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The content of the letter is more important than its headline

To The Daily Sun,

Regarding a Letter to the Editor headlined, "Mr. Sylvia is obsessed with some bizarre, fictitious government state," I too was displeased with the title placed on my previous letter of Oct. 26.

For those who may not know, the titles are applied by the Laconia Daily Sun. I am happy to rely on the readers' discernment of the content, though some clearly read into a letter that which is not there.

State Rep. Mike Sylvia
Belmont

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It’s scary to think what Hillary will sell as president

To The Daily Sun,

Why I won't be voting for Hillary:

Foreign policy.

Hillary, you said you traveled all over the world as secretary of state. You did. But that means nothing. It is the policies that happened as you were secretary of state that counts.

It has been said that the Bush administration made the agreement to remove the troops from Iraq. Well apparently you thought it was okay, as you did nothing to change it. And because we took out all the troops, we left a vacuum for ISIS to step in.

Hillary, you take credit for the reset button with Russia.

Well, now Russia has a presence in the Middle East and not as an ally of ours. They are on the opposite side of our bombing in Syria, to help those who want Assad. Until the reset button, Russia lost its influence in the Middle East. It is now selling missile defense systems to Iran. It is helping Assad.

The U.S. traditionally tried to bring peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Now we are stepping back and Russia is stepping up. It is gaining influence in the Middle East and we are losing influence.

Russia invaded and now has Crimea. Putin wants to bring Russia back to the strength and take back control of countries under the Soviet Union. Russia is violating the airspace of Finland, Turkey, and Estonia.

Hillary, your Libyan policy took out Kadafi and you take pride in a democratic government. Unfortunately it is in exile and the terrorists are in control and the terrorists are expanding to neighboring countries.

The U.S. is proposing to put 300 Marines in Finland, 60 miles from Russian border.

China is building man made-islands in the South China Sea and claiming navigation rights.

China and Russia are flexing their muscles. The cold war is heating up due to the foreign policies that Hillary proposed when secretary of state.

Hillary was in favor of TPP and now says she is against it. TPP is very dangerous. It will supercede domestic law in favor of global corporations. This is not good for small U.S. businesses. We all know the effect of past trade agreements on good U.S. paying jobs. The jobs left.

Wikileaks came out with email from Huma Abedin to Podesta. Huma writes, "She created this mess and she knows it," as she was referring to Hillary. Hillary was supposed to give a speech as a payment of a donation of $1 million form Moroccan government-owned company OCP. She wanted to cancel the speech as it was close to or after her declaring she was running for president. Instead the Clinton Foundation sent Bill and Hillary. Pay for play . . . example after example. You might not hear of these "pay for play" instances in the media. The media wants Hillary elected.

Chelsea will still be working — if you can call it working — at the Clinton foundation and will have "pay for play" with her mother. Can you imagine what Hillary will sell as president? That truly scares me. It should scare you, too.

Linda Riley
Meredith

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