Election night plan is clear
The Democrats seem to enjoy making voting a complicated matter. It’s clear their plan to make sure that on election night, no victor will be called.
They will claim mail-in ballots haven’t arrived, have been lost, some incomplete, and an army of their party lawyers will file suits.
Democrats will attempt to draw out the process, hoping to stop a second President Trump inauguration — on time. They will claim fraud, and do anything they can to delegitimize the election results.
Don Laible, Ilion
When will ‘Black Lives Matter?’
In 1619, Africans were brought on Dutch ships for British business interest as slave labor to help plant and harvest tobacco, sugarcane, rice and cotton. The institution of slavery would be protected by British Law, U.S. Law and church practice.
The Union prevailed in a bitter war with Confederate forces leading to the abolishment of slavery with the 13th Amendment. Tragically, in 1877, southern states resumed the oppression of Black folk in what was called “Jim Crow.”
The affirmation that “Black Lives Matter” would not be realized again until the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Today, our nation is witnessing the emergence of multiple white nationalist and white supremacy terrorist cells. Violence motivated by “hate” is commonplace against Black, brown and indigenous citizens.
It is my view that “All Lives Matter” will not be true until “Black Lives Matter.”
Rev. James Turturro, Marcy
Buttenschon fighting for veterans
In war, no soldier returns home unharmed.
In peace, no soldier returns home unchanged.
After their passing, no soldier should ever be forgotten.
These beliefs are why Marianne Buttenschon aggressively sought and won the appointment to the State Assembly’s Committee on Veterans Affairs.
In 2019, the Veterans Committee acted on almost a dozen new laws that were signed into law. Assemblywomen Buttenschon voted for every one of them.
Among these were bills: