Letter Submission

To submit a letter to the editor, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters must contain the author's name, hometown (state as well, if not in New Hampshire) and phone number, but the number will not be published. We do not run anonymous letters. Local issues get priority, as do local writers. We encourage writers to keep letters to no more than 400 words, but will accept longer letters to be run on a space-available basis. Editors reserve the right to edit letters for spelling, grammar, punctuation, excessive length and unsuitable content.


Let's require government to do its job & enforce current gun laws

To The Daily Sun,

Chief Justice Warren Burger's statement referencing the gun lobby ignores the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the state of Georgia in 1837 on its ban on hand guns, perhaps he referenced it as "one of the greatest" because he knew that the ruling against Georgia was the greatest as it nullified the state's power enumerated in the 10th Amendment.

Usurping the intent of not just the Second Amendment but the Bill of Rights itself as well as the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. The more recent fraud by the Roberts Court finding the people's right of gun ownership in the Second Amendment and not the Ninth is itself now "the greatest fraud," greater indeed than the finding of its ruling in Roe v. Wade. Why? Amendment 10 — Powers of the States and People: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

It is a right or power of the states and/or the people, and not a power delegated to the federal government. One of the rights not enumerated is the right of the individual to travel and live wherever, a right not to be disparaged by the federal government — again a state right. But then one is free to move. To be honest, the federal government knew the Orlando shooter. He was a security guard cleared twice by the government. The Dallas shooter had been in the military — need one go on. What additional law is needed other than one which would require the government to do its job and enforce the gun laws we have. Or for the federal government to abide by the Second Amendment, which would allow the states to exercise their powers and rights.

G.W. Brooks

  • Category: Letters
  • Hits: 630

John Vorel is man of reason, intelligence, experience & commitment

To The Daily Sun,

Voters of Sanbornton and Tilton have an excellent candidate running to represent them in the state Legislature from Belknap County District 4.

For almost eight years, I worked with John Vorel when he was instrumental in upgrading the state ski areas, as well as his work at the state Department of Resources and Development. I was also amazed at the fine job he did in developing the arts and entertainment scene in the Lakes Region. In all cases, John did not have bundles of money to work with. He had something better: A skill in building consensus around good ideas, whether they were his or those of others.

Business pundits say that meetings are places where minutes are taken, and hours are wasted. Anyone who has worked with John Vorel knows that the minutes of meetings he led are worth reading, and those who sat in his meetings never felt that a second was wasted.

John had tremendous vision concerning the issues facing New Hampshire in those years, as he does the same today. He listens and provides vision centered on what can be done, and what needs to be done. Given today's unique challenges of job creation and the response to the enormous opioid challenges, I would highly recommend that the voters of District 4 select a candidate who is a person of measured thought, and humane action.

The size of the New Hampshire Legislature is as much a burden as it is a virtue of our great state. The office of representative requires someone who is a great listener, and then a reasoned leader. It would be of little surprise to me that John Vorel would rise quickly in the Legislature as his knowledge and skills are superb.

Now, should any voters think that this letter is a puff-piece for John Vorel, rest assured that in my years as manager of the State of New Hampshire Tourism and Economic Development advertising account, John and I did not always agree on every issue. However, we always did seem to listen to and learn from each other's opinions and recommendations. The end-product of those engagements proved to be the bedrock of the fine advertising and marketing program that the state employs, and our visitors constantly remark about.

In total, John is a man of reason, intelligence, experience and commitment. District 4 could not have a better candidate than John Vorel.

Gary M. O'Neil
CEO, O'Neil Griffin Bodi

  • Category: Letters
  • Hits: 530