This letter is a response to David Alexander's letter printed in your paper August 13, which itself was a response to my letter.
I really did not want to write this letter. Really, I didn't. I expected you to respond negatively to my rebuttal of your earlier letter, and you did. I don't have a problem with that.
What I do have a problem with is how incredibly offensive your response was. I do not appreciate being called "stupid, childish and immature." This reaction was totally uncalled for. I disagreed with your views but did I directly insult you once in my letter? No. What's really outrageous is that you say I'm immature, then turn around and insult me simply for not accepting your opinion.
Then worst of all, you go ahead and use our community newspaper to insult my mother. For those of you who might not have read Mr. Alexander's piece of drivel, this man actually wrote, and I quote, "Your claim...is both presumptuous and stupid. Is this how your born-and-raised-in-Hoboken mother taught you to express yourself?"
First of all, you have absolutely no right to be talking about my mother in a negative tone in any way, shape or form. Second, to answer your question, my mother taught me to have enough integrity to stand up for what I believe in. That's all I was doing by responding to your letter. I thought it was a perfectly acceptable way of going about it.
This will be my last letter directed toward you concerning this topic. My sole intent all along was simply to show that on the whole, the old-timers of this town really are good people. Unfortunately, you tried to turn this into a mud-slinging match. As you can see, I'm not biting. Maybe I'm a little more mature than you think I am.