Yes, I do hate President Obama, but it’s for all the right reasons

To The Daily Sun,

It's astounding the things James Veverka writes here in the paper. I keep telling myself not to respond to his wild-eyed crazy talk but then here I am again. It's like debating someone who believes the earth is flat, the sun and universe revolves around us and no facts, science or reason can get through the walls of ignorance he erects to protect his ignorance.

Right out of the box James claims Benghazi is a fake story. Probably believes our ambassador and security team are "fake dead." He must have missed the news stations, all of them, broadcasting the president, and every Democrat who could talk telling us it was because of some obscure YouTube video no one had ever heard of which caused the "spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand." No, he didn't miss these things he chooses to ignore these facts. They don't fit in with his crazy agenda.

Then off he goes on another diatribe blaming everyone and everything not linked with Obama for all the failures and problems and ends with how we have pulled ourselves up out of all of that and it's all sunshine and light now. Bull droppings!

He is right that I do indeed hate Obama because of all the lies and harm he and his delusional followers have done to our nation and people. Our economy sucks, our security is being undercut, national debt has soared, our laws are regarded as optional, rioting, looting and burning is becoming a pastime for anarchists and race-baiters. You know James excuses all these things because they are the work of his left-wing loons, just ask him.

And as for Obamacare doing so well, let's ask all those who were happy with their insurance and doctors who now have neither. Let's ask why deductibles have soared, co-pays doubled, local hospitals, like in Rochester, not allowed to service ACA patients?

Oh yes I do hate Obama and his phony cronies and for all the right reasons.

Steve Earle


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It’s a real treat to see the County Delegation go about its work

To The Daily Sun,

I do have to thank the Belknap County Delegation for giving the good citizens of the county the opportunity to see the complexities of running the county. Most of us didn't realize the level of detail that employees need to follow in their day-to-day service to the residents of the county nursing home, jail and government. Nor do we realize how important are the many decisions that must be made so carefully.

I find the detail and the debates about the values of what is important or not a real treat to read and enjoy, no matter how mundane the reasons, and why we need to have the important work of the delegation belabor its valuable time rehashing line items ad infinitum.

I do have to wonder how long this education will continue. I can hope no more than two years.

Leonard Campbell
Center Harbor

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Liberals get their butts kicked, then tell Republicans how to govern

To The Daily Sun,

The chutzpa of the egotistical liberals, such as Lynn Chong, knows no bounds. They get their butts kicked big time in the last election and then they have the gall to tell the Republicans that kicked their butts how to govern. I suggest they look in the mirror and come to grips with their failures before they start to dictate to others. Their favorite president is turning out to be the biggest enemy of this country in the world today.

Dave Schwotzer

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Government was cruel when Jesus was born, and it is cruel today

To The Daily Sun,

That global tax that was instituted by the Roman Emperor Augustus was the very reason Joseph and Mary, who was nine months pregnant at the time, were traveling to Bethlehem from their home in Nazareth.

Here is the relevant biblical passage, with a little editorial emphasis placed on certain keywords.

Luke 2:1-6 begins, "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own [ancestral] city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered."

Notice how many times the subject of taxes comes up in that first section of scripture. That was the reason Joseph and Mary were coerced, forced, to travel on foot to Bethlehem from Nazareth, a rough and grueling journey of about 70 miles, especially for a young woman in her ninth month of pregnancy. They had to file the equivalent of their 1040 form in person.

That journey should to be referred to as "The Long Torturous March to Bethlehem," because of its similarity with the forced population movements of so many modern-day tyrannies. Jesus' birth was marked by the first world tax. The Roman Empire was able and willing to coerce millions of people throughout the known world to battle the elements, to travel great distances, regardless of their condition, so they could be counted and taxed. No excuses were tolerated. This was a tyrannical government operation from start to finish!

Joseph and Mary were not "homeless," as some of the modern big-government atheistic, shakedown artists and promoters suggest. They were forced to encamp in a barn because this massive population movement, prompted by the emperor's greed, resulted in a shortage of beds for visitors.

Note the next verse, Luke 2:7, "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."

Joseph was a carpenter — a working man — who had funds for the trip, and also had ample money for a room at the inn in Bethlehem. It's just that there were no vacancies available, due to the overcrowded conditions caused by this forced temporary population relocation.

One of many lessons we should learn from this passage is that government is not your friend. It is the enemy of freedom. Government is not Santa Claus. It is the Grinch. Government is supposed to be our servant, especially in a free society. But government is not your servant. It is specifically designed to be our master. Government seldom really helps people. It most often enslaves them.

Even back then, 2,000 years ago, government was heartless and cruel. It thought nothing, for example, of forcing women to march long distances, even in the last stages of pregnancy, to comply with its demands. That's the way government has always been, and that's the way it will always be — at least until Jesus comes again.

And when he does, it will once again prove the truth of another Scripture — Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose."

So, "Don't be afraid," as the angel told the shepherds that night in Bethlehem. There was "Good News" then, and there is still good news now, in this season of joy as well. Truth is truth. Light is light. And God, the Son, not Caesar, is still on the throne.

Jim McCoole


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Where was moral outrage when Iraqi civilians were being killed?

To The Daily Sun,

Our hearts are broken by a terrorist attack in Pakistan killing as many as 140 children. We can hear the wailing and screams of mothers and fathers finding the bloodied bodies of their precious children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this time of unendurable pain and loss.
We must also endure the losses of men, women and children that we inflicted on Iraq years ago. This country bombed and invaded Iraq on false accusations without a declaration of war; whereas we did not have a legitimate cause to use massive military assault on innocent people of that country.

Iraq suffered the loss of 500,000 soldiers and civilians in this brutal years-long (non-war.) It is reasonable to say, in those sad numbers of dead, at least one-fifth were children, or 100,000 killed by military forces of the United States. This statement is not my opinion but incontestable fact.

During that time of mass killing of innocent people hardly anyone of authority spoke out against the slaughter — the clergy went deaf and dumb and civilians turn their backs on the horrors of warfare preferring not to discuss anything unpleasant avoiding heated disagreement with family or friends, super-patriots, as usual, said nothing.

There has been lively discussion about whether this country was founded on Christian principles. I believe this country of good and generous people has given up on Christian morality. No country claiming to be Christian would ever allow the horrors befallen Iraq to have happened. Or maybe the case is: We are a nation of cowards, afraid of our own government.

Please reclaim the moral and lawful precepts this nation was built on. Bring your own life into the light of faith and brotherly love that God has bestowed you with. It's a small world. Work for peace, for yourself, your family and unknown people different from yourself in every corner of the world.

Leon R. Albushies

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