LETTER from M. A. WEHLAN
To the Editor:
In his recent communication to the readership of the Freeman’s Journal, Mr. Furnari offered to debate anyone on the subject of Mr. Trumps’ 75 million enthusiasts who, he says, were deprived of their right to vote for him. We could also debate his other statements – but first we would have to establish some Rules of Evidence to abide by, as we seem to differ about what evidence is.
For example, I would regard the 36 judicially dismissed law suits alleging election fraud, and the validation of the election results by recounts, as evidence that such allegations had no merit. And I would regard Trump’s taped conversation in which he tried to bribe/coerce the Elections Commissioner in Georgia to “find” a winning number of votes for him, as evidence of Trump’s attempt to commit election fraud on his own behalf. I would regard the U.S. Government Intelligence Reports of Trump’s campaign connections to Russia and the Ukraine as evidence of attempted election fraud.
On the other hand, we would not regard baseless theories propagated on Social Media as evidence.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 27
CHILDRENS CABARET – 7 p.m. ‘Sing Into Spring’ Childrens Cabaret free streaming event features current and past youth performers from Orpheus Theater. 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
LETTER from ANDREW D. STAMMEL
To the Editor:
Millions of Americans watched in horror as partisan domestic terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol last week to prevent the lawful election of Joe Biden. I join in the anger and disgust at the destruction of public property and the desecration of the hallowed citadel of democracy. I despair at the unnecessary loss of life, including brave Capitol police officers.
But I also angrily denounce the ongoing incitement by the President and allies in the Republican Party as well as their tepid or non-existent denunciations of the appalling insurrection.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 31
SHAKESPEARE – 6 – 10 p.m. Join the West Kortright Center to celebrate the talent of area youth and the genius of William Shakespeare at virtual ‘Shakespeare In The Valley.’ Visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/shakespeare-in-the-valley/ for info.