Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Reader Says To Act On All Fronts To End Gun Violence

To The Reader’s Forum: The P-J opinion from Wednesday, Aug. 7 has a good heading, but is generally devoid of substance. If you want to make a “commitment” to end “violence”, presumably gun violence, studying why mass murderers kill has always been elusive as a means of ...

Pop Culture, Sports And Contradictions

To The Reader’s Forum: A curious quote about God says, “God is too big to fit one religion.” Sounding like it popped out of a pitiful intellectual puddle of pop culture, the quote sure enough is traceable to a rapper in 2006. The quote assumes that God can be shrunk into a ...

Leftists Have A Right To Speak Their Minds

To the Reader’s Forum: Many of our national leaders, most of whom I very much respect, are taking a tack which I do not agree with. I am certainly with them when they say that the leftists are despicable, but I don’t think they should be told to leave our country. As long as they don’t ...

If You Support Racist Sayings, You’re Racist

If You Support Racist Sayings, You’re Racist To the Reader’s Forum: Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children and all of America would measure the quality of a person by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin or their religion. Today we are ...

If You Support Racist Sayings, You’re Racist

To the Reader’s Forum: Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children and all of America would measure the quality of a person by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin or their religion. Today we are witnessing a President who feels that the color of ...

Welfare Is Completely Out Of Control

To the Reader’s Forum: Censoring information is what Kwai Chang Caine lamented on the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, starring David Carrradine. The character Master Po with the shimmering blind eyes stated, “To suppress a truth is to give it power beyond endurance.” The 2020 election is ...

A Plea To Policy Makers To Have Compassion

To The Reader’s Forum: To ignore the plight of animals — domestic and captive wild — in the “entertainment” industry, those caught in cruel leg-hold traps or snares, those raised for food or their pelts under deplorable and inhumane conditions, those used in painful laboratory ...

In Response To ‘Backing Trump’ Vs. 50 Years Ago

To The Reader’s Forum: As a Jamestown native, ‘coming home’ for the JHS Class of 1969 50th reunion is quite a joy. Day one was filled with rich memories while roaming the maple and oak-lined, brick-clad hills of our old Westside neighborhood. The familiar high pitched ...

Reader Thankful For Community Support

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to express my thanks to the community of Westfield for their support of the 3rd annual Bereda Memorial Run/Walk. This event is held in memory of my two grandchildren, Brennen and Finley Bereda. Proceeds from the race are being used to create a ...

Reader Has Hypothesis About President Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: My hypothesis is Donald Trump is probably a racist. Here’s my arguments. First, and foremost, I have yet to hear Trump tell a White, native born or naturalized American to go back to where they came from. There are numerous Whites, me included, who strongly ...

Gerstel To Perform At Comedy Festival

To the Reader’s Forum: We write this letter to the readers of The Post-Journal in order to make sure that locals know that our niece, Leah Gerstel, is part of this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Leah has been working as a professional singer and actress for close to twenty years ...

The Truth About Federal Public Plan Health Care

To The Reader’s Forum: For the good of our country all Americans should have good healthcare. A healthy society is a productive society. But healthcare is expensive. Most Americans need insurance. Under the current U.S. healthcare system there is a gap in health insurance coverage. Only ...

Littering Ruins An Otherwise Great Fourth

To the Readers Forum: Once again Mayville had a bang-up Fourth of July celebration. The village was packed throughout the day with visitors from who knows where. Special thank yous go out especially to the Fourth of July Committee for the remarkable work they do. Words are not enough. ...

The Alarm Bell Has Rung On Climate Change

To The Reader’s Forum: A canopy of bright stars shining in the moonless sky was reflected by the dead calm sea. The cold air, just below freezing, was starting to sink into the bones of Seaman Frederick Fleet as he shuffled his feet to keep warm and stay awake while standing watch in the ...

Public Interest Needed For Air Service To Succeed In City

To The Reader’s Forum: As the former (and last) chairman of the Jamestown Airport Commission, nobody feels worse than I do about the lack of passenger service at that facility. During the time of my tenure there were two airlines serving the Jamestown area — Mohawk, and Allegheny (the ...

Lost Purpose Exposed In Education

Lost Purpose Exposed In Education To The Reader’s Forum: The late great thinker and outstanding Bible teacher Dr. RC Sproul in his series “The Consequences of Ideas” noted how profoundly ideas shape culture. Though the ideas may appear obscure, they’re very much present in framing ...