ARIEL should be welcomed, not demonized
I am glad that the rabbi settled the lawsuit (“County reaches settlement with ARIEL and Rabbi Belinsky in religious land-use discrimination suit,” Aug. 12, 2022). I felt really bad for him when I saw what was going on in our neighborhood. People were forwarding terrible emails where he was demonized and his group was called horrific names. They called him a fanatic and Chabad a cult that brainwashes children. I believe this was the reason why so many people opposed them in our neighborhood. I, on the other hand, got a chance to participate in the rabbi’s events and meet him personally. He is a very nice man and he really cares. My children in New Jersey are all attending a Chabad there and tell me how good Chabad is. I would love to have them in our area.
For weeks now, I have been watching the January 6th hearings regarding the attempted overthrow of our government (“The Trump Wars,” Aug. 19, 2022) and it reminds me of the Watergate hearings of fifty years ago.
There are parallels between Presidents Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. Both Presidents were and are insecure, self-centered men who believed the world revolves around them. What Richard Nixon did was criminal, and definitely the actions of Donald Trump — before and after the January 6th attempt to overthrow our government — were criminal.
Any other person charged with a similar crime would have already been imprisoned. Trump and his minions’ actions on January 6th leave a negative mark on our history.
The one reasonable solution is not to allow these treasonable offenses ever again.
These actions should disqualify anyone from seeking the office of president. They must be held accountable. A president is equal to everyone and responsible for their own behavior
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