Time for us to face consequences of racism

I’m urging Republicans and Conservatives across St. Lawrence County to cast your vote for Greg Storie for county judge.

Greg is an outstanding lawyer and former judge who has spent his career fighting for justice. If he is elected, he will protect the Second Amendment rights of St. Lawrence County’s residents.

I’m also urging Ogdensburg Republicans to cast your votes for Ramona Breen for Ogdensburg city judge. Ramona is a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg who understands our community and who will work tirelessly on our behalf.

This year, voting in the primary couldn’t be easier, with options for casting your ballot by mail or in-person — right now at the Board of Elections office in Canton and on primary day, Tuesday, at your regular polling place. Contact the BOE for more information about mail-in and early voting.

However you choose to cast your vote, make it count by choosing the two candidates who will bring common sense and north country values to our courts.

Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie


The writer, a Republican, represents the 48 th District in the state Senate.

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(12) comments

Skye Opel

The fact that this candidate will protect 2nd amendment rights seems to be your primary endorsment. Is are there any other constitutional rights which she would champion? The separation of church and state? How about the first amendment? Give me a break. Why is it always about guns? No one has ever come for them and yet you continue to base all of your political ideologies on fire arms. Talk about "one trick ponies"

Holmes -- the real one

Good comment, Skye Opel.

Is it that Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie cares only about the 2nd amendment or is it that she thinks that's all her Republican constituents care about? Does Sen. Ritchie think that the other candidate won't uphold the Constitution? Is she certain that Storie will? Does she care?

Holmes -- the real one

Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie of Heuvelton

You should be embarrassed putting for this partisan drivel.

When you were sworn in -- did you promise to uphold the Constitution?

Let's just look at the swearing in oath for judges:

"Each justice or judge of the United States shall take the following oath or affirmation before performing the duties of his office: “I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 907; Pub. L. 101–650, title IV, § 404, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5124.)"

So, are you suggesting that the opponents of these candidates will NOT take the ooath? Or that they will NOT uphold the Constitution?

You, a Republican, support Donald Trump who has repeatedly thumbed his nose at the Constitution, the rule of law, and just plain human decency.

So let me ask again, did you swear to uphold the Constitution? This would be a good time for YOU to re-read it.

Holmes -- the real one

should read 0utting forth




"This year, voting in the primary couldn’t be easier, with options for casting your ballot by mail..." {P. Ritchie R-Heuvelton} Gee, I thought the Republican Line of the Day - as tweeted by the Supreme Twit, Presidunce Trump - is that "voting by mail is a liberal plot to corrupt American democracy." Though that's how he votes himself.) Didn't Patty get the memo? Is she on the outs with her Beloved Leader For Life? Stay tuned. Story at 11.




Isn't Senator Ritchie supposed to be representing ALL of her constituents? Nothing like furthering the partisan divide in a time of great trouble. I'm very disappointed in her.




When you can't think of a real good argument to support a candidate turn to the 2A coalesce the ignoramuses. Why would ritchie just call on republicans and conservatives to vote for storie? Is it because he really wouldn't be good for everybody?

Holmes -- the real one

This is to appeal to the "they're coming to take my guns away" crowd.

That is the "God will protect me from Coronavirus, but I need a gun because God won't protect me from other stuff."

Apparently, their "God" is weird that way.


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