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John Demakowski (12-10) Domestic terrorism will rise; Obama is feckless at stopping it

To The Daily Sun,

Jim Veverka, in his zeal to slander Christians, reveals a poor understanding social cause and effect, and a complete abandon of any effort to judicially sort out the matters to which he refers. Attacks on Planned Parenthood are not supported in any manner by any genuine Christian church. Any well-schooled Christian understands that God says, in the Scriptures, "Vengeance is Mine says the Lord" and that it is not the place of the believer to exact vengeance, but to forgive and pray, as Jesus did, in His example on the Cross. This in no way forecloses the Christians' responsibility to work within the system to turn around this misguided and barbaric policy of abortion on demand and the selling of fetal body parts.

That there are unstable individuals who react to the horrific deeds practiced at Planned Parenthood uncovered and made known for righteous purpose is not Christian jihad. That the deeds are horrific is not the fault of the Christian group that exposed them, but of Planned Parenthood and the whole abortion industry. It's as it is with domestic violence. When a man attacks his wife and her lover. It's the transgression of infidelity that provokes the violence not the friend that thought the husband should know. Jim is interested in none of this, but only to piece statistics together with incidents to cause the allusion of Christian jihad to appear on the written page when none actually exists. Christians don't support these people in any way. It's like in the movie "Barabbas:" at the end, where the misguided Barabbas thinks the Christians are burning Rome and starts setting buildings on fire, but it wasn't the Christians.

Jim says, of abortion "It is not murder because a fetus is not a separate and independent being." Jim is right on the second part of that. A fetus is not independent in fact he is helpless apart from his mother. Because he is helpless should he be denied the right to life so that his mother and father can enjoy their liberty and pursuit of happiness? That is what Jim is proposing. As to separate: from the time of conception a fetus is a separate human being. That is not debatable. It's a fact. The rest of what Jim shares about being invested sounds very similar to the philosophy that led the Nazis to execute tens of thousands of disabled people in the early stages of World War II. Is that the kind of philosophy that you want to be guiding our nation?

As to gun control, most writers do not get to the fundamental truth underlying the Second Amendment. That is that an unarmed citizenry is reduced to slaves of their government. When gun control proponents finally get their way "the land of the free" will be no more.

Unlike "Christian Jihad," domestic terrorism is a real issue. Hillary Clinton will likely be the Democratic candidate for the presidency and Trump the Republican. With domestic terrorism on the rise, and it will rise, for the Obama administration is feckless at stopping it. Whatever you say about President George W. Bush, he understood that the best defense is a good offense. He took the fight to the Islamic world and consequently kept us safe. That was his job. Obama has played defense and the Islamic terrorists are now taking the fight here. The carnage that you have seen in the middle east and Europe now has come here.

Prediction: With the rise of Islamic terrorism here at home, this issue will dominate 2016 election. The Benghazi scandal will take on new importance in the minds of voters as indeed the cover up was to give the public the impression that America under Obama was winning the war on terror when we were not. Hillary's fingerprints are all over it. Alone in the voting booth, even many of the staunchest liberals, in concern for there own safety will vote for Trump. Trump wins by a landslide. Whether this is good for America or not, I don't know.

John Demakowski
Franklin

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Epilipsy research on back burner because there's not votes in it

To The Daily Sun,

Mr Kipreotis, it is not in the best interest of our politicians to fund research into neurological disorders, it is not where all of the hidden votes are counted. If you were to go down to any of the Drug Task Force hearings you would see a bunch of state unionized employees who have a special vested interest, testifying, looking to enlarge their departments — the vocal minority, the politician's voter base. It will be very interesting five years from now, when New Hampshire is 80 percent grey and can no longer support all of this big government and state retirees,  when this year alone there was a mad scramble to find $10.5 million for the state retirement shortfall. If you were to testify on behalf of epilepsy research, you would be met with politicians starring at the desk in front of them, unless you can promise them 30,000 votes in the upcoming election.

The war on drugs is costing the U.S. $50 billion annually in enforcement, judicial and incarceration, all of which are unionized jobs. You will not see our politicians threaten to reduce any of our state or federal enforcement agencies. That is why we are not hearing any more about New Hampshire becoming a Right-to-Work state; the state unions wouldn't allow it; the politician who leads that charge would be voted out as fast as Governor Benson.

In 1914 President Wilson singed into law the Harrison Act to suppress minority's use of drugs; in 1937 came FDR with the Reefer Madness program; and in 1971 "Tricky" Dick Nixon jumped into the war on drugs to suppress white anti-war college students, just as all of the previous administrations used it to build up vested departments from coast to coast and suppress minorities. You never hear of any white collar American busted for smoking a joint. But smoke it they do.

Tobacco subsidies in the U.S. totaled $1.5 billion from 1995-2012. Tobacco kills 6 million people worldwide, our governors see fit to increase the tax on tobacco any chance they can. Alcohol kills 3.3 million annually, but it is socially acceptable. Tens of thousands of people are killed on our roads by drunk drivers. We are building a new liquor store in New Hampton. Why aren't we fighting the war on socially acceptable drugs that kill? It would mean the loss of revenue from taxation, the loss of social workers, unionized law enforcement don't see it as an "epidemic, " and after all, how would our lawmakers celebrate their spending spree victory without their favorite glass of wine. Wine, by the way, is a gateway drug. So is beer, but we have to keep marijuana illegal because it is a gateway drug. Never heard of a marijuana overdose. I never heard of any one with withdrawal symptoms from marijuana. We have a load of hypocrites in government.

Mr. Kipreotis, it would make a lot of sense to spend all of the before mentioned funds on neurological disorders and find a cure but where would that leave the pharmaceutical companies who push dangerous pain killers? Just more special interest groups with their lobbyists and unions telling our politicians how and what they should be spending taxpayer moneys on. The outcome will remain the same. This is the form of democracy we are pushing around the world. Welcome to the Unionized States of America.
Eric T. Rottenecker
Bristol

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