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Take a few minutes to let being 'part of the resistance' sink in

To The Daily Sun,

Are you concerned yet? If you're not, it's time to start paying attention . . . our way of life is at stake.

In past columns I noted that there is an orchestrated effort on the left to delegitimize and bring down President Trump. In the history of our great nation that is something that has never before been attempted against a newly elected President. Yesterday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that orchestration by stating that she is now "part of the resistance." Take a few minutes and let that sink in.

A little over eight years ago we elected a president who had a scant resume and much of what was on it was unverifiable. His most notable "experience" was as a community organizer; organizing resistance to local leadership and other entities. His "experience" as a state senator showed he voted "here" or "present" 129 times, voiding a commitment to stand for or against many important issues. He had less than one full term as a U.S. Senator. As a professor of law, he was poorly rated by his students and enrollment in his classes was minimal. As a president he did virtually nothing to improve race relations, but sadly, his actions, and with assistance from leaders like the Rev. Al Sharpton, actually set back race relations in this country, particularly by the demonization of law enforcement. His unwillingness to forcefully address critical issues across the globe allowed terrorist organizations to grow. His actions and inactions in the Middle East have left the area in turmoil and have emboldened countries like Iran while placing Israel in greater jeopardy. And President Obama continually sought to bypass the legislative branch, most often preferring to have his wishes carried out through executive orders and by "regulations" written into departmental rules, which had the force of law. During that time, although many politicians and citizens were disappointed in his actions and performance, there was never an effort to impeach or oust him from the presidency.

Compare that tolerance to what has been hurled at President Trump. From day one after the election, organized protests started before he had even been sworn in to office. Those protests have continued and calls for his ouster or impeachment get ratcheted up every single day. To this day, no one has produced any evidence that would justify his removal. Sadly, we have seen protests, riots, burning, looting, and physical attacks. Sadly too, we have watched as radical professors have incited and encouraged the protestors in their attacks. And, sadly again, instead of leaders on the left doing their part to quell the riots and call for respect for the law, we watch as they join the "resistance."

Follow the bouncing ball as it leads us down the path to anarchy and the destruction of our republic . . . and, if that happens, you can't blame the "other guy". Only you can tell your leaders what is expected of them.

Bob Meade

Laconia

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Pleasant Street students gathered 870 donations to Belknap House

To The Daily Sun,
On April 21, Belknap House staff attended an assembly at Pleasant Street School. As part of the school's Pride Week, Belknap House was chosen to be a recipient of the student's Community Give Back , and they chose to help outfit our cold weather family shelter with donated paper good items. After we arrived and were introduced, the curtain in the gym was drawn, displaying over 870 items gathered by the students.
Overwhelmed by their energy and generosity, we thanked the students for thinking of us and the families we help to support. As an aside it was also the day of birth for our Executive Director Karen Welford and everyone sang Happy Birthday to her, which moved her tremendously — making it such a terrific day all the way around.
We would like to publicly give thanks to Pleasant Street School Principal Dave Levesque, the teachers, students and of course their parents for making this very thoughtful donation to us. Thank you.

Tammy L. Emery

Belknap House Family

Support Coordinator

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