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Glen understands operation of county government; join me in voting for him

To The Daily Sun,

I'm writing to express my support for Glen Waring for Belknap County commissioner.

As the county treasurer, I had the opportunity to work directly with Glen when he was the county's finance director. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional, and effective in the position and easy to collaborate with. Glen kept an open mind with regard to my suggestions and I was able to rely on him to get me accurate answers when I had questions. He was a valuable resource to me and was sorry to see him leave the county's employment.

Glen's experience managing the Finance Department for the county has taught him what the county commissioner position can do to help the organization provide services better, to continue to reduce public tax expenditures, and to keep the public informed. He has the knowledge, education, and experience to lead the county.

It would be refreshing to return to a time when politics does not interfere with the provision of necessary and often emergency public services. Glen knows how to get the job done without promoting a personal political agenda through the office of the commissioners. He knows how to work through all the "red tape" and where it can be reduced. He understands the benefits of collaborating with town and city officials to reduce the overall tax burden on the public.

In summary, Glen understands the operation of our county government, he understands the financial impacts, he understands local taxation systems, and he's motivated to bring about positive change. If you live in Belknap County District 2 (Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton), I hope you will vote Glen Waring for Belknap County commissioner on Sept. 13.

Michael G. Muzzey
Belknap County Treasurer

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Why don't we make it more expeditious & easier for people to vote?

To The Daily Sun,

Now more than ever it is very important to keep in mind a few very salient points during this extremely contentious political season. We can no longer ignore the fact that we have to have a very serious discussion about the process of how this country elects the president of the United States.

"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." St. Francis of Assisi.

Based on this above mentioned quote from St. Francis, we should ask ourselves this very important question: How many people are aware that there exists much more expeditious and easier ways to vote in a national presidential election? Are you aware that many civilized countries have mandatory voting in place and as a result have much higher turnout rates than here in the United States? Getting rid of gerrymandering would be an important step in our voting process. In addition, citizens in many countries are able to cast their ballot on weekends. Now isn't that special?

Can anyone guess why the GOP and Tea Party members in Congress haven't craft a bill for mandated voting and weekend voting? These bills could then, through the legislative process in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, follow the natural progression of then being sent to the desk of the president for signature into law. These two simple solutions would be a very efficient and much needed change to our very lengthy, mind-numbing and costly primary season. But alas, it would really upset the apple cart for those entrenched do-nothing obstructionist politicians. I do not suffer fools or have any illusions or doubt about this one folks.

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists — to protect them and to promote their common welfare — all else is lost," a direct quote from President Barack Obama.

On the other hand let's keep in mind what candidate Trump is quoted as saying: "I want to be unpredictable." One has to ask that all-important question: Is this negative quality what this country really wants or needs in a president of these United States?

Bernadette Loesch


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