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The lies Hillary & Obama have been telling for years are well documented

To The Daily Sun,

And now another one kills five in another gun-free zone. This one a legal immigrant from Turkey whom I suspect just may be a Muslim. I don't know; it's just a wild guess on my part since it seems to be the national sport of Islam.

This was not in some big city. It was a town of 8,600 people. Laconia has a population of around 15,900 or so. Couldn't happen here, right? Think again. It could, especially if Hillary continues the Obama policy of closing their minds to the reality of the threats that the real world presents us.

Folks this is not some abstract, it-can't-happen-to-me-or-mine thing. It can. Clinton is hell-bent on becoming the president, and will do or say anything to that end. She ignores real dangers to us regular citizens as she ignored the dangers to ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi. It's all politics all the time with her. She has no empathy, no compassion for anyone except herself. She is a classic narcissist.

Oh sure, Trump is imperfect, but Trump will make every effort to keep us as safe as he possibly can. We can be sure he will not bury his head in the sand and hope nothing goes wrong like Hillary does.

Her big campaign against the right of honest citizens to own or carry firearms is a perfect example. She and her family are constantly surrounded by a small army of highly trained and fully-armed secret service agents and state and local police every time they go out side their home. Ask yourself, are you? A case of do as I say not as I do.

Over and over I have pointed out the documented litany of lies this woman has told us year after year so that it seems she never speaks without lying. We just can't trust her. One writer to this paper referred to my letters as containing "pseudo facts." I'm just wondering which facts they are? Is it the lies Hillary and Obama have been telling for years that are well documented? Is it the death toll from Islamic terrorists attacks, also well reported and documented? How about the less well reported death toll in black sections in cities like Chicago that have been under Democratic administrations for decades?

Can it be the conclusions I draw from these documented facts and events that is objectionable. Are my opinions the "pseudo facts" referred to? I recall a letter writer some years back that had a problem understanding the difference between opinion and facts. This seems to be a like situation. Or perhaps it's just a willful mischaracterization.

Steve Earle

Gilford

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Can't deny that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian culture

To The Daily Sun,

In his recent letter, Mr. Ververka said, "Bob Meade is incorrect. He is wrong about the purpose of the First Amendment. The First Amendment didn't just ensure there would be no state-run religion, but ensured there would be no religion-run state."

While he has frequently told readers of his atheistic position I think in this case, in trying to support his leanings (to which he is entitled) he has gone overboard in trying to split hairs. In doing so, I believe he has more confirmed my point than he has made his.

Essentialy, Mr. Ververka wants to deny that our country was founded on a Judeo-Christian culture, or acknowledge that culture continues. He ignores the words in the second sentence of our Declaration of Independence which are, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." And, the final sentence in the Declaration states, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

In each of the references he put forth, none cited anything to do with "religious violence," which is what I challenged in Mr. Vervaeke's letter. Nor did any references he cited imply that a religion or religious sect was attempting to, or being prevented from, establishing a dominant presence in a state. In the years before the Declaration-Constitution-Bill of Rights, a number of states were populated by a dominant religious sect, Quaker, Methodist, Congregationalist, etc. What the Bill of Rights did was ensure the state wouldn't "back" a certain one, nor prevent any other from establishing a presence.

As to Mr. Ververka's citing of the 1798 Treaty of Tripoli denying our being a "Christian state," while technically that is true, it was written in an attempt to mollify the people who were savaging our international commerce . . . the Tripoli pirates. He might take a read of Brian Kilmeade's book, "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates" and find a considerable difference from what President Adams thought and did in 1798 and what President Jefferson thought and did in 1802.

In a recent article I cited a speech by Herbert Meyer, a chief intelligence adviser to President Reagan. He said, ". . . We are becoming one of the last holdouts of the traditional Judeo-Christian culture." And, "The only people who can hurt us are ourselves, by losing our culture. If we give up our Judeo-Christian culture, we become just like the Europeans. The culture war is the whole ballgame. If we lose it, there isn't another America to pull us out."

Bob Meade

Laconia

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