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Even those who support abortion should be alarmed at killing for profit

To The Daily Sun,

In light of the recent allegations revealed through undercover videos of Planned Parenthood employees, I beg New Hampshire representatives not to jump into bed with your ideological colleagues, but rather consider the facts as have been presented.

If the videos are not forged, then consider what this means for our country. You have a taxpayer-funded entity which is performing abortions with a dollar signs in mind. The idea of placing prices on human organs (born or not) is simply undesirable.

Even those who support abortion, I doubt many would be at ease with the idea of killing the unborn for the purpose of making a profit — or finding a way to pay a non-profit CEO more than $500,000. I don't know many people who would be happy to discover we are being so generous to what is at best an ethically questionable country.

For those of you who support safe, legal abortion, really consider if you are comfortable with this sort of profitability. (What if this were the NRA?). If you won't support ending taxpayer-funded abortion, I plead with you to at least demand an investigation into the legality of of what has been revealed.
Thank you for your time, and good luck discerning.
Ryan Smith
Northfield

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Trump remains in a class of crass rarely achieved by mere mortals

To The Daily Sun,

And you thought the 2012 campaign was a circus show! The 2016 campaign is clearly a significant increase in clown-car nuttery. Welcome to another edition of Tea Party Potty Tricks, brought to you by the Center for the Study of Absurdity, where we strive to keep the stupid in the news.

Having a banner year in absurdity and ineptitude, Donald Trump has been able to say things only fools or obstinate drunks consider sensible. In but a short time, the toxic waste dump called the Donald has been able to radiate in the spectra of grossly stupid with far more luminosity than all the candidates put together have in many election cycles.

Luckily for us, his redshift indicates he is moving away fast. A recent poll of likely New Hampshire voters indicates Trump is unelectable. Well, Duh! It took a poll to figure that one out for a graceless buffoon? For those wanting some nostalgic cinematic expressions of Trump sociopathy, there is the movie called "You've Been Trumped" making the rounds again. It's a Scottish golf course building story. Trump's money and power lose! As Senator Graham, (of "Let's send troops to Iraq again" fame) noted, he is a wrecking ball. So progressives, you know you love him, so get the popcorn and beer out with a widescreen and enjoy this episode of political suicide while it lasts because even Ted Cruz (of evolution and climate change denial fame) isn't as entertaining and Michelle Bachmann of tin-foil hat fame isn't going to run.

Similar to Ted Cruz, there are some close contenders for the most clueless and classless such as Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, but Trump remains in a class of oafish crass rarely achieved by mere mortals.

Our local tomfoolery prize winner is once again Steve Earle of "Birther" and Muslim obsession fame. Steve's latest compulsive jag is another chapter in his usual race-baiting. Black this, white that, blah blah blah. We here at the Absurdity Center can imagine a grade school yearbook picture of Steve Earle with a caption, "when I grow up, I want to be the Grand Wizard of Race Baiters."

James Veverka
Tilton

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