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Edelblut is a visionary man, as parent, educator & business leader

To The Daily Sun,

I have already called Executive Councilor Joe Kenney and encouraged him to vote "Yes" for Frank Edelblut for New Hampshire Education commissioner. Frank lost the governorship by only 800 votes. New Hampshire loves Frank and he is a superb candidate.

The primary function and responsibility of the education commissioner is the education of every student, whether private or public. Every parent knows that all children have a different learning tree and the branches emerge at different ages for every child. Frank will address this issue and he believes that every child/teen deserves a superb education.

I have three children, but I have really educated six, because of my private/public commitment to the education of every child/teen. My children went to parochial school, but I paid public taxes also, which equals six. I never worried about the monies because that made my heart and spirit content.

Common Core represents a clear and present danger to our children/teens. Common Core dulls the mind, there is no stimulation and it destroys the critical thinking of our young student minds. The zagged method of teaching math is frustrating to students and can undermine and destroy their desire to learn. Our American history is in a dumb-down process. There is no challenge to the sciences, they are also in a dumb-down process.

Frank Edelblut is a visionary man as a parent, educator and business man. Frank has the experience of a true learning tree, by home-schooling seven children. Frank will be attentive to the needs of our children during their formative years and the all important teenage years. In Frank's mind the parents are always inclusive.

Theology teaches us what is right and wrong. Frank's theology degree will deliver insight into the many avenues of the developing mind of our children. Frank had amazing instincts as a business CEO, building his own company, and he will build an educational system that is astounding and will mirror educational excellence and strengthen the student individuality.

Please call the Executive Council office and tell Joe and all the Executive Council to vote "Yes" for Frank Edelblut ... Education commissioner. The number is 603-271-3632.

Rosemary Landry
Meredith

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Letting state decide on projects that affect health is insanity

To The Daily Sun,

Recently, a petition was submitted to the SEC regarding Eversource and its presumed authority to route the Northern Pass transmission lines across, over, under and alongside locally maintained highways. The petitioners sought a declaratory ruling from the SEC stating that Eversource must first obtain the required permits and licenses from the selectmen of municipalities before filing for certification from the SEC, and that the SEC does not have exclusive authority to grant permits and licenses specified in NH RSA 231:161, when referring to locally maintained highways. Municipalities participating in this petition were hoping that the SEC would rule that the SEC does not pre-empt this state law and that Eversource would be required to follow the existing law.

The danger in asking the SEC to make a ruling on whether the SEC does or does not trump the existing authority of the municipality is that a door is opened for the SEC to set a future precedent that undermines the authority municipalities clearly have according to RSA 231:161. And, it is already clear that Eversource has not obtained the required licenses and permits from the selectmen of the affected municipalities prior to filing their application with the SEC. The SEC committee decided, 7-1, (earlier this month), to dismiss the petitioners' plea. The SEC made a non-decision by kicking the can down the road to subcommittees working on specific projects, instead of recognizing the authority already clearly spelled out in existing law. Municipalities are left unable to protect the health, safety and welfare of their residents and natural communities.

A growing number of communities across New Hampshire have learned that the state process for deciding projects that directly affect the health, safety and welfare of human and natural communities is akin to insanity. Insanity has been defined by Albert Einstein as, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. These communities have thrown off their subservience and recognized they have a moral and constitutional right to make local governing decisions that protect and expand rights for residents and ecosystems. They have done so through democratically enacted Rights-based Ordinances that include a Community Bill of Rights elevating the rights of residents and ecosystems above the claimed "rights" of corporations by recognizing their authority to self-govern, free from state and federal pre-emptions.

Community Rights is about protecting local economic, environmental and social justices. Community Rights codifies the right to collectively legalize sustainable activities in the places where we live. The N.H. Community Rights Network (NHCRN) has supported local rights-based efforts across the Granite State and proposes a statewide Community Rights constitutional amendment recognizing our right to local self-determination. In this way, every community within the state would have the recognized authority to secure, protect and expand fundamental rights to fresh air, clean water, uncontaminated soil, livable wages, protections for the LGBTQ community, locally controlled sustainable energy sources, election integrity, and safe food choices. The Community Rights amendment specifically prohibits the weakening or restriction of any existing rights.

Under the New Hampshire Community Rights amendment harmful corporate activity would be subject to local decision-making authority free from state and federal pre-emptions. The Community Rights amendment supports pro-accountable business. Those most affected by a project should have collective local decision-making authority over the project.

NHCRN offers film screenings of We the People 2.0, Community Rights Awareness Workshop, and Democracy Schools across the state. Contact us for info on how you can participate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can learn more about the Community Rights Movement in New Hampshire by visiting www.nhcommunityrights.org.

Michelle Sanborn
NHCRN Coordinator
New Hampshire Community Rights Network

Alexandria

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