Letter Submission

To submit a letter to the editor, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters must contain the author's name, hometown (state as well, if not in New Hampshire) and phone number, but the number will not be published. We do not run anonymous letters. Local issues get priority, as do local writers. We encourage writers to keep letters to no more than 400 words, but will accept longer letters to be run on a space-available basis. Letters may be edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation and legal concerns.

 

Shaheen has demonstrated blind allegiance to the White House

To The Daily Sun,

Where is Senator Shaheen? I would like to know more about why she supports "sanctuary cities" and where she would like to see on in New Hampshire.

In all fairness to the senator, she has emulated everything that President Obama has stood for during her term in the U.S. Senate, including the silly plan to contain ISIS. We have all seen how well that is working out.

I watched Senator Shaheen recently getting off Air Force One with President Obmaa. She is someone who the president can count on no matter wheat the issue is; however, she demonstrates nothing as a senator other than blind allegiance to the White House.

New Hampshire needs more than this.

Kenneth L. Bowers

Wolfeboro

  • Category: Letters
  • Hits: 378

Let's let a woman clean up the mess; she knows how by now

To The Daily Sun,

The Mideast is ready to implode. Terrorists are causing death, chaos and insecurity in peaceful countries. Some economies are just suffering and others are on the brink of bankruptcy and collapse. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, there is a real chance that the Republicans will nominate Donald Trump as their candidate. It is time for the Democrats to nominate Hillary Clinton to beat the snot out of that Donald Trump bully at the polls and then let her go after the other bullies who are causing major havoc around the world for defenseless people.

Hillary has been working with leaders the world over as secretary of state for Obama and as first lady of the U.S. before that. She knows who the players are and will hit the road running if elected president. However, foreign policy, mediating and mitigating crises are not the only proficiencies she brings with her. Remember the economic boom and monetary surplus with which Bill Clinton left the presidency? Well, Hillary has his ear and expertise, if she needs it, to straighten our economy out again. She also has the advantage of being or having been a U.S senator, a governor's wife, a lawyer, the chair of different boards, a student, a woman, a daughter, a mother and a grandmother. Ergo, she works well with others and has a sterling background for domestic policy making as well.

I encourage every person who is going to vote (Democrats ... get out there for the primaries!) to check out her biography on the Internet and also her voting records as senator from New York. Compare what this woman has worked and stood for over the years with any accomplishments of the people who are running in the Republican Party. Hillary Clinton outshines all of them because she did it with the glass ceiling still in place; neither did she have a rich daddy to help her get to where she is.

I won't go on about her impeccable credentials (they are numerous) that no one else who's running can claim, except I will say that she has the best insight, breadth of experience, and discernment that this country can expect from one person, even a man.

If Hillary is going to be denied the support of your vote due to a gaffe or two along the way, remember that no one is perfect. Plus, if you look at the big picture and you consider the choices she has made in her personal and public life, the mistakes have been very few. She has exemplary qualifications. Her acumen is matched only be her compassionate intelligence that comes from being one of us — a U.S. citizen that educated herself.

The time is ripe for this uncommon woman of such political astuteness to break the barrier to the Oval Office for our gender. If we don't give her this chance to break that ceiling then I believe we will get what we deserve. Our country will be better for putting this woman at the helm. With the world at civil unrest and a polar meltdown; despair about poverty and immigration and Ebola; college and national debt; obesity and drought; energy and abortion; guns and gays; child abuse, mental illness, equal pay and on and on ... do you know anyone who can multi-task better than a woman can?

Please check her out, don't take my word for it and don't forget to consider the issues and ramifications of a yea or nay while realizing we're only human and rarely are things black or white. Life is messy, wherever we live. So let a woman clean up the mess. Believe me, she knows how to by now.

Hillary Clinton is ready, willing and able and I hope you'll find her more than worthy of your vote. Also, to me, she embodies all that is presidential. She gets it.

Marcy Gatanti

Laconia

  • Category: Letters
  • Hits: 295