Press Releases of Paul R. Stoetzer

Tuesday, February 25, 2003


Following is a statement of Paul R. Stoetzer on his opinion on liberals.

"I may fervently disagree with liberals on their vision of public policy, but I have no personal quarrel with liberals in general. I know many great liberals and I know some terrible conservatives. Personal relationships between liberals and conservatives can indeed exist. Look at Ted Kennedy and George W. Bush, they criticize each other's policies, but Bush has had the Kennedys at the White House for dinner and a movie and they have a good personal relationship. Then of course is the former Special Assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney, Mary Matalin, a fierce conservative and her husband, political strategist and Clinton adviser James Carville, currently the fiercely liberal anchor of CNN's Crossfire.

In summary, I do not see any reason why people should hate or dislike each other or be afraid of one another simply due to political ideology"



Wednesday, February 19, 2003


Following is the statement of Paul R. Stoetzer on the new policy regarding television in the Utica Community Schools:

"I am appalled that our school district would seek to restrict student access to television for no good reason. Certainly television may not be an integral portion of the school day, but for teachers that wish to make it a part of the school day, they should have the freedom to do so. This blatant censorship of information is supposedly to 'protect us.' I feel, however, that the district is not protecting us, but seeking to avoid tough issues that face the nation and the world. I have to ask the question, what is next? Censoring news sites on the internet?"