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We seemed to have no problem talking; I did not berate him

To The Daily Sun,

I am dismayed and disappointed by Mr. Cracraft's comparison of our chance meeting and congenial discussion at a local market to Bernadette Loesch's phone call.

First of all, I did introduce myself and even shook his hand. I did recognize him but couldn't easily come up with his name, but am familiar with his writings and Laconia Sun byline.
I told him I would fight to my last breath defending his right to his opinions, but wouldn't give two cents for your them. We both agreed that people have their right to their opinions.

We seemed to have no problem talking to each other, as we did so several times in the store. We peacefully exchanged our views voluntarily. We even discussed our favorite rock bands.

As far as "acting very strange," I am disabled, suffering from paralysis and dealing with amputations. He should be ashamed of himself.

Berating him? No. Not a chance. Sounds more like he has developed a habit of falsely coming up with ways to berate people who do not share his views.

To compare our meeting with what happened to Bernadette shows his true colors and I find it insulting.

I think an apology is in order.

J.F. McCarthy
Belmont

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Our choice, one of two imperfect people will be elected president

To The Daily Sun,

Hillary Clinton is a seasoned politician who repeats the same old Democrat promises, proposals, and attacks against Republicans.

But, after nearly eight years of the policies Hillary will continue, why are most Americans poorer and only the rich richer? It's because those good-sounding Democrat policies are actually designed to make and keep people poor. Poor people vote for Democrats, other people may not.

Hillary's attacks against Republicans are lies, which Democrats constantly repeat. Democrats, not Republicans, supported slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, etc. Democrats revere former KKK leader Senator Byrd and Bill Clinton's mentor, Senator Fulbright who fought integrated education, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Arkansas Attorney General, Governor, and President Bill Clinton was credibly accused of sexually molesting women, even raping one. These victims, who are still maligned by Hillary supporters, were threatened, to silence them, by the wife of the most powerful person in the world, by the current Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Despite many opportunities Democrats haven't made the rich pay their "fair share," they never will; the rich buy protection and favors from Democrats with huge political contributions.

The Obama/Hillary foreign policy made/make the world extremely dangerous. Their policies created chaos in the Middle East. Russian and American forces are threatening to exchange gunfire over Syria! Obama/Hillary policies enabled ISIS and strengthened Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, giving it billions of dollars and further enabling their ICBM and nuclear weapons development. Obama's/Hillary's weaknesses and naïve world views encourage escalating aggression by Russia and China. For the first time since the Cold War, Russia and our country are rattling nuclear weapons at each other, this is dangerous.

Republicans want all Americans to be successful. Successful people pay our nation's bills allowing our country and our people succeed. Only Democrats benefit from having people be poor.

Hillary's Supreme Court appointees will essentially change our Constitution as she wishes. Trump believes that only the American people have the right to change the Constitution which is essentially a contract established with the American people to protect their rights.

One of two imperfect people will be elected president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Hillary represents and is supported by the corrupt Washington establishment which fights the anti-establishment candidate, Trump.
Only Trump will fight to correct our nation's direction: allow school choice, enable a growing economy so every American can work towards their American dreams, close the border, deport criminal illegal aliens, exclude terrorists, enforce our laws equally to protect American citizens and dispense justice, and fulfill the world's desperate need for strong American leadership to return to a stable, peaceful world.

Don Ewing
Meredith

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