Published DateTo the editor,
So much condemnation of Senator Ayotte in recent letters and TV ads. I wonder, why wouldn't these letters instead be praising President Obama, extolling his actions and bold leadership. After all he issued 23 executive orders back in January (reference my letter of Jan. 18, 2013, Sun page 7). Bolder action by Obama, such as what F.D.R. was inclined to take with a stroke of his pen which spurred his Congress into action, may yet be forthcoming.
Giving praise when and where it is due is a positive thing guiding others in a positive way. Senator Shaheen has I'm sure done much to be praised, such as voting her party line faithfully. The ads and letters tell us nothing.
As to Ayotte's representing N.H., I'm quite sure the majority which voted her in are satisfied with her actions.
As to Obama's promised transparency, he allowed some but only as humor during the Correspondents Dinner on April 27th. Stating he was a young socialist (past tense), suggesting he's an old(er) socialist now, just humor.
Back in July of 2008, campaigning in Colorado Obama stated, "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." Today his administration's departments — from the Department of Homeland Security to Social Security — are buying up tens of millions of rounds of ammunition, enough it is estimated to expend 5.5 million rounds a month for the next 24 years. Some think it is a bit quirky to say the least, it may just be there is extra funds available from his sequester program (which Shaheen voted for).
Again, I'd like to read from some of the letter writers the good and positive things that socialist governments around the world have achieved in the last 100 years. One thing about them is, at the cost of tens of millions of lives, they have made capitalist out of all but a small handful, even if they continue to be authoritarian, single partied.