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Kelly Ayotte won't stand up to special interests who do us harm

To The Daily Sun,

For many recent college graduates, these summer months are spent looking for jobs that will allow them to begin paying off mountains of student debt. Their decision to invest in themselves, and incur significant debt along the way, was made with the promise that higher education would propel them into a lifelong career. Instead, some are coming to a sobering realization that the degree they were sold isn't worth what they paid for it, specifically for those who attended for-profit universities like Bridgepoint Education.

Just like Donald Trump's scam "university," Bridgepoint is being investigated by several state attorneys general, the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Employees of the organization have said that they were pressured to target veterans and low-income individuals who were ill-prepared for the online classes, leading 67 percent of students to drop out with plenty of debt, but no degree. Clearly, these predatory businesses have no place in our education system, and there should be protections in place to prevent their shady practices.

Unfortunately, Senator Kelly Ayotte doesn't agree. According to a WMUR report, after she learned about Bridgepoint's shady practices, she continued to accept campaign contributions from Bridgepoint. At one point, she wrote a thank you letter stating her "commitment to stand up for the beliefs that you and I share." What beliefs does Kelly Ayotte share with an organization that targets our most vulnerable citizens? Is that why she supports Donald Trump, because scam universities are what she's committed to?

It's not too often that we see elected officials stand up for special interests so explicitly, especially when they can do so much harm to Granite Staters. Kelly Ayotte's decision to side with Bridgepoint instead of students with debt in New Hampshire is shocking, and if voters believe that we should prevent veterans and low-income individuals from being preyed upon, then they should reject Kelly Ayotte in November.

Megan O'Gara
Plymouth

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Let's require government to do its job & enforce current gun laws

To The Daily Sun,

Chief Justice Warren Burger's statement referencing the gun lobby ignores the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the state of Georgia in 1837 on its ban on hand guns, perhaps he referenced it as "one of the greatest" because he knew that the ruling against Georgia was the greatest as it nullified the state's power enumerated in the 10th Amendment.

Usurping the intent of not just the Second Amendment but the Bill of Rights itself as well as the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. The more recent fraud by the Roberts Court finding the people's right of gun ownership in the Second Amendment and not the Ninth is itself now "the greatest fraud," greater indeed than the finding of its ruling in Roe v. Wade. Why? Amendment 10 — Powers of the States and People: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

It is a right or power of the states and/or the people, and not a power delegated to the federal government. One of the rights not enumerated is the right of the individual to travel and live wherever, a right not to be disparaged by the federal government — again a state right. But then one is free to move. To be honest, the federal government knew the Orlando shooter. He was a security guard cleared twice by the government. The Dallas shooter had been in the military — need one go on. What additional law is needed other than one which would require the government to do its job and enforce the gun laws we have. Or for the federal government to abide by the Second Amendment, which would allow the states to exercise their powers and rights.

G.W. Brooks
Meredith

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