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Obama attempting to bully the religious into violating their beliefs

To The Daily Sun,

President Obama was an adjunct professor of constitutional law at the Chicago Law School. With that background, I am constantly amazed at his low regard for the Constitution and for the duly enacted laws of this country.

Today, May 14, I watched as he called on "Christians and Catholics" to spend their efforts on things like poverty and telling them to get off trying to push their anti-abortion beliefs. At issue is a bill that passed the House of Representative that would place restrictions on aborting the unborn who are 20 or more weeks old

Starting with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the president has gone out of his way trying to restrict Christianity to the confines of their church buildings. That was evident when he stiff-armed Catholic bishops and made abortion provisions a requirement of those insurance plans. That was so outrageous that the religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor for the Aged in Colorado, had to fight that provision all the way up to the Supreme Court. The owner of Hobby Lobby included 14 or 15 contraceptive methods in the insurance they provided to their employees, but they objected to the ACA demand for their insurance to provide an abortion pill. The owners of that company are deeply religious Christians and they couldn't, in good conscience, consent to providing a pill that would induce an abortion. They, too, had to go all the way to the Supreme Court to allow for their religious beliefs to be upheld.

Now the president is attempting to bully the religious into violating the tenets of their belief systems. In doing so, he's not only showing a total disregard for the First Amendment to the Constitution, he is showing a total lack of respect for Christianity.

Bob Meade

Laconia

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Please consider giving a raise to the Belknap County Nursing Home staff

To The Daily Sun,

An open letter to the Belknap County Commissioners:

We are a group of women who meet regularly at the nursing home. Just to let you know, the staff here is fantastic. They all work so hard, and do a great job. No matter what the situation is they are always there to help us. They take their time, always nice and friendly. You can tell it comes from the heart.

Please, please consider giving them a raise, they haven't had one in a few years and deserve it. We remember how hard it can be to raise a family. When you get a raise not only does it help financially, but it makes you feel worthwhile in the job your doing.

We have also read in the paper that Laconia will be hosting the Pumpkin Festival this year. We want to help. There is a lot of land in the back here, we would appreciate it if the inmates could plan a bunch of pumpkins for us. In the fall we are planning an October Festival and would like to sell pumpkins, etc., so we can raise money for our resident fund.

Please consider our requests, please stop on in to meet with us anytime. We would enjoy your company very much.

Anita Landry

Althea Kelly

Marjorie Morin

Judy Holland

Laconia

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