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No amount of 'God will getchas' will join church and state

To The Daily Sun,

From the Book of Hemmel: “And there came a time when those who believed in the Book of Fables, and claimed familiarity with Invisible friends, rose up and assumed The Power. And the Demakowskis rejoiced!

And soon it was decreed that ALL the citizens must profess to hear the voices and worship the Invisible Friends. (Or else.)

And then the Prophets and Priests of Government used the (tax) tithes of the flock to construct ornate and expensive buildings, to better share the Book of Fables with the proles, and to collect additional tithes.

And it came to pass that the prophets alone could decide what a woman could do with her body. And the priests alone would decide what constituted moral behavior. And that there would no longer be a thing called “science.” And it was good.

Then suddenly, a group of underground unbelievers discovered an ancient document entitled “The Constitution of the United States of America.” and another entitled the “Bill of Rights.” And truth spread quickly throughout the land. And all the Demakowskis were sent back to their lairs, and non-religious freedom once again reigned over the United States of America. Hallelujah!”

God-nuts: Please stop with the preaching and proselytizing. The principle of church/state separation is absolutely, positively ingrained in our legal framework, and no amount of “God will getchas" will ever change that. Please move on.

Bill Hemmel
Laconia

  • Written by Edward Engler
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When is the city going to do something about this street?

To The Daily Sun,

There is a city street in the Weirs that goes down to the M/S Mount Washington that was suppose to be filled last year. I spoke to Luke Powell (Public Works) and he said it would be done. It never happened. I asked him again this year said it can't be done till fall becausethe road is use by many people every single day.

I am handicapped and use my scooter to get around. We told Mr. Powell about this and he told us to be careful and don’t fall.

The road washes away every time it rains because the road is above the drain — all it is is rocks. We do pay our taxes and it feel like nothing gets done. What is it going to take to get something done?

We have been looking at a crumbling wall for years. It still hasn't been touched. Several people from the city walk by and shake their heads, and yet nothing done.

Connie Bissonnette
Laconia

  • Written by Edward Engler
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