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Letters To The Editor

Rep. Reed Should Support Energy Legislation

To The Reader’s Forum: My Catholic faith compels me to work to protect this planet and the people who are already suffering due to climate change. One important step our country can take is to enact a carbon fee and dividend policy which would place a steadily increasing fee on fossil ...

We Deserve To Know What Mueller Knows

To The Reader’s Forum: Whatever one may think of the Mueller investigation, all Americans should agree it has gone too far to turn back. This investigation has spent nearly two years pursuing the truth, and everyone has the right to know all the facts behind Russian interference during ...

Emergency Declaration Violates Constitution

To The Reader’s Forum: On the same day that the president approved Congress’s appropriations bill allocating $1.375 billion for border security, Donald Trump declared a “national emergency,” pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, to appropriate more money for his “wall” than ...

Gun Raffle Bill Is Misguided And Harmful

To The Reader’s Forum: Having read this mornings P-J article on the new proposed law for New York state concerning gun raffles, I feel the need to write this. Countless clubs and associations use raffles to augment their budgets. Dues and fees just don’t create the capital to run a ...

Reader Disagrees With State Abortion Law

To The Reader’s Forum: Isn’t it amazing at how much publicity has been dedicated to controlling the problem of weed growth and the demise of our lake, but not until January 27 did we realize that our state Legislature was even discussing abortion? Of all days to publish this news the ...

The True Importance Of Character

To The Reader’s Forum: First, I would like to thank Dr. Victor for his editorial. It scared me until I read the whole thing. When I was a kid, we were taught if you are honest and do the right thing, you will be rewarded. This is called “character.” When we watched “Gunsmoke” ...

We Celebrate Birthdays Of Two Great Presidents

To The Reader’s Forum: This month our nation celebrates the birthdays of perhaps our two greatest presidents, the 18th century father and the 19th century preserver of our republic. The following letter, to Mrs. Bixby, was written by the second of these men after he had been re-elected ...

Comedy Center Would Benefit From New Signs, Parking Enforcement

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Friday our daughter came up from Pittsburgh with the intention of touring the Comedy Museum. She grew up here and although her adult life has been in Pittsburgh, she found it difficult to get to the museum. She never saw a sign with instruction as to where, ...

Cuomo Has Opened The Legislative Floodgates

To The Reader’s Forum: Instead of producing an economic and moral environment conducive for citizens to move to New York, our governor has another agenda to impose. Cuomo not only has “legally” erased distinctions between genders, he just passed a law to erase the lives of more ...

History Has Proven That Walls Do Work

To The Reader’s Forum: I present this information for your consideration. The Great Wall of China was not built to repel the Mongols. The wall was commissioned by the first emperor who died in 210 BC, long before the emergence of the Mongols around AD 800. The threat was from Xiongnu, ...

We Should Recognize Every Individual

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, I went with my husband to pick up a few things at Walmart. As we entered the store a few people passed us on their way out. They were speaking in the Spanish language. All of a sudden, from a little further down the entryway, a man ...

Reader Is ‘Deeply Disturbed’

To The Reader’s Forum: I am deeply disturbed by a few major events from this past week. I am saddened that teenage boys who were trying to do good and stand for life, were portrayed as doing evil. Watch the you-tube videos to see their reactions to those who were harassing them. They ...

A Letter To President Donald Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Dear “President” Trump, I have watched you over the past two years plus. I think you either did not read your “job description” or you have made up your own. Here are a few points you missed: ¯ The President is the leader of the United States of ...

Arkwright Residents Deserve Mitigation

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing in response to the article that ran in The Post-Journal 1/20/19 titled: Wind Turbines Topic Still Causes Tension in Arkwright. I am compelled to respond to the highly sensationalized and inaccurate reporting. I don’t want readers to think I am prone ...

A Take On ‘Compromise’

To The Reader’s Forum: A headline in the P-J says Tom Reed wants “compromise” over border security. So do I. So, why is “compromise” so hard you might ask? Here’s my take. First, and foremost, Donald Trump and Republicans mistakenly believe that they can use roughly 25% of ...

View From Another Side Of The March

To The Reader’s Forum: In light of the recent media postings and Facebook articles I’m seeing about the MAGA teenagers harassing Native Americans after the March for Life in Washington, I felt it was appropriate to share my experiences at the march, because unfortunately, it’s not an ...

Thumbs Up For Reed

To The Reader’s Forum: The Honorable Congressman Reed deserves a big thumbs up for supporting a border wall between Mexico and the United States. Here is why. Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution reads, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this ...

Laws Only Work If They Are Enforced

To The Reader’s Forum: Today’s paper tells us of Gov. Como’s proposal to place a ban on plastic bags. I own land with a large roadside ditch that has been the receptacle of all kinds of trash every year. I have picked up everything imaginable over the years. Many years ago ...

Put It In The Hands Of The People

I realize that Democrats are scarcer (and I guess scarier) than T-Rexs in this area, but we are just as concerned over the president’s shutdown as are Republicans. I received an eblast from our Congressman (Tom Reed)’s office with regard to the shutdown, and I’d like to share my response ...

Reader Discouraged By Young’s Remarks

To The Reader’s Forum: As a constituent of New York Senate District 57, I’ve seen Senator Cathy Young in action many times over the years. Her dedication towards veterans is unparalleled and commendable. As a member of a public employees’ union, I’ve watched her vote many times to ...