A realy lose-lose situation: loss of liberty & loss of quality medical care

To The Daily Sun,

Paula Trombly expresses her sheer joy for "The Supremes" saving Obamacare one more time. She finds triumphant joy with this victory for President Obama by using lyrics from a big hit by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — "Oh What a Night" indeed. Little does she know, apparently, that this may be a victory for our president, but it is a crushing defeat for our constitutional republic. Not to mention quality health care.

You see Paula, the Supreme Court used to be about dedication to the law of the land. But now it has become an activist choir in black robes singing the praises for dictatorial power within the executive branch. Gone is the "one of a kind separation of powers" that has made this country the fairest in all of the land. In its place is that most dreaded of progressive beasts — ever burgeoning centralized power.

Democrats tout the amazing fact that 16 million more folks now have health care. Of that tiny percentage, how many are happy with what they have? And what of the rest of us, or the 95 percent who will be paying more and getting less quality of care.

Insurance companies and bureaucrats are burying doctors and nurses with time-consuming paperwork. The result is less time to spend with patients, so better order more costly tests, just in case. Between staring at the computer screen and filling out forms, physicians will have less time to actually diagnosis the real problem and so will end up more often treating symptoms and prescribing medications. The underlying cause may miss proper diagnoses as insurance companies are interested in numbers of patients seen rather than proper treatment.

Loss of liberty and loss of quality of medical care. A real lose-lose happenstance just occurred today, June 25th. I have a golden oldie song for Paula. "My World is Empty Without You" by The Supremes (pun intended). More of us will lament — "And as I go my way alone, I find it hard for me to carry on. I need your strength, I need your tender touch. I need the love, my dear, I miss so much."

Soon, long gone will be that personal touch that we have for so long cherished from our family physician. "Inside this cold and empty house I dwell. In darkness with memories I know so well." Will those memories soon be lost and forgotten? Or will we hear the sounds of another Supremes hit — "Working My Way Back to You"?

Will the citizens of this country find the gumption to fight back against this socialist dragon and its quiver of poison pills? Or have we lost the will to be responsible stewards of our constitutional republic. Are we content only to desire what is in it for me, accepting the false promises of the ruling elite who care not a whit if we remain healthy and fit?

Paula, I'm afraid you have been deceived. The promises of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are not to be believed. As for the Supreme Court, look into the mirror and check out the lyrics from "Reflections" — "reflections of the way life used to be. In you I put all my faith and trust." Start doing the job our Founding Fathers entrusted in you. Please.

Russ Wiles

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Religious fundamentalists started the abolitionist movement

To The Daily Sun,

Well by now it must be apparent that white radicals are roaming the land like wolf packs hunting down black people. That's if you believe the narrative being spread by Obama liberals — and who could ever question the accuracy from that source? Never mind the long, rich, proven list of outright lies from them it's different this time. Riiiiight! Lefty will provide readers with numerous references all from impeachable liberal sources of which there are no shortage. (Yes I meant impeachable) But how about we look to an unbiased, independent sources for the facts.

Let's try the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) for a little clarification on the matter. FBI stats collected by them show that where interracial violent crimes are committed over 80 percent are blacks on white. Less then 20 percent are white on black. Kind of blows the liberal narrative out of the water and has to make the honest news consumer question the honesty of our mass media, doesn't it? Well it should but you don't have to believe me just look it up yourselves on your PC, or one at the library.

Moving on, I feel like popping another liberal balloon. To hear them tell it, the Democrats are the saviors and protectors of the black, downtrodden peoples. Really though that's another myth spread by our so very truthful liberal progressive politicians. History says that's not so.

Way back in the 1840s it was religious fundamentalists that started the abolitionist movement (abolish slavery). It was abolitionists who formed the Republican Party, fought a civil war, passed constitutional amendments to give equal rights to blacks. On the flip side it was Democrats who opposed them, divided the nation in civil war, created Jim Crow, separate but equal and it was Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest CSA who founded the Ku Klux Klan. He was also a pledged delegate to the 1868 Democratic National Convention.

Democrats controlled Southern states after reconstruction and saw to it blacks were denied the rights to vote, get an education, kept illiterate and poor. Even back in the 1960s it was primarily Democrats who opposed the civil rights laws that were finally passed. Look to Wikipedia which gives a list of prominent opponents to the civil right laws. Out of a list of 80 only 10 are Republicans the rest are Democrats. Even until today with liberal Democrats constant promises to the black communities to improve their lives and rights while demonizing conservatives the lives of blacks are far far from those promises it seems to me.

In fact it looks as though the KKK in its highest days could only dream of how low black communities have been reduced from their hopes and dreams. How could these villains of old possibly imagined getting so many young black men to go around killing each other. How could they have convinced young black men to father so many black babies then leave their young black mothers to fend for themselves doomed to poverty and dependence. And who is it that glorifies these choices except white progressive Democrats.

And they call the Tea Party radical.

Steve Earle


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Terribly hypocritical of the governor to veto this state budget

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I have a car. It's a nice car. It's not a luxury car. I don't have leather seats or GPS. But, I have good, reliable transportation. It cost me over $300 to register my car. I don't know about you, but to me, that's a lot. So when the governor vetoes a budget because it doesn't allow for things like getting more revenue by raising my car registration, well, I don't think that's looking out for the people of New Hampshire at all.

The same thing goes for the business profits tax. How many of you own small businesses? I live in Meredith, so I know a lot of people who do. They provide for their families and they create jobs so that others can provide for their families. Shops, restaurants, motels, contractors, realtors, appraisers, the list goes on. The discussion of the tax that aims to tax the big bad businesses taxes those little businesses, too. And speaking of the big bad businesses, shall we talk about the myriad jobs they create and the people who's family's are supported by those jobs, or can we only, in this PC world, concern ourselves with those who have to rely on government support?

I think it's terribly hypocritical of the governor to veto this budget, saying it is unbalanced after she proposed a budget replete with programs funded by a fairy-tail casino gambling windfall that never materialized. Furthermore, a friendly tax environment for all businesses — big or small — will create jobs, keep our young people here and create a natural revenue stream without burdening hardworking, tax paying citizens.

I encourage our representatives in Concord to come together and over-ride this veto so that we can curb some, if not all of this irresponsible spending.

Hillary Seeger

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We have repeatedly shown Iran that nukes are only way to survive

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American lies have taught the Iranian government that visible nukes are their only protection against erratic superpowers.

Although Mr. Bush's 2003 invasion didn't make Iraq give up nuclear weapons because we couldn't find any, early in 2004, Moammar Gadhafi, the tyrant of Libya, gave up his nuclear program under American pressure. He had had a lot more nuclear material than we'd thought — he had 4,000 centrifuges and plans for a bomb that were nearly complete.

Mr. Gadhafi was close to having a bomb, but he saw what we'd done to Mr. Hussein. He didn't want to give up the leverage that nuclear arms would give him, but he folded when we told him we wouldn't go after him if he stopped playing with nukes.

When Mr. Obama took office, Mr. Bush's "surge" had pacified Iraq and neutralized Mr. Gadhafi's nuclear threat. Mr. Obama could get back to fighting what he called the "important war" in Afghanistan. He quickly found that making peace in Afghanistan would be a long, hard slog.

Then, as if he hadn't enough on his plate, Mr. Obama went to war against Libya even though Mr. Gadhafi had decided to play nice. What happened? The French urged the rest of Europe and America to take out Mr. Gadhafi because he'd started killing so many more of his citizens. Mr. Obama "led from behind" by supporting European bombing efforts. We also did a lot of the bombing when the Europeans ran short of ammunition. How Mr. Gadhafi must have wished he'd spit in Mr. Bush's eye and kept his nukes!

The Wall Street Journal reminded us that in February and March of 2011, Hillary "was reportedly a leading advocate within the administration of military intervention against Moammar Gadhafi" in spite of our promising to leave him alone if he came clean. Her gung-ho position was the opposite of Secretary Colin Powell's, who warned his boss, "If you break Iraq, you own it."

As we should have learned from Iraq, killing the tyrant who kept Libya stable let it fall apart into warring factions, one of which murdered our Ambassador. ISIS has become active there. Mr. Obama and Hillary broke Libya so they own it, but we've never heard that pointed out in the mainstream media.

By killing Mr. Gadhafi after we'd taken away his nukes and not defending the Ukraine against Russian aggression as we were required to do based on a treaty we signed when we persuaded them to give up their nukes, Mr. Obama demonstrated to all the world that nukes are the only security against lying superpowers.

Our actions in Libya and our lack of action in the Ukraine mean that nothing will persuade the Iranians not to build nukes. The ayatollahs know that not even Mr. Obama would have bombed Libya if Mr. Gadhafi had kept his nukes.

They'll promise anything to play for time, just as we promised the Ukraine that we'd defend them if they gave up their nukes. Based on our irrational attack on Libya and our breaking our promises to Ukraine, the Iranians know that highly visible nukes are their only guarantee of relative safety.

Can you blame them? We can't. Our government is not only allowing an aggressively evil regime to acquire nuclear weapons, we also repeatedly showed them that nukes are the only way they can survive. The true blame is entirely ours. With respect to both Libya and the Ukraine, Mr. Obama lied, and countless millions will eventually die. If you ever hear that pointed out on the news, we'll die too, of shock.

Bill Taylor
New Hampton

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Republicans & the NRA are keeping the anti-gunners in check

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In a recent letter to The Citizen, Garry Patton of Hampton wants to vote for sensible gun control.

As with most anti-gunners, Mr. Patton points to 19 mass killings that occurred over 10 years. What he doesn't say is how any one of these mass murderers got their weapons. Were they stolen or bought legally? If these killers had no criminal record, no history of mental issues or one of many other factors, a background check wouldn't have prevented any of these murders.

Your president loves to use politics on many of these events. For example, he went to Newtown, Conn., after 27 children and teachers were killed, and most recently to Charleston, S.C., after the Church killings. If he thought it was so important, why didn't he attend any of the 390 people that died from guns in 2014. Also in 2014, there were 2,500 shootings in the home of your president. He will show up anywhere that he feels will get attention to take our guns away.

In the Washington Times Sunday Edition, Aug. 24, 2014, it was reported that Chicago's crime rate dropped as there was increase in concealed carry gun permits.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte keep fighting for the citizens of our country to keep our guns.

We owe it to our Republican Congress and the NRA for keeping your president and other anti-gunners in check.

Years ago during Meredith's Bicentennial Parade a group of men dressed as gangsters carried a sign that said, "Ban Crooks not Guns." As a Second Amendment supporter I can say that is true today.

L. Michael Hatch


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