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I'm a veteran & I will be voting on March 11 for Colonel Joe Kenney

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To The Daily Sun,

I rarely respond to letters in the paper. However, after E. Scott Cracraft's vicious attack on Colonel Joe Kenney, here is my response:

Please spell his name correctly, it is Kenney not Kenny.

You label Joe Kenney as an extremist with an anti-worker, anti-education and anti-woman agenda. You feel he is anti-worker because he voted to make New Hampshire a right-to-work state. What rights do the unions lose? Workers can still join the union if they want; it is called freedom to choose.

Once again, you feel he is anti-education because he has concerns about the teachers' union, like putting the teacher first and the students second.

Finally, you feel he is anti-woman because of Planned Parenthood. My wife and I are both pro-life, and neither of us are anti-woman. Planned Parenthood does many types of service for women's health. However, they did over 334,000 abortions in 2012.

As for expanding Medicaid under Obamacare — where the government promises to pay 100 percent the first year and 90 percent after the first year — I was promised free health care when I joined the Navy in the 1960s and guess what, they now have means testing and I do not have free health care. We were also promised we could keep our doctors, hospitals, etc. This was the lie of the year.

Vermont and New Hampshire have excellent gun laws. Perhaps you feel we need to ban guns. Illinois, New York and Connecticut are trying, but they still have a high rate of gun violence.

I am a veteran and I will be voting for Colonel Joe Kenney. He has an "A" rating with the NRA and he is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of viciously attacking a hero, you should be thanking him for more than 30 years of service. I salute you Colonel Kenney.

Jim Mayotte