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Lee was, above all else, a traitor to his countryGen. Robert E. Lee was a traitor, not a rebel, not a patriot. He betrayed his oath as an officer and a member of the United States military. R.E. Lee and those members of the U.S. Army that followed him and took up arms were traitors, guilty of high treason by their actions. Revisionists who try to paint R.E. Lee and those o…

Legislators have the ability to change the ConstitutionI read with amusement the letter advising New York state voters to vote in favor of a constitutional convention. One should understand who will be writing this new constitution. It will be those currently serving in the Legislature and/or their politically connected cronies.Now let’s think about this. Do we really wa…

Westwood will simply add to town’s drainage issuesOur atmosphere is warming, warm air carries more moisture. That’s why our rainstorms are, on the average, delivering more rain. That, plus the weakening of the jet stream, will also allow more Gulf moisture to make it north. The initial blast of runoff from these intense rainstorms is stressing the drainage of Amherst s…

The county Water Authority discourages conservationI agree with The Buffalo News editorial praise for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (now “Waterkeeper”). But let’s make some real changes to make things better.For example, water conservation is all but ignored in Erie County. The Erie County Water Authority charges every water customer a minimum of 9,000 gallons of w…

There is much more not to like about the onerous SAFE ActThe Sept. 9 letter regarding the SAFE Act had an interesting question of “What’s not to like?” There is plenty not to like about it. The most unlikeable thing is that it does nothing to reduce “gun violence.” Simple answer is that criminals don’t obey laws and this one has no effect on the criminal misuse…

News article did a nice job showing police as caringThe Sept. 9 News article praising three Buffalo police officers was well deserved. With so many negative stories that surface involving officers, the two stories depicted in the article showed another side of police officers. One story featured in The News article went viral and ended up on Facebook.Officer Patrick McDona…

Pitts ignores the reason Kaepernick is not playingNews op-ed columnist Leonard Pitts continues to perpetuate division in this country by using his soap box to spew his hysterical racial rhetoric. A majority of the sports fans you ask will tell you that Colin Kaepernick is not that good, that’s why he’s not playing. It has nothing to do with race.The mayor and police ch…

Lancaster growth is spiraling dangerously out of controlDanger is growing around us in Lancaster. We must take steps to correct the obvious problem that our roads have not kept up with our housing boom. We need to act quickly before a deadly situation arises.Look around at the hundreds of new homes with thousands of new people, trying to travel on roads built for horse and…

Democrats should follow Trump in donating salariesPresident Trump has recently donated his $400,000 presidential salary to charity and also recently donated $1 million of his own money to the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey. Some of the charitable organizations included the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. This is a man who has only been a politician for less than nine…

News editorial cartoonist adheres to his liberal biasOf what use is Adam Zyglis?Most of the time all he does is dutifully reproduce the most obvious, shallow and conventional leftist take on every issue. There’s certainly no fear of gaining any new insight or discovering a novel approach to any question. The Buffalo News could save some space by simply replacing his draw…

Two-state solution works when Arabs keep their wordThe Sept. 1 Another Voice Column “Two-state solution is the way to Mideast peace” is arguably a reasonable position. However, the information provided by the author ranges from misleading to outright false. This piece is nothing more than a repeat of anti-Israel propaganda.The author emphasizes United Nations Resolutio…

Hurricanes call for putting aside political partisanshipThe destruction caused by a series of hurricanes is sufficient to call for a revision of our economic and political priorities. The problems call for putting the economy on something equivalent to a “wartime” footing.This is not the time to talk about tax cuts. Building a wall becomes less important than restoring…

The East Side can house new Amazon headquartersWell, here we are. Opportunity knocks, Western New York – this time in the form of the second headquarters that Amazon is seeking to build in a strategically located city with a well-educated workforce. But are we as ready as we could be?Amazon executives are said to be looking for a large, preferably inexpensive urban site …

Let’s join with Gillibrand on push for clean energyDuring Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s recent town hall meeting in Buffalo, she reminded us that all American families want clean air, clean water and communities that are safe from the constant threat of the climate crisis. Our country may be divided on some issues, but we can all agree that our environment is the basis for…

Congress has to get busy doing its assigned jobsAs Congress members return to Capitol Hill, the big question is: When are they going to do their job? They were put there by the voters of this country.It seems to me they are there for the ride, not the voters who put them there to do the job. If you worked for a company and didn’t do your job, you’d be fired. Maybe the …