amNewYork letters to the editor
Gillibrand in senate = lax gun laws in the city?
New York has the lowest crime rate of the 10 biggest cities in the United States. One of the reasons for the safety of New Yorks streets is the fact that New York state has strict gun control laws. Now that Kirsten Gillibrand, who supports the National Rifle Association, has been appointed to the U.S. Senate, she will be able to work to increase crime in New York.
George Jochnowitz, Manhattan
Empowered majority isnt the only voice
I am a practicing Christian who was glad to hear President Obama include non-believers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. Some religious leaders are aghast, on the grounds that the majority of Americans are Christian (or Judeo-Christian, when it behooves them to appear somewhat inclusive). A key point in my Judeo-Christian and American values is that it is not only the empowered majority who get to have a voice. Those who object show their main concern to be their own political power, for which they are consistently willing to sacrifice their values.
John J. Fitzgerald, Manhattan
In tough times, we must work together
Re Bandon LeNoirs letter, A little sacrifice is OK for the good of the city, Jan. 23-25: I applaud Citizen LeNoir for happily making middle class sacrifices in times of tightening budgets. We need to work together, stop complaining and offer some ideas while at the same time holding public officials to the fire.
Suzy Sandor, Manhattan