To The Daily Sun,
Aggressors around the world have been emboldened. Some aggressors are nations, others are terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS or criminal groups such as the Mexican drug cartels. Some aggressors claim their neighbors' lands, others just take them. Some aggressors kill fellow citizens who aren't the right something (e.g., religion, tribe, ethnic group, gang), while others are reaching out and killing people in other countries. Aggressors, such as North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, and in the Middle East, Africa, South and Central America, are acting, demanding or taking what they want, increasing their power, and controlling or killing increasing numbers of innocent people.
Yet, this wasn't supposed to happen.
Less than six years ago the progressives of the world awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize not for anything he did but just because they "knew" that his progressive policies would bring peace and justice to the world.
President Obama has done what the world's progressive elites wanted. He apologized for our country because they accuse U.S. power of causing aggression. President Obama is cutting our military and economic power to ensure our country's future weakness. President Obama negotiates with and appeases aggressors, against the advice of our military and blames us for the killings. He prematurely withdrew our troops from Iraq. He refuses to accurately name our enemy and he removed information about Islam from our anti-terrorist training to avoid being "offensive" (and perhaps anticipating a flood of Quaker or Presbyterian terrorists). He establishes "harsh sanctions" that don't hurt the people instigating the aggressive actions. And, of course, he is "properly" anti-Israel.
For decades progressives have told us that these actions were required for world peace. But, after nearly six years of applying these progressive policies, the promised peace is nowhere to be found. In fact, aggression has increased and made the world a much more dangerous place (as predicted by people with a realistic understanding of human nature and history).
Edmund Burke said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Ronald Reagan advocated, "Peace through strength." Burke's and Reagan's statements reflect reality. Weakness and denial of reality embolden aggressors. Strength deters aggressors. These are clear lessons that Pearl Harbor and 9/11 should have taught every American.
President Obama and the progressive elites may actually believe in their progressive policies of appeasement, political correctness, denial of reality, and weakness, but they only achieve peace in fantasyland. In reality progressive policies create an increasingly dangerous real world where people lose their freedoms, prosperity, and often their lives.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:29
To The Daily Sun,
This letter is a response to the article that was published on Sept. 24 headed "Commission asks Judge to force lawmakers to meet."
As an inmate here at Belknap County House of Corrections I follow up on issues such as this one.
This article in particular has my attention because this is my "home" and how I live for the duration of my sentence. I directly feel the effects of this "budget situation" as do the families of all the inmates.
Budget cuts mean not enough correctional officers to provide security for privileges as visitation, medical released furloughs, in-house jobs and in-house programs, and any other programs which require a correctional officer to be present. Due to the low staff last weekend, Sept 19th through the 21st, we inmates had our visitation privileges canceled. Although I was not directly affected because I do not receive visits outside of the jail, it did have an effect on six other inmates here because their families had to travel from outside the state and were turned away.
It doesn't stop there. This "low budget" situation has affected me the most by not being able to be out on work release due again to "low budget, low staff, low security." I make my living on the outside as a painter and before I was sentenced here I provided for my girlfriend and her two kids. In my plea I was given the work release program so I could keep providing for my family and obtain the occupation I once had. Due to the low staff here and this "budget situation" I have lost my job and am at high risk of losing my place to live and my family being tossed out on the street due to not being able to provide the money needed to pay bills.
This low budget situation does not stop at that. I know to the outside community we at the county jail are looked at as inmates and belong here for the crimes we have committed. This being true as most of us do belong here for our violations, but where in the rehabilitation stages does it say an inmate has to shower in mold infested showers, live in a dorm with exposed pipes, breath the bad air quality and bad air circulation, and sleep on poor bedding?
I feel as an inmate that a voice needs to be heard from inside the jail on this situation. I am not writing this letter to get any of the staff in trouble, I am writing this based on the facts of this budget situation and how this affects inmates, correctional officers, jail staff, and the inmates' families on the outside.
Any questions you may have please feel free contact me at the name and address given.
76 County Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:26
To The Daily Sun,
They said it was on the news, but I did not see it, so I went directly to the source and had a face-to-face with the lady at the front desk. Fuller has been buying oil and kero all summer, so there is no reason to be afraid that you will run out of your kind of heating fuel. There are no shortages of drivers. Since I think one should face the person at the front for information, you can usually tell if it is a rehearsed answer that you get back. Yes, if you have lived here all your life, you do know some of the facts about Fred in trouble. But look past those rumors, and settle what's on your mind by going to the source.
Like most seniors, I have given up some of the things I have enjoyed having around the house, like saving a good hunk of change by getting rid of my on-line computer. Heck, by giving that up I could get more at the grocery store. Believe that and I will tell you another. Half of what I saved went to a rent increase, and the other half went to my prescription increase because I was now "in the bubble." So if you think you can win, you would have a better chance of winning the lottery.
Since I have devoted myself to helping the elderly, who have a lot less than I do at the moment, who have also paid into the system like I did all our lives, it is discouraging when you are told there is no help out there for you, so don't bother the people at CAP because they have been told to help only people that were not born in this country, or people that do not want to work, because you owe them a living. After all, "they did not ask to be born."
So, if you are a senior citizen, needing a little helping hand, you know how to find me or ask one of your friends who uses my services. To those people who go to the food pantry and tell the little white lie that you don't get food stamps, I know that you have no conscious mind taking food out of the mouths of people that really need the help. Shame on you! How do you get the nerve taking food out of the pantry from needing people who can't make ends meet? Perhaps if New Hampshire went back to the paper stamps, you might have to give up smoking. Isn't that too bad. Stop selling your EBT cards for cash and spending it on smokes and booze.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:21
To The Daily Sun,
My sincere thanks to the voters of Gilford and Meredith. Your show of support for my candidacy in the Sept. 9 Primary is truly appreciated.
Please know, as we move forward to the Nov. 4 general election, I look forward to meeting with you and continuing the discussion of those issues that resonate with all of us. Among these are control of government spending, promotion of job growth through reduction of business taxes and regulation, support for state veterans' rights and benefits, and of equal import, preservation of our Second Amendment rights.
Again, I thank the voters of Gilford and Meredith for your support. You can count on me to protect your money, your freedom and the economic future of your families.
Belknap District 2 (Gilford and Meredith)
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:14
To The Daily Sun,
The Belmont High School PTO would like to express its sincere thanks to area businesses for their support of our second annual Taco Bar fundraiser at Belmont Old Home Day. The generosity of our local businesses helps the BHS PTO to meet its goals and helps it to maintain BHS as a school of excellence. We are extremely grateful and could not have done it without you.
We would like to thank El Jimador, Belmont; Shooter's, Belmont; Applebee's, Tilton; Chili's, Tilton; Pizza Hut, Tilton; and The Lobster Connection, Winnisquam. It is always nice to know your support is there for us and we urge our friends and neighbors to visit your restaurants as a special thank you for your support of our kids.
Funds raised are being used to help support student programs, provide resources to our high school and staff, and educate parents on topics of interest. Our newest parent/student program is our It Takes a Village workshops. Workshop topics include drug and alcohol abuse, teen challenges, internet safety, anti-bullying, and other important topics. Additionally, the BHS PTO conducts parent and student community events, college workshops and other support activities.
We would also like to thank all of our local supporters who visited our Taco Bar booth at Belmont Old Home Day. Please be sure to come back and visit us again next year. It was great fun serving you.
BHS PTO Secretary, on behalf of the BHS PTO Board
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:11