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Does Lynn Rudmin Chong tire of patting herself on the back

To The Daily Sun,
Why is it that left wingers, such as Lynn Chong, want to bring other state's decisions into N.H. politics. First there was Bloomberg's anti-gun group coming into the state in an attempt to degrade Sen. Kelly Ayotte and now Ms. Chong wants us to follow Montana's decision to support an overturn of Citizens United. She goes on to state that Montana is in league with 15 other states that have passed resolutions. Hmm, let me see, 50 minus 15 equals 35. So in Lynn's narrow mind we're supposed to go along with the 30 percent that she agrees with.
Citizens United allows private corporations and companies to inject money into politics to counteract the massive amounts that are injected into same by labor unions through the use of members dues. Oh, that's right, Lynn is now a union member and apparently doesn't like competition. Lynn, elections are now in the hands of all the people and not just the ones you agree with. Keep in mind that some corporations and companies tend to play both sides by giving money to the left and the right.
I'm curious as to how much time Lynn spends at the chiropractor's office as it seems that most every time she sends a letter to The Sun that she informs the readers of something she has done. It used to be standing on the common in Plymouth holding a peace sign, (boy that's a hard sell in Plymouth), sometimes she blesses us with her poetry, (such as it is), and this time she included the fact that she was picking up trash while walking her dog. All of that patting must be hard on her back. I know one shouldn't assume anything but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that every night before retiring she looks in the mirror and says, "what a good girl am I."
Lynn also brought up the fact that Bob Meade always makes note of the fact that she "teaches your children". If it saves one child from having their common sense removed from their cranium and being indoctrinated into the progressive mind set then I say "keep it going Bob!"
Dave Schwotzer
Meredith

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:14

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Voters in Alton were not 'idiots' for fighting against Agenda 21

To the editor,
After attending a recent Planning Board meeting in Alton (June 18th), I'm convinced that more citizens need to turn out for these meetings to see not only what transpires at them, but to view for themselves the character (or lack of it) of a couple of their town officials. These people are elected to serve the town, but their contempt for those who disagree with them is putting many of us on alert as to just what they hope to achieve for Alton.
Selectman David Hussey, dived into "old business" with a vengeance, insulting the taxpayers of Alton for having the gall to vote down those three sacred amendments he so wants. As if that wasn't alarming enough to the handful of us who turned out that night, he then proceeded to loudly attack a fellow board member sitting next to him, calling him an "idiot" for agreeing with those of us who voted down those amendments.
All across the country, in towns large or small, citizens are fighting against what is known as "Agenda 21," an insidious global agenda designed to strip us of our property rights. It comes under many guises with innocuous names such as Sustainable Development, Granite State Futures and others.
Many unelected regional planning commissions, including our own in the Lakes Region, are already on board to force these programs on the local towns. The names are constantly changing to try and fool the public. The amendments citizens voted down would open the doors and pave the way for Alton to be among towns designated to adopt plans many of us oppose. But it's not just property rights at stake here, Common Core also falls under Agenda 21.
Our town officials have had plenty of information placed in their hands by concerned citizens but some have chosen to ignore the information or pass it off as untrue. Maybe a couple have a vested interest in this program, in which case they should recuse themselves, or maybe they think this "just can't happen here." Well it can, and it has. It's been in the works for many years but only recently have people become aware of it.
Another board member, Thomas Hoopes, also seems to have contempt for people who disagree with him. Was it my imagination or did he not understand the meaning of the word "sovereignty?" The word must be foreign to him as he repeated it three times (sovereignty? sovereignty? sovereignty?) Suggested reading for Mr. Hoopes would be the U.S. Constitution and the N.H. State Constitution. Not only are states sovereign, but so are individuals! Shouting at the few citizens that night "you shut up, this is not your meeting!" when a few murmurs were heard after the "sovereignty" remarks was not the way to win an argument by our standards.
We do, to their credit, have planning board members and other board members who are decent, honorable people who will hopefully have an open mind and review the information that is being presented to them regarding this matter. It's our town, it's their town, and we as citizens of Alton are trying to protect our rights at the local level as it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect them at the federal level. In recent years we've seen our elected officials in Washington and some in Concord show nothing but contempt for the citizens of our great country and state. To see that contempt at the local level is very disconcerting. We are not, as some suggest, "disrupting" their meetings by disagreeing and presenting well-known and documented facts to back up our argument.
To his credit, at a previous meeting Scott Williams suggested a joint meeting of the Planning Board, Selectmen, and hopefully Zoning Board on the subject of Agenda 21, Granite State Futures Initiative and their effects on our town with both sides being represented. This meeting will be open to the public and we encourage all concerned citizens to attend. Let your voice be heard, it's your right, it's your future. Who knows, you might get some added entertainment if a couple of board members once again give us their impersonation of children who didn't get their way.
Phil & Chris Wittmann
Alton

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:08

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I assume good intentions but judge people by their actions

To the editor,
Bernadette Loesch and I apparently differ on what we consider important. Ms. Loesch apparently considers that a politician's intent is more important than the results of his actions or policies. Since good intentions don't help people and save lives, I consider the results of a politician's actions and policies to be what is important.
I assume that our politicians care about people, just as I assume that letter writers, even those I disagree with, advocate for what they think is best for our people and our country. It seems to me that wanting the best for everyone is part of the American character.
If a doctor makes a mistake and harms a patient, we assume he intended to help the patient and we usually forgive him. But, if he makes the same mistake repeatedly, always harming patients, we no longer forgive him, we question his good intentions, and we say he should have learned from his mistakes and changed to procedures that help rather than harm people.
So, the important thing is not someone's intent, it is not even their actions. The important thing is the results of their actions or policies, and we should not be forgiving politicians for not changing failing policies.
Mayor Bloomberg may be very well intentioned. He may have done some good things for New York City. But, with respect to violent crime and murder, his policies result in many times more victims of violent crime, including murder, (per 100,000 people) than the policies that we have enacted in New Hampshire. Mayor Bloomberg should learn from New Hampshire, and certainly we shouldn't be taking his advice unless we want to increase our violent crime rate and have many more New Hampshire victims.
Because we believe in their good intentions, too often we accept our politicians' good sounding promises and programs which often turn out to be counter-productive or have terrible side effects that hurt more people than they help. Many federal government programs, even some we think are important, are operated in a way to deprive people of opportunities and jobs, keep them poor, influence them to not prepare for their own future needs, keep children stuck in failing schools and saddling them with enormous debt, and in the case of Mayor Bloomberg's gun controls, they create more victims.
It is time to hold all politicians to a higher standard, one based on results, not intentions. Based on that standard, we need to replace most of our politicians and demand that failing programs be changed or eliminated.
Don Ewing
Meredith

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 08:31

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I'm at los to understand pretzel logic behind arming Syrian rebels

To The Daily Sun,
Permit me to share an array of thoughts for consideration:
Amidst a growing number of scandals illustrating an unprecedented abuse of executive power, starting with the IRS and now across multiple Executive Branch departments, two Democratic Party operatives have been convicted for fixing the '08 Obama primary in Indiana. Well, like the unexplained murders of Americans in Benghazi, I guess this is old news. We can only guess where the country would be if this important primary had been honestly won. We have also just learned that Walter Reed Hospital military veteran caretakers are being forced to take an eleven day furlough. This decreasing of care to wounded vets is occurring at the same time 70 million in bonuses are being paid to the IRS, and the latest presidential family African vacation invoice now totals about $100 million.
Internationally, as President Obama starts his second unconstitutional participation in an international conflict in our name, we are learning more about our new "allies." No, I am not speaking of the billion dollar F16 and Abram tank foreign aid package delivered to the increasingly antidemocratic, anti-American, and Anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Most recently, our tax dollars are arming Syria's al-Nusra Front — allies of al-Qaida in Iraq. It is imperative to understand that these Islamic terrorists are fighting to replace the Russian-backed malevolent Syrian regime; also an historic exporter of terrorism. It is equally important to understand that these rebels seek a repressive Muslim dictatorship in Syria and elsewhere as preparatory steps to the demise of democracies, foremost of which is the United States.
Recently a video illustrating our misguided tax dollars at work can be seen but the faint of heart may want to skip it and simply know that it portrays activities of the Syria's al-Nusra Front. The man killed by laboriously hacking his head from his body, and the murdered women were most likely supporters of the Assad regime.
I am at a loss to explain the pretzel logic that dictates arming the al-Nusra Front — dedicated enemies of the United States and allies of al-Qaida. Have we somehow forgotten that it is al-Qaida who has declared war on the United States, has attacked our embassies, the Cole, and civilians in our own land? Have we forgotten that al-Qaida and its affiliates seek our absolute destruction? Have we also forgotten that it is al-Qaida that is responsible for the condition of the same veterans at Walter Reed Hospital whose care is now being diminished? I do not understand how supporting participants of such barbarity enhances the international reputation, foreign policy goals, or national security of the United States. I strongly disagree with cutting assistance to our wounded military veterans. The nexus of these behaviors within an administration already mired in multiple growing scandals seems lost upon our President now planning his $100 million African vacation. As President Obama likes to often remind us, these behaviors are not "Who we are."
Yes, an honest Indiana Democratic primary in '08 may have changed so much.
Michael D. Breen Ph.D.
Moultonborough

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 08:24

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Did you see the round red lights in the Thursday night sky?

To The Daily Sun,
On Thursday June 20, 2013, at approximately  9:45 - 10 p.m. in Canterbury:
We were outside watching fireflies on the path we have leading to our chicken coop. My boyfriend Damon Goss and I noticed in the sky what we thought to be planes. I grew concerned when I realised how closely they were flying from one another. About 100 feet from where we stood the objects were coming from the direction of Shaker Village. There were three red bright lights round in shape. There were two red lights that were clearly separate objects following closely to a much larger object. It flew closer to us; approximately 50 feet above us rather quickly. We were able to get a good look of the flying objects threw an opening in the trees. I saw a triangular shaped flying object with a haze around it. The front object was very large in size with red lights; the two separate objects that were following it looked like red balls of light moving in their own paths. The two red lights were flying behind it, never beside it. The three objects hovered slowly over the tree tops towards the north and over our pond in the back yard. We could not see them after they flew over the pond because of the many trees.
Unfortunately, my camera did not pick up what we saw, it actually turned off. I fumbled around trying to turn it back on in the mean time keeping my eyes on the objects. I am disappointed I was unable to capture vital proof. I would like to find out if anyone else in the surrounding areas saw what we saw.
My boyfriend did call the Canterbury Police Department and The National UFO Reporting Center. The center said they had a similar sighting called in from Connecticut that same night.
Kelly Gammon
Canterbury

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 08:19

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