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The TEA Party fights to put control back in the hands of citizens

To The Daily Sun,
The American Revolution wasn't fought for plunder or conquest, but for the ideas that people can govern themselves and have inherent (by birth) rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For these ideas wealthy, prominent Americans, prospering under British rule, pledged/risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor ... and many endured hardships during the revolution they began.
The U.S. Constitution defined a government that implemented those ideas, enabling self-government (through elected representatives) and protecting peoples' inherent rights.
Some people have various criticisms of the Constitution, e.g., it allowed slavery, although it authorized Congress to abolish it after 1808, and it didn't enable women to vote; but the Constitution provided an amendment process for providing fixes and addressing future needs.
In our first century, Americans became the wealthiest and freest people in the world; millions immigrated to pursue their American dreams.
Then things changed. Professional politicians, who saw government as their path to wealth and power, replaced citizen legislators who served briefly then returned home.
Professional politicians gain power and wealth by dispensing money and privileges to supporters, so government size exploded from typically 3 percent to over 20 percent of GDP now. Now government controls most aspects of our lives, what we can buy, what things cost, what we can do with our property, and often even what we can do with our lives.
Most Americans know that our government is too big, too intrusive, too wasteful, too expensive, too guided by what helps politicians; and it does NOTHING well. It destroys American jobs, depresses wages, destroys American families, stifles initiative, placed an enormous national debt burden on unborn Americans, and rewards takers and special interests rather than most contributors to our society.
The TEA Party fights to put control back in the hands of citizens. The TEA Party opposes subsidies, bailouts, deficit spending, selective law enforcement, and any special privileges for the rich and/or politically connected. The TEA Party fights for a smaller, constitutionally-limited government providing opportunities and equal treatment for all.
Those who richly benefit from big government, e.g., professional politicians, the Democrat and Republican establishments, government employees, and other special interests, don't want to give up their wealth and power. So they hate and smear the TEA Party, e.g., calling it "fascist", and unite to destroy TEA Party.
If Americans keep electing political establishment candidates, then our big corrupt government will continue to grow and the opportunities and prosperity for most American will continue to decline. Only by turning towards a smaller Constitutionally-limited government can Americans rationally expect to improve their opportunities, prosperity, and freedoms. Join a TEA Party, help return to government of, by, and for the people.

Don Ewing

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Get on mailing list for Belmont/Canterbury It Take a Community

To The Daily Sun,

The Belmont High School PTO, together with BHS Student Assistance Program Counselor, hosted a wonderfully successful drug awareness event on Thursday, April 21. "It Takes a Village: Our Community Drug Epidemic" was well attended by more than 150 people, including parents, staff, students and community members. We thank everyone who came out to help make a difference in our communities.

We would like to thank our panelists for their expertise on our drug epidemic: Dr. Paul Racicot, medical director of the Nathan Brody Program for Chemical Dependency at Horizons Counseling; Kelly Gaspa, Winnisquam Regional Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator for the Partnership for Public Health; Nate Walter, a courageous young man in recovery; Corey Gately, LRGH Recovery Substance Abuse Counselor; Jacqui Abikoff, executive director of Horizons Counseling; Officer Evan Boulanger, K-9 and drug recognition expert for Belmont Police Department; and Darcy Ess, a courageous mom who lost her son to a drug overdose and has been instrumental in starting the Belmont-Canterbury coalition It Takes a Community.

We would like to send special thanks to those brave audience members who shared their struggles and the struggles of their families in dealing with addiction and recovery. What a powerful impact this had on everyone who attended.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to the local businesses who helped BHS PTO provide a free meal of pizza, salad, desserts and beverages. Brookside Pizza II of Belmont, there are no words to thank you for your amazing generosity of 33 free pizzas and salad. Other big "Thank-Yous" go to Coca-Cola Bottling, Belmont; Annie's Café and Catering, Laconia; Laconia Village Bakery, Laconia; Shaw's, Belmont; The 99, Tilton; Gourmet by Design, Canterbury; and Petals in the Pines, Canterbury. A big thank you goes out to The Home Beautiful in Belmont for their generous cash donation toward the cost of this event.

Thank you to Melcher & Prescott in Laconia for displaying a reminder about our event on their electronic sign.

And thank you to Superintendent Maria Dreyer for her personal donation of three gift cards for our door prize raffle.

We are planning another special It Takes a Village evening in October. Please look for more information on this event in September. It is through our community awareness that we can all make a difference. It is a battle for the lives of our loved ones.

If you are interested in getting on the mailing list for the new Belmont-Canterbury coalition It Takes a Community, please send an email with your name, email address and your town to Alicia Sperazzo at SAU 80, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This email list will provide information about upcoming meetings and events in Belmont and Canterbury.

Donna Iacopucci

Colleen Akerman

Irene Mackes

Gretta Olson-Wilder
Belmont High School PTO Board

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