Letters To The Editor

Frewsburg Legion Auxiliary Thanks Vets

To The Reader’s Forum: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Samuel L. Derby Post #556 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you ...

Local Resident Recalls Friendship With Vivian Taylor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, edition of The Post-Journal has laid on my desk this whole last week — I knew I needed to make a reply but was really not sure how to say it. The headline reads “City Officials Remember Longtime Councilman.” The article was about ...

Don’t Sit This One Out — You Must Go Vote

To The Reader’s Forum: If you believe that what makes America great is self evident in the Declaration of Independence, “...that all men are created equal...” that those born of different religious beliefs or of another race, sex, color or creed are no less human than anyone else, you ...

Study Every Political Candidate Before You Cast Your Ballot

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m writing this letter to communicate a few life lessons learned that now impact my voting in the upcoming election. When I was in school, I remember witnessing the inauguration of President-elect Dwight Eisenhower in January 1953. The adults in my family did not ...

You Should Reconsider ‘Evil’ Halloween Decorations

To The Reader’s Forum: I love many things about autumn. I love the fresh scent in the cool air; the colorful leaves; the delicious, fresh produce; and the fun, inexpensive, natural decorations such as corn husks, pumpkins, and hay bales. However, the evil and grotesque decorations often ...

Reader Questions Committee Appointment

To The Reader’s Forum: I have a serious question to ask. How did Sen. Richard Blumenthal from the great state of Connecticut get picked to be seated on a committee which demands integrity and honesty? Not too long ago Senator Blumenthal was caught flat-footed in a whopping lie. He ran ...

Donald Trump’s Presidency Has Divided Many Friends

To The Reader’s Forum: It seems fitting that I should write this on unity day. It is very sad to note that the current politics are threatening to split our country apart. People with opposing views can’t talk to each other any more. I have friends who have distanced themselves from me, ...

There Are No Differences Among Veterans, All Served Our Country

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this article in response to the article written by Joe Siparek, a U.S. Army Veteran, Combat Veteran, Vietnam, 1967-1968. My name is Daniel Kell. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 23 years and belong to many veteran organizations in my area and am very ...

List Of Reasons To Hate Trump Twists The Truth

To The Reader’s Forum: To the gentleman who wrote in a list of reasons to hate our president, you need to apply for a job at CNN or better yet move to Hollywood. You are fake news. You are taking contents of president and twisting them to your way of thinking and leaving out actual ...

Idea Of America Is At Stake In The Election

To The Reader’s Forum: In my opinion the idea of America — equal opportunity for all — is at stake in the upcoming elections. This idea takes shape in many contexts. In the context of economics, there has been a growing trend in our politics that replaces Adam Smith’s concept of ...

Schumer Should Be Ashamed For Character Assassination

To The Reader’s Forum: Dear Senator Schumer, Tragically, the nation witnessed a display of innuendo and character assassination by Democrats toward a man of integrity, faith, and high intellect and accomplishment. His wife and young children also did not escape unscathed. Such lofty ...

A List Of Reasons To Hate Donald Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Some of my friends ask me why I don’t like our president. Let me count the ways ... Leaving aside his mistreatment of women, his habitual lying, and his bullying, here are the reasons: He pushed through a huge tax bill that benefits wealthy folks — the rest of ...

Sears Was An Important Part Of American History

To The Reader’s Forum: A couple of points were conspicuously missing from today’s historical references in the article about Sear’s impending closing and bankruptcy. One that probably affected a majority of Chautauqua County families was Sear’s creation and ownership of radio station ...

Reader Offers Quote Regarding Election

To The Reader’s Forum: With the critical U.S. midterm elections now five weeks away, it would be wise to consider the words of German defense expert Willy Wimmer, who represented the Christian Democratic Union in the German Bundestag for many years and served as an assistant defense ...

Reader Questions Reed’s Support Of Bill

To The Reader’s Forum: Rep. Tom Reed, in an October 6 Facebook post, reported that #TeamReed (aka his staff) had attended Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in Jamestown and Elmira. He also reported that “We recently pushed for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act ...

State Wind Turbines Fall Short Of Promise

To The Reader’s Forum: Why build wind turbine factories in Western New York if they produce 10 percent of what is claimed? According to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “Capacity factors of inland wind sites in New York are on the order of 30 percent ...

Dennis Card Was A Lifelong Friend And Hero

To The Reader’s Forum: In 1946, my parents Marge and Earl Swart and I, Roger E. Swart, age 6, moved to Ashville, New York, from Jamestown. That move started a lifelong friendship with Dennis S. Card, also age 6, who lived with his parents in Ashville. (We were born on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, ...

CLA Needs To Do Better

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently had occasion to attend the special town of Ellicott meeting held on Sept. 24. My purpose in being there was to lend support to our fellow lake advocates in the Fluvanna, Burtis Bay and Celoron areas. That meeting’s discussion dealt with the serious, ...

Tom Reed Needs To Go

To The Reader’s Forum: I believe it’s time for a change in representation for Congress in District 23. Tom Reed has practically done nothing to improve the district. His political strategy has been a barrage of photo-ops and messaging that reveal nothing of substance. For example, he ...

Rescinding Nomination Of Kavanaugh Would Redeem Trump And Republicans

To the Reader’s Forum: Mr. Trump has a golden opportunity before him. With one simple action he would demonstrate that he and the Republicans do have the nation’s best interests in mind, show respect for millions of women, undo a previous wrong, begin to heal some of the deep divisions ...