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We need to elect a president who doesn't act like a sheep

To The Daily Sun,

"American Sniper" is selling out all over the country. Naturally, progressive-liberal movie director, Michael Moore claims that snipers like Chris Kyle are cowards. That he put himself in grave danger during multiple tours of duty to keep Mikey and the rest of us safe, is of no consequence to Mr. Moore. The same man who has become a multimillionaire through the conduit of capitalism and at the same time despises it, remains in a perpetual state of confusion and denial regarding the identification of good versus evil. This man with no backbone then tried to walk back his "coincidental comment". We know you and your ilk too well Michael. Peace through denial, empathy, naivete and appeasement, right Michael?

I recently came across an excerpt from a book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman entitled "On Combat." It talks about three categories of people — sheep, sheepdogs and wolves, as recalled by a retired colonel, a Vietnam veteran. Sheep are like many of us — kind, gentle and productive people. However, far too many of us live in a state of denial regarding the evil that lives among us. Churchill tried to warn others about the growing evil of Nazism while Neville Chamberlain tried employing appeasement and empathy. Yet Hillary Clinton uses the term empathy when referring to the way she believes we should be approaching Muslim countries who think ill of us. According to the colonel's description of sheep, Neville and Hillary would qualify. Neville was in deep denial of the evil of Hitler while Churchill was deemed a "war monger" for having a grasp of the evil that was threatening to consume the world. History may soon repeat itself unless another Churchill appears soon to quell the bloodthirsty barbarians.

Chris Kyle, Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) and so many other courageous warriors are what is described as the "sheep dogs." They willingly go into harm's way to defend their families and the country they love from the "wolves." The Michael Moores, Hillary Clintons and Barack Obamas of the world can pretend that radical, Islamist evil is not at our doorstep. They will continue to live in this state of denial at the peril of the free world. Then when the rapidly metastasizing terrorism that is radical Islam breaks down our door, they will cower like sheep while the sheepdogs among us fight off the wolves attempting to devour us. Rudyard Kipling aptly describes the real cowardice and acquiescence toward evil in his poem about a brave British soldier: "While it's Tommy this an' Tommy that, an' Tommy fall be'ind. But it's please walk in front sir when there's trouble in the wind, there's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind. O it's please to walk in front sir, when there's trouble in the wind."

Perhaps Michael Moore can team up with Jane Fonda and they can take a selfie while they are both sitting atop one of the Soviet-era T-72 tanks that ISIS captured from the Iraqi Army. That would be after Hillary Clinton has become president and has shown more empathy for the Muslim world in the Middle East.

Yes, close Gitmo, retire all our senior military commanders, reduce our military might to its lowest level since before World War II, make deals with Iran, keep the borders open, give Afghanistan back to the Taliban and refuse to even name our enemy. That would be the rapidly growing radical Islamist terrorists that appear to have initiated World War III. President Obama proudly proclaims that he is ending two wars forgetting that the enemy gets a vote, too (see Iraq). If we don't elect a president who will act like a "sheepdog" in the next election then all bets are off for the survival of American freedoms and liberty. Voters in November 2016 might want to keep that in mind as the head to the polls for the most important election of our lifetime.

Russ Wiles

Tilton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:44

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Thank you Gilford, what a wonderful community you have

To The Daily Sun,

I brought my family to Gunstock Ski Area this past Sunday, where we had the great experience of working with Dave and Emily of Lakes Region Disabled Sports. They helped our son enjoy his first skiing lesson, where he excelled with their help.

On the way out of the area, the roads suddenly froze. Someone had come out of their home to warn oncoming traffic of the three-car accident that had already occurred. I put on my brakes, but the road was slick and frictionless, I was barely able to avoid a car and crashed into a snowbank instead. Thankfully no one was hurt.

AAA was unable to help us, but thankfully some Good Samaritans in the town of Gilford were able to pull us free with the help of a pickup truck and five people pushing and guiding us out.

We were unable to leave that day due to the poor weather, but were very happy to have found lodging at the TownePlace Suites in Gilford. We also had wonderful service at both the Lyon's Den and Wendy's restaurants in Gilford and my family truly appreciates the hospitality we were shown by everyone.

I wanted to extend my thanks once again and commend you on your wonderful town.

Kevin Hebert
Brimfield, Mass.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:35

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Please join us at Stand Up Laconia meeting at LMS on Thursday

To The Daily Sun,

Something exciting is happening this Thursday, Jan. 22. The next meeting of the Stand Up Laconia coalition is getting together at the Laconia Middle School cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This grass-roots organization is gaining strength and momentum in moving this community forward against drug abuse. We have many members of all ages, talents, and interests, and invite the community to attend. This meeting will be informative, eye-opening and productive. One person can make a difference. Please join us. We need all of you.

Judi Lundh

StandUp Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:53

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We appreciate New Hampshire's friendliness & kindness

To The Daily Sun,

My family and I would like to say big thank you to the Franklin Police and Fire Departments for responding quickly to the scene of the accident when our car slid on the ice and hit a pole. Everyone was extremely sympathetic and understanding and handled the situation with professionalism.

We also want to extend our gratitude to a lady from Boscawen who let us to warm up in her car while we were waiting for the police. With all the shock, that our family went through, we did not get her name, but we really appreciate her kindness.

We also want to say thank you to Robert Beauchine and his daughter who helped us to get to a warm place and stayed with us till our taxi arrived.

Thank you to all the strangers who stopped on the road to ask if we needed any help.

New Hampshire is truly an amazing place and we appreciate everyone's friendliness and kindness. Thank you.
Ivanenko family
Lexington, Mass.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:51

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Right-wingers will not leet the Benghazi conspiracy theory expire

To The Daily Sun,

In November, the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Republicans, released the results of a lengthy investigation that debunked a series of allegations perpetrated by conservative media outlets about the events and culpability surrounding the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The report reaffirmed the findings of several previous investigations and once again determined that "there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria." Benghazi is pretty much what the entire non-insane world has figured all along.

Of course, Fox down played this report, as it indicates that the thousands of hours they have spent on Benghazi have all been based on yet another conspiracy/lie. In fact, Fox ran a hilarious story that ignored nearly every finding of the report and managed to all but say that it was actually a stinging rebuke to the Obama administration. This warped reporting is another example of how Fox viewers come to believe lies to be the truth and has the makings for an even greater conspiracy theory.

In his most recent letter, Mr. Wiles accuses liberals of "giddiness" and smugness," when in fact, it was a collective sigh of relief that the facts and truth had been heard and the conspiracy/lie was put to rest. But no, wait, has it? Not wanting to waste a good lie, Wiles attempts to subvert the committee report by injecting his own findings. To his credit, Wiles mentions his sources, which I took time to research. The Daily Signal is a news organization which provides conservative coverage and analysis. The Blaze is a news and entertainment network founded by Glenn Beck. And Elise Cooper authors a conservative blog and contributes conservative views to the Tea Party Tribune.

While I have no problem with Wiles using whatever sources he chooses, I do believe his views to be very narrowed by relying on the above-named "authorities." I would also question if these sources were made privy to all the testimony and documentation that the Intelligence Committee had at its disposal.

If malfeasance or cover-up were found in the Benghazi investigation, you can be assured that Wiles and other conservative contributors to this forum would be shouting it from the rooftops 24/7.

It's unfortunate, but right-wing conservatives will not let the Benghazi conspiracy theory expire. They are determined to use this tragic event and the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty as a potential weapon against Hillary Clinton if she should decide to run for president in 2016.

L.J. Siden

Gilmanton

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:50

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