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If you hate to hear it, these days, it is labeled as hate speech

To The Daily Sun,

Every election year people get a little crazy and this year they are getting crazier then usual, sooner then usual. I'm not a fan of Trump but the other day watching a mob of left wing thugs shut down a Trump rally in Chicago didn't sit well with me. But then I remember this is just typical left-wing behavior.

They have been doing this for years, if a conservative is booked to speak on campus they demonstrate, they disrupt, threaten violence and do what ever they can to prevent any views they disagree with from being voiced. Usually with the blessings of leftists professors and administrators. What is disturbing to me is that so many are trying to blaming Trump. It's not Trump it's the left. If you don't speak for them you are not allowed to speak at all as far as they are concerned and to heck with freedom of speech.

The big thing now is "hate speech." If you hate to hear it it is labeled and verboten. Except when they are the "haters" and speaking it.

Funny thing happening this year, though. The more people, left, right or other take aim at Trump the more popular he becomes with his supporters. So why is that do we ask? I'd suggest that millions and millions of American are just fed up with the professional political class, they've had it. I hate to think what will happen if the convention, behind closed doors, should steal the nomination from Trump if he goes in as the leading candidate. His supporters are unlikely to take that lying down nor should Democrats take any solace in the idea. It could very possibly set of a powder keg of revolt and violence and I for one am just too old for that.

Frankly it's time for all those Republicans who signed a pledge to support what ever candidate wins the nomination to support that candidate. In my mind that will be the one going in with the largest number of delegates. It's time also to start attacking Hillary's terrible record, her lies, her failures. We should also put to rest a couple old left-wing distortions blamed on conservatives.

Remember how the left keeps coming up with the "birthers" label? Well, did you know according to it was Clinton supporters in 2008 who circulated the emails questioning Obama's place of birth? No evidence she or her campaign were involved, still?

There is also, from PolitiFact, that it was low level Clinton supporters who circulated emails in late 2007, claiming Obama was a Muslim.

An interesting couple facts for those Clinton supporters who so often like to rub conservative noses into those unfounded rumors. Oh and don't put it on me. Talk to and PolitiFact.

Steve Earle


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Mistake is who they appoint to the Fish & Game Commission

To The Daily Sun,

To all who care about our state cat:

On the bobcat issue, writing a letter to your local paper and or representatives or even to the House Fish Game and Marine Resource Committees, although admirable, is futile.The F&G Commission will not listen to the outpouring of the public or hunters that go against the grain. The department did not wish for the bobcat to be put back on the list but why should the commission listen to them ether. The commission is on its own page. The House and Senate could care less of what is happening to our wildlife, as long as they are getting re-elected and they are ignorant to what goes on at the F&G Commission meetings anyway.

The F&G and Marine House Legislative Committees are stacked with special interest groups and always has been. So who are you going to call? The Executive Council and governor appoints the commission, therefore it's their responsibility to correct the mistake in who they appoint. The Senate Finance Committee approved state funds to the tune of $1.2 million to be taken from the general fund for the F&G department but the commission refused to allow any representative to the non-hunting public to sit on the commission. Taxation without representation. How does it feel knowing that non-hunting money is going to support activities that we have absolutely no say in or control of?

If you want to shake the cage, I suggest you call your councilman and tell them to intervene. Don't waist your time with the governor's office, they will just give you the politically correct answer, "we will pass on your concern" and that will be the end of that. I also suggest you call day and night, one of the five F&G commissioners who voted in favor of the Bobcat season: in Strafford County, Barry Carr 755-1175, in Grafton County, Todd Baldwin 726-3446, in Hillsboro County, Walter Morse 464-3797, in Carroll County, David L. Patch 387-3771 and in Cheshire County, Robert Phillipson 352-8336. Ask them all, who do they think they are to ignore the will of the majority over the special interest of a minority who will only line their pockets with what the cats pelts bring in. New Hampshire, this is your natural resource we are talking about, not the commissioners private wildlife reserve.
If you do not get any response from the Executive Council or corner office then maybe it's about time we go shopping for someone new that will listen to the majority for a change in November. We need council members who will listen to the department and not some outside commission, which doesn't give a dam of what the majority of the people think.

Eric T. Rottenecker

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