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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Oct. 10

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Oct. 10

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U.S. must foster Ukraine sovereignty

“No one is above the Law.”
That’s right, Speaker Pelosi. But it has been common practice in our administrations to try to influence elections in foreign countries so that a “favorable” candidate to the United States is chosen.
The irony here is that I have never seen so much attention given to Ukraine, which as a nation has been struggling to maintain its independence from the former USSR and now Russia, in addition to dealing with its own internal corruption.
The United States and Russia have both used Ukraine as a pawn in a powerful chess game, which hasn’t worked out well for the Ukrainians.
If our country maintains that it fosters democracy throughout the world and gives assistance likewise, then stop using Ukraine as a punching bag and allow it to survive on its own. The Ukrainian masses will be grateful and will continue to ally themselves accordingly.
William D. Wills
Amsterdam


Bravos to Ballston Spa for chicken law

Who would have thunk it? Little old-fashioned Ballston Spa is on the cutting edge of a dietary revolution.
In the Oct. 2 Gazette, Stephen Williams reported (“Fresh eggs from the backyard”) that the Village Board of Trustees adopted a local law that allows village residents to keep up to six hens on their property.
He succinctly describes the cooperation between the Milton Grange, the Brookside Museum and even Mayor Larry Woolbright (who is boarding several chickens made temporarily homeless by construction at the museum) to formulate this law and implement it.
All master chefs, dietitians and lifestyle gurus promote the consumption of free-range chickens for their exceptional taste and high nutritional value. Backyards in Ballston Spa are free range; you don’t need cowboys, horses and lariats to herd chickens. They flock together.
Three cheers for the village of Ballston Spa, which is creating the opportunity for its citizens to return to living off the land.
Forman Phillips
Ballston Spa


Shame on GOP for lying about Delgado

In recent weeks I have read good reports regarding the efforts and accomplishments of our  congressional representative, Antonio Delgado.
He is certainly outperforming the past Republican Rep. John Faso in his short time in Washington.
Recently I have seen a political ad on TV from the Republican Party that makes degrading comments, absolute lies and false claims about Rep. Delgado.
I am shocked to see the same misstatement of facts that we hear from President Trump almost every day now being used by the political party that includes local leaders: Leo McAllister, Richard Lape, Chris Tague and Earl Van Wormer III, among others.
I know that these are respectable men and I cannot believe they can associate with the lying propaganda of the Republican Party.
A lie doesn’t become a truth just because it is repeated over and over again.
Robert Gosselink
Cobleskill


Climate change is kids’ new religion

“You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” cried 16-year-old Greta Thunberg at the UN.
She is correct, but for the wrong reasons. Her youth has been compromised by liberal progressive school policies. In the United States, K-12 does not discuss Christian, Jewish or other established religions.
The Bible is not allowed on school grounds where Mother Earth (Gaia) is revered with globalism as the new religion and global warming as the evil one.
Climate confessions are encouraged, and the Green New Deal is our savior.
Even though, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, carbon emissions in this country declined 14 percent between 2005 and 2017 due to more electricity having been generated from natural gas, the climate changers do not care. But why work with facts when fear and falsities can satisfy your agenda.
No civics classes of our founding history are offered to our youth.
All they are made aware of is that the Founding Fathers were old, white, male slave owners.
With no Christian or religious knowledge, no awareness of American history or of the founders that created the most free and the strongest country ever, we now have youth that are blank slates filled with fear of extinction and are only offered the climate changers as their saviors.
Dr. Arthur Salvatore
Saratoga Springs
 

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