To The Daily Sun,
I must have been in shock for the past 24 hours after reading the letter from Bernadette Loache, but apparently Bernie is in far worse condition for I fear she is comatose, walking, talking, writing letters but comatose none the less. It has to be all that Kool Aid the left lives on.
No Bernie, Obama has not achieved a reduction in the size of the federal government nor reduced government spending, lowered the national debt, maintained an honest transparent administration. faithfully enforced the laws or defended the Constitution of the United Stated of America. But well, other then that he's just a fine fellow.
Now that that is off my chest I have to say congratulations to Nancy Parsons for recognizing, in her most recent letter, that it was the media that turned the Zimmerman/Martin incident into a racial circus (my description). You are right on the mark there Nancy, though I do think you gave the Sanford police the smelly end of the stick. After all their investigation indicated that Zimmerman shot in self defense and the trial ended with that verdict. So unless some new evidence is suddenly found it seems they were right not to arrest Zimmerman.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:24
To The Daily Sun,
After reading Ms. Loesch's letter in today's Sun (Thursday), I asked myself if in this day and age that there is someone out there that is that out of touch with reality. Her letter was by far the most ridiculous misstatement of facts ever printed on these pages and that is saying something.
Ms. Loesch, the debt under Obama has increased by over 6 trillion dollars in his less than five years in office. In comparison, under Bush it increased by 4.9 trillion in his eight years, which in my opinion was 4.9 trillion too much.
Ms. Loesch which taxes did he lower? He has increased federal regulations to an astronomical number which infringes on the freedoms of everybody and increases the cost of living for everybody, including liberals. The Constitution he treats like a piece of used toilet tissue. His administration is one of the most corrupt in the history of this country. Waste is a by-product of this administration that they ignore completely and as far as an open and honest government is concerned there aren't enough pages in this newspaper to respond to that comment. There are two ex-presidents who really appreciate Obama, the first is Nixon because Obama makes him look like a choir boy; the second is Carter because Obama makes him look him like a genius.
I used to have the same feelings toward Ms. Loesch as I do other out of touch liberals who continue to misstate facts in their letters to this newspaper but after reading this last one from her I feel nothing but compassion for some one so blinded by Obama's rhetoric.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:18
To The Daily Sun,
In response to Mr. Kent Warners letter in the August 28 Daily Sun:
Sir, your letter rambles and exudes the same negative attitudes that you profess to find stupid, boring,and tiresome. Believe it or not we are all entitled to an opinion on matters, the fact that it may differ from your own does not make me in need of "getting a life" as you suggest we all do.
I for one am not "ill-informed" on either our membership in the U.N.,on EPA mandates, or any other topic I choose to have an opinion on. Having served under U.N. commanders, sorry but I'm just not that enthralled with the organization. And I have worked with the bad and the good of stringent environmental regulations for many years... so sorry, not ignorant there either.
And sir, YES as a matter of fact, I have given thought to others in the community in need of help and actively support several agencies with whom I have the honor of working with.To suggest that those writing to the editor with their thoughts are somehow not a productive citizen of the community is not a fair assumption. You must be one heck of a "world saver" to deem yourself qualified to judge so many others. I can only speak for myself in assuring you that I do not need to get off my "pity potty". Perhaps just a little tolerance on your part might allow you to see that dissent does not mean "negative diatribe". This area has a remarkable spirit of giving. . . of time and not just money that your letter does a disservice to.
Andrew J. Engler
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:10
To The Daily Sun,
There are two types of people: athletes and non-athletes. At least, that's what modern culture has led the world to believe.
Why is it that sports are so overwhelmingly important? And how many of these athletes, who focus on nothing but sports, will actually go pro? If not everybody will be a professional athlete, then why do sports overrule everything? What happens when the kids who live and breathe sports don't become superstar athletes?
A massive shadow has been cast upon the non-athletes of the world, and nobody bothers to shine the light on it. People who don't participate in sports aren't "fat" and "lazy" as stereotypes would like us to believe. Maybe they don't like competition. Maybe they're just not coordinated and would rather save themselves the embarrassment of flailing around a playing field like a beached whale. Maybe they're injured or physically challenged and are unable to participate in sports for reasons beyond their control. Or maybe they shine in another area, like academics or the arts.
There comes a time when you have to realize that not every kid is going to grow up to be president, and if you were to expand your horizon, then maybe you'd have more options when it's time to make a career choice. When the kid finally says no, I don't want to play anymore, they're forced to face the disappointment of their parents and coaches, because sometimes the kids aren't playing for themselves, they're playing merely because they were pushed to do so. Sometimes, the parents are living vicariously through their children because they can't play anymore and they miss it. The world is so focused on sports that people who aren't athletes are raised by a society that makes them feel terrible they aren't successful athletically.
Somehow society has found a way to make this generation feel forced into playing a sport when there's people like me who feel like an idiot on the field because it's just not our thing and that's not going to change no matter how many laps you make us run.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:06
To The Daily Sun,
For it's September meeting this Tuesday, Grafton Concerned Citizens will have guest speaker Thomas Linzey, attorney and co-founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. We contacted the defense fund last fall when Iberdrola announced its plan to construct a 37-turbine industrial wind project between Cardigan Mountain and Newfound Lake. At that time, no industrial wind developer had been denied a siting certificate, and the defense fund offered to help townsfolk draft a "community-rights-based ordinance." Because the current regulatory process denies communities any say in major energy projects, we felt this alternative way to have an influence would be more helpful.
The ordinance, known as Grafton's Right to a Sustainable Energy Future and Community Self-Government Ordinance, passed in March. Two of our three selectmen refuse to enforce it, claiming the town lawyer believes it will invite litigation. When reviewing the ordinance before the vote, the lawyer said it couldn't be enforced because towns can't "strip corporations of their constitutional protections."
But that is precisely what the ordinance is about: The Constitution protects people's rights, not corporations'.
The U.S. Constitution starts "We the people" not "We the corporations." The Declaration of Independence refers to people 10 times, but never to corporations.
The New Hampshire Constitution states: "(A)ll government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good. (Article 1); "Government ... should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. (Article 8); and "(W)henever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government" (Article 10).
Therefore many would say not only is what the Grafton ordinance calls for legal and enforceable, it is necessary.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:03