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Dear Editors:

From the letter about guns and bail from Edward Zindell, I got the impression there was a sense of simply attacking Democrats. The issue came from a resident of Pennsylvania, but it attacked our Democratic Party governor. Would he have done the same had there been an issue with Pataki or someone else in the Republicans in New York? Why do these stupid Republicans gang up together so much, in spite of whether they don’t speak with any common sense and reasoning, but merely wish to attack Democrats? Let’s see. The worst rise in inflation is being mentioned today since the days of Ronald Reagan. Gosh. To which  political party did Reagan belong? I don’t recall such vicious stuff being said about Reagan in those years.

But this letter to the editor was not about inflation, but about guns and bail in New York. I just had to throw in the stupidity of Republicans which we are witnessing, uphold by the big major entertainment news networks who produce news for sensationalist reasons, entertainment and ratings, not to present the truth. I am actually happy to see a newspaper in Scranton which does a much better job.

However, I have to question Mr. Zindell as to the REASONS and EVIDENCE behind his claim that “reform of the NY bail law” would be better than controlling guns. He gives no evidence, just bloviates an opinion apparently based on (from what I gathered) a hatred of Democrats. Who put him up to writing with this ignorant stuff for the sake of Republican hatred of Democrats? What is hoped to be accomplished? Oh, I can answer that. Bring all shallow people, a large part of the population these days, to the side of the Republicans, through lies, fake news and all the rest of that stuff. Again. I fail to understand how reform of the bail law can be better than control of gun laws.

With that being said, I do agree with Mr. Zindell in tossing out a (supposed) fact that with New Hampshire’s lax gun laws, there is less crime and violence. Michael Moore pointed out that Canada has a higher number of guns per capita than the USA, yet, when guns were used for hunting animals and not people, the gun crime and violence was lower in Canada. Gee!  How many big urban areas does Canada have, compared to the USA? How much of a population does Canada have, compared to the USA? Same with New Hampshire. I would wager there are more in New Hampshire who use guns to hunt animals, not people, but I really cannot say for certain, so it is mere speculation on my part.

Even animal hunters in upstate New York, as my late dad, would say that they do not understand why there is a need to have automatic weapons because he was not sure he would want to butcher and eat a deer after riddled with bullets from automatic weapons. Perhaps Mr. Zindell does not want to curb the use of automatic weapons? Why? What is the damn reason behind such a nonsensical piece of crap of an idea? My dad, a hunter, really found it hard to understand the lack of common sense from those who opposed restrictions on guns.

There are so many solutions, outside of “bail reform” which would have a far wider impact on crime and violence in the USA, but they are being curbed by people like Mr. Zindell who makes no sense at all. Speaking of Reagan. Imagine how many he let go into homelessness due to his policies? How many did he release to the streets by curbing mental illness institutional control of the violent ones? How many were released due to the anarchist flavors of libertarians, too?  In the same light, on the extreme left of bleeding heart liberals, how many violent ones are out there? Did Mr. Zindell consider such questions, or did he just have blinders on and attack our Democratic Party governor in New York? I think, in light of what I am saying about examining solutions fully, Mr. Zindell is disgusting and a hothead who has no brains to do what the man in Endicott, NY, said to his employees: THINK. If you don’t know who that was, it was Thomas J. Watson.

I cannot comment on the topic of “bail reform” because I have not studied the issue in order to THINK about it. All I know is there are so many other solutions to be considered, in addition to regulating guns and stopping the sales of automatic weapons. Whether or not it is premeditated murder, insurrection, or a mentally ill person who goes off his/her rocker, guns are there far too much. PERIOD. There are many people, including Democrats, who are attempting to put solutions out there. But Republicans who hate Democrats simply shoot holes in the solutions without even a consideration of them – because they come from Democrats. For instance, Republicans have destroyed democracy in Florida and created a one-party state by means of gerrymandering. To Republicans, that’s ok. But when Democrats use gerrymandering, it’s not ok. That is bullshit.  The answer really lies, since gerrymandering was NEVER PART OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, to just rid us of it and come up with a better strategy to divide congressional districts every ten years. But no. All we have is Democrats and Republicans clinging to the GD gerrymandering, with Republicans thinking it is ok for THEM to do it, but not for Democrats. Again. When I was a Republican during the Reagan years, I received all these lousy messages from Reagan and the Republicans about how terrible it was that there was a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives, due to gerrymandering.

Today, the House seats in Florida are largely Republican due to gerrymandering.  But that is okey dokey, dokey, right? I got sick and tired of being a Republican in Florida and getting these lousy messages from Republicans about House candidates in upstate NY, candidates who did not go along with the Republicans. And I was a Republican, too. I despised those messages.  I was disgusted because, as a FREE VOTER in these USA, I had VOTED, as A REPUBLICAN, for one of those DEMOCRATIC PARTY HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. Are the capital letters SCREAMING enough to get my point across?

And the filibuster in the Senate, which goes against basic rules of democratic organization procedures as written in Roberts’ Rules of Order, should be removed. Republicans use it. Democrats use it. Get rid of the GD thing.

So, I have gone on about an attack by Mr. Zindell on something put in place by Democrats. I explain all of this with regard to gerrymandering and filibuster because it is related to how we have such a GD setup in this nation which Zindell is taking advantage of by having a means to throw barbs at a Democratic Party governor. No sense of what might be said in trying to understand the background and intent of bail reform. It is the exact same BS which happens with gerrymandering and filibuster.  Same BS. It all needs to stop and we need to stop all people, lawyers with their damn personal injury lawsuits supporting FAKES, and make this nation move forward again. It needs to stop, so what can Zindell offer to stop this BS I describe?

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