LETTERS

He won't be bullied

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To the Editor:
When is bullying okay? Is there a time or place where it is permissible to bully someone?
It seems to me that we have had a number of reports over the years of the outcome of a person being bullied and the outcome was not good. It seems that there have been programs put in place in our schools to address the issue of bullying because it was wrong and to help students deal with it.
So I ask, is there a time or place when it is appropriate to bully someone? My upbringing says, no.
If you agree then what do you and I do about bullying that is going on now and seems to be accepted as okay. Yes, I am now talking about Democrats and their behavior. Democrat leaders in the House and Senate are telling you to bully any Republicans wherever you find one, including their families, and no Democrat is condemning it.
So are we now going to go into our schools and say that the rules have change, you can now bully anyone who does not agree with your views? It is a sad day but there is something you and I can do about some of it. I have not read or heard any condemnation for this bullying from our Senators or Representative so in the voting booth I will vote for Bob Flanders.
We can vote for Republicans across the board and maybe that change would continue to move our country forward and send a message that bullying is not acceptable behavior.

Allan Bucklin
Warwick

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Spartacus

This letter contains factual inaccuracies. In regard to this statement: "Democrat leaders in the House and Senate are telling you to bully any Republicans wherever you find one, including their families, and no Democrat is condemning it.," Only one representative, Maxine Walters, has called for any sort of action, and she didn't call for "bullying" of Republicans and their families. Her statement was: "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere." Notice she only says "anybody from that Cabinet," not Republicans in general, but officials who are paid with our tax dollars. Additionally, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Bernie Sanders, among others all spoke out against Maxine Walters' statement.

We can vote against Republicans across the board and maybe that change would continue to move our country forward and send a message that lying and spreading misinformation are not acceptable behavior.

Wednesday, October 10
jjsamt39

II think there are more than Maxine Walters, I seem to remember that Brooker, Senator from NJ put out a calling for harassing Republicans. . Think about what we are seeing with all the protesting, the protester are trying to get their way through intimidation or bullying. So count the heads of these individuals are they Democrats or Republicans and I believe you will find 90% are Democrats. How are we going to survive if we can't get along and there are solutions to that but it is not by bullying or intimidation.

Wednesday, October 10
Cat2222

Lack of respect for differing opinions is the root of this bullying. No one (at least no one with common sense) would state bullying is acceptable. Is it not history repeating itself? Didn't the 60s and 70s bring about a rebellion against the status quo? Tactics are different but sentiment is the same. It is never acceptable to bully. It is acceptable to protest and be passionate about things that affect you personally. It would be nice if our politicians practiced what they preached. It would also be great if both sides could see their own flaws in behavior. I am not going to hold my breath.

Monday, October 15