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Dear Ted Cruz: Jesus told us to take care of the least among us

To The Daily Sun,

Ted Cruz likes to speak for God. Unfortunately what he says doesn't sound much like the God he claims to follow.

That God sent his only Son to earth to heal and minister to the sick. Christ told us to take care of the "least" of his brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and all of our neighbors. Remember Jesus' words in Matthew 25:31-46 when he judged who would enter Heaven? "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."

Doesn't sound much like Senator Cruz, who constantly threatens to take away people's medical care because they are poor and cannot afford adequate coverage as well as eliminate most threads of what we call the safety net.

This criterion is in that same Bible which Cruz constantly quotes when it's to his convenience. We need to remind Ted and his dad to practice what they preach.

Bernadette Loesch
Laconia

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Constitution certainly does not say 'except in an election year'

To The Daily Sun,

Opinions are like armpits — everyone has them and they all smell. That being said, what is not an opinion  is that the president of the United States is tasked with the nomination of Supreme Court justices, and the Senate is tasked with interviewing and voting on those nominees. Period. That is how it is laid out in the Constitution of this country.

There are no special provisos for an election year. There are no alternate options if you don't like the president who is doing the nominations. All there is, is the law.

You're a member of the Tea Party? Excellent — because this is what you fight for. If you are a Republican or a Democrat? The truth is that every single nominee to the Supreme Court — every one — have either withdrawn their name or been voted on. Never in the history of this country has a nominee simply been left dangling in the breeze because of nonsensical rhetoric. All the blather to the contrary is nonsense. You are creating an entirely new level of gridlock and partisanship.

So I challenge Senator Kelly Ayotte to simply "do your job." Your state — New Hampshire — voted for Barack Obama each of the last two elections. You were elected and swore — swore on a Bible — to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. So do your job. You swore to fulfill on the will of the people of New Hampshire.

Fulfill on your promise. Because if you can't, then you should get the heck out. Get out of Washington. Get out of New Hampshire. Get out of any position that requires people to trust you, because you are a vow-breaker and a law-breaker.

Finally — before you make any assumptions — I voted for John Kasich. #DoYourJob

Alan Vervaeke
Gilford

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