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Letters To The Editor

What Qualifies A ‘Thing Of Value’?

To The Reader’s Forum: Under Section 30121 of Title 52 of the U.S. Code, it is unlawful for a “person to solicit (from a foreign national a thing of value) . . . in connection with a Federal . . . election.” Whether President Trump violated this election law by imploring Ukrainian ...

Reader Feels ‘Truth Is Not A Value Of The Left’

To The Reader’s Forum: The left cozies up to post-modernism on all fronts ranging from religion to science and all things in between. It smears, uproots and destroys practically everything associated with and founded upon western civilization, theism and the Bible. Nothing more than a ...

Committee Expresses Sincere ‘Thank You’

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Journey to Active Aging Workshop & Luncheon committee a sincere thank you for making our 11th annual event a huge success. We enjoyed a delicious lunch compliments of Meals on Wheels, received many door prizes from our valued vendors and ...

You Can’t Fix Stupid

To The Reader’s Forum: If anyone still needs evidence that the current group of morons calling themselves Republicans are living in a delusional, make-believe world it is a recent poll that revealed that only 4 in 10 of these ‘stable geniuses’ think Trump mentioned getting dirt on the ...

Reader Disagrees With Cuomo’s Hiring Standards

To The Reader’s Forum: Governor Cuomo is making it illegal to refuse to hire or promote anyone because an employer doesn’t like the way he looks or doesn’t like anything else about him. How can you run a business effectively if your employees aren’t people you want or at least ...

Reader Compliments Community Libraries

To The Reader’s Forum: I appreciate your article about the Prendergast Library. We can’t talk too much about what libraries add to our communities. I would like to expand on that by reminding people that we have branch libraries all over Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. ...

Reader Makes Call To Action To Help The Earth

To The Reader’s Forum: Years ago someone from England proposed the idea that Gaia - that being the Greek word for Earth - is a big organism, and was able to take care of herself. If things got too far out of balance, she would take steps to correct them. Well, things have gotten pretty ...

Team Earns Its Money

To The Reader’s Forum: I’d like to applaud the Falconer Lady Falcons soccer team for the car wash they held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Jamestown Harley Davidson dealership. Too often today, we see young adults standing at the entrance to Walmart asking for handouts rather than ...

Reader Disagrees With Sanders Article

To The Reader’s Forum: Permit me to disagree with the last paragraph of your recent article about Bernie Sanders. His goal is not “to be able to boast that he did so”. His goal is really to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in order to stop or slow climate change, or global warming. ...

Reader Comments On Health Care Plans

To The Reader’s Forum: A popular “pc” pastor on the left, Rev. William Barber, speaking recently at a conference for a major political party said that the Constitution promotes socialism. He justified his opinion citing the “general welfare” clause in the document. He did nothing ...

Reader Thinks Village Board Should Be Ashamed

To The Reader’s Forum: Regarding Ann Thorpe’s article, I am truly with you. Your article is right on point. Thank you so much. What else can you expect from an entitled, narcisistic clown? I saw a sticker on a car, it read, “Elect a clown, expect a circus.” How true! Regarding ...

Reader Points Out ‘Hypocrisy’ Of Priest

To The Reader’s Forum: It was reported in the Sept. 3, 2019, edition of The Post-Journal that “A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from their library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure up evil spirits”. Are you ...

‘They Call It Green’

To The Reader’s Forum: The devastation in Cherry Creek has begun. Out of town workers are removing vast swaths of forest from land adjacent to state land and the Eastside Overland Trails on Boutwell Hill. Charlotte is next. This is the Cassadaga Wind Project. They call it green. ...

Reader Says Immature Behavior Is A Cause

To The Reader’s Forum: Some adolescent or perhaps older immature person arranged some objects in a parking lot in the shape of a swastika. It made the front page top story in the Post Journal and maybe ignited a movement to repeal the first amendment or maybe the whole Constitution and ...

Reader Believes In Displaying Good Character

To The Reader’s Forum: One of the first things I learned at the beginning of my business career was to accept responsibility when you screw up. Everybody makes mistakes so the true character of an individual is revealed when they make one. If you try to hide, blame others, or attempt ...

Bicyclist Thankful For Paving Of Lake Road

To The Reader’s Forum: A big thank you to the county for paving the shoulders on the lake road between Lakewod Rod and Gun Club and Burtis Bay Park/Jackson Avenue. We as cyclists have been rising our lives riding on that narrow road for years. This road is used extensively for access to ...

Tom Reed Not Working For The District

To The Reader’s Forum: Regarding a recent P-J article on Tom Reed, I’ll borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan: “Well, there you (don’t) go again.” The article highlights Reed’s comments on issues raised at a Dayton “town hall.” It reveals Reed’s lack of understanding of both ...

Town Board Pulls A Fast One For Big Wind

To the Reader’s Forum: New rules, new rules: At its August 14 meeting, the Villenova Town Board came up with a new law called “Abolishment of the Planning Board of the Town of Villenova.” Acting board chairwoman Yvonne Park refused to hear public comment before or after the decision. ...

Trump Has Gone Too Far Regarding Monarchs

To The Reader’s Forum: After raising monarch butterflies for several years, finding the eggs, waiting for the caterpillar to become a beautiful creature capable of flying all the way to Mexico, I think the Trump administration has gone too far in limiting the protection of this endangered ...

Supply-Side Economics In Real Terms

To The Reader’s Forum: What do a “strong economy” and “low unemployment rate” really mean when there are a million more troubled borrowers today than there were in 2010 during the Great Recession? It means that the metrics used to measure the health of our national economy do ...