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We're so luck for the veterans who gave us freedoms to celebrate

To The Daily Sun,

The 4th of July is here. We are so lucky to live in the USA. We are so lucky that the veterans of past wars fought to give us the freedom from England and for continued freedom.

Let us today thank the Veterans still with us and remember those who fought to give us this freedom.

Linda Riley

Meredith

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:04

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You'd think Obama would be last person to attack other's freedoms

To The Daily Sun,

Obama did something difficult for any sitting president. He managed to be a three-time loser at the U.S. Supreme court in just one week.

First, Obama got slapped side the head by the highest court in the land for overstepping his presidential authority. Barack interprets the Constitution at his convenience to "Obama speak." He stuffed the National Labor Relations Board ( NLRB) with Obama "clones" during so-called recesses to produce corrupted, union endorsed, outcomes on every disagreement the Labor Board reviews. Score a big one for the Supremes doing their job protecting the American people from the bullying arrogance of presidential over-reach.

Second score for the court, another knockout blow to union power. Unions have been in severe decline in this country for 50 years with good reason. All they do is drive up costs for every person buying their product or service. Look no further than the outrageous, always increasing, cost of public education and a college education to see my point. Unions never stop trying to increase their treasure chest by forever reducing the size of workers pay checks with dues deductions. Money used almost exclusively to buy and sell politicians in the political process. Labor unions own every ounce of Barack Obama's backside. Unions define to every American exactly what crony, corrupted, incest-ridden politics looks like.

Unions in Illinois and many other states had dragooned hundreds of thousands of low-paid, home-health care workers into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sucking in millions in dues from thousands of people who do not want to be union members, violating their First Amendment rights. This huge Supreme Court decision blows open the door to future cases that will further protect people from being coerced into unions under their thumb screws.

Third score for the court. The Supremes determined "Obamacare" treads all over the religious freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution. Small business owners under the ACA are forced to violate their religious beliefs to pay for contraception for their employees. Democrats simply do not care about the individual freedoms guaranteed to every American since Washington and Jefferson walked this land. The cost of contraception is irrelevant, whether it be $2 or $200 a week. It is the violation of the principles of freedom guaranteed under the Constitution to every individual.

Given the horrific history of slavery and repression against blacks in this country for centuries and Obama being the first black man to hold the highest office in the land, one would think he would be the last person on earth to be attacking the freedoms and individual liberties of others. Yet he has spent his entire presidency doing exactly that. Democrats, never stop nibbling at our freedoms wrapped in the flag of equality.

Thankfully, we have the U.S. Supreme Court to suppress and kick back at power-seeking presidential tyrants like Obama. We have divided government and the Supreme Court to protect us all from presidents exactly like him. The founders were pretty smart guys.

Tony Boutin

Gilford

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:49

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What's new with Obama ignorning sound advice, foreign or domestic?

To The Daily Sun,

Our great constitutional law-professor president has now been shot down by the Supreme Court twice in four days. (I really pity those students he taught.) What's more, seems he hasn't learned a thing because he's vowed to keep right on using his pen and telephone (apparently to violate more of the Constitution that he doesn't understand or perhaps finds inconvenient ) in order to go around a Congress he can't convince that communism is the way to go. He's just full of bad ideas as his record shows. Critics said early on that he had no experience in any of the necessary fields to be a successful president and he has proved them right over and over. What's worse he has proven the inability to learn on-the job. He stubbornly holds to Marxist-socialist concepts that have failed everywhere in the world they have been tried and proven we in America are no exception to the rule. (It's the concept at fault not the people or culture.)
Our crisis down on the southern boarder seems to have surprised even Mr. Obama, even though he was warned months ago it would happen. But whats new with that? He was warned by our generals if he pulled out of Iraq the terrorists would flood back, they did and are. He was warned about the possibility of attacks in Libya against our embassy and interests but did nothing. Results, Benghazi.
Obama is a man so self confident that he fails to listen, heed warnings, take precautions or act in any way proactively. (Except of course to attack critics.)
So now with our resources overwhelmed in the south the president has now decided to bulk up the immigration courts there and send back all those unaccompanied children flooding in. Liberals can't be happy about that. All goes to prove he's a slow learner and unfortunately it's always others who end up paying the price in blood and tears for his arrogant incompetence.
Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:58

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Commissioners out of touch with reality of pressures on taxpayers

Co

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:51

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The despicable treatment of this 15-year-old is unfathomable

To The Daily Sun,

The blatant abuse of power by the state of Massachusetts in the Justina Pelletier case should make every parent shudder at the utter tyranny that has been on display in the Bay State. Let's face it, the state DCF agency kidnapped 15-year-old Justina from a wonderful intact family that has never had a whiff of a problem with the law.

Justina was being treated at Tufts Medical Center for mitochondrial disease when her physician, Mark Korson advised her parents to bring her to Boston Children's Hospital for treatment. The doctor who treated her there was newly out of medical school and diagnosed her condition as mental rather than physical. He wanted Justina's parents to sign his treatment plan and disregard the one from Dr. Korson.

When Justina's parents attempted to return her to Tufts, Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), a teaching and research hospital, called the Division of Children and Families (DCF) who immediately detained Justina at BCH and declared her a ward of the state. The Pelletiers had suddenly and inexplicably been assessed as neglectful and not competent enough to care for their own daughter. They were only allowed to see her for one hour a week with an armed guard standing by. There was a gag order issued by the court preventing the parents from discussing their case with the media. The rest of the family rarely got to see Justina. As a ward of the state, the hospital could now conduct research on her within certain guidelines.

After about a year of witnessing the deterioration of his daughter, who went from being a figure skater to wheel chair confined, Lou Pelletier broke his silence and spoke to Megyn Kelly and Michael Huckabee of Fox News. The Boston Globe and Glenn Beck's "The Blaze" website had been all over this disgraceful breach of power for some time.

Initially, DCF attempted to find Lou Pelletier in contempt of court, but backed off when Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel sprang into action to help this beleaguered family. The contempt charges and the gag order were dropped, however Justina would not be returned to her family for several more months. While a ward of the state at BCH, she received little medical care, becoming increasingly weak and sickly. She was forbidden from having any education, putting her two years behind in her school work. Plus she was denied the use of her Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which she has for a learning disability.

The despicable treatment of this 15-year-old is unfathomable. How could this happen in the city where the fight for freedom from tyranny began? Incarcerated felons receive far more visits per week and far better medical treatment than Justina received, plus educational opportunities. Benjamin Franklin said, "words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning."

Gov. Deval Patrick, beloved buddy of Barack Obama, showed his true meaning by his lack of action. There should be a full-scale investigation into the gross misbehavior of DCF and BCH and some heads should roll for the horror that they put the Pelletier family through.

Tacitus reminds us that "when the state is most corrupt, then laws are most multiplied." And of course Lord Acton gave us this cautionary note, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." As we celebrate the return of Justina to her loving family, should we not heed their sage analysis and defend our freedoms with more diligence, lest the state dare to come after one of our children?

Russ Wiles

Tilton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:44

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