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Shame on the city for not taking Lakeport Landing's first offer

To The Daily Sun,

It is apparent that our politicians are setting the precedent of how we should behave by the way they are behaving. On the national level our top leaders have in many cases totally ignored the rule of law. In other cases they use that same rule of law to squash others that disagree with them. This behavior would not be tolerated except for the backing of a corrupt press and legal system and a complacent public. It seems that the same behavior has trickled down to the local level.

In reality rule of law should be interpreted and followed taking in consideration that most laws give a great deal of flexibility. What is missing in the equation is morality which seems to have been completely thrown out the window.

In the case of the City of Laconia's parcel of land that Lakeport Landing has leased and built on as part of their business, this lack of morality has shown its ugly head. Yes, the law allows for the city to sell the property to whomever it pleases. The city manager and I'm sure a bunch of other city politicians are pushing for a sale based on the highest offer. Of course this decision is based on what they (through hired assessors) have determined the property is valued.

Does anyone question the over-assessed values of their own properties for tax purposes in this area? Maybe the value of this particular property has gone up due to the improvements that Lakeport Landing has invested toward their business over the years (with the permission of Laconia).

Now, there is another neighboring marina that is a competitor that is jumping on Laconia's greed to sell high. As the price offered is not that much above Lakeport Landing's price I would question if there might be some relationships between that marina and some of the politicians involved. All of this has created a big local mess and is causing undue damage to a very-long-time and cherished local business.

Legally the city of Laconia has a right by contract to sell to the highest bidder or to sell to Lakeport Landing at the price that they offered, which is by any measure a reasonable price given the money, improvements and history with Laconia that they have invested over time. What is totally immoral in this case is the city of Laconia's decision to not take the initial (reasonable) offer from Lakeport Landing and instead go for the greed. Shame on you!

The second immoral act is from Irwin Marine in their decision to get in a bidding war for the parcel and building that has been so vital to Lakeport Landing's business. Shame on you!

In the meantime the city and towns in this area are scratching their heads wondering why more business are not attracted to the area. Maybe they should look in the mirror to see if there is really a friendly business atmosphere here or not.

Dave Nix


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Liberals touting diversity intolerant of Christian's freedom of conscience

To The Daily Sun,

In response to Tom Lemay's letter of May 29, again I'd like to apologize for the bad witness of many of us Christians or perhaps even some so-called Christians. Many of us will have much to answer for in the Judgment. Yet a man needs to recognize where these things come from and it's not from God. I perceive that you have a negative image of who God is. God is not looking to inspire fear in you but love. Yes God is willing to judge, but he is love. He's also holy.

You said that you asked God to speak to you and he did not. I think you're wrong. God can speak to us in many ways and through any source He chooses. God spoke to Balaam through his donkey. Heck, he even speaks through me. Anyway, God meets us where we are. If you couldn't receive from church people, God in his love could speak to you though comic books and TV. He put in your heart a hunger for righteousness.

Superheroes are really a spinoff from Jesus, the original and ultimate superhero. After He made everything, He came to earth as a man. In righteous anger He clears the temple of the corrupt money changers. He heals the sick, raises the dead, forgives sin, protects helpless sinners from the judgment of the hypocritical Pharisees (yes there were corrupt churchmen then too), asking only that they sin no more. He walks on water, turns water into wine, feeds a whole multitude until all are full, with a only few loaves and fishes.

Sounds like a super hero to me. If all this wasn't enough and it wasn't, he took the thing that takes us all, the thing we have no control over that is death and hell and he conquered both by his death of the cross and his Resurrection. All we have to do is repent of our sin and receive Him and His gift of salvation and to let go of the bitterness and unforgiveness in our hearts.

You see God did speak to you and he lead you into a righteous lifestyle that you could receive blessings from his hand. "All good things are from above." If you want to continue in his goodness when you leave this world. You can do that, but only though Jesus. That's the Good News.

Quite frankly, God doesn't care what you believe about homosexuality. He wants you to come to him. Please, I don't want to be quoted out of context here. If you are a homosexual and God is speaking to you to repent, please obey him. I am speaking personally to anyone here. God is holy and he will deal with his children individually according to His timing about specific issues, but you don't have to have all of your ducks in a row, to come to Him, only a desire to repent and receive His forgiveness.

As to my cherry-picking quotes. Tom I really do strive to keep all that I write in the spirit of the Lord. If I ever miss the mark I do apologize.

I think I owe a further explanation about homosexuality and gay marriage. People who believe that Bible is the Word of God, who believe marriage is an institution ordained by God, to be a union between a man and a women; who in good conscience do not want to participate in same sex weddings are being taken to court, in an attempt to force their participation. I do want to speak out on behalf of freedom of conscience for these. And yes, I do hold to the same belief.

You see, liberals who tout diversity are very intolerant to Christians' freedom of conscience. This is in large part why I have made this an issue in my letters. Though Christians who know the truth are not willing to compromise the truth, I believe that it can be honestly said, that they are more tolerant toward those who disagree, than the other way around. For if know that you have the truth, it does not matter if others believe you or not, if you don't, it's human nature to try to force your belief on everyone else. In this way they seek validation.

John Demakowski

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