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At my home, the rainbow flag has replaced the American flag

To The Daily Sun,

I have taken down the American flag that has been on the mailbox post at the end of our driveway. It has been replaced with our rainbow flag.

Donald Trump may not see anything wrong with discriminating against American citizens, but I do.

While I tend to be a stronger supporter of peace, rather than war, I do believe that our country ought to be standing up for all of it's citizens regardless of the who they might love and what their own gender identity happens to be.

If we want to make America great (again or for the first time) it's time to stand up for those who are being discriminated against.

Rev. Earl W. Miller, Jr.

Moultonborough

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My words about Pres. Trump should have been more thoughtful

To The Daily Sun,

I'd like to apologize for the harsh opinions I voiced (Laconia Daily Sun, Friday, August 4) about President Trump's characterization of New Hampshire as a "drug-infested den."

While I'd prefer to characterize the Granite State as recovery-infused rather than drug-infested, I made my comments to The Laconia Daily Sun with the same disrespectful tone I had criticized in the president.

My opinions were expressed out of frustration just days after the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked Mr. Trump to declare a national emergency in response to an epidemic that kills 142 Americans each day, a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.

Frustration, however, is no excuse. My words should have been more optimistic and thoughtful. It is only by working together that we will find positive solutions to the opioid crisis.

Randy Bartlett

Laconia

  • Written by Edward Engler
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