Column was right
on Christie's lies
The July 14 column by Charles Wowkanech, "Despite claim by Christie, taxes are up," was very good. But Wowkanech left out the seniors and veterans in his column.
Seniors and low-income veterans lost the tax rebates usually given to them because of high taxes in our state. Gov. Chris Christie is quite a liar and should be taken down for lying to the people in this great state. He will lose a great number of voters because of his lies.
deserves to be honored
Regarding the June 13 letter, "Stone Harbor road should honor Wilson":
Some interesting facts about President Woodrow Wilson: He led the country through World War I; under his watch women received the right to vote; and he was a champion of the League of Nations, which later became the United Nations after World War II.
I think he is more than worthy to have Stone Harbor Boulevard dedicated in his name, especially being one of New Jersey's own.
Cape May Court House
Sentence too harsh
in 1990 murder
Regarding the July 20 story about Steven Goff, "Killer sentenced in 1990 Galloway murder":
Here's a man who had a respectable job and was respected in this community. He went about his business every day, but because of thoughts of his tragic actions 23 years ago, he had a heavy heart.
So Steve Goff came forward to confess to his crime of killing Frederick Hart.
Here is someone who believed he was doing the right thing, and I thought the judge would rule with forgiveness on July 19.
I would have thought there would have been more leniency instead of a sentence of 30 years, with a 15-year minimum before eligibility for parole. This does not seem fair.
By turning himself in, Steve was hoping to encourage people in other unresolved cases to turn themselves in. Why would anyone want to confess now?
Every day the justice system gets more confusing. I don't believe Superior Court Judge Michael Donio made a fair decision in this case.
I hope Steve is able to keep his head up and keep a positive attitude. He's a good person.
Nutter is a leader,
while Obama is divisive
President Barack Obama injected himself into the Trayvon Martin/
George Zimmerman tragedy in a brief July 19 speech, which was unusually divisive and race-focused.
The illogic of his foreign policy, his poor relationship with the Congress and his embrace of a strong socialistic philosophy have created a lackluster presidency. It seems that he cannot lead - he can only campaign.
In an essay in Time magazine, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter addressed Martin's death by focusing on the problems of minority communities in the U.S. Nutter said, "It's about jobs. It's about education. It's about economic investment and job retraining."
Nutter cited the unusually high number of murders committed by and against African Americans and provided some valuable suggestions about how to address the root causes. "We need a partnership among cities, states and federal agencies; the corporate community; the philanthropic community; the religious community; the social-advocacy community - all working toward helping African-American men and boys," he wrote.
Nutter has his eye on the ball and doesn't resort to the divisive race-baiting rhetoric of Obama.
So, Mr. President, stop campaigning with your divisiveness and start leading to deal with the causes of the problems and the murders of African Americans and all Americans.