To The Daily Sun,
Good grief, James Veverka now claims our Constitution is not based on Christian values. Guess James never heard of the Ten Commandments. Well, no sense arguing with James it's like debating a flat earther. On to other things.
Now I know that none of the frequent left-wing writers have seen and heard the tape of Prof. Gerber, who is one of the authors of the ObamaCare, telling an academic group of egg heads how cleverly he and the rest of the progressives lied, distorted and misled the American people (voters) in order to get them to pass the ACA. He states clearly that American voters are just to dumb to know what's good for them so they need to be lied to. I hope all those left wing writers who supported these lairs and frauds are ready to apologize to we conservatives who told you so. No? Well guess Prof Gerber was right.
This news was broken on Fox News yesterday but the only other news source, CNN gave it four minutes on the early morning show the rest were all silent. (It's called a lie of omission folks.) See what comes of not going to Fox News, you miss really important information. Oh, what was that you were saying Bernadette about Republicans again?
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:12
To The Daily Sun,
Right after the recent election, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell said, "We (the senate) haven't seen an energy bill in seven years."
Where has he been? Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman (R-OH) drafted an energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Ayotte which was designed to help businesses and governments cut energy costs through increased efficiency. Opponents succeeded in killing the bill!
Senator McConnell also claimed there is widespread opposition to the EPA rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The fact is, there's widespread SUPPORT. Seventy-percent of Americans support the Clean Power Plan, and exit polling showed that 6 in 10 voters believe climate change is an important issue.
So McConnell can grandstand on pollution all he wants, but he's just blowing smoke. The American people want action on climate change, not more obstruction from deniers in Congress. Blocking climate action and public health protections don't make sense to anyone except to the Big Oil Funders of so many of our Congress members' election campaigns. This is one of the many outcomes of our "whatever big money can buy" corrupt system of campaign financing. When will we get a handle on this system?
If Laconia Daily Sun readers are interested in speaking up against the corruption of big money in politics, the force that creates this kind of irresponsible denial and lack of action in Washington, I suggest that they look into a N.H. grassroots organization dedicated to campaign finance reform. Join the effort to return our government to the people: It's The N.H. Rebellion at www.nhrebellion.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:07
To The Daily Sun,
The eighth annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School (BHS) was another great success for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Accordingly, we would like to thank all of the 100-plus crafters and vendors who participated in the fair, many of whom have been returning year after year to support our event.
We would also like to thank Mix 94.1, WLNH (98.3), and MetroCast for their support in our promotional efforts. We had almost 2,500 shoppers in attendance. There were several local businesses that also supported the fair, including The Works Bakery Cafe, Brookside Pizza, Sal's Pizza, Hannaford, Shaw's, Coca-Cola, Tilton Diner, Kitchen Cravings, Pirates Cove, The 99 Restaurant, Fox Country Smokehouse, Contigiani Catering, and Uno's.
The Holiday Fair means a lot to us as students. It provides many opportunities for us to apply our business skills and knowledge to a real project working with the community, which we enjoy very much. Proceeds from the fair help us to attend NH-FBLA conferences and competitions throughout the year.
Finally, and of equal importance to us, the fair allows us to support local charities that help other students and families in need during the holiday season.
There are many more people that we owe our thanks and appreciation to for the support we have received, so please know that we appreciate all that people have done for us. Congratulations to Kristin Smith, winner of the $50 drawing, and Eileen Story, winner of the free vendor spot for next fall's fair. Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday season, and we will hope to see you for our ninth year on Nov. 7, 2015.
The Future Business Leaders of America
Belmont High School Chapter
Colton Cadarette, President
Chayleigh Cadarette, Vice President
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:04
To The Daily Sun,
I wish to thank everyone who supported my campaign for Grafton County District 3 Commissioner. To all the voters who came out and cast their votes for me in this race, you have my gratitude, thanks for expressing your concerns and hope for good government in Grafton County. Thank you.
Paul H. Simard
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:00
To The Daily Sun,
This is an open letter to all the denominational religious leaders of the churches in the Laconia area.
As I'm sure many of you know, I recently wrote an op-ed letter critical of an AP article that appeared in The Laconia Daily Sun promoting "assisted suicide," and of course, I wrote it knowing and expecting venomous and vicious comments and other kinds of letters from the prideful non-believers in our midst, the people who reject God almost exclusively because they don't feel they should be held accountable to anyone for their behavior. But the biggest surprise of all was what I got from the churches, and the so-called Christians in the community.
Because what I got from them was — silence! Total silence from all the men of God in this area. Men whose most important earthly job in life is to preach the "Good News" of Jesus Christ. Those whose job it is to edify the church, to build it up and encourage it to stay strong in the face of oppression. And not repeat the actions of the Levite and the priest by "crossing over to the other side of the road," but, as the "Good Samarian" did, to come to the aid of someone being attacked, and help them heal from their wounds of oppression.
Jesus told us that if we followed Him, we would be hated by the world, just as He was hated by the world, and He was right. The hate that dripped from one letter writer's frothy mouth must have scared most of you into total silence, causing that last ounce of courage that you used to have, and that you were once so proud of, to completely evaporate, like "...a vapor."
The letter writer obviously didn't like it very much when he was reminded that he would be held accountable for his behavior one day. That reminder was not delivered out of hate, but out of love. Jesus taught us to love not just our friends, but to love our enemies as well. Loving your friends, well, that's pretty easy. We do that all the time without even thinking about it. Try just once to act toward your enemies with loving kindness, with forgiveness, with love! I was once an enemy of God, until I found out about His loving kindness, His forgiveness, and His love toward me. Then everything changed!
But what about you, preacher? What are you going to say when you're asked why "...when you did not (defend) the least of these, you did not (defend) Me." What are you going to say when you are told, "Depart from Me, accursed ones...for I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, in prison, and you did not visit Me."
Most people know that we live in a corrupt and broken world, but mainline churches all over this country have become folded into the culture, and because of "political correctness" and lack of courage and strong convictions, are not looked to for guidance in people's lives anymore, as they were in the early days of this republic. People are constantly commenting on what things are likely to be like for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren if we don't change direction.
Please do not be bullied by militant atheists and new age secular progressives into not speaking out when you hear someone or some group attacking someone for having biblical convictions.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:54