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Our interests, including our basic right to life, have been hijacked

To The Daily Sun,

I find it troubling to read, on a daily basis, that our national government chooses to frame its concern (or lack thereof) over health care in partisan terms. I read, "You're either for President Trump or Speaker Pelosi."

I read that the GOP wants pretty much any bill they can ram through to undo Obamacare, and that the Democrats want to resist everything that President Trump wants to do. Why look at anything on it its merits when we can dismiss it on the basis of its party origin?

I cannot find words sufficient to express my dismay and disgust that we cannot seem, as a nation, see the importance of health care for all of our people. I notice that our Constitution promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But I see that our elected representatives, who are sworn to support it, cannot comprehend that the sustenance of life pretty often requires the care of each person's health, at least now and then, over the course of a lifetime.

When I vote, I do not vote for representatives to be influenced or owned by corporations, PACs, lobbyists or wealthy individuals. I vote for representatives to listen to, and work on behalf of, their constituents. I see, instead, many sophisticated ruses and attempts to get constituents squabbling among themselves, while the rich and powerful sack the nation's coffers, handing out lucrative contracts and easing safety regulations (think clean air and water) to benefit themselves and their influential friends. Do others think our interests, including our right to life, have been hijacked?

How shall we reclaim our birthright as citizens of the U.S.? What can we do locally, statewide and nationally?

Jan Goldman
Center Sandwich

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As Ava's grandparents, we say thanks from bottom of our hearts

To The Daily Sun,

We the grandparents of Ava Rose Doris would like to acknowledge the residents of Gilford and Laconia for the compassion and response to the untimely passing of our granddaughter.

We commend the Gilford Police Department in its entirety for their empathy and benevolence. The Gilford community is blessed to have these officers and command staff.

In all sincerity, we are profoundly grateful for all of the first responders — Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia Police and Fire as well as other surrounding town police and fire who supported us in our time of grief.

From the bottom of our hearts, may God bless you all.

Skip & Linda Hunter


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