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Europe will cease to exist as we romantically remember it; say goodbye to Europe

To The Daily Sun,

This is my 21st legislative update but this time it will be a little different. I want to talk about why we should be concerned about immigration, particularly from Muslim countries. Frankly it’s all simple math. When the majority of the population is different from the original ethnic mix, it changes the focus of the country. Our original majority ethnic mix was Judeo Christian and this is the mix that enables this country to be the greatest country in the world. We and our constitutional republic cannot survive without a Judeo-Christian majority. It was the same group that originally formed the basis of Europe. We followed the cultural background of our European ancestors but we took it to the next level to escape the chains of a feudal society. We recognized the origins of our liberty and acknowledged the source. The Europeans, seeing what had we had done, followed with similar actions but not to the same extent. Today they are paying the price. They were also infiltrated by the socialist/communist movement coming from their east. They paid a price with their decisions to allow massive immigration and they are now reaping the consequences. We must not fall into the same trap. We must not abandon our source of liberty to follow them down the same path into catastrophe.

Germany and the rest of Europe sealed their fate 70 years or more ago at the end of WWII. They believed that government was the solution to all things and their personal comfort was more important than the long-term survival of their culture. In fact, I think they took their cultural survival for granted. Two world wars made devastating changes to their conditions, but this was not an excuse to abandon the belief that people were the solution rather than the government. Demographically, their birth rate is about 1.2-1.6 per female and it takes 2.3 births per female to maintain a stable population. Germany and the rest of Europe have less than 15-20 years before their ethnic background is out numbered. In Germany, first Turks were imported as workers, but that was not enough. The rest of the Muslim world was welcomed next. It is the character of Islam that when they gain control they remove history. They do not assimilate into the country that welcomes them. Remember all the old churches you visited in Europe? When the Muslims gain control by sheer numbers, they will destroy them and any the historical representation as well. It will not matter if the U.S. comes to their rescue. It will be too late. Europe will cease to exist as we romantically remember it and as the travel brochures tell us. The failure is inevitable because they are below the replacement level to sustain the next generation. Say goodbye to Europe as we knew it!

By the way, the U.S. birth rate is barely 2.0 and I'm not sure that isn't enhanced by immigration, both illegal and legal. The interesting point is that most immigrants that are prevented come from Christian South America countries. Why are we so opposed to finding a way for them to legally immigrate and so ready to welcome large numbers of Muslims who want to eliminate us. We naively pretend their anti-Christian background will somehow assimilate.
Another interesting observation is that Mexico's birth rate is starting to drop below 2.3. Who is going to do the work that Mexicans won't do in their own country. Will Mexico build a wall? Will Mexico let neighboring countries transit enroute to the United States or will they encourage them to stay in their country to supplement their dwindling population?

Please don’t take my suggestion as supporting illegal immigration. I am not. People who came here illegally need to go home. If they choose to enter legally they should meet the criteria and assimilate. But we need to regulate how they enter, and we must also limit the numbers we immigrate on the basis of what we believe is the best mix for the type of society we want to be, based on our history and what has been demonstrated to be effective.
Please contact me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at (603) 320-9524 to share your thoughts or if you have questions.

Dave Testerman

Representative, Hill & Franklin

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Mayor is oblivious to the damage drugs have done to Laconia

To The Daily Sun,

A letter to Mayor Engler:

I'm concerned at the indifference you broadcasted to the world in the recent New York Times article. You mentioned that you don't take the heroin epidemic seriously since the paper isn't "full of letters to the editor", so consider this my contribution.

First, I know this wasn't taken out of context or spun to tell a story. You have made it abundantly clear how you feel about the heroin epidemic, and your general disinterest in the safety of Laconia residents, particularly at the end of the fiscal year. If it helps, think of the alleged "heroin epidemic" as more of a "narcan epidemic," in which we are paying the bill as a community. I shouldn't have to juxtapose a dollar value with human life, but if that's the way you understand it then so be it.

The thing about statistics is that they exist whether you believe it or not. I don't think EMS and LPD are padding their numbers. It does exist, whether the Rotary Club cares or not. To infer that you can understand the severity of the problem by the outcry at City Council meetings is so ignorant and outdated, it only further demonstrates how out of touch you are with the crisis. Who goes to those meetings anymore? Do you really expect someone to sit through 90 minutes of civic planning to finally take the opportunity to tell you that drugs are a problem in Laconia? These meetings are so dry and uncharismatic, even the people on the board of these meetings tend to doze off. You know who goes to these meetings? People addicted to chocolate and Bob Seager, whose lives are so destitute that they delude themselves into thinking that they have any input on local government. It's the little power they have over their own lives, and they grab as much as they can to validate their existence and feel self important.

I'm sorry, that was rude of me. I shouldn't minimize their concerns and infer that they are subhuman, only serving themselves to inflate their self importance.

Let's also not split hairs here — "Heroin epidemic" has come to represent all narcotic trafficking and use; I suppose a more suitable term would be "drug epidemic," as to include the tragic event involving oxycodone in which the driver struck and killed a child. I think it's pathetic that it won't make it on your radar until someone "important" dies; you can use the general public as a veil to your own perspective, but the general public of Laconia sees what is going on. Your own municipalities are asking — no, begging — for help, and you sit idly by and say it's not a problem. I mean come on, babies eventually develop object permanence, how is it that a mayor refuses to believe there is a problem until it's sitting in his lap?

I know this won't change anything. If you won't listen to the frontline of Laconia, you are definitely not going to change anything on my account. But I didn't write this expecting you to take action, or at the very least acknowledge there is a problem. But if you read this, I want you to sit down and take a minute to yourself to think about what you just told The New York Times. I want you to think about why you became mayor, and I want you to evaluate the choices you've made in life and really explore whether you became the person that you wanted to be. I shouldn't have to say this to a mayor, but you should be ashamed of yourself. If you want to see the drug crisis first hand, spend a night observing in the ER. Even better, do a ride along with Laconia Fire Department or Laconia Police Department, and you can see first hand the damage that drugs have done to this community, and the collateral damage to it's residents.

Ben Lassen


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