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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cape Vincent no longer nice, friendly town

A Letter to the editor from today's Watertown Daily Times

Abraham Lincoln said, “... and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” We all were taught it meant all people.

Why would Paul Aubertine, Dennis Pearson and Alan Wood try to exclude a group of people? What about their civil rights? Remember the quote, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Continue..

This letter to the editor in today's Watertown Daily Times addresses the prejudice against seasonal voters in Cape Vincent.

 This past election the Democratic candidates Paul Aubertine, Dennis Pearson and Al Wood challenged a large number of absentee ballots based on residency issues. 
They believe that seasonal residents of Cape Vincent should not be allowed to vote.  

Below is the list of seasonal voters challenged by Aubertine, Pearson and Wood that was provided by the Jefferson County Board of Elections through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request:


Anonymous said...

A little bit over the top, Harry, but your underlying point is fairly taken.

The key message to take away from your letter is this:

Register to vote in the one place you love the most, where you have the most to lose, and where your one vote will count the most.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I don't see Edsall's or Reinbeck's name on this list. they're just seasonal residents now.

Anonymous said...

Okay, maybe beatings and hangings are over the top, but I recall the use of fire hoses and police dogs to intimidate African-Americans from trying to register to vote.

This may help put into perspective what the CFG and Democrats tried to accomplish by denying voting rights to seasonal residents. I'd rather get hosed and attacked by a dog at the hands of Aubertine, Pearson and Wood then have them deny my right to vote.

I don't think Harry's letter is too over the top. All of the civil rights era descriptions pale by comparison to what has gone on today, because today everyone, other Cape's locals, are much more enlightened to protecting the rights of citizens.

That is why disenfranchising 78 seasonal voters by Aubertine, Pearson and Wood is viewed as a throwback to the days where bigotry and violence were the tactics used to deny people their right to vote.

What is really over the top is that CFG and Dems will continue to look for ways to deny seasonals the right to vote. They may have dropped their lawsuit, but none of them have apologized or indicated that they've finally learned their lesson that every resident of the Cape has the choice to vote here, if they choose.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Cape Vincent for thirty-six years and this bickering will never stop. I worked here and retired and my wife still works here. My kids got a great education at our local schools and are college grads with excellent jobs to this day. The Cape is a great and friendly place to live and retire in. You guys can fight amongst yourselves and watch life pass you bye. Wake up and smell the coffee or is it too late for you to do that. I for one will never hate the Cape, but I wish I could say the same about some of the people that live. Maybe by next year everything will end as we know it and things will start to heal, but then if it doesn't you'll still be fighting and you will not gain anything. Good bye.