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Public banking is a solution that I'm promoting; please vote on Tues.

To The Daily Sun,

If you are not tracking these flyers you won't know they are out there. I am writing this rebuttal because I saw this 5 1/2 inch by 11 inch glossy flyer from the N.H. Democratic Party and Ruth Gulick that made several misleading and false statements about me. It was inaccurate, negative, and undeserved.

Their first false claim: Next to a picture of an attractive young woman who is glaring over at the text, was: "Valerie Fraser and Bill O'Brien's Koch Brother Agenda will turn the clock back on women's rights in New Hampshire." I don't know the Koches, and I don't know their "agenda." I have met Bill O'Brien, but we certainly did not sit down together and plan an agenda, and I don't want to "turn the clock back on women's rights in N.H."

I worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years and as a licensed veterinarian, owned an animal hospital for 11 years. Our current medical system does not easily allow for alternative health care which in general is superior in managing chronic care diseases, is less toxic, and not cost-prohibitive. It should be a priority to require insurance providers to cover all licensed medical providers including homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, midwifery and chiropractic. Women must be allowed to choose whom they want for their care and for the care of their children.

The second false claim was: "House Republicans and their extremist friends want another chance to: "(it listed various bills as examples, none of which I could vote on because I was not a member of the General Court). Just who are these "extremist friends"?

As of this writing I am not a member of the House Republicans and none of my friends meet the definition of "extremists."

So let's compare right-wing extremists to left-wing extremists. According to author David Horowitz "the left have become the richest and most powerful political machine in American history, backed by a near trillion-dollar treasury in America's oldest and largest tax-exempt foundations. Conservatives are out-spent 7 to 1."

I have been endorsed by the N.H. Liberty Alliance and the N.H. Job Creation Alliance. I am for right to work, Second Amendment rights, lower taxes, local school board control, human rights which includes women, reducing health care insurance costs, the Constitution, responsible individual liberty, smaller government and public banking which will help small businesses create jobs and grow our communities.

In my current role as chairman of the New Hampton Board of Selectmen, fiscal responsibility is very important.

Public banking is a solution that I am promoting and I hope you will give me the chance to succeed by voting for me on Nov. 4. Public banking is banking in the public interest and not the private interests. It places taxpayer deposits into public control, for public benefit. In part, our Revolutionary War was fought over the right of public banking. Private banks are the cause of the growing disparity between the rich and the poor and income inequality in the United States is the highest it's been since 1928. Would you choose poverty given a choice? We must stop the continual fleecing of the American people. Asking for another $2 billion is not a solution.

Our goals should be to remove the death grip Wall Street has on our economy, our government and our lives. Vote for Valerie Fraser on Nov. 4, Belknap 1, New Hampton and Center Harbor.

Valerie Fraser

New Hampton

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Lakes Region Porcupines meet in Belmont on 3rd Sat. of every month

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Tony Jankowski, I'm a longtime member of the Lakes Region Porcupines and I am writing to give our first annual report on our happenings, and we also have an announcement. I figured in the midst of all the mudslinging and political back and forth I could insert something fresh and different.

For the last four years, the Lakes Region Porcupines have been meeting locally at the New Hong Kong Buffet in Belmont on the third Saturday of every month at noon. The LRP is a fraternal organization of people who are lovers of liberty. Common conversations include ham radio, emergency preparedness, self-reliance, cooking and baking, gardening, and even politics. We all sort of come from a somewhat libertarian perspective, but there certainly are members I would consider both hard left and hard right on the political spectrum.

I was certainly surprised to see us labeled recently as a "radical right-wing organization" as many of us, including yours truly, consider many of our perspectives to be left leaning. To set the record straight, the LRP welcomes any member of the community looking to share the company of people who have a live-and-let-live attitude.

The LRP made strides in the last few years by welcoming hundreds of guests from all over the state to join in our monthly meet-up. These people are looking to take in all the Lakes Region has to offer. We've had guests from across the nation and even international visitors chose us to visit. Many of these guests in our state have chosen to set down roots here, become part of local commerce, and become involved in politics. People are choosing to make New Hampshire their home because, like you, they have fallen in love with it.

I am honored to report that our group has completed our yearly maintenance of garbage along Route 3 in Belmont from the Laconia city limits to the Mosquito Bridge. I would like to thank the businesses for another year in which they kept their plots beautiful as a New Hampshire roadway deserves to be. Shooter's Tavern is our typical breakfast spot pre-pickup and they have wonderful food and have been great hosts to us.

In closing, I wish the best of luck to three of our best litter pickers in particular who are running for state representative, Michael Sylvia in Belmont, Glen Aldrich in Gilford/Meredith, and Ed Comeau for Brookfield/Wakefield/Ossipee/Effingham. Good luck fellas!

Tony Jankowski

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