To The Daily Sun,
In a few weeks we will be voting for those we want to represent us in Congress. Wether you vote Republican or Democrat, most of us are hoping for a miracle. We are hoping to get our country back and restore the Constitution, protect our borders, send illegal aliens back to where they came from, restore the America we once knew, in short return to a Christian nation that was blessed by God.
I truly wish I could say I believe this election will do all that, but in truth it will not.
We have allowed this to go on for too long. I believe the America we knew and loved is gone. We have been sold out by the very people we elected to keep America free. Both Democrat and Republicans are to blame. And now, do you really believed that things are going to change?
Think about it for a minute or two. We re-elect the same recycled politicians and expect things to change. They want us to believe they will help the poor and middle class and keep America safe. The same crap they feed us every two years and we fall for it every time. (Look up the definition of insanity.) Will we ever learn and realize they (everyone one of them) are a bunch of liars.
When will the American people, regardless of party, realize nothing is going to change. What will it take to take America back? Well it is my opinion that our only chance is to get on our knees and pray to God for forgiveness. Only he can restore America. Our country was founded on godly principles and by men who had the courage to write our Constitution that has served us well for over 200 years.
It's time for "We The People" to decide what kind of future we want for America. Do we continue along the path we are on, or do we stand up and say we had enough and are not going to take it any more? It's up to each and everyone of us to make that decision. What will yours be? It's time we let our so-called leaders in Washington we want our country back. So let's send them a message this November and kick everyone who is in office out and then in two years do it again until they get the message.
My question to you is: Do you have the courage to do it?
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:50
To The Daily Sun,
Our Congress is, as usual, on vacation trying to raise money to get re-elected so they can raise money to get re-elected, etc. Meanwhile, the president and the country are at war in a very complicated place called the Middle East. Congress knows where that is when they go there on fact-finding trips. We are supposed to have a number of countries working with us as this is not 100 percent our fight. Where are they and what are they doing to help us?
To invest large amounts of ground troops in this doesn't appear to be in our long-range interests. After 13 years of Iraq and Afghanistan I would think we have learned this. (Retired Army general) Wesley Clark said this morning, "We should never go to war without knowing the outcome." A meaningless comment.
Both Panetta and Ignatius are second-guessing Obama's strategy along with Gates, Mullen and Petraeus, and now this morning former Ambassador Mark Ginsberg was criticizing him on the Turkey issue. My question is where are all those other countries that promised to help? Why is Turkey sitting and waiting at the border?
Was there a deal made when those 49 hostages were released by ISSL? At least we are there dropping bombs now. The USA has always been there to help others weather it be military, medical or environmental.
This might be the time for them to step up to the plate, or for us to come home.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:47
To The Daily Sun,
Poll numbers show that our country is in a pickle, as evidenced by the president's numbers, and even worse, the "Do Nothing Congress." Washington has failed and we are paying the price.
Taxes rise, there's uncertainty about the future solvency of Medicare and Social Security, and a massive debt that is being passed onto our children. All because Democrats and Republicans would rather score political points than work together to solve our most pressing problems.
In my effort to stop complaining, worrying, despairing, grumbling, wallowing and hoping, I became involved with a national organization, No Labels, in 2010. This organization is demanding real across-the-aisle leadership and is the only organization solely dedicated to bringing both parties to the table to get beyond the gridlock and address our country's biggest problems. Their motto is "Stop fighting. Start Fixing." How?
Through practical solutions to get Congress functioning. For example, they introduced the bill, "No budget, no pay," which resulted in both houses getting their budgets out on time.
In January 2014, No Labels unveiled a new book, "No Labels: A Shared Vision for a Stronger America," calling for a new governing vision in Washington. A group of leaders in the House and Senate have stood up in support of this approach, which aims to forge a national strategic agenda for American success.
We believe that a working governing process should begin by getting our leaders together at the table to agree to goals — not just for their parties, but for the whole country. We need a shared vision for our country to aspire to, and then we need to find a way to achieve it together.
These goals are:
— Create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years.
— Secure Medicare and Social Security for another 75 years.
— Balance the federal budget by 2030.
— Make America energy secure by 2024.
(Candidate for the NH House, Grafton District 9)
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:33
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to vote for David DeVoy as our new Belknap County Commissioner this fall.
I have lived in the Lakes Region for the past 30 years, and have personally known Dave for 20 years. Our families grew up together in Belmont. Dave was president of our homeowners' association for much of the time he lived in our neighborhood.
Dave is all about community, and supporting and listening to the needs of families. I know how much he would like to have this opportunity to make our county, and specifically the Lakes Region, a better place to live and work in.
Having spent my career as an educator for the Laconia School District, I know that Dave nominated Laconia High School several times for educational grants through his employment with Mobil. He also did the same for the Sanbornton Central School, in Sanbornton, where his family currently resides.
As president of our homeowners' association, he stressed the need for all of us to work together to solve issues we had with getting our road paved, and our well water monitored safely. Dave was able to work with the town to come up with affordable solutions when others were talking high-dollar solutions. He was able to use his business background and interpersonal skills to bring both parties together and get the jobs done.
In closing, David DeVoy will always try to do what's best of our county, and be willing to work across party lines. Please think about all the issues and what's best for the families of Belknap County when you vote on Nov. 4. Please consider David Devoy as our best choice for Belknap County Commissioner.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:17
To The Daily Sun,
In a recent letter to this forum, Mr. Moon makes reference to the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. There is no such thing. There is, however, an Arms Trade Treaty.
The United Nations was not pursing a global treaty to ban ownership by civilians. They are committed to tightening controls over international import, export and transfer of conventional arms into the hands of terrorists and soldiers of war-torn nations. It is not, as the NRA, Fox News and other conspiracy theorists would have us believe, a full-scale gun confiscation and the placing of lawful gun owners on an international database. It will not ban any weapon category from being traded. But it is meant to set regulations on the global, cross border trade of conventional weapons.
Also, each sovereign state determines its own laws and regulations for the manufacture, sale and possession of firearms by its citizens. The United Nations will have no jurisdiction over such matters and no treaty can be imposed upon a sovereign member state. All countries are free to adopt and ratify an Arms Trade Treaty or choose not to.
The Obama administration made it clear that it would not support any treaty that regulates the domestic transfer or ownership of weapons, or that infringes on the Second Amendment.
Even, as conservatives and NRA members would like us to believe, Obama wouldn't be able to "bypass" Congress and circumvent the Second Amendment. All international treaties that the U.S. agrees to require the approval of two-
thirds of the Senate before the treaties can be ratified. There would surely be tough votes to get if the treaty banned all firearms. Thirteen Democratic senators, which included Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, addressed President Obama and then Secretary of State Clinton, saying they wouldn't support a treaty unless they were guaranteed that it wouldn't in any way regulate the domestic manufacture, possession or sales of firearms or ammunition in the United States.
The president of the United States cannot enact a ban on all weapons for U.S. citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States and in the 1957 case of Reid v. Covert, the U.S. Supreme Court established that the Constitution supersedes international treaties ratified by the U.S. Senate.
In short, there is no legal way around the Second Amendment other than a further amendment to the Constitution that repeals or alters it, or a Supreme Court decision that radically reinterprets how the Second Amendment is to be applied. And most importantly, no one voted to take away your Second Amendment Rights.
Further, I would caution readers and contributors to never, ever, trust, under any circumstances, anything any right-
winger or left-winger posts on any blog, anytime, under any circumstance.
I'm sure Moon will not acknowledge the deception by his friends at the NRA. But I have tried to abide by Mr. "I don't have to prove anything" Earle's urging to research the facts. "Real facts" have never hindered Earle's lies in the past, but I'm sure he's repentant and eager to seek the truth. I would encourage Mr. Moon to do the same.
One additional fact that I would like to point out, is that despite Moon's claim "not to remember" questions of race and ethnicity prior to Obama and Holder, they have been included on Form 4473 for at least the past 13 years.
As to Moon's arrogant claim that the NRA are "the good guys," who the "good guys" are, like beauty, is all in the eye of the beholder.
L. J. Siden
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:12