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The liberals goal: no big business, no capitalism & no middle class

To The Daily Sun,

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) emerged from the German Workers Party, but soon was anti-big business, anti-capitalism, and most important, anti-bourgeois (middle class). It went on to control the press and businesses, many times through strong arm tactics. Finally Germany was entirely a totalitarian country.

Although the liberal press and many political pundits continue to stamp Donald Trump as "Nazi," it seems that the best possible comparison this election year is the Democratic Party. The party and current candidate won't lead the country to Hitler's unspeakable end model, but they give voters a clear picture where the country is headed under continued Democratic socialism.

No big business, no capitalism, and more important, no middle class. Just the lower income citizens will remain depending on the government establishment and elite for them to meet Maslow's lowest level hierarchy of needs. The rich will get richer and poor get poorer. Not the American you want, is it? And scary too, isn't it?

If that doesn't motivate you to vote for Donald Trump and change America for the good, what will? You can change where America is headed and make it a great country again.

Jim Raschilla
Alton Bay

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My job will be to represent the interests & well-being of Laconia

To The Daily Sun,

There is much focus on the "top of the ballot" these days and rightly so. But voters should understand that the "down ballot" candidates running for state House of Representatives, county commissioners, county sheriff and other roles impact all of us a great deal more directly in our everyday lives than the positions higher up the ballot.

I am running for the state House of Representatives in Laconia. If elected, my job will be to promote the interests and well-being of Laconia and its citizens in Concord. Part of the role of state House Representatives is to evaluate bills on infrastructure, the environment, health care, economic development and and other matters. If elected, it would be my obligation as a representative to understand the key points in bills and the implications of them on our community if enacted.

Belknap County representatives vote on the county budget and oversee spending at the county level as well. Their votes on both the state and county budgets have important consequences, for they determine tax levels and service levels offered by our local, county and state governments. The budgets have a large impact on the services provided by many non-profits in our communities, such as Genesis Behavioral Health, LRGHealthcare, Community Action Program (providing, for example, Meals on Wheels) among many others.

My background in business and non-profits (primarily in the health care field), my volunteer work in the state, plus having served as a member of the N.H. House of Representatives before, will help me be effective in the job from day one. If elected, I will collaborate with City Council and the county government and work with other members of the House and Senate, regardless of party, to seek the right solutions for our community. I will also work to keep communications open with constituents in a variety of ways and make myself available for conversations with them regarding their issues and concerns.

Please vote for me on Nov. 8 and enable me to bring your voice to Concord.

Elizabeth "Liz" Merry

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