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U.S. was and is founded by Declaration as a Nation Under God

To The Daily Sun,
The three most important documents relating to the foundation of our republic are the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Constitution (1787) and the Bill of Rights (created 1789, adopted 1790). The most familiar and most often quoted section among these three organic documents comes from the Declaration and is as follows:
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
The true source of our two most important rights, life and liberty, are singled out and identified in our nation's founding document, the Declaration of Independence. The true source of these rights is not man nor the writ of man nor is it the Declaration itself or the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The source of these rights is also not vested in Congress or the courts or any government agency or functionary. The true source of our rights to life and liberty is our Creator God. This self-evident truth as applied to our nation cannot be changed because, unlike the Constitution, the Declaration cannot be amended. It was not intended by the founders to be amended. The statement that legally founded The United States of America is found within the last paragraph of The Declaration of Independence and is as follows:
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World (God) for the rectitude (making right) of our intentions (to found a new nation), do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states: that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliance, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States of right may do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on Divine Providence, (superintending protection of God) we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
A founding statement is not to be found in the Constitution and it should thus be self-evident that the Constitution does not stand alone without the Declaration. The Declaration is a binding founding contract and, unlike the Constitution, has no provision for amendment. To deny the self-evident truth that we are a nation founded under God is to reject and nullify the Declaration compact, and this would leave us with a Constitution with no founding article or covenant. The Constitution superseded the Articles of Confederation but did not nullify the Declaration. We first had to have a nation in order to contract laws for that nation. It cannot be the reverse. That is obvious when looking at the Constitution itself: The Preamble begins, "We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union..." The inclusion of "more perfect..." implies the Union was already formed. The clincher is in the last sentence of the Constitution:
"DONE in convention by the unanimous consent of the States present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth." Eleven years as a functioning United States of America put us into the twelfth year.
Whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the principles presented here does not matter. Their inclusion in our non-amendable founding document is an undeniable matter of fact. Even if our federal government, all civil authority, and/or the courts deny the existence of these principles, take away our First Amendment rights to exercise and express these precepts, and prosecute us for even mentioning them, they still cannot erase the fact that The United States of America was and is founded by the Declaration of Independence as a Nation Under God. Otherwise, explain why have we been celebrating the forth of July as the date of the founding of the United States of America since 1776?
George Brunstad

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:13

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90% of American people want gun background checks; 'of the people'?

To The Daily Sun
"...and that government, of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish..."
Ninety percent of the American people want background checks for gun buyers, but this failed to get through Congress.
Game over? I hope not.
Dick Devens
Center Sandwich

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:53

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Convention could not borrow because it had not yet appropriated

To The Daily Sun,
Why do those responsible for enforcement or interpretation of laws ignore the affairs regarding Belknap County? The misdeeds are many, one of which is the Tax Anticipation Notes (TANs) for FY 2013.
The need for additional money to sustain county services surfaced because the convention had not acted upon the appropriations for the ensuing FY 2013 annual budget.
On Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., the Executive Committee motioned to authorize the county treasurer to borrow an amount not to exceed $10 million in TANs. Flaws:
1. Treasurer Michael Muzzey can only borrow money "upon the order of the commissioners" and accordingly was only able to explain the process in support of a request to borrow. However, he was unable to make an official request. (RSA 29:8 Borrowing)
2. On Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., at the Executive Committee's meeting, the only commissioner present was Stephen H. Nedeau. Therefore, the vote by the Executive Committee is automatically VOID.
3. On Feb. 4. 2013 at 5:06 p.m., the convention at its meeting discussed the Tax Anticipation 10 million dollar borrowing to "keep the whole delegation informed". However, no delegation vote was taken.
4. On Feb. 4, 2013, absent any kind of recess or adjournment of the convention's meeting, a commission meeting occurred. The quorum of "Commissioners Edward D. Philpot Jr., John H. Thomas (via conference call) and Stephen H. Nedeau", authorized the county treasurer to request borrowing of up to $10 million in Tax Anticipation Notes (TANs). (Motion carries) Motion by M/Philpot, S/Nedeau to adjourn at 5:06 p.m.. Unanimous. Motion carries.
5. The Executive Committee prematurely voted to approve the borrowing, without the county treasurer possessing the commission's order. Flaw. (RSA 29:8)
6. The approval of the county convention for such borrowing must be secured, unless the convention has not acted upon the appropriations for the ensuing year. No vote regarding 2013 TAN by the convention has any validity prior to the adoption of the budget.
7. On Feb. 19, 2013, a vote by the convention was taken to "authorize the county treasurer to issue an amount not to exceed $10 million in TANs for FY 2013 for Belknap County". Motion carried. This vote has no validity because the convention had not acted upon the appropriations for the ensuing year.
Moreover, on February 8, 2013 a Right-to-Know petition, per RSA 91-A:7, was filed with Belknap Superior Court. The courts shall give proceedings under this chapter high priority on the court calendar. Our challenge has neither a date for an oral/evidentiary hearing, nor a substantive order for over 143 day since filing. Why should plaintiff have to motion the court to place this suit on the trial calendar (SC Rule 13)?
On April 1, 2013, the Petition For Declaratory Judgment Per RSA 91-A:7 was transferred to Grafton County Superior Court regarding the use of secret paper ballots. Our petition, a challenge of the use of paper ballots in open meeting, in effect, is a challenge that any action by Belknap County's Convention and its Executive Committee since December 2012, 2012 are null and void.
Thomas A. Tardif

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:42

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Thank you for brightening the center of my native Laconia

To The Daily Sun,
It's unusual for me to address my personal feelings in a public format. But, as a lifetime resident as well as an employee of a downtown business, I can't help but express my sincere appreciation for the beauty that explodes outside my office window and envelopes me as I run my errands. Not since visiting Chicago in 2009 with its widespread display of plantings along Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park have I been so struck by such a beautiful landscape — and all without a 10.5 percent sales tax!
With typical Yankee energy and determination mixed with modern technology, a dedicated group of business owners embraced our "Made in America" chant. They secured contributions from like-minded citizens, near and far (Canada, Texas) and were able to replace our foreign-made flags and add a myriad of baskets and barrels that simply cannot be missed.
Our little village rallied and I say "thank you" for brightening the city center. Our community has shown that we too are "Laconia Strong" and I am one proud native.
Claire L. Hebert
Community Relations Coordinator
Melcher & Prescott Insurance

Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2013 11:01

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Green energy isn't even a top 20 concern of the American people

To The Daily Sun,
It's been a very busy week for news here in the last month of June. Lots of distractions, lots of hard news, lots of everything.
Speaking of news, I heard the president give his speech on green energy the other day. He's going to do, through executive orders, what he couldn't get Congress to do. No wonder Congress didn't want any part of his plan, because it will again raise the costs of energy for all Americans. To Obama's credit he did warn us that he was going to make the cost of energy sky-rocket. The only promise he's kept? Now I don't know about rich folks but as for my wife and myself, we're retired and on fixed income, so when the cost of electricity goes up we notice it. Obama has doubled the cost of gas and heating oil since he first came into power; now we can expect it to go up again, and by executive order, swell! Hail Caesar!
Funny thing though, from what I read, green energy isn't even in the top 20 concerns of the American people. Jobs and the economy top the list and though the green supporters keep telling us how many new jobs and business's will be created seems the promises keep falling far short of the reality. Now, I'd have nothing against green energy if it cost/worked at least as well and as conventional energy but it just doesn't. If it did people would be going for it in much greater numbers then we now see, that's just how it is.
And speaking of the president's speech I hear some saying it was timed to distract we simple folks from the cascade of scandals engulfing the administration. Oh did you hear, another Obama stooge took the fifth at the congressional hearings the other day. Its beginning to remind me of the old organized crime hearings years back. ("Aint nobody knows nutten. I don't recall any tinge bout dat. Nah, I don't memba nutten.")
Ah, the good old days when lying to Congress was actually a serious felony. Today it's the national past time of crooked political hacks who's backs are covered by the attorney general and the president himself. Hail Caesar!
Steve Earle

Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2013 10:58

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