To The Daily Sun,
I see that Ms. Loesch is insisting her version of the Martin/Zimmerman case is the correct one even though the facts say otherwise. She continues to bring up the stand your ground law even though the case was based and adjudicated on self defense. I guess common sense will never get in the way of ideology in the minds of progressives. I'm curious as to whether or not Ms. Loesch felt as strongly about the O.J. Simpson case when he was acquitted of a double murder when the evidence showed otherwise. The members of the black community were dancing in the streets after that decision because they approved of it. The members of the white community were definitely unhappy with that jury but they didn't tear up any cities because of it.
On another note, I see that Lynn Chong must have the warring town of Plymouth under control as she is taking her sign and going down to Concord, that bastion of incivility, to see if she can bring peace to the area. Her bravery knows no bounds. Might I suggest that her next stop be Syria or maybe Yemen. I'm sure there's a travel agency out there that would gladly book a flight for her.
Lastly, I see that George Maloof just adores those windmills that desecrate Tenney Mountain. In his letter he goes on to pontificate on everything wonderful about them and how terrible the telephone poles and wires look in comparison. I really hate to be critical of a critical thinker such as George but I have to remind him that the power generated by these monstrosities doesn't move through the air like sound waves but is actually carried through these wires. I guess when you become a critical thinker your common sense is removed and replaced with Playdough. As others have stated before, these are the people that teach your children.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:20
To The Daily Sun,
Once again, the Ashland School Board would like to sincerely thank voters of Ashland for their overwhelming support of the school district's budget for 2013-2014. And, once again, the board asks for your support. The school board and teachers will ask voters to reconsider the proposed teachers' contract beginning with a Deliberative (First) Session of a special school district meeting to be held September 3.
Many of Ashland Elementary School's teachers have been with the district for over 20 years, providing dedicated service to your children. The proposed contract offers the teachers a 5.5 percent increase in salaries over three years. The board and administration have worked hard to keep the general budget lean with the hope that voters would support this collective bargaining agreement. Our belief is that teachers make Ashland Elementary School a great school for your children. We ask for your support by attending the deliberative session on September 3, 2013, and by voting "Yes" on October 1, 2013, on the proposed teachers' contract. Thank you.
The Ashland School Board
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:08
To The Daily Sun,
Laconia has a great tradition in the annals of New Hampshire high school football. We have fielded some outstanding championship teams over the years. I can remember playing for Franklin during the 1950s; Laconia was the culmination or our senior year because that was the only game in our career that we would play under the lights.
Laconia, now has a state of the art arena in which are teams can play and, coincidentally, a tremendous area in which to view the festivities.
I love the sport of football as do many of the people in the area. We will be able to see approximately seven games a year played there, assuming we get into the playoffs every year. I would like to suggest that the Laconia School Board seek to enter negotiations with the Gilford School Board and then ask the scheduling committee to arrange a schedule whereby the two schools could share a field to their mutual advantage. If the Giants and the Jets can share and arena, it shouldn't be to much of a problem for Laconia and Gilford to do the same. Giford needs a new field, and Laconia has a new field. Laconia and Gilford can negotiate a contract fair and equitable to both sides for the use of the field. If they could come together in two agreements on the business park, this should not be to difficult.
Roland L. Maheu
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:03
To The Daily Sun,
Ariel Castro has been sentenced by an Ohio court to life imprisonment plus 1,000 years without parole based on 937 criminal charges occurring over a period of a decade. These charges include kidnapping, imprisonment, assault, and rape perpetuated upon three young women, Michelle Knight, Gina De Jesus and Amanda Berry. But it is two counts of AGGRAVATED MURDER that forced Mr. Castro to accept a plea bargain and plead guilty to ALL charges in order to avoid a possible death sentence. These charges were based on Castro's purposeful assaults on a pregnant Michelle Knight, forcing her to suffer at least two miscarriages.
Please note that the unborn children carried by Michelle in these two instances had to be recognized as living human beings in order for the two murder charges to be valid. In principle, this clashes directly with the landmark 1973 Supreme Court rulings in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton that dehumanized and rejected the personhood and right to life of the unborn. Murder cannot be charged for a lethal assault on a blob of tissue that has no legal claim to personhood or right to life. By these case law precedents, the Roe and Doe Court also removed the legal protection for a woman's right to CHOOSE to carry her pregnancy up to the birth of a live child. Before unborn victims of violence legislation was passed on the federal level in 2004 (by Congress on the fourth try, valid within federal jurisdiction, including the military) and before similar legislation was passed in some individual states, the perpetrator of an attack on a mother that harmed or terminated the life of an unborn child was NOT held legally culpable for the harm to or the demise of the unborn. This caused a number of grossly unjust rulings by various courts when assaults were made on pregnant women that resulted in the deaths of their unborn children. In these cases the perpetrators were held culpable for harming or killing the mother but not in any way held responsible or culpable for the demise of her unborn. The mothers in these cases had no right by law (Supreme Court case law) to legal protection to carry their unborn children to birth because the unborn had been dehumanized and granted no right to life by the precedents of Roe and Doe.
The charges in Ariel Castro's case, however, were made possible by way of an Ohio statute (not case law) dealing with unborn victims of violence which, in part, states that the killing by assault at ANY STATE of pre-natal development of an unborn member of the species Homo Sapiens carried in the womb is AGGRAVATED MURDER. The statute also provides for varying degrees of charges for different circumstances resulting in harm or death to the unborn. The state of Ohio recognizes that it is not anyone's right to terminate a woman's pregnancy against her will and the perpetrator is held criminally culpable as if he had done the same to a living, breathing person.
There are still a number of states that do not provide ANY statutory protection for a woman's CHOICE to carry her pregnancy to birth. In these states, the dehumanizing case law precedents of Roe and Doe prevail and no culpability and punishment can be applied to the perpetrator for harming or killing the unborn.
There has been an ongoing battle to secure justice for wanted unborn children who have been harmed or killed against the mother's will. Many hardline pro-abortion forces have fought tenaciously to prevent the slightest encroachment into the edicts of Roe and Doe that support denial of the right to life for the unborn. These forces include presidents such as Clinton and Obama, liberal federal, state and local politicians, and numerous pro-choice organizations, notably Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Their actions to prevent the enactment of the various unborn victims of violence acts are quite revealing.
There is a long list of assaults on pregnant women resulting in death to their unborn. Many of the perpetrators have tried to escape culpability by appealing the convictions for these acts, seeking immunity in the courts by arguing the non-human, non-right to life principles of Roe and Doe. All of these appeals to date have been dismissed. In the states that do not have protective statutes, the principles of Roe and Doe prevail and there is no way to hold the perpetrator culpable. Does a pregnant women represent one life or two? This saga with examples is for another letter!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:54
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to thank everyone that came out to support my Eagle Scout project by attending my spaghetti dinner held on July 31st. The total made from the dinner was enough to complete the project of rebuilding the fire warning sign. I had a lot of help from family and friends — especially from my scout troop, so I would also like to thank them.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:41