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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Belonging to a movement

Anomie in societies or individuals, is a condition of instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values or from a lack of purpose or ideals. — Émile Durkheim.  Professors back from secret missionsResume their proper eruditions,    Though some … Continue reading

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Firearm regulation

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) generally opposes firearm regulation. On Wednesday, March 10, the house considered H.R. 1446 “To strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is … Continue reading

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The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report

Some observations on “The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report.” Human progress didn’t end in 1776 as the authors of this report would have us believe. The facts of our founding are not partisan. They are a matter of history. Controversies about the meaning of the … Continue reading

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As i read all these comments from you moronic idioms.

Betrayed by spellcheck, possibly. As i read all these comments from you moronic idioms. Marshall law. Traders to our country (like Benedict Arnold). Where was the outrage in Washington state along with other states who were under seize. Impeachment dilutes … Continue reading

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Has Nancy Pelosi offered the GOP another chance?

How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!” — Mark Twain Christian Schneider writes: But by bringing an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the … Continue reading

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A brief sample of comments on Tom Reed’s Jan. 4 tele townhall

What are you doing to make me confident that there is zero fraud in the next election??? Because I don’t feel that way right now. Every illegal vote out there lessens my vote and my say and that’s a problem. … Continue reading

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Needed laws and amendments

We have seen what needs to be fixed; this is the time to do it. Make clear that a president may not pardon him or herself. Perhaps limit the power to pardon a former president to an elected president. Make … Continue reading

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What’s next for Donald J. Trump?

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. We should consider what will happen with Donald Trump once he leaves the White House. Some former presidents have taken up painting, some build houses for charity. What will Trump do? What will … Continue reading

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We Got Lucky With Trump

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport. Luck comes in two forms, and we got both! Trump’s four year rampage through out democracy was certainly bad luck. His unrelenting attacks on the press (FAKE NEWS), his terrible foreign policy (will NATO … Continue reading

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Wither the Republican Party

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport I am as surprised and upset as everyone else. And looking deeper, I am become even more upset. On the theory that misery loves company, I offer the following: Trump has received at least … Continue reading

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