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It's a straight-faced lie to say Affordable Care Act is imploding

To The Daily Sun,

The news has evolved into instantaneous reality — all in a nanosecond. We are in the middle of a very unnerving time while having to watch history being made that will negatively impact Americans for decades. This country will be judged very harshly as a result of decisions emanating from the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. These decisions will have a deleterious impact on millions and millions of Americans. Here is an irony to ponder: Those on both sides of the aisle in Congress are coming to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he is being publicly excoriated by the man who appointed him.

Here is the dilemma and the oddity: The majority that currently controls Congress are almost totally mute when it comes to defending millions upon millions of Americans who are going to lose health care coverage as a result of the fiascoes that they have tried to pass. Each iteration is worse than the previous proposal. We can now safely conclude that each proposed bill were very ill-conceived pieces of legislation. The GOP majority in Congress were doing summersaults trying to get it through the House and the Senate — come hell or high water. The travesty of it all is that they continue to outright lie to ALL Americans when they tell us straight-faced that they are doing this because The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Law is imploding. It is extremely important to remember that when this law was challenged in the Supreme Court, the justices upheld it not once but twice.

Let’s face reality folks: the primary reason that this law might implode is due to the GOP majority in the House and Senate who are doing nothing to FIX IT! Plain and simple. The ACA is a great piece of legislation that just needs some tweaks and fixes. When will the majority in Congress finally admit that it’s not as unpopular as they would have us believe?

We are left to ask: Where is the justice (very intentional pun intended) in this equation?

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” —  Abraham Lincoln.

Bernadette Loesch

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Join us for special Old Home Day service at Smith Meeting House

To The Daily Sun,

As you may know, Gilmanton Old Home Day will be held on Saturday, August 19. Each year the Sunday before this celebration, the First Congregational Society has an Old Home Day Service at Smith Meeting House. This year the service will be on August 13 at 4 in the afternoon.

We are pleased to welcome the Reverend Michael Carrier, who has been serving as a transitional Leader in various churches in the area. Our organist will be Harriet Coupal. Tenor Charles Gravenhorst and Lainie Rosato will be soloists. Attendees will surely enjoy the tranquil setting and the building itself, which is recognized in the National Register of Historic Places. All are welcome to join to kick-off our town’s Old Home Day celebration.

Margaret Roberts

  • Written by Edward Engler
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