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What a web of disdain Weaver wove with column on solar panels

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What a web of disdain Weaver wove with column on solar panels Thank you for printing the thoughtful and well-researched Sept. 23 op-ed column [“Backward in Ballston”] by Daniel Weaver on the solar panels in our neighborhood. Why, he even looked at our neighborhood on Google Earth. The recently passed town of Ballston ordinance on solar collector installations does not, however, prevent anyone from installing any solar unit. The ordinance simply requires the homeowner to ...

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ronzo
September 27, 2012
7:25 a.m.

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Regarding Craig Foote letter: As a heterosexual married to the same woman for 44 yrs. - who I am married to has no personal affect on anyone else positively or negatively, and is none of anyone's business. Who anyone else is married or not married to has no personal affect on me in any way and is none of my business.

Senator McDonald represents ALL the people in his district, not just the ones who happened to express their views to his office, and not just the ones who believe that he should only represent them.

Will1960
September 27, 2012
1:58 p.m.

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Ronzo,

A well crafted response to an issue that is complicated by emotions and relegions. Citizens civil rights should never be decided by the vote of the majority since the minority will always lose their case. These matters of same sex marriage should be determined by Judges who have an understanding of our constitution and won't have to fear being voted out off the bench when they do the right thing.

ronzo
September 27, 2012
7:50 p.m.

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To Will1960: If citizens civil rights are decided by the vote of an alleged majority, today we probably would have segregated schools, poll taxes, no woman suffrage, plus innumerable other issues that some in our society deem sacred to their existence.

Will1960
September 28, 2012
12:26 p.m.

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Ronzo,
I think you misread my post. I wrote the majority should never decide the civil rights of those in the minority in our society. I am in agreemnt with you.

ronzo
September 28, 2012
5:05 p.m.

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Will1960: Sorry. I was not refuting you. My comment was intended to provide support to your comment. I should have worded it differently. Glad that at least two of us are in agreement about this issue.

robbump
October 1, 2012
4:41 p.m.

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regarding Barry Groat's letter ("Non-policing popular, but not the best policy") -

In my youth, our police did not have air-conditioned cars - and when they saw us doing something we should not have been doing, they didn't write tickets back then either.

But they did drive up to us, sometimes getting out of their cars, sometimes calling us up to the car - and "gave us hell".

I don't dispute that if the smaller "quality of life" issues are tended to first, the bigger issues are less likely to occur - but I don't think we need citations written as much as we need for people to be "set straight" and notified when they are out of line that there will be consequences. Most police cars today do have a built-in "bullhorn" - and a policy of "more talk, less tickets" could do wonders.

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