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I hold out hope that Gen. Kelly will bring order to the West Wing

To The Daily Sun,

In a recent letter to this forum, Mr. Demakowski invokes religion by suggesting that Trump was “chosen of God.” If this is true, and we know God to be omnipotent, then we can assume that Barrack Obama was “chosen of God” also. If I’m wrong in my assumption, I hope that Mr. Demakowski will be able to explain why.

Perhaps Demakowski doesn’t actually take seriously the confession that the whole world belongs to God. Perhaps he accepts, rather unthinkingly, the claims of political power that governments assert. It appears that his theology is too easily co-opted to his political commitment. He uses religion to solve the cognitive dissonance between the world he sees and the values he preaches.

Mr. Demakowski assures us that “there is more happening (in the Trump administration) then meets the eye.” I certainly hope so, because what our country has seen to this point is an ineffective government with lack of effective leadership and a White House in chaos. Trump has created unnecessary conflict and trauma with his ignorance, incompetency, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers. There are plenty of people who want to distract and damage his administration—  the president of the United States shouldn’t be one of them.
The installation of a new Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly and the firing of a communications director could reflect continuing chaos in a White House run by novices, but I hold out the hope that the latest moves represent the introduction, at last, of order. Can Kelly, who faces the task of whipping a fractious West Wing into place, add sanity and stability to this administration? With Trump’s approval ratings dipping to 36 percent to 35 percent, anything would be an improvement.

Robert Miller
Alton

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The N.H. Legislature accomplished a great deal this year

To The Daily Sun,

With my first session as the Senator representing the people of District 7 behind me, I wanted to take a moment to thank the people who sent me to Concord to serve them.

The New Hampshire Legislature, working with Governor Chris Sununu, accomplished a great deal this year. We expanded programs to help fight the opioid crisis and mental health to establishing more educational choice for students and parents.

There were three key accomplishments that will impact the communities in District 7 most prominently.

Every two years our state is required to pass a balanced budget. The budget we passed this year cut taxes for small businesses and even repealed the electrical consumption tax. It increased funding to fight the opioid crisis and doubled the money going into our alcohol fund. A scholarship program was even established to not only encourage New Hampshire students to attend institutions of higher learning in our state but to also stay here putting their skills to work after they graduate

Governor Sununu ran on establishing full day kindergarten for every child in the state. This was a promise he made and the legislature helped him keep this promise by delivering a bill for him to sign. Every child in New Hampshire will have greater access to educational opportunities because of this program.

Finally, the state has been trying to sell the old Laconia State School property for years with little success to show for it. This year, I worked with Senator Chuck Morse to develop a plan to establish a Lakeshore Redevelopment Planning Commission. This commission will develop a plan to use the property, similar to the Pease Trade Port on the Seacoast. We expect this to bring greater economic development and jobs to the greater Laconia area and I look forward to working with the commission to ensure this project moves forward promptly.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in Concord and I look forward to doing even more in the next session for my community.

Senator Harold French

N.H. District 7

Franklin

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