To The Daily Sun,
Stalin reportedly said, "One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." As experts of managing the media, Democrats can use the suffering of a few people to advance their power while diverting attention from the harm their policies inflict on most Americans.
In her letter of March 17, June M. Huot makes fun of the fact that most Americans are harmed by illegal aliens because she thinks flooding our country with illegal aliens increases Democrat Party power.
Huot doesn't care that illegal aliens take jobs and depress wages causing millions of Americans to struggle to support their families.
Huot doesn't care that illegal alien children take public school resources away from American children reducing their chances for success in life. Nor is she concerned about the sick American children infected by illegal alien children.
Nor is Huot concerned about the tens of thousands of Americans who are murdered, raped or otherwise victimized by illegal aliens. Nor is she concerned that illegal aliens cost American taxpayers at least one hundred billion dollars annually.
To advance Democrat Party power, Huot happily sacrifices the well-being of most Americans, including children, and even the U.S. Constitution.
Our Constitution was created and enacted to protect the liberties of the American people, not only from foreign enemies, but from dictatorial actions by our own government, especially the president.
The whole issue of the Homeland Security-funding bill arose because President Obama acted as a dictator by declaring an "executive amnesty" for illegal aliens, which usurped the exclusive authority of the people's representatives in Congress to create our laws. President Obama took this action despite confirming more than 20 times that the president didn't have the authority to do what he did.
President Obama essentially rewrote our immigration laws not only providing amnesty to illegal aliens but granting them a many privileges including work authorizations, access to Social Security and full welfare benefits, access to earned income tax credits worth up to $24,000, etc. (The minimum additional cost to American taxpayers is identified as $1.3 trillion by Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation.)
Responding to President Obama's dictatorial action, Congress tried to reclaim its constitutional authority with the only tool that Congress has, the power of the purse.
Republicans in Congress passed a bill that funded every legally authorized Homeland Security function but denying funds for President Obama's unconstitutional "executive amnesty".
However, Democratic senators refused to fund the legal functions of Homeland Security and promised to shut down Homeland Security, unless Congress also funded President Obama's unconstitutional "executive amnesty" for illegal aliens.
Because Republicans in Congress yielded to Democrat demands that Congress approve President Obama's unconstitutional action, President Obama knows that he can probably do anything he wants no matter how radical. Unfortunately President Obama seems to want to take many unconstitutional actions, including trampling on our Bill of Rights protections related to speech, privacy, internet freedom, property rights, religion, gun rights, justified incarceration, etc. One wonders how many liberties Washington Democrats will help President Obama take and if Washington Republicans will ever stop them.
Hillary Clinton told us that you can be a patriot even if you disagree with the administration. But, with a Democratic president any disagreement is called partisan politics and evidence of racism or hatred.
It is a joke when June Huot, Senator Shaheen, or other partisan Democrat supporters call for the end of partisan politics. Democrats will only end partisan politics when everyone endorses the policies that solidify Democrat Party power. In pursuit of their power, Democrats happily violate our Constitution, ignore the mandate of the voters, and ignore the reality that most Americans are hurt by their policies.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:16
To The Daily Sun,
The city has a current vacancy to fill on the Lakes Business Park Commission. The commission typically meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
Located just inside the Laconia Bypas, the Lakes Business Park consists of 113-acres of land divided into 19 commercial lots along Hounsel Avenue, a relatively new street that runs from Gilford Ave. (across the street from Piche's Ski & Sports Shop) south to Rte. 107 (Province Street). Development of the park, including the sale of lots, is a joint venture between the City of Laconia and the Town of Gilford and the commission handles day-to-day affairs, including marketing.
The commission consists of three residents of Gilford and an equal number from Laconia. The city's representative's are appointed by the City Council for indefinite terms.
Edward J. Engler
Mayor of Laconia
Chairman, Lakes Business Park Commission
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:47
To The Daily Sun,
Tom Dawson writes the purpose of right to work (RTW) laws is to weaken unions. He's wrong. The purpose of RTW is to eliminate unions entirely. The RTW debate centers around the individual's freedom of choice.
Democrats, like Mr. Dawson, oppose ordinary Americans having freedom of choice. Democrats want every decision mandated for you by either them or government. You "must" buy health insurance, or pay a fine. You "must" send your kids to a school no matter how poorly it performs. You must belong to a union and have dues sucked from your wages whether you want to or not. The latest Obama threat to free choice. You will vote, or be fined. Democrats will soon declare farting is a crime, with a fine.
Let's be honest, unions have one purpose. That purpose to maximize the wages and benefits of the people in the union at the expense of every consumer and taxpayer outside the union. Unions are above all, self-serving bullies that have little regard for the incredible harm they do to others. Let's do an economic health check on the economic advantage of RTW states vs. union states from 2003-13. By almost every metric the evidence of advantage for RTW is overwhelming. The average RTW state increased employment more than double the rate of union states. Personal income in RTW states increased 12 percent higher than in states with out RTW protections. The economies of RTW states grew 10 percent faster than the average union states. Populations in RTW states increased an average of 3 percent while union state populations declined an average of 1 percent. Tens of millions of people moved to RTW states, out of union states because they saw more opportunity to increase their incomes and job security.
In 2014 Michigan became the 24th RTW state. Union membership there has already dropped by 48,000. Since Scott Walker's union reforms in Wisconsin 49,000 of the public state employees 70,000-member union have already dropped their membership. An absolutely staggering percentage, while the American Federation of Teachers has seen a 50 percent membership slide. Thirty percent of the of the union members at the National Education Association have dropped out. No one forced these thousands of members out of their unions. They simply drop out like flies when dues are no longer deducted automatically from their pay checks, as Walker ordered.
When given a free choice even people who claim to deeply believe in unions leave at their first opportunity. Tom Dawson proclaims to be a union expert, maybe he can shed some insight on the mass exodus out of unions. Don't bet on it.
Union membership in this country has been dropping steadily for the past 50 years. It is now down to just 11 percent. Membership has dropped in good economic times and poor economic times. It had dropped under Democratic presidents and Republican presidents. There is a fundamental reason why. Unions do not serve the best interests of society at large. They drive prices for all products and services continually higher harming living standards for every one outside the union, while quality often lags.
Look at the absolute disaster of Americas education system held in ruinous hostage by unions. College tuitions have doubled in 15 years under unions. Unions don't solve problems between management and labor, they exacerbate them, often endangering the existence of the employer (think GM, Hostess and countless others) all while unions obstruct freedom of choice.
Consider the poor employee forced to have thousands of dollars confiscated from his hard earned wages who does not want to belong to a union while he watches those dues contributed to a political party he violently opposes. If that isn't suppression of freedom while rubbing your nose in it, nothing is. Maybe Tom Dawson can fill us in on that as well. Don't bet on that either.
Democrats are not going to debate RTW in an open forum because they will get demolished by the hard, cold facts. They much prefer to sucker punch in the clinches like Mr. Dawson's last contribution to The Sun, then run.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:44
To The Daily Sun,
I was recently hospitalized for a broken hip and had to spend two months at Genesis HealthCare in Laconia for re-hab treatment.
The care that I received at Genesis was above and beyond any expectations I could ever find. The food was excellent and the care and concern from each and every employee was exceptional.
I would highly recommend this facility in every aspect of my care, especially in re-hab, where every person took every aspect of my care very seriously. I wish each and every employee the very best, always.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:41
To The Daily Sun,
I read with interest the idea of having another meeting by the Board of Selectmen to discuss the recent vote in regards to the old mill. I will attempt to explain in this letter what I perceive as the reason(s) for the vote.
First of all, the vote and results of what took place at the Shaker School District meeting is probably one of the main reasons people may have voted against this article. The impact to the taxes in Belmont due to the vote at the school district meeting will be a huge increase in our already high taxes that many, myself included, are having trouble already trying to pay.
The other question that many asked is would this money for the mill be money well spent? Many aren't ready to go that far at the costs that were indicated are needed to again repair/revamp the old mill.
You want the old mill for a town hall for how many total employees? This will not happen as long as we are faced with some of the highest property taxes in the entire state. The school needs to learn better how to control their spending.
That won't happen until SB-2 is applied to the school district. The town simply cannot afford any more or any higher taxes.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:36