Vote them out
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Dear Editor: For over a half-century, Democrats and Republicans have taken turns at presiding over the economy, guiding and managing our national debt, deficit and social programs to the brink of bankruptcy. We have spent many decades switching seats, but changing nothing. Both parties continue to debate how to spend money we don’t have and ignore the fiscal crisis we face. We have been repeating the process of voting for one or the other expecting different results, a process Albert Einstein called “insanity”. There is no doubt that a majority of citizens disapprove of the path our country is on. Let me suggest a course of action that would make this election remarkable. Vote for candidates from a party other than Democrat or Republican. Non-incumbent candidates will have fewer ties to the established corrupt network of lobbyists, may have a different perspective of their role as representatives, may be innovative and offer new ideas. Whatever kind of government the new candidates create, it can’t be any worse than what we have now. If the new candidates are ineffective, we can replace them at the end of their terms. Elections and voting are the best tried and true means of term limits. By reducing the number of incumbents that are elected, we are sending a message that no one in Congress is indispensable. What is indispensable is our constitutional right to vote and elect those who will best serve their constituents. Sincerely, Ed Konecnik Flushing
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No strategy but one
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Dear Editor: Speaker John Boehner disagrees with President Barack Obama's strategy on ISIL. He recently said we have to act immediately and have "no choice but to put boots on the ground and destroy these barbarians." He has the power to call Congress back into session and debate the president's strategy. He even says "the Senate and Congress should speak, but doing this with a whole group of members who are on their way out the door, I don't think that is the right way to handle this." What garbage! Ninety percent of these members who are "out the door" will be coming back through that same door. So the threat is eminent, yet Boehner wants to wait for the new Congress in January. Republicans are a disgrace!The truth is and always has been that the most important thing for Republicans is making Obama look bad. Sincerely, Robert LaRosa Whitestone
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Not so grand
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Dear Editor: There is more to the passing of Edward Regan. The last Republican state comptroller, Regan won his final term in 1990. The last Republican attorney general, Dennis Vacco, served only one term after winning in 1994. The last Republican to win any statewide office was former Governor George Pataki. His final term began in 2002. Since then, no Republican has been successful in winning any statewide office. This trend will continue beyond the 2014 General Election. Empire State Republicans must begin to expand beyond its ever-shrinking base. The GOP will only be able to win any future statewide public offices by appealing to new, under 30, unaffiliated and moderate Democrat voters as did its ancestors. Sincerely, Larry Penner Great Neck
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Not a game
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Dear Editor: The recent problems with the Sayreville football team hazing incident should make it very plain that there needs to be better supervision of players by their coaches in the locker rooms. Also, parents of those who play not only football, but all other high school sports, need to talk to their kids about proper and respectful behavior. That is where it all should begin, in the home. Coaches need to reinforce the moral values that parents teach their children. Sincerely, John Amato Fresh Meadows
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End it now!
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Dear Editor: Geno Smith and Michael Vick and the Jets failed again to get the job done. Another humiliating defeat that leave us fans feeling let down again. They're now 1-7 and the playoff are just a dream. The name Jets now stands for “Just End The Season." Sincerely, Frederick R. Bedell, Jr. Glen Oaks Village
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