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Shaheen has no desire to hear your opinions or listen to your input

To The Daily Sun,

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen prefers to hide from those who don't agree with her. If you're an average Granite Stater who, unlike her, doesn't agree with President Obama 99 percent of the time, then she has no desire to hear your opinions or listen to your input.

Recently, Sen. Shaheen took her hiding to a new level at an endorsement ceremony by some union workers. At the event, one of her constituents was waiting to ask the senator why she refuses to hold town halls. However, as seen on a video, which can easily be found online, one of her union supporters aggressively approached the individual before he could even ask her. He got in the young man's face, yelled at him, and even tried to take a video camera out of his hands. What baffled me was that neither Jeanne Shaheen nor a single member of her staff tried to stop the aggressive union supporter despite being only feet away.

It's bad enough that Shaheen refuses to meet with those who disagree with her, but it's worse when she doesn't have the courage to even stop an aggressive supporter from intimidating a fellow Granite Stater. Shame on Shaheen. New Hampshire deserves better.

James Vittum

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:20

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Legal or not, the killing of an unborn child is still murder

To The Daily Sun,

Though the law of the land says that abortion is legal, that doesn't make it right. Killing an unborn child is still murder.

When a woman becomes pregnant, life begins in her womb and progresses through normal and understandable stages. To stop the process, that is to abort, is a crime against nature, religion and humanity.

Humans are the only creatures that choose to abort their young. So please choose life for your baby, let the child live.
Life is precious.

Harry Mitchell

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:16

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What if people understood revenge is not synonymous with justice

To The Daily Sun,

Just read Bob Meade's "Wouldn't it be nice if" editorial. Most of his musings are things that I'm sure the majority would agree with, I know I agree with many of them. But, there's always a "but" isn't there?

I have to take exception to a few of them" . . .people wrote letters to make their argument and not to make an enemy?" Okay, do you mean when people call others names or use unfounded statements to belittle those who don't agree with them should not expect to be called out on that, in a respectful way? Because if you do, then I have a definite problem with that.

The one that starts with "those who deny the existence of God . . ." Can You please give an example of how anyone is trying to deny others their religious beliefs? I would help in any way I can to stop those people, if you can show me who they are and how they denying you anything.

Don't want to make any enemies here, but my beliefs and my spirituality are not akin to yours, perhaps. They are to me very personal. I would not try to stop you from yours, or try to force my beliefs on you or any one else. Can you say the same?

Now I will add to the list as Mr. Meade suggested: Wouldn't it be nice if . . .

— People used whole truths when they write letters to any paper?

— Drivers understood that tailgating will not get them any where faster, and could cause them to be delayed even more in case of an accident?

— Drivers also understood that speeding and running red lights and stop signs are a crime for a reason?

— "Justice for all" weren't just pretty words in a pledge?

— Racism was truly not a problem in this country?

— The only political ads you see on television were the candidates themselves, and perhaps some willing family members, touting only their own agendas and positions of importance to their constituents?

— Those who use references to things like "union thugs" could understand that the "company thugs" were the cause of unions to begin with?

— For that matter, the United States is one of the first "unions" on this land, and for good reason?

— People understood that unions are why we have a "middle class" in this country?

— People could walk around without worrying about being shot because someone was afraid of them?

— People everywhere understood that revenge is not synonymous with justice, and the death penalty could be abolished in exchange for true justice?

Yes, I could go on and on, but that's enough from me for now. I'm not saying I agree with all the rest of Mr. Meade's points, but everyone is entitled to their opinions, aren't they?

Marty Valengavich


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:12

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I look forward to serving as your Carroll Co. Register of Deeds

To The Daily Sun,

Thank you, voters of Carroll County, for the encouragement and overwhelming support received for my candidacy for serving as your next Carroll County Register of Deeds.

With more than 30 years of experience as a real estate paralegal and small-business owner in Carroll County, I will bring the expertise needed to thoughtfully and carefully execute the duties of this complex and very important office. I look forward to serving you as your next Carroll County Register of Deeds.

Respectfully, I ask for your vote in the general election on Nov. 4.

Lisa Scott


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:08

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How long before Koch brothers go the way of the Liberty Lobby?

To The Daily Sun,

During difficult times of economic recession or depression, the right-wing lobby suddenly becomes very supportive of everyone's "freedoms". Despite the misery caused by an economic downturn, which they often caused, these reactionaries tell us that we should be fearful of any government efforts to alleviate the suffering or help the average citizen.

Happily, if we look at American history, we can see where these cynical efforts end up. In 1934, the largest corporations in the country led by DuPont, Standard Oil, and General Motors, openly formed an organization called The American Liberty League. Its main goal was to defeat President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and warn of "creeping socialism".

Cunningly, the League made sizable contributions to leading Democratic politicians so they would criticize Roosevelt's policies. Al Smith and John W. Davis, former Democratic candidates for president, and John Jacob Roskob, Democratic Party Chairman warned that Roosevelt was on the path to anarchy, as well as our loss of freedom. Luckily, the League began a rapid decline by 1936 when Roosevelt beat Alf Landon in a landslide, claiming, "the League wants to squeeze the worker dry in his old age and cast him like an orange rind into the refuse pail."

Today, we have the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity and the Tea Party, the heirs of the Liberty League.

How long before they all share the same fate?

Nick Vazzana


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:05

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