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Thank you new Americans, for coming to our United States

To The Daily Sun,

On Sunday afternoon, we attended a very cool interfaith service at Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia. The event was sponsored by the Greater Laconia Ministerial Association and was a ceremony of thanks, especially highlighting the refugees in our community.

Four refugees talked of their journey to the United States. All were inspiring. All were hard-working people with families. They have brought new energy, smarts, dedication, family values, and enthusiastic patriotism to Laconia and the Lakes Region. Their stories of the journey to America were moving. They add vigor to our economy and commitment to our common values and life. We were glad to participate in such an affirmation of the welcome the United States has traditionally given those seeking shelter and safety and a new start.

Thank you, new Americans, for coming here.

Ruth & Richard Stuart

Sandwich

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Obama is 'thinking' because he has no idea how to handle ISIS

To The Daily Sun,

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 13, our president made a statement that we have ISIS under control. That same night in London, 130 people, including a college student from the USA, were killed by the same group that he said we had under control.

Does he have such a bad memory that he can't remember a Russian plane was brought down by a ISIS bomb. All 224 people on board were killed.
Just this week in Mali, 170 hostages were held in a Radisson Hotel where French troops are stationed. Over 20 people killed including one American.
Now doesn't this make you much safer. On top of all that, our president wants to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal 2016.

In last week's Democratic debate Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, said we should increase that number to 65,000. She said this should be done if we have a carefully screening and vetting process as we can imagine.

My question is, how do we find a way that is 100 percent accurate? Look what happened in London, one of the terrorist came to their country posing as a refugee. It takes only one person to do the same thing in our country. Do we want to take that chance?

Just this week of people polled on accepting these refugees, only 38 percent were in favor.

From the start our president had no idea how to handle this important problem, and he still doesn't. He expects all of our allies to do the job of ridding the world of ISIS and other terrorist groups, and then he can take all the credit. To make things even better we can feel that much safer knowing we had Hillary Clinton as our secretary of state at this period of time.

It is good to know that our Congress knows that now is not the time to accept this plan for accepting these refugees. This past week they passed a bill that wouldn't let this happen. It must be really hard for our president to know that more than 40 Democrats supported this bill.

Of all the letters in the past few weeks by people that support the president was one by Kent Warner of Center Harbor., "Obama has been criticized for doing more in Syria, he is thinking out how to deal with ISIS." The reason he is thinking is because he has no idea how to handle this situation and he hasn't since the first day.

I can only pray we can only survive another year under this so-called leader.

Michael Hatch
Meredith

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