Preparation can shorten DMV visits
Lane Filler’s June 13 column, “DMV hours drive us to distraction,” about terrible hours at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, was a bit skewed. Yes, there can be long waits for some, but drivers can help themselves to shorten visits.
I recently changed my regular license to an enhanced license at the Garden City office. I made an appointment at the DMV website and read clear directions about which papers to bring. I had an appointment at 3 p.m. After providing all my required documents, taking a vision test and getting a picture taken, I left at 3:25. I don’t think that was bad at all.
The column appeared to exemplify the routines and problems encountered 10 or 20 years ago. I am glad to say that the DMV has come a long way since then.
George Reichenbach,Garden City
A sad sign of the times in America
A reader complained that the top players in the final round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club were second-tier golfers [“Disappointments with the 2018 U.S. Open,” Letters, June 24].
Complaints about the course being difficult are a sign of what is becoming the thinking in this country: If it is difficult and you have to work hard, make it easier — no entrance exams for tough schools, no valedictorian because students do not put in the effort, an easier course so Tiger Woods can make the cut.
I play golf regularly. It takes work and practice to play well. I never blame the course if I play poorly.
U.S. right to leave UN rights council
It’s about time and the right thing to do that the United States has left the UN Human Rights Council [“Leaving UN Human Rights Council,” News, June 20].
This group has been hypocritical for decades and has treated Israel unfairly by condemning it for violations while often giving a pass to other countries with greater violations. For national security reasons, it is right for the United States to back its greatest ally in the Middle East.