Reaction to ‘Rednecks’
TO THE EDITOR: In reply to the Speakout from Oct. 12 entitled “Rednecks,” it’s disheartening that you saw the “burnout” competition and “rednecks” associated with the event in such a negative light.
I would like to let you know that this competition, along with the car show and other events of that day (including beer sales), brought a significant — and I mean significant — contribution to the parish and the school they support.
I can assure you that this parish/school teaches tolerance and respect, which is something that seems to be lacking these days, evident by comments such as “Rednecks.”
If the donations of time, monies and efforts didn’t set a good example for our children that day, then I don’t know what would.
Advocate for area
TO THE EDITOR: I am pleased to endorse Assemblywoman Janet Duprey for re-election this November.
Janet has worked very diligently to make Clinton County a better place to live and work. When Janet was county treasurer, she oversaw the finances with great precision. She made investment decisions that helped keep Clinton County in a fiscal condition envied by many counties in the state.
As assemblywoman, Janet knows her way around the Capitol. She understands that most, if not all, decisions are made by representatives of the greater New York and Long Island area. She also knows how to work with the majority of these individuals, enabling her to bring grants, money and programs to the North Country.
Janet will continue to be our advocate in Albany, and I know we will all be better off with her guidance.
KEITH M. DEFAYETTE
War on church
TO THE EDITOR: President Obama and his secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, have declared war on the Catholic church and religious freedom in this country.