Letters

Saugerties Times letters (1/10-16)

Saugerties Times letters (1/10-16)

Topics include: In defense of Joe Maloney, the Saugerties legislator accused of an ethics violation; why is Maloney being investigated rather than the big fish?; the unmaking of America; observations on short-term rentals; criticism for politicans.

Letter: Vote “yes” on Ulster redistricting ballot prop

Letter: Vote “yes” on Ulster redistricting ballot prop

Partisan gerrymandering — incumbents drawing of legislative districts to keep control of the legislatures  — destroys democracy by assuring that majorities don’t rule. It has been described as elected officials choosing their voters, instead of their voters choosing them. Please look for Proposition 1 and remember to vote “Yes.”

Letter: On kneeling in the NFL

Letter: On kneeling in the NFL

“Players are not protesting the flag or the National Anthem,” writes a reader from Kingston. “If you would like the NFL to show respect for the flag, demand they take the flag off the uniforms, stop carrying the flag horizontally and, for goodness’ sake, get representations of the flag off of beer cans and cups at the stadiums. All of those things are against the U.S. Flag Code, but they happen every game day in the NFL.”

Letter: Respect the anthem

Letter: Respect the anthem

“If the NFL owners and players’ greed tempts them to dishonor our fallen, then the public has the right and responsibility to abandon them and their sponsors, and the players should be freed to choose whatever form of protest they select on the playing field,” writes a reader from Ulster Park.