2010-11-19 / Letters


Dear Editor,

Wow, Beachcomber, it never ceases to amaze us how little many of our columnists actually know about government.

The first amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Nowhere in this statement addresses the separation of Church and state. The separation of Church and state was in a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote not in the constitution. I may be wrong but the way I read it the first amendment is to insure that the government does not start a church that will rule over the country like the Church of England did.

Christine O’Donnell would have been better suited to have asked that someone read it out loud to prove her point. And, to all the pinheads that laughed at her during the debate I ask that they try reading a few things and become a little more knowledgeable before going out to vote. Law students bah!

Dismantling O’ Donohue Park. Wow! O’Donohue field. I remember playing baseball there in the 70’s. Mel who ran the PAL in the old movie theater in Far Rockaway ran the whole shebang. Mel (who worked for the post office) would spend umpteen hours making sure that every kid that came along learned how to bat, catch, and learn the rules of baseball and how to play and have fun. Mel wherever you are. Thanks .


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