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Our mission is to further Americanism & support vets & community

To The Daily Sun,

American Legion Auxiliary, Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Gilmanton Unit 102 extends its appreciation to the Gilmanton PTA for hosting the recent Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair, and to our many friends and supporters who purchased great home-baked items from the Auxiliary.

Members were present to provide visitors with information on our organization and projects, including Veterans at Rest in Gilmanton, the goal of which is to locate and document all veteran burials in Gilmanton to ensure that the sites receive proper honor.

The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to further Americanism and to support veterans, military, their families and community. Fund-raising is essential to the support we are able to provide during the year and the Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair is a wonderful community event.

Be sure to join us in Gilmanton next year. We will be at the Memorial Day Services, Old Home Day and the Holiday Craft Fair. For further information on the American Legion Auxiliary, our Veterans Projects, membership or donation opportunities, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at www.ALANH102.org.

Wishing you a very safe and warm holiday season.

Raelyn Cottrell, President

Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit 102

American Legion Auxiliary

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100,000 Americans have killed other Americans since 9/11

To The Daily Sun,

"Nobody panic, the shooter was a white guy!" goes the caption in a new cartoon of anti-immigrant protesters surrounding a bleeding victim. The recent right-wing Christian terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood is another reminder of who the enemies of liberty really are here at home. They are the Jesus Jihadists and right-wingers. It is without question that the terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood is rooted in Tea Party and extremist Christian propaganda. After being apprehended, the terrorist said, "No more baby parts." These are people who feel OK about murdering doctors or burning down a building for their God. They are no different than the lowest filth of ISIS.

Since 1977, there have been eight murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 186 arsons, and thousands of incidents of criminal activity directed at Planned Parenthood — before the incident last weekend. Prominent fundamentalist Christians and right-wing media like Fox are guilty of stochastic terrorism due to their fanning of the flames of jihadist Christian delusions. When Al Qaeda or ISIS make jihadist videos, they are designed to incite hatred and violence. The same is true of right-wing Christian extremists who create deceptive videos or who mindlessly call abortion murder.

It is not murder because a fetus is not a separate and independent being. Fetal rights do not trump the rights of the invested living. The invested living are those with goals to achieve, jobs to attend to, health to maintain, families to feed and clothe, cars to maintain, rent or mortgage to pay, and homes to heat. These are people with serious responsibilities and important networks to maintain and balance.

Colorado Springs is a hotbed of right-wing Christian extremism and crazed ammosexuals, so it's no surprise that some fundamentalist Christian jihadist would decide to kill some people for God. Last January a bomb went off near the city's NAACP offices. A right-wing terrorist and racist act for sure. And on Halloween a man walking down the street with his gun shot dead a cyclist and two women sitting on their front porch. When someone notified the police earlier of the man, the person was advised that "This is an open carry city, after all." What demented fools you gun nuts are.

Are all Christians extremists? Of course not. Are all Muslims extremists? Of course not. There is an argument is that we can't let any Syrians in because one might be a bad seed. Well, gun crazies, why aren't you using this argument regarding gun control to save thousands of lives? The argument is that we can't have gun control because law abiding gun owners are punished. Well, what about the punishing thousands of law abiding Syrian refugee families because of that hypothetical one?

Just last month, Randolf Linn was arrested for trying to burn down an Indiana mosque. His reason was that all Muslims are terrorists and they don't believe in Jesus. Mr. Linn told the judge that Fox News got him all riled up and he learned about Muslims on talk radio. From right-wing Christian jihadists, I am sure. He faces 20 years. Hallelujah!

In Irving, Texas, David Wright organized an armed anti-Muslim protest at its mosque and then published the names and addresses of dozens of Muslims and "sympathizers" online last week. Now this terrorist wannabee is bellyaching about the backlash. What reasons was this done other than intimidation and veiled threats of violence? This is Christian extremism that seeks to terrify. This is stochastic terrorism by design. This is a way to get some religious ignoramus to commit a horrendous act of violence just as old Imams and Mullahs get young fools to join ISIS or al-Qaida and become butchers for God.

More than 750,000 refugees have been legally settled in the United States since 9/11. How many Americans have died in this country due to a refugee committing an act of Islamic terror since 9/11? Four, I think. On the other hand, in that same period, over 100,000 Americans have shot and killed other Americans. So it seems that it's OK to right-wingers for Americans to kill Americans but surely don't let one Syrian in! You are far more likely to get killed by an angry American with a gun than a terrorist. You are far more likely to be killed by a right-wing Christian with a gun than ISIS. You are far more likely to be killed by a spouse, an intimate partner or a drinking buddy than an ISIS recruit.

James Veverka

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