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The U.N. stands poised to collect your guns, with Obama’s help

To the editor,
To the Live Free or Die State:
You lived free and now you're dead. Do you know what killed you?
It was U.N. Agenda 21? And you don't even know what it is.
In simple words that all can understand, it's an action plan implemented by The U.N. worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy (note: windmills), all education, all information, and all human beings in the world and George H Bush signed on to it.
That in its self should have set off the alarm bells.
Well, one Democrat got it right and she aligned with the 912 Party in a movement called Democrats Against U.N. Agenda 21? Look her up on the Internet: "Inventory and Control - Behind the Green Mask" by Rosa Koire.
SUSTAINABILITY is the key word that drives the U.N. Agenda 21. Other key words are Local Governments for Sustainability and Land Use Policies. One-planet communities are being implemented in every town,county, state and nation in the world and will be changing their land and water use (Senate Bill 11), planning codes and government policies so as to align themselves with (The New World Order) which is (One World Government) and that will usurp the U.S. government, The Constitution, The Bill of Right sand American's individualism.
Under U.N. Agenda 21 your children are now being brainwashed in your schools by programed teachers instructing them using, Common Core Curriculum (which teaches communism), outcome based education, community protocol, comprehensive planning, and the list goes on and on?
The three "E"s of Sustainability are Equity, Economy and Environment.
It's not just a coincidence the windmills were pushed down your throat or your water rights were taken away from you. Senate Bill 11 is all part of the U.N. telling us what we can and cannot do or have in our country.
On Tuesday, Obama signs the U.N. Small Arms Treaty and he doesn't need the authorizing of Congress. The U.N. stands poised to collect your guns with the help of Obama's private army (Homeland Security). New Hampshire was a free state until the idiots in the Statehouse opted for UN Agenda 21 and sold out the USA.
George Dengel

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:23

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First Amendment protects free speech regardless of its source

To the editor,
As Ronald Reagan said to Jimmie Carter in their 1980 presidential debate; "There you go again" to highlight Carter's misrepresentations (some would say lies) concerning Reagan's policy positions and political record. Back in April, I responded to a letter criticizing the U. S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which confirmed a 35 year old precedent that the inherent worth of speech to inform the public does not depend on the identity of the speaker, whether corporation, union, association or individual. Since that time there have been a series of letters in The Sun advocating a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to limit the free speech rights of corporations, including passing a symbolic act in the N.H. Legislature urging such a Constitutional Amendment.
Mr. Larry Spencer's letter is the latest diatribe in this area, because "if we continue to give corporations the same rights as people have, it will in the long run be the downfall of our democracy." Again, I suspect it is the content of the corporate political speech that Mr. Spencer doesn't like, but I bet it would be okay with him if a union used its members' dues to lobby politicians and influence legislation. As I said previously: The foundation of the First Amendment is that it protects and promotes the free exchange of ideas regardless of source and however personally disagreeable one may find the content of the speech.
Our founding fathers fought the Revolutionary War to bring freedom to America from British rule. They knew first hand about "unalienable rights" endowed by their Creator to which British rule was "destructive." The founding fathers distrusted monarchy and arbitrary rule and they were suspicious of government power. Accordingly, in the Constitution, they created a system of checks and balances between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government to "secure these rights" by "deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." The First Amendment is the cornerstone of securing and maintaining those rights. Not only does it protect the free exercise of religion, but it prohibits the abridgement of freedom of speech and the press. Where does the First Amendment say that only certain groups or individuals have free speech rights regarding political speech? Moreover, one only need look at the abuse of power by the IRS in investigating conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status, and the FBI in seizing phone records of the Associated Press and a Fox News reporter and his parents without proper notification and process, to realize the wisdom of the founding fathers and the confirmation of the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case. If Mr. Spencer and others had their way, The AP and organizations like American Crossroads would not have the right to criticize government at any level and could be investigated, harassed or possibly fined merely for the content of their "offending" political speech. "There you go again."
Richard R. Gerken

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:17

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Mail carrier food drive came when need was at all-time high

To the editor,
It's heartwarming to see our community pull together to support local food pantries. This year's mail carriers food drive comes at a time when needs are at an all time high while donations have not been able to keep up. Therefore, the willingness of postal workers to donate their time and effort, and the generosity of the area residents is much appreciated.
If anyone missed the drive and would like to contribute non-perishable food items, St. Vincent's is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If those that are able continue to donate, we can continue to help local families.
Thank you again, and may God bless.
V-Jo Carignan
Manager and VP
St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:10

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Charged with drug crime, yet released to care for elderly mother?

To the editor,
I was appalled to read in Saturday's Laconia Sun that Steven Simoneau, who was arrested on Thursday for manufacturing methamphetamine, was released from jail to care for his "elderly, unwell mother". So this is how we care for and protect our vulnerable senior citizens? This same scenario would never happen if a child was involved — "unwell" or not! I have never heard of a person who has been arrested on a drug charge being released from jail to care for his or her children. It would not happen and it should not happen. Children need to be protected. Nor should it happen to this woman, who by all accounts needs to be cared for and protected.
Are there no safeguards in place to ensure her well-being and allow him to remain in jail, where he should be? Was this the best plan that our public officials could come up with? Please! There must be a better way! If you are as concerned about this as I am, please contact your local legislator.
Nancy Bacon

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:06

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Expanding Medicaid will stabilize N.H mental health system

To the editor,
Expanding Medicaid in 2014 is still being debated across the nation this year as state legislatures work toward adjournment. While the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 — the ACA, or "Obamacare" — required expansion of Medicaid, the 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding the law made what was mandatory, optional: states can now choose whether or not to participate in Medicaid expansion. In New Hampshire, that decision is currently before the 24-member State Senate, which is scheduled to vote on its version of the two-year state operating budget on June 6th.
Even though the federal government will pay states 100 percent of the costs of Medicaid from 2014 until 2016, and 90 percent until 2020, some have chosen not to participate: as of last week, 28 states had opted for expansion of Medicaid, others have opted out, and some, like New Hampshire, are still undecided. Both Democratic and Republican governors, including some of the country's most conservative, support expansion; Governor Maggie Hassan's budget, passed by the N.H. House of Representatives, includes it.
The N.H. Community Behavioral Health Association, representing the state's 10 community mental health centers, has joined with other health care providers, consumers, advocates, and businesses to urge the Senate to pass a budget that includes expansion of Medicaid. Our centers have testified before the Senate Finance Committee to that effect, and our association issued a position paper last month (available at http://www.nhcbha.org/) that outlines the primary reasons for our support as:
It will improve access to mental health care;
It will help address issues of parity in coverage;
It will help stabilize the community-based mental health delivery system in New Hampshire;
It will help address cost-shifting to other payers;
There are additional reasons that others have explained more convincingly than we are prepared to. These include: expanding Medicaid will help the state's economy by creating jobs, and because a healthy workforce is good for business. It will help New Hampshire's housing and retail markets because when people have health coverage, they can afford to buy food, clothing, and other essentials, and they can pay their rent. It will help cut state and county corrections systems' costs by providing coverage to current and former prison inmates, thereby lowering recidivism rates and decreasing incarceration. It will help hospitals, community health centers, and the community mental health centers with the huge burden of uncompensated care.
The NHCBHA's primary focus this year has been to advocate for funding the state's Ten-Year Mental Health Plan, which will start to restore the community mental health system. Turning the near-collapse of the system around won't happen in one state budget cycle, but funding the Ten-Year Plan at the level proposed by the governor and passed by the House will begin to rebuild the system. We are grateful to the governor and the House, and are hopeful that the Senate will support funding mental health services at the same level.
Press reports about adults and children waiting in hospital emergency rooms for psychiatric care, sometimes for days at a time, brought public and political awareness of the crisis in mental health to the forefront in New Hampshire this year. There were 50 adults and children waiting in ERs across the state on a single day recently, and just last week, there were five people waiting in ERs on a single day in Genesis Behavioral Health's catchment area alone. The tragedy is that when they did receive care, it was probably not what they needed. Added to that is the potential tragedy that takes place every day when patients, families, and hospital staff are literally put in physical danger because hospital emergency departments are not equipped to provide either appropriate psychiatric care or adequate security.
We wish there was a picture of the uninsured in New Hampshire as clear and compelling as the one of the mental health crisis in our hospital ERs. A large part of our adult impoverished population receives no access to primary health care, oral health care, or mental health care, and they also wind up in hospital emergency rooms. These are the people who are waiting on you at the coffee shop, grocery store, or barber shop, who are mowing your lawn or rotating your tires, who have no other place to go when they are in pain from a toothache, the flu, or in a mental health crisis. Medicaid expansion will help ease that pain and for that reason more than any other, it is the right thing for New Hampshire to do. NHCBHA urges the Senate to pass a state budget that includes our state in Medicaid expansion.
Maggie Pritchard
Executive Director
Genesis Behavioral Health

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:49

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