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Letters To The Editor

A Statement In Support Of Choosing Life

To The Reader’s Forum: How good it was to read Dr. James Faulk’s letter to the PJ (12-2) about his cousin who chose life for her unborn child. With every conceivable politically-correct justification to abort, her eventual decision through the timely and thoughtful intervention of her ...

America Seems To Have Forgotten Its History

To The Reader’s Forum: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that Washington is not willing to bow to Iraqi demands to withdraw its troops and any future discussions with Baghdad will be purely confined to the future structure of our forces in their country. Earlier in the ...

Caucus Is Not Place To Look For Leadership

To The Reader’s Forum: Interested to see the two articles recently in “Area News” regarding the Problem Solvers Caucus, of which our Congressman, Tom Reed, is co-chairman. I learned that the Problem Solvers Caucus is “building bipartisan consensus on policies,” and Mr. Reed ...

What Actually Makes Up Property Taxes

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s Property Tax time again, the bills are arriving in the mail. Grrrr. And just so we’ll know why those taxes are where they are, we get a little explanation of what makes up the tax levy. Sure enough, Medicaid, and county tax make up a whopping 92 percent of ...

Sending A Thank You To Public Servants

To The Reader’s Forum: TIME magazine, besides naming its “Person of the Year”, also named public servants, especially federal employees, as “Guardians of the Year”. TIME recognized the importance of the oath taken by federal employees to protect and preserve the US Constitution, ...

The Same Promise To ‘Root Out Corruption’

To The Reader’s Forum: On Christmas Eve the news media, all in the same words, carried the message. The Democratic Party or government (same thing now) in Albany, so the story led off, is going to “root out corruption.” I swoon. In the joy of the holiday season, I picture the ...

Read The Reports On The Health Of The Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: Two reports were sent out this month concerning the health of Lake Chautauqua, specifically referencing the use of herbicides last summer. Read them. The Shed Sheet should be renamed, Bull Shed is more fitting. What a hoax they spread claiming the use of ...

Impeachment Is A Tool In The Political Toolbox

To The Reader’s Forum: It appears, after reading “Reed Says Impeachment Circus on Full Display”, Mr. Reed does not understand the Constitution, the Impeachment process, nor the oath he took when he was sworn into office. He laments the Impeachment process is going to become “another ...

The President, The Man

To The Reader’s Forum: Wow! Deann Nelson comes out swinging in response to Derek Smith’s op-ed, “Realizing Trump Is America” (Nov. 16-17, 2019). Citing “mind-boggling stereotypical characterizations and platitudes, lack of critical thinking and statements made without any ...

Greed Preserves The Gas Prices

To The Reader’s Forum: Why haven’t gas prices changed? Greed! Our so called refining friends to the south fill a tanker truck up with about 8,000 gallons of that precious fuel and then pay a man to drive it 226 miles east to Binghamton and back, then sell it for a full 30 cents a ...

Layman’s Note On Incitement

To The Reader’s Forum: A number of months ago a vehicle with the bumper sticker stating “Shoot your local heroin dealer” running around in the Lakewood/Jamestown area caught my eye. Not being a great supporter of the whole heroin dealing business my emotional reaction has been ...

There Is No ‘Natural’

To The Reader’s Forum: Beth Payton’s “How Much Time ?” in the Nov. 23-24 edition of The Post-Journal is a beautiful example of the cult-like aspect of environmentalism and of the logical fallacy of naturalism. She paints all “broadly applied herbicides” with a broad brush, ...

Checks And Balances

Checks And Balances To The Reader’s Forum: This holiday, I suggest we give thanks for our mental capacity as humans. Compared to other animals we have been given extraordinary capacities of thought and reasoning. We are able to predict likely outcomes of events and plan accordingly. We can ...

Why Hasn’t The Gas Price Changed?

To The Reader’s Forum: After a trip up to the Buffalo area this past weekend, I can’t help but wonder why the gas prices remain so much higher here in the Jamestown area. In Dunkirk/Fredonia gas is $2.79/gallon. In Depew/Lancaster prices are $2.59; Cheektowaga is at $2.62/gallon. ...

There Is Hope That The Darkness Is Temporary

To The Reader’s Forum: One candidate for the Democratic nomination for President this past Wednesday was asked whether there was room in the Democratic Party for a Pro-life candidate since John Bel Edwards, the newly elected Democratic governor of Louisiana is pro-life and has recently ...

Our American Holiday

To The Reader’s Forum: Since 1863, when it was announced by President Lincoln, Thanksgiving has been an official American holiday. It is uniquely American, almost as much as the 4th of July, and it has become all about families getting together and celebrating our common freedoms in this ...

Time Has Come To Make Needs Known

To The Reader’s Forum: This concern is addressed to the many individuals who make decisions regarding new development for the citizens of Chautauqua County. An important segment of the population has been ignored and the time has come to make our needs known. Who are we? We are ...

Reader Says Reed Wasn’t Treated Justly

To The Reader’s Forum: The recent town hall meeting with Congressman Tom Reed in Falconer on Nov. 8, along with previous meetings in the past, shows a huge rudeness and discourtesy on the part of some of the attendees. There is never an appropriate time at a public meeting to shout down ...

Reader Calls On JHS To Upkeep District

To The Reader’s Forum: The State of New York and the tax payers of the Jamestown Public School system have generously funded over $150 million in capital improvements to the schools and facilities of this school system over the past 20 years. However to take a look around our city today ...

‘In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind’

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to take a second to remind everyone to please be safe out there while hunting as today is the two-year anniversary of my wife Rosemary Billquist’s death due to a fatal hunting accident. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and all the ...