Americans represent a variety of races

first_imgThe 14th Amendment says that if you are born in the United States, you are an American. Period. You are not a German-American. You are an American of German descent. You are not an African-American; you are an American of African (name the country) descent.Suppose a court takes the first 50 people arrested at the next protest (preferably 25 from each side of the conflict). At arraignment, have the judge offer all of them all a “Get out of Jail Free” card. To get it, they must agree to a mouth swab. Then DNA testing will determine just how “pure” they really are. Also, they must agree, in writing, to allow the results to be published in their hometown newspapers, as well as a national one (say USA Today).Most will be surprised by the results. There might be some African in their Aryan blood. Perhaps, they are 20 percent Jewish. Or maybe some may have American Indian blood running through their veins.David Duke, are you reading this? Will you be the first to get swabbed? What about you, Al Sharpton. Did your grandparents really come from Africa? How about you, Donald Trump? Can we swab you, as the “First Birther?David LucierNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation I think I have a solution to the problem with those siding with Nazi sympathizers, the KKK or the so-called “skin heads,” claiming they are 100 percent of the Aryan race. The same may true with other believers in their racial purity. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Addy Theater is welcome

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThank you, Proctors, for the new Addy Theatre on the third floor. It’s great to see that all the major 2017 Oscar contenders will be shown there. Finally, we have a theater in Schenectady showing movies of high quality and the price is right. I’m looking forward to many hours of enjoyable viewing at Proctors’ new space.Elizabeth VolpicelliSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musiclast_img

Union City blues

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JER spending reaches £1bn with two buys

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Soros piles up £1bn for Euro property campaign

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UBS Warburg to embark on new voyage into PFI

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One 2 One to test market interest in Hatfield space

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Pavilions publicity pulls in the punters

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Big guns aim at Euro markets

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Counting the cost

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