Letters to the Editor — Oct. 3, 2021


Reopen asylums
It is time to open the shuttered state psychiatric hospitals (“Zombie land,” Sept. 26).

When conceived within the late nineteenth century, these hospitals had been referred to as “asylums” as a result of they supplied the mentally ailing, largely from overcrowded city cities, refuge and help from the stressors of their day by day lives.

We want these asylums now greater than ever.

The drug addicted, homeless and mentally ailing should be taken off the streets and given, not solely refuge from the vagaries of town, but additionally therapy that features detoxing, medicine administration, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. Without “asylum” these residents are doomed.

Karen Giuliani, Massapequa

Marine’s sanction
It is outrageous and infuriating that Lt. Col. Stewart Scheller was put within the brig in solitary confinement for having the braveness to name out the spineless and repulsive navy management chargeable for the Afghanistan debacle (“Outspoken Marine thrown in the brig,” Sept. 29).

These clowns have shifted the blame for his or her failures onto the commander in chief, saying that they’d no alternative however to implement his imbecilic evacuation plan, which utterly ignored all their suggestions.

Gen. Mark Milley thought it was acceptable to usurp President Donald Trump’s authority, however says he had no alternative however to observe orders on this case.

Gen. Frank McKenzie vaporized 10 harmless individuals, seven of whom had been youngsters, and suffers no repercussions, whereas border officers are being demonized and threatened for doing precisely what they had been skilled to do.

The corruption and incompetence that permeates the Biden administration is astonishing and poses an existential menace to America.

Thomas Urban, Wantagh

Adams’ potential
Eric Adams has the chance to be the best mayor in New York City historical past if he crosses strains to rebuild town (“DeB follows Adams’ lead,” Michael Goodwin, Sept. 26).

Goodwin is true; Eric Adams “gets it.” Adams’ prudent and sensible options will get the job accomplished: Putting and preserving the criminals in jail, cleansing up the streets and convincing individuals with monetary sources that town is a secure and respectable place to dwell and do enterprise are all important.

Jim Foley, Airmont

Unvaxxed Rx workers
​I can’t perceive why some health-care staff are refusing to get vaccinated towards COVID (“Jabless & jobless,” Sept. 29).

This positively must be the epitome of stupidity. How can a health-care employee logically or professionally decline vaccination? Isn’t the promotion and preservation of well being a part of their core mission?

There’s a quite simple answer to their dilemma: Find one other job outdoors the health-care occupation.

Frank Brady, Yonkers

Nix royal welcome
Thank you for printing the scathing commentary by Kyle Smith regarding the California “tourists,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, getting the keys to town (“NY pols fawn over tourists,” Sept. 24).

Why do politicians assume that these two self-serving nincompoops deserve any privileges or courtesies? This couple left their obligations and titles behind after they left England in a self-imposed huff. They serve no goal and don’t have any affect on the world, besides in their very own minds.

Please, New York, cease reinforcing the madness that follows of their wake.

C. Muehlenpfort, San Diego

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