TO THE EDITOR: It is little known and less appreciated that the genesis of American gun control is rooted in racism and fascism.
The first American gun restrictions were passed in the South following the Civil War to prevent Negros from arming themselves for their own protection.
In the aftermath of World War II, an American lawyer (later senator) named Thomas Dodd, participating in the the Nuremberg war crimes trials, returned to the States with a copy of the Nazi gun-control act, which became the template for further fascist “gun safety” laws in this country.
Am I inferring that the Democrat Party banning and confiscation fanatics of today are racists and fascists? No, I’m stating it in plain English.
Power beyond constitutional bounds is tyranny, and racism and fascism are the tools of its trade.
LEO J. SENEY
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank all the gracious neighbors and friends for the beautiful card, along with the donations.
My family has been through a difficult time and has been struggling due to the fire maliciously set by an arsonist to our home.
I am very touched by how my Lafayette Street neighbors showed their concerns for our well-beings. There are no words that can express the feelings and gratitude. My family has appreciated each and every person who was there to show their moral support to my family.
We all are grateful from the bottom of our hearts to have such beloved neighbors.
CAROL and LESTER FESSETTE
TO THE EDITOR: The Mirror Lake Inn and Ed and Lisa Weibrecht are now servicing the second generation of children in our region after hosting the 27th-annual Joy to the Children Benefit for the LPCA.
The Weibrechts’ dedication to exposing all of our children to the arts goes above and beyond any imaginable expectation.
On behalf of all of us involved in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, we thank them so much. They have made an incredible impact on our community over the past 27 years. I can think of no other event or activity that has done so much.
When you see Ed, Lisa or any of the Mirror Lake Inn staff, tell them how much you appreciate the work they have done.
There are literally hundreds of people who make this event a success by donating, attending and volunteering. We thank all of you for your commitment and support, especially Erin Perkins and Sharon Wood, who chair and organize the event.
They say that it takes a community to raise a child, and in the Tri-Lakes that happens.
Arts programs enable our children to grow and experience new things that might otherwise not be available here.
We are so fortunate to have the Weibrechts, the LPCA and so many volunteers.
LPCA Board of Directors
TO THE EDITOR: What a great crowd and what a wonderful job was done by the Wadhams Fire Co. and the Westport Fire Co. on Dec. 5.
The fire companies came together and did a beautiful parade of lighted vehicles coming through Wadhams and Westport, with Santa along for the ride.
With Westport as the final stop for the night, Santa did a countdown with the children to light the tree in the library park. Hot chocolate and cookies were on hand for all. The kids were excited and had a great time.
Thank you so much to the Fire District of the Wadhams and Westport fire companies for a fantastic evening. A new tradition has been started for the community. We are all talking about what a great thing you have done.
From the bottom of one heart, thank you.