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October 3, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2013

Won’t compromise

TO THE EDITOR: After decades of abuse by their liberal tormentors in the media and academia, Republicans are suffering from the battered-wife syndrome.

In their desire to be loved and accepted by their tormentors, they are willing to compromise their integrity. I am not one of those Republicans.

For instance, I believed, and still believe, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act, treating people differently (based on skin color), flies in the face of equal treatment under the law. I am speaking of Affirmative Action.

I believe the “invisible clause” legalizing abortion makes a mockery of the Constitution’s 10th Amendment.

I believe that diversity is a wonderful thing. That’s why I’m glad we have 50 states. With 50 states to choose from, one can find a place filled with like-minded people to fit one’s lifestyle. However, the constant erosion of states rights and the creeping growth of federal power is a matter of worrisome concern.

If you agreed with Hitler in the ‘30s, Germany was a nice place to live; if you didn’t, not so good. Let’s not go there.

KENNETH G. BARCOMB

Altona

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Tournament support

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired, we would like to thank organizations, businesses and individuals for their prize and financial contributions to the 10th-annual Golf for Sight Tournament, which was held on Aug. 2 at Harmony Golf Club & Community in Port Kent.

Thanks to AAA Northway, James Abendroth, Adirondack Museum, Adirondack Tack, Arnie’s, Ausable Chasm, Bluff Point Golf Resort, Boulevard Wine & Spirits, Cold River Associates, Crystal Rock, Cumberland 12 Cinemas, Daniel Blattberg, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Erenstone, Dunkin Donuts, Eco Car Wash, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, Eye Peek, First View Eye Care Associates, G. Robert Oyer, George and Shirley Moore Foundation, Gioiosa’s Wine & Spirits, Gordon Pratt Agency, Hamilton Funeral Home, Hara’s Salon, Harmony Golf Club, Industrial Med Testing Inc., Kinney Drugs, Kneucraft Fine Jewelry & Design, Lake Champlain Transportation, Liberty’s Garage, Malone Golf Club,  Marsha’s Homes, North Country Optical, Peru Federal Credit Union, Peru Lions Club, Plattsburgh Distributing, Precision Auto-Collision. Center, Price Choppers, Primary Eyecare Center, Ryan Burns, PE, Santa’s Workshop, Seasonal Services, Starbucks, Foundation of CVPH Medical Center, Kayak Shack, Walmart Vision Center, Wild Center, Tupper Lake Country Club, Tupper Lake Lions Club, VFW Post 1231 Canton, Warren Tire Service Center, Washland, Whiteface Club & Resort, Willsboro Golf Club and WIRY.

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