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First requisite for effective communication is common language

To The Daily Sun,

Watch your tongue? Political correctness will crush freedom of speech. The first edict of a socialist dictatorship is scrutinize what you say or suffer the consequences.

We are traveling down that road. The masses now invading our southern border are adamant. No English senor!

The First Amendment of the Constitution protect citizens from those consequences. But how are we to know when multiple languages legal, inviolate but untranslated are towers of Babel leaving the Anglo's in the dark. After all we are the well established English-speaking majority. We function effectively. Our confidence and well being are at risk as well as our survival. Today's problems demand solid adhesion among we Aborigine. George III had no problem reading the Declaration of Independence. Rising as more divisive than the Civil War 150 years ago we embark upon the most disturbed epoch in U.S. history. We've been betrayed from on high and threatened by savages, is it possible no one cares? It seems so. Back to the lorders.

The borders, language and culture must be protected, nourished and respected lest we become a beehive of confusion and frustration with loss of our identity.

People flock to America because their homelands are unbearable, dysfunctional and dangerous, with no hope for a dignified future.

To provide those expectations the first requisite is understandable, common, effective communication. Yes, the King's English.

Ward H. Flanders





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Please make the commitment to Stand Up for Laconia with us

To The Daily Sun, 

Although the school year is over and the slower and more relaxed pace of summer is here, Stand Up Laconia is not taking the summer off, but picking up speed.

Substance misuse continues to be a significant issue here in New Hampshire. Only your involvement can help us to keep this issue on the front burner where it belongs. As we know, the effects of substance misuse reach and corrode all fibers of our community, whether it be relationships, health, safety, or our economy. Although this issue is certainly not unique to our community, our community's reaction to this issue is.

Throughout our state, people are beginning to notice Stand Up Laconia, a small but committed and growing group of people. Our mission is simple: We want the drugs out, and a safe, vibrant community back. Many of us are refusing to just close our doors and pretend it is not an issue or complaining that it is just too complex of an issue to tackle. So Laconia and Lakes Region — Way to Go.

However, we still have lots of work to do. This issue is huge and we need every member of our community to get involved. And there are so many ways to become involved. We recognize everyone's time is precious and some may have more time than others to commit to this coalition. If we all give in whatever way we can, the momentum will gain and positive changes are then inevitable.

The only thing that will decrease the impact of the coalition is feeling, "Oh it's a growing coalition and they have enough people," or "I'll get involved sometime down the road when I have time."

There are 16,000-plus people who live in Laconia. Stand Up Laconia has about 250 coalition members, and about one-third of those are active members. If with those small numbers we are making positive changes, can you imagine with a substantial amount of involvement the positive changes that would take place? A year from now this community would be a completely different place. People would be lining up to move here. This is not a dream and could absolutely be a reality. If together we make this issue a priority this summer, get involved and see what 16,000 people Standing Up together Laconia can achieve.

Here are upcoming ways for you to get involved:

— Thursday, June 18, Monthly coalition meeting at Laconia Middle School from 5:30-7 p.m.

— Thursday, June 25, Free movie event "Anonymous People" at Lakes Region Community College

— Saturday, July 4, Stand Up Laconia table at Opechee Park.

— Monday, July 6, Make A Difference Monday – Fundraiser at Winni Playhouse in Meredith.
— Aug. 4, National Night Out

These are just a few ways Stand Up Laconia is getting involved, increasing awareness and creating a louder voice to ensure our community is a leader in prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.

Make the commitment to Stand Up with us and come to this Thursday's meeting. Bring a neighbor, family member or co-worker with you. I sincerely hope we see you on the 18th. If you cannot make it send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know how you can help us grow this coalition.

Clare Persson


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