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Your heart was filled with job & breaking all at the same time

To The Daily Sun,

I was in Alton Bay Saturday morning for the annual Alton Old Home Days 5k. When I had finished the race and was sitting by the finish line, my son told me that a girl with crutches was in the race and he was wondering how long it might take her to finish. I said to him I don't think she was running the whole 3.1 miles but maybe she had just started the race. Sure enough, about an hour into the race, here comes this young girl, with some sort of physical disability that forced her to have braces on her legs and the need for a walking cane in each arm, down the sidewalk toward the finish line. The 300 or so people that were still there all got on their feet and vigorously cheered this 9-year-old girl across the finish line.

It was one of those moments where not only was your heart being filled with pure joy but breaking at the same time. If you didn't have tears in your eyes you weren't human. The smile on this girl's face as she finished the race to all the hoots and hollering of everyone there was so infectious you couldn't look away. It just made you so warm inside.

It also made me think of some of the people who send letters to the editor of this paper and what the majority of the topics are. Politics and surely politicians don't make this country great. We do. You and me. And maybe if we spent a little more time patting each other on the back instead of constantly trying to stab each other we would become even better.

So to all you people, and you know who you are, why don't you try finding something else to write about. We need to read more positive articles. We live in a beautiful area of a magnificent country. People shouldn't be constantly be reading negative articles about this great nation. And in the long run who really cares about the political circus anyway.

Try writing about the positive things you're experiencing in your lives. And if you can't, maybe you need to get a life. I, maybe more than most, know that life isn't all sunshine, but I still have to believe that the good still very much outweighs the bad.

Todd Welch

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Trump may be only hope of saving us from progressive despotism

To The Daily Sun,

"The Devil's Pleasure Palace," a book by Michael Walsh that came out last year, talks about the origins of political correctness, which his research shows can be traced to Karl Marx and the Frankfort School. Yes I know, our beloved "leftist scholar" James Veverka, recently alluded to the notion that Marxism is dead and gone in this country. Yeah sure James, speech codes, safe zones, microagressions and intolerance of opposing views on college campuses must therefore be a tool of the conservative right.

Marxism was all about a philosophical and ideological assault on Christianity, capitalism, traditional family values, sexual morality and patriotic nationalism. Marxism was and is an all out assault on Western values. Marxist theory is alive and well, especially in our nation's universities.

As we now know, far too many of those Frankfort school leaders who went into exile, became professors in our universities. Columbia University is a prime example of the deep roots of Marxism so alive and well in our country today.

Wayne Allen Root graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia in 1983, just as President Obama did, but he was able to survive the progressive stench that swirled all around him. Obama learned his lessons well through folks like Francis Fox Piven and Richard Cloward and of course Sal Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." Also a favorite read of one Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Hillary and Barack are just two paradoxical examples of people who despise the very same capitalist system that has made them rich and will continue to do so, in and out of political office. The left is littered with many thousands of paradoxical hypocrites who have become wealthy by a system they seek to destroy.

Ah yes, Columbia University, home to such marvelous professors as unrepentant domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Also home to professor Nicholas De Genova who once told 3,000 protestors, in the wake of 9-11, he "wished for a million Mogadishus and that peace would have no place in America," according to David Horowitz.

Marxist-stylized professors abound across America and I have listened to some such as Cornel West and Marc Lamont Hill on Fox News and talk radio. Hopefully, fellow Weather Underground Marxist terrorist Kathy Boudin is not still teaching young millennials how to hate America and love Marxism/socialism. And please, let's not forget the loathsome Ward Churchill, former 17-year professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who mercifully got exiled from academia for saying that the victims of 9-11 were "little Eichmanns."

Yes, some of these professors are no longer teaching, and some now teaching are not as radical, but rest assured that those now retired have been replaced by a new generation of Marxist-loving, America-hating professors.

Herbert Marcuse's writings, one of the Frankfort School leaders, provides all the insight anyone needs to understand why the left and all of its progressive followers lust to destroy this country's Judeo-Christian principles while also lusting to gain ever more control and power over us, while claiming to own the mantel of moral superiority.

Marcuse writes regarding the left, "They would include the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements which promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion . . . Liberating tolerance then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left."

Folks, please do not get caught up with all the distractions created by the mainstream media, universities, the entertainment industry and the Marxist, socialist-loving Democratic Party. It is the ideology or religion of the left in this country, over the past 100 years, that sadly has had more impact than Christianity has had, as it seeks to suffocate all freedom of religion and speech except that which comes from Islam and the left.

To all of you on the right who believe that we can suffer through four years of Hillary Clinton's continued progressive assault on this country and live to nominate a "true conservative" in 2020, you are playing with fire. Please think about what another four years of "fundamental transformation" coupled with the election of radical Supreme Court justices will do to a country already teetering on the brink of chaos and dissolution. Please think long and hard before you sit this election out, the most important one of our lifetime. The next time may be too late to find that so elusive, yet perfect conservative, "stand on our principles" nominee.

Donald Trump may be more like "Bullworth" than Ronald Reagan, but there is a good chance he will be our only hope in saving us from the tyranny of progressive despotism. What Tocqueville wrote about in referencing the "soft tyranny" of the left, is already here.

The time grows very short in order for us to restore our national sovereignty. Please do not fall for the soothing promises of free stuff delivered by a benevolent nanny state. That is nothing more than the delusional dreams of Marxist progressives who only care about more wealth, power and control for themselves, while delivering totalitarian rule for a complacent citizenry.

Believing in free college education for all and $15 minimum wages for all is to fall for the false promise of Cloward and Piven. Those would be the Marxist professors who promised to create a crisis by overloading the welfare system and then tell folks, your government will now deliver to you a guaranteed income and an end to all poverty. Please connect the dots and vote while you still are at liberty to do so.

Russ Wiles

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