Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: East Rockaway, Lynbrook

June 20-26, 2013


Thanks for a fun Frolic

To the Editor:

Once again, I’d like to thank those in charge of the Huckleberry Frolic for making last Saturday a fun day for me and my family.

I grew up in Lynbrook and attended East Rockaway schools, and the Frolic was always a highlight for me and my brother. Our parents would take us there early in the morning, since we marched in the parade, and the rest of the day was filled with playing ball, eating sour pickles from the Pickle Man, and bothering our parents for money to buy toys and games from the vendors. What fond memories.

Through the years, the activities, the rides and the faces have changed, but the event remains the same — a day for community members to come together and for families to enjoy. I’ll be back next year.

Caroline Cardino

Boynton Beach, Fla.

Former Lynbrook resident

We have the right to know

To the Editor:

Regarding Jerry Kremer’s column “Why bother governing when you can hunt for scandals?” (June 6-12), I wonder what he would be saying if someone else, such as George Bush, were in the White House? Mr. Kremer and his left-wing cohorts in the media would be leading the charge and maybe even mentioning the “I” word — impeachment!

How dare he mischaracterize the “small band of stubborn misfits” that he claims believe the federal government shouldn’t exist? What this band wants is a return to our constitutional values of limited government and the right of individuals to pursue happiness, not be granted happiness by a bloated, free-spending, near-bankrupt government whose leaders make every decision based on what they can do to get re-elected instead of making this a better country.

I include both Democrats and Republicans in that group, including U.S. Rep. Peter King and U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It’s time for term limits so we can become governed once again.

What stops President Obama from governing? Perhaps he should look inward at himself and his daily activities (fundraising, golf, White House parties, etc.) versus always blaming someone else for his failures. He’s been in office for more than four years — where is his accountability?

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