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Letters to the editor

In Gitmo we trust

To the editor: Hypothetically, if any political leader, terrorist, leader of al-Qaeda (“the Base,” in Arabic), ISIL, the Black Hand or a reincarnated Osama bin Laden incited and sent hundreds of his followers into an American embassy, the White House or the national Capitol building for ...

Doublespeak

To the editor: Wow — Rep. Elise Stefanik said she signed on to overturn a free and fair election because she wanted to protect our democracy. Can’t get any more Orwellian than that. To top that off, her senior advisor Alex DeGrasse is reported in the Jan. 7 Enterprise as tweeting ...

Words have consequences

To the editor: Shame on you, Rep. Stefanik. You do not deserve the honor to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District. The violence that you condemn, which occurred on Jan. 6 in the Capitol, was a direct result of you and your House Republican colleagues’ planned objection to ...

Observations

To the editor: Land, school and village taxes are an unbearable burden on Saranac Lakers. Making Saranac Lake a town would toss village taxes. Free Saranac Lake from the triple tax threat! Sorry to see NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery close. It’s an important part of the arts area near the ...

Day of infamy

To the editor: Jan. 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy. I am not trying to take credit for that statement — merely repeating what was said yesterday regarding the insurrection that took place in Washington. For months, Trump has been fomenting violence regarding the election ...

Attack on our nation’s Capitol

To the editor: As the country and eyes of the world all watched in disbelief the attack on our nation’s Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 6 — which was incited by President Trump — it is beyond disturbing. Inauguration day will be the day for most Americans to breathe out a sigh of relief ...

Shame on you, Elise Stefanik

To the editor: Despite the violent insurrection by Trump supporters who invaded the United States Capitol, Stefanik continues to pander to a president who fomented a riot based on lies and conspiracy theories falsely claiming a stolen election. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found no ...

Law passed to address senior citizens’ concerns

To the editor: Recently passed legislation allows local governments to carry over Senior Citizens’ Exemptions from the 2020 assessment roll to the 2021 assessment roll at the same levels. This means that seniors in New York state DO NOT have to reapply for the exemption UNLESS their ...

One would expect bravery from Brady Pratt

To the editor: Kudos to the Enterprise and Lou Reuter for the well-researched and informative article of Dec. 28, 2020, regarding Brady Pratt. As a volunteer assistant football coach, it was my pleasure to closely observe him during his formative years. There were others such as Mark ...

Street walker’s plowing question

To the editor: I respectfully submit one question to our village snow removal crew and their supervisors. Why does the sidewalk on Pine Street not get cleared of snow so pedestrians have at least a safer place to walk? I realize there are a few obstacles in the way (power poles, fire ...

Herd mentality

To the editor: The failed right-wing Trump regime’s unofficial policy all along in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic was the so-called public health strategy of herd immunity. This pathetic policy of complete surrender to the coronavirus is a direct result of the racist Republican ...

Have integrity, Stefanik

To the editor: Dear Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of NY-21: We strongly oppose your planned objection to certify the 2020 presidential election results on Jan. 6. It is one thing to be disappointed in the outcome of an election, but to actively use your official office to formally oppose ...

To our misguided House representative

To the editor: Hi Elise: It’s me, your average NY-21 constituent, local scientist and part-time climate activist. I just read about your plan to vote against certifying the electoral college voting results. Allow me to be casual here, because I’ve tried to have a formal dialogue by ...

Dismayed by Stefanik

To the editor: Dear Congresswoman Stefanik: I served my country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and the Air National Guard for an additional two years. From 1980 to 2001 I was a Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons employee, and from 2003 to 2015 I ...

Elise in Wonderland

To the editor: We live in the United States of America, or so I thought. Not Wonderland. Elise/Alice is somehow convinced that by taking a bite from the other side of the toadstool, vote totals will magically shrink and grow. That is not how it works in a democracy, which is the American ...

Stefanik said what?

To the editor: I am disappointed beyond belief that a representative of NY-21 would say she plans to vote against a duly elected president. By stating she is committed to elections being “free, fair, secure and according to the United States Constitution,” she ought to be confirming ...

Ignorant tears

To the editor: Constitution, constitution, treason, treason, sedition, sedition, my hair is fire! Oh, let’s not forget we went from “There is no fraud” to “There was very little fraud to “There wasn’t enough fraud to change the election.” This is the war cry of the left, the ...

Open letter to Elise Stefanik

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: Shame on you! Today (Monday) I read that you are joining 139 of your House Republican colleagues with the seditious move to object to the legal votes of U.S. citizens. You purport to be a constitutionalist while subverting that contention by joining ...

Dear Elise

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: You are not upholding democracy; you are undermining democracy. Shame. Shame. Shame. Carter Rowley Saranac Lake

Not socialists

To the editor: I have never understood why the nationally well-known Democrats have never taught the American people what the difference is between a “social democrat” (which most of our allies are) and a “socialist” (which none of the Democrats are). It is so simple. A ...