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Right to Work is union busting promulgated by the Koch brothers

To The Daily Sun,

"Right to Work" legislation is a gross misnomer. It would be more aptly named "Right to Freeload." It essentially stops unions/associations from collecting a fair share of costs incurred for negotiating the benefits that all employees receive from collective bargaining. Its purpose is to weaken the collective bargaining process and is a union busting process being promulgated by the Koch brothers and their legislative buddies in ALEC. ALEC is the acronym for American Legislative Exchange Council. Their agenda has become so radical that many corporations have decided to withdraw their membership in recent years.
All too many people don't realize that their wages and benefits are indirectly tied to those of collective bargained wages and benefits. I am convinced that the people of New Hampshire did not vote for this agenda. It is no wonder that our Republican legislators refused to participate in town hall meetings prior to the election!

David Berube
Gilford

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Nothing more courageious than compassion in the face of hardship

To The Daily Sun,

There are many who mock my politics in the letters section of this paper. I've been called a liberal. I'm not. I've been labeled a "snowflake." That makes me chuckle. Snowflakes melt. My feelings are not fragile. My heart is not bleeding. I am a committed and determined believer in actual human rights. My toughness comes from tenderness and not bluster or B.S. My strength has always come from being in the service of others. As many parents know, there is NOTHING more fierce and formidable than unconditional love — especially for all my fellow man. Nor is there is nothing more courageous than compassion in the face of hardship or ambivalence. But if my belief in goodness, empathy, equity, and love makes me and others like me into "snowflakes?" Then we are going to snow on you every single day of the year. Especially in the face of all the hot air emanating out of Washington, D.C..

As my columns state, I am a father, a husband, a Veteran, and a patriot. But most of all? I'm a human being and I will always be a stand for that above and beyond petty politics and selfish economics. Because it is people like me who stand up for the rest of you to ensure you get to exercise all of your rights, even as you try to exorcise mine.

Alan Vervaeke
Gilford

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