Letters to the editor

Gun editorial missed the mark

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To the editor:

(re: “Let’s not silence those who disagree with us,” April 13)

The letters to the editor criticizing the gun advertisement last week had nothing to do with freedom of speech or silencing anyone’s opinions, as you suggested in your editorial.

You missed the point entirely. This was not a response to a letter or op-ed piece. 

Your accepting payment from a company that promotes gun sales was a complete affront to the community you serve. Anyone can respond via a letter the way each of us did, no matter what our opinions are.

You, however, used very poor judgment in what you did.

That’s a big difference from freedom of speech.

GINNY FOX

To the editor:

(re: “Let’s not silence those who disagree with us,” April 13)

The April 13 Riverdale Press editorial supporting gun advertising misses the point. 

The whole point of a gun is the threat or use of deadly force. 

Guns don’t just silence free speech, they silence lives. To pretend otherwise is dangerous, and shows contempt and disrespect for The Riverdale Press community and those of its members who suffer from gun violence or its effect every day.

BILL BASKIN

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Democrap 4 Life

Read the last item and then look at Trump's Cabinet. No wonder D.C.

is in a turmoil. Trump's picks are bosses and expect their employees

to Work!

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1.

California

New Mexico

Mississippi

Alabama

Illinois

Kentucky

Ohio

New York

Maine

South Carolina

These 10 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!

2. Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year

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To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of

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The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the

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know what the private business sector is: A real-life business not a

government job.

Here are the percentages:

38% T. Roosevelt

40% Taft

52% Wilson

49% Harding

48% Coolidge

42% Hoover

50% F. D. Roosevelt

50% Truman

57% Eisenhower

30% Kennedy

47% Johnson

53% Nixon

42% Ford

32% Carter

56% Reagan

51% GH Bush

39% Clinton

55% GW Bush

8% Obama

This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last

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That's right! Only eight percent - the least, by far, of the last 19

presidents! And these people tried to tell our corporations how to

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How could Obama president of a major nation and society, the one with

the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk

about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs when he

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senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time

in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as "community

organizers."

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