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Founding fathers understood importance of private property

To The Daily Sun,

Charles Montesquieu writings were recommended reading by our Founding Fathers such as John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

"Let us therefore lay down a certain maxim: that whenever the public good happens to be the matter in question, it is not for the advantage of the public to deprive an individual of his property — or even to retrench the least part of it by a law or a political regulation." — Charles Montesquieu.

For a century and a half, William Blackstone's legal writings were final authority in American courts, after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He wrote: "So great moreover is regard of the law for private property that it will not authorize the least violation of it — no, not even for the general good of the whole community."

John Adams had this to say: "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the Law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

John Jay was an original chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and authored the Federalist Papers. He stated: "It is the undoubted right and unalienable privilege of a citizen not to be divested or interrupted in innocent use of property..."

Adam Smith, an economist whose writing were well read by the Founding Fathers, wrote: "As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce."

James Wilson — a signer of the Declaration, signer of the Constitution and original U.S. Supreme Court Justice — stated that the American government was created to "acquire anew security for possession or recovery of those rights to... which we were previously entitled by the immediate gift or by the unerring law of our all-wise and all-beneficent Creator, including the right of property", and that "every government which has not this in view as its principle object is not a government of the legitimate kind."

Honorable J. Reuben Clark, Jr., formerly solicitor for the Department of State, Under-Secretary of State, Ambassador to Mexico and considered for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court  had extreme warnings for the safety of our country when he left the State Department. The warnings became more intense following our enrollment in the United Nations. His writings and speeches attempted to raise the alarm over the ever creeping cancer of this godless organization. That our sovereignty would dwindle and our freedoms would gradually be chipped away. If he were alive today he would rightly be able to say "I told you so".

The United States government has no authority outside of strictly expressed functions within the text of the Constitution. No civilization has advanced as fast and far as this nation. We may in our time see the end results of treasonable actions that have been playing out for at least a hundred years.

In 1992, President George Bush signed the document recommended in Agenda 21, the U.N. Conference on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro. Agenda 21 recommends "all countries...translate Agenda 21 into national policies and programs.." Executive order 12852, signed by Bill Clinton, created the president's Council on Sustainable Development. "Consensus process" makes it look as if the people determined their own results to a predetermined plan. "Visioning process" also gave the illusion of the will of the people.

Chapter seven of Agenda 21 is the final goal. HUD, DOT and the EPA pays out grants for the implementation of this horrible scheme to bring us under the control of this godless empire called the U.N. Whatever terms they use, sustainability, green-lining, Wildlands Project U.N. Biodiversity Treaty, it is to bring us under their control, The World Government. The EPA has been groping to place under federal control all land within 500 feet of any waterway. Check the Constitution and you will notice they have authority to own very little land. Nor is there authority for a federal police force. And still we are being over run with bureaucracies more intimidating than the crown's red coats. The red thread of communism has been gradually weaving their tyrannical ideology into our lives for quite some time. Isn't it time to fight back? Their visioning projects is not our projects.

Rep. Jane Cormier (R-Alton) sees these schemes for what they are. Are we so stupid that we need outsiders with federal money (our money) to scam and manipulate us away from our lands and place bureaucrats to hover over us with their clipboards, codes and oppressive rules.The America I knew is dieing. Hopefully enough sane people will rise up to revive it.

Gene F. Danforth

Danbury

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:14

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If there are any complaints about GFD, I haven't heard them

To The Daily Sun,

In response to the recent article and letter in the paper concerning the Gilmanton Fire Department,I would like to make the following observations:

Why are the selectmen relying on a warrant article from 2004 — a 10 year-old article? If the voters are important, why are selectmen preventing them from speaking out now?

Why are the Selectmen violating RSA 154:5, which gives the authority to the fire chief to manage the department?

Why has a $10K reduction in budget now become a $20K reduction?

Of course such a reduction cuts services. Of course such a change in policy is a way to micromanage the Fire Department. Of course this is personal attack on the fire chief. Of course personnel will feel undervalued and move on. Of course the fire chief's comments in his letter explain why the new policy is flawed.

I disagree that the selectmen are "acting in the best financial and public service interest of the town". I believe that the new policy is detrimental and dangerous. What if the Fire Department is not there when you need them?

If there are any complaints about the Fire Department, I have never heard them. In fact my personal experience is that the department is very efficient and professional and responds quickly to calls for service.

The selectmen should reconsider this policy adjustment, comply with the law, restore funding to the department, and allow the fire chief to do the job that he was hired to do.

Joanne Gianni
Gilmanton Ironworks

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:09

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Cost of electricity will go up with development of wind turbines

To The Daily Sun,

Electricity. It's everywhere. Where you live, where you work, where you shop, where you eat, where you play and where you pray. We depend on it to see, we depend on it to eat and we depend on it to heat.
Raising prices on electricity is like raising prices on gasoline or health care. I view electricity as an on/off switch but some view it as a necessity to live.
So, when I hear that electricity costs are about to rise year over year — as our government suggests. I expect things to be a lot worse.
Over the past year, you've heard me talk about how our electricity cost will rise — due to the development of wind turbines in this state.
(Remember, they'll be placed "in our state" to pass electricity to southern states at our expense.) I've told you how this is bad for our monthly bill. But what about everything else...like: mom and pop stores, schools, municipalities, churches, ice rinks, sporting events, concerts, hotels, restaurants, non-profits groups?
Utilities are a big share of expenses at these small places, and it's what makes the little business owners cry at the end of each month.
Businesses pass those expenses down to the consumer and municipalities, non-profits and churches suffer directly as a result. It's a struggle — a struggle that can alter our community.
So, ask yourself these questions: Would you mind paying more in taxes? Will you donate more money to churches or non-profits? Will you consistently donate school supplies? Will you start volunteering at non-profits? What will you do to help alter the costs?
I ask these questions because this is what southern states already do. Massachusetts towns have enacted a "pay to play" policy in schools for sports, music, arts, etc. Is that the model N.H. residents want to follow?
Are we ready to jump in their boat? Many of you moved up here to get away from that rat race... right? Or you make fun of it while watching the nightly news...right?
I look at wind turbines as having tentacles that reach deep into so many facets of our rural life: municipal, recreational but also economic.
It's not only about non-profits, it's also about business profits, jobs and a way of life. Remember an electricity bill hardly misses it's monthly destination and someone has to pay it...or the lights go out.
This is a lot bigger than just your monthly electrical bill.

Ray Cunningham
Bridgewater

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:00

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I'm very willing to pay for new trailer hitch for good samaritan

To The Daily Sun,

Belatedly, please allow me to thank the private motorists who stopped to render assistance at my December 9 accident on Route 3, just south of Plymouth.

In particular, my thanks goes out to the young man who tried to tow me out and lost his trailer hitch in the process. He refused to offer my reimbursement. The offer still goes if he has changed his mind. 

Bill Carberry

Plymouth

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:42

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Sale of 'incense' is a public health issue, and moral one as well

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to alert all parents and concerned citizens about the use and the availability of a dangerous product commonly called "incense", or "fakin'"
Also known as "Spice" or "K2". It is a synthetic marijuana product. It has serious addictive and side effects that case serious health and emotional consequences.

It has become a popular replacement of marijuana for several reasons.
It is not currently illegal to purchase or to consume/smoke. It can be purchased without consequence at certain convenience stores located right here in our community. It usually will not show up in blood work or urine samples for those who are monitored by their employers or under parole/probation requirements. But it isn't long before results of use show in personal behavior and appearance — obvious warning signs of drug use.

Now some details: incense is typically sold in shiny plastic pouches in a variety of colors and flavors, that contain about 4 grams of a herbal product which is sprayed with synthetic THC. It causes a high similar to marijuana, but often with much more serious side effects. Side effects that are common are seizures, tremors, stupor, vomiting, increased blood pressure/heart rate.
It is also very addictive which results in serious behavior changes that often lead to a person to be so addicted that daily living disintegrates. Because the addiction becomes the focus and all else becomes secondary. The results are often loss of employment, housing, criminal behavior and hospitalization.

Our local police departments are frustrated and concerned. It is difficult to stop the legal sale of this product. Once a particular formula is banned the ingredients are adjusted or changed just enough to avoid typical law enforcement efforts.

I speak from personal experience. I know three young people in their 20s who lives have been seriously affected. Loss of employment, hospitalization, and an arrest due to sealing money to pay for the incense. I have spoken to the Chief Chris Adams (Laconia Police), Chief Robert Cormier (Tilton Police) and Detective Raechel Moulton (Belmont Police). They are all deeply concerned and doing their best to find ways to stop the sale and use of incense. Again the problem is that it can be legally sold as the formulation is adjusted each time a particular formula becomes banned or becomes illegal to sell.

Therefore, I believe that this is a public health issue and a moral issue.
It's a public health concern because of the addictive qualities of incense and the serious health and emotional side effects. It is a moral issue because local store owners and proprietors are selling this product with the knowledge of its negative side effects and the desire of our local police departments to stop altered Incense from being sold. The sale of incense is real income booster for the stores because of the very high markup potential. Profits and staying in business are strong motivators in selling any product no matter its consequences.

If you are also concerned or have your own personal experience regarding incense, please consider taking some action to help our communities become free of this dangerous and addictive product. I know that the police officials I spoke to, all will welcome hearing from concerned citizens and family members. Also call your local clergy or state representatives and share your concern. If you know of a store that is selling incense for consumption/smoking. Please consider expressing your concern and that you may shop elsewhere.

For additional information, Google synthetic marijuana. Or go to: www.drugfreeaz.org Look up Synthetic Marijuana "Parent Alert".

John Rogers

Gilford

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:38

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