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Take time now to look at shades of spring; say hello to spring

To The Daily Sun,

I usually write a letter to the editor that is political. Today is different.

People come all over the world to see our foliage in the fall but the mountains with the leaves starting to pop on them is so much more beautiful. I wonder if it is because it only lasts a week.

Well, it is happening now. We will be getting some rain soon and the leaves will pop. The mountainsides will be breathtaking. I will enjoy my ride to work and home.

I tried to take a picture once. I stopped on the side of the highway and used my phone, which is not a very good camera and did not do the view justice.

Take the time now. Drive the highway and look at the sides of the road and mountains. All different shades of green, dark green, mint green, lime green with shades of light rust.

Take a moment and do it now as in a week the shades of green will be one shade and the breathtaking beauty will no longer be here.

Say hello to spring.

Linda Riley

Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:31

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Left loves the income tax because it can be raised at any time

To The Daily Sun,

In Tuesday's edition of The Sun was a letter from Tom Dawson expounding on the virtue of an income tax for New Hampshire. As with most progressives — nee liberals, nee Democrats — he claims the state has an income problem and not a spending problem.

Arguing that issue with him would be an exercise in futility but I would like to attack his statement that an income tax would lower property taxes. In almost all instances that a state has passed an income tax the relief to property taxpayers has been minor and of short duration. All one has to do is check the property taxes in Maine and Vermont, two of our bordering states which have both income and sales taxes, to find out the fallacy of his statement.

The reason the left just loves an income tax is that it can be raised at any time with just a majority in the Statehouse. Property taxes, much as we all complain about them, leaves the decision to raise those taxes at the local level. Also, keep in mind that renters also pay property taxes, they just get remitted by the property owner.

To people who think that they, for reasons of age and income etc., wouldn't be affected by an income tax, think again. A tax, no matter how it's implemented, has a sneaky way of affecting everyone. I guess you could call it the trickle down theory of the left.

Dave Schwotzer
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:26

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My hope is that Americans will review & renew moral standards

To The Daily Sun,

Why is there so much violence in the world and who's to blame? Maybe it's impossible to define a single nationality to be predominate in killing, but the facts strongly bear out the certainty that the Caucasian race of people are the most violent. Considering the totality of deaths caused by war, in every part of the world, white people and their descendants, mainly from Europe, have the most violent history. I, myself am in that category

Of all the various species in the world, the human species are most prone to kill their own kind. Hundreds of millions have perished in bombing attacks the other species are incapable of.

Consider the assault on Vietnam. The collective force of aerial bombing dropped seven million tons of armaments on that tropic peninsula. Impossible, but true. Consider Japan in the Second World War where two atomic bombs were dropped and incinerated three hundred thousand civilians, each time. Only the human species can kill their own that fast. The sorrowful list can go on and on, not always faulting Western countries. Russia, China and Japan, to name just a few, have had their own bloody past. Will war continue in the Middle East? How much will the American public tolerate? Are we, as humans destined to kill each other until the end of the world.

My hope is that people in this country will revise and renew their moral standards and stand by national courts who have, long ago, stated that these wars are illegal and attacks on countries by the United States are outside of the law!

I pray, may the everlasting God of all creation turn our hearts and minds to love and forgiveness, tirelessly pursuing peaceful answers to the world's conflicts.

Leon R. Albushies
Gilford

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:22

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Support the WOW Trail by purchasing ticket to Saturday's WOW Ball

To The Daily Sun

An open letter to Friends of the Laconia WOW Trail:

On Saturday, May 16, we will be hosting the 12th WOW Sweepstakes Ball at the Lake Opechee Inn, Spa and Conference Center. This event, presented by Meredith Village Savings Bank, is our most important fund-raising event, helping to fund the on-going expansion and maintenance of the trail. The WOW Sweepstakes Ball has raised almost $300,000 to date to help fund this exciting project.

What is the WOW Sweepstakes Ball? Well, it's not a ball in the "wear fancy clothes" sort of way. It's a ball in that it is super fun, has great food and entertainment, and you will be supporting a great cause: The WOW Trail. In addition, the WOW Ball offers you a 1-in-300 chance of winning $10,000. Casual attire is cool. Shorts and flip-flops are fine with us. Your $100 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner for two, entertainment with The HolyCow! Band, and one entry into the sweepstakes. Only 300 tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present to win.

Please show your support of the WOW Trail by purchasing a ticket. Tickets are available at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, or on-line at www.banknhpavilion.com.

For more information about the WOW Trail go to www.wowtrail.org or become a friend of the WOW Trail's Facebook page.

Hope to see you at the Ball and out on the trail.

Allan Beetle and the

WOW Trail Board of Directors

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 09:01

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Just where is the U.S.-Judeo-Christian values argument getting us?

To The Daily Sun,

Round and round James Veverka goes, trying to tell everyone that our Constitution is not based on Judo-Christian values. The assertion is on its face absurd.

For more then a 1,000 years before the Constitution was written, European culture was a Christian culture. Every law from Europe was a law steeply based in the values of that culture and every person who had anything at all to do with the writing, designing or signing that document was descended from that culture. To contend that those men took some kind of deviation from what they knew, what their entire lives they had been taught to value and respect is sheer poppycock. Even if they had tried they could not have strayed from those learned values and morals.

So my question is just what is J.V. trying to prove? That he can argue about anything no matter how foolish? Give us all a break James and address something meaningful such as the accusations of Hillary Clinton's corruption practices or perhaps why Muslim fanatics think they are entitled to kill and terrorize anyone they disagree with and why you and your liberal cohorts keep cutting these Muslims so much slack while they fly directly into the face of the values you say you espouse.

I'd really like for you to try to explain that.

Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:58

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