s Christian, he’s really bad at it

Some of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are far-right Christians such as Franklin Graham, head of the $765 million Billy Graham Evangelistic Association empire. Recently, Graham even asked for a national day of prayer for Trump, who, Graham says, was chosen by God. But it’s hard to see Trump as much of a Christian.
Would a Christian “suffer the little children to come unto (him)” so that they could be separated from their mothers and locked in cages? And would a Christian break at least six of the Ten Commandments?
No. 1: Second only to himself, Trump has always worshiped the Golden Calf before any god.
No. 4: Although he hasn’t shot anyone in Times Square, he continues to support sending billions of dollars to his friends, the Saudis, so that they can slaughter thousands of Yemenis.
No. 6: His adultery is legendary. What Christian needs to pay off strippers?
And (No. 9), how many of his “conquests” may have been somebody else’s wife? And, what other Christian do you know who is being accused of raping or molesting 22 women?
No. 7: Trump has “stolen” from numerous creditors by not paying off on their loans, declaring so many bankruptcies that only the corruption-riddled Deutsche Bank would do business with him. 
And then there are the kids who lost their tuition in the Trump University scam.
No. 10: And, the “house” he has always coveted is, unfortunately, our White House.
Some Christian.
Richard W. Lewis, Jr.
Glenville


Grateful for return of cane left in cart

I was recently at Hannaford in Rotterdam loading my car with groceries. I forgot my cane in the basket and didn’t think about it until I got home. I went back and some nice person brought it to Customer Service. Thank you. You saved my day.
Carole Ryan
Schenectady 


Give owners of cats and dogs a tax break

I’ve wanted to write an opinion for years. Since the cost of living has been soaring, here’s a suggestion.
So many people have been adopting cats and dogs and giving them good care. With the yearround costs of vet expenses and food, how about a tax break?
The only thing free is the love we have for them.
Agnes Santoro
Central Bridge


Focus attention on plight of homeless

What’s wrong with this picture? Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others worry about the detention centers. What about the homeless street people?
They don’t have a clean place to go, medical care, three meals a day, a bed, clean water or a bathroom.
They live like wild animals outside. They should worry about the homeless in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities. Maybe some of the homeless people commit crimes just to go to jail. That way, they have three meals a day, a cot, medical care, air conditioning and heat.
They better worry about the homeless street people. Help them, A.O.C. and others.
To me, detention centers are like welfare —  free. U.S. taxpayers have to pay for them, too. They are crossing the border the wrong way.
David Mattas
Gloversville 


Racing horses is sad, cruel and deadly

Horse racing is very cruel, especially in 90-degree heat.
Some horses finish the race and go back to their stalls and die.
Horses are very noble animals; they depend on us to care for them.
It’s very sad that humans put all this priority on speed. For what, fame and money?
The priority should be their care and comfort. Trying to race them surely is not that.
Then when they die or are hurt, the owners act like they care.
Of course they don’t care or they would not participate in this cruelty.
The whole thing is very sick and sad.
Eunice Kilmer
Johnstown

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