Tenney comment on Democrats on target

In response to the Observer-Dispatch editorial on Claudia Tenney: Your assessment is correct with regard to Tenney's remarks concerning Anthony Brindisi.

Her opinions on the Democratic Party, however, are insightful and irrefutably accurate. Our nation's epicenters of violence have long been Democratic Party strongholds. Obstructive violent protests/riots are the domain of this leftist political organization. Name the last time there was a violent conservative demonstration in this country.

Semiautomatic firearms, available for roughly a century, have not been a problem until recent times. Something changed. Compare American society 50 years ago to our present situation. Compare crime rate, drug use, divorce, illegitimacy, government and private debt, worship attendance, trade deficits, and productivity.

It was the embracement of the Great Enlightenment (progressive, socialist, and liberal concepts) that led to the pitiful social/ economic standards that we have today. The United States has to return to a capitalistic theocratic society to eliminate root cause destructive elements of our culture. America needs to abandon the bubble gum intellectualism advocated by the brain laundries of our nation and embrace moral decency.

No, Virginia, guns don't cause violence. It is the corrupt social political system that cultivates this outcome.

Neil Greer, Utica

 

Tenney good because she tells the truth

Liberals and the media continue to attack Claudia Tenney because like our president, she tells the truth.

I’m proud to have a congresswoman who stands up for law abiding gun owners. I don’t want a weak-kneed politician like Anthony Brindisi who will bend to the will of liberals like Andrew Cuomo and Nancy Pelosi!

Holly Medici, Whitesboro

 

Why take properties off city tax rolls?

I'm not against building a hospital in Utica, but why does anyone in their right mind want to take numerous businesses off the tax roll and replace them with a hospital that doesn't have to pay taxes?

Utica would be falling into a hole because the state is only going to allocate so much money to the project and we are going to make up the rest. Add that to a diminished tax base and where is the money going to come from?

Well, it's going to come from the working class tax-paying citizens in the form of tax hikes. If we absolutely need a new hospital why can't it be built in West Utica or another location where this wouldn't be an issue? There seems to be so much backdoor politics going on with this whole hospital thing that it is sickening to me. It's all about money and control and has nothing to do with the actual well being of the community or its citizens.

In response to the O-D Sunday, March 4, editorial: I agree that everyone should be more civil to one another and I feel that there should be a fact-filled community discussion for all concerned citizens.

Andrew Cooper, Utica