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Stop reading the 2nd Amendment and concentrate on the others

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to Mr Young's letter to the dditor dated June 20. The First Amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press. It has nothing to do with an individual's not wanting to listen or call into your radio show. We all have the freedom to listen or not listen as we so choose. You said, "Someone else trying to take my First Amendment away."
Perhaps you should stop reading the Second Amendment and concentrate on the other amendments.

Cathy Merwin
Meredith

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 10:07

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Where was outrage when VA was subpar under GOP administrations

To The Daily Sun,

It's important that we not forget some salient points concerning how veterans in New Hampshire and other states have fared in getting services over the last few decades. One key point was noted in a letter recently printed in the Concord Monitor.

"In February, the U.S. Senate voted on the Comprehensive Veterans Health & Benefits & Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014. This act would have improved benefits for disabled veterans, their families and families of veterans killed in action. It also established 27 VA clinics. It was endorsed by more than a dozen veterans organizations. Unfortunately, Sen. Kelly Ayotte and 40 of her Republican colleagues killed the bill claiming that it was not paid for."

Of course, they had no problem with not paying for their fantastical invasion of Iraq.

An article from The Associated Press also stated that "11 years ago, a task force established by President George W. Bush determined that at least 236,000 veterans were waiting six months or more for a first appointment or an initial follow-up."

While more has recently been exposed about the Veterans Administration, it is clear that serious issues have existed for decades. Using Shinseki as a scapegoat is at the very least hypocritical. Given the track record of the current crop of congressional Republicans a more likely reason for their crocodile tears is cheap political grandstanding. Sen. Ayotte and other Republicans are playing politics on the backs of veterans.

Ask them: Where was the outrage from Republicans and letter writers when this was happening under any or all Republican administrations?

Bernadette Loesch

Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:48

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Iraq is falling apart, just as our generals told Obama it would

To The Daily Sun,

Another week and another crisis for Obama so what does he do? Goes golfing as is his custom, has a meeting where nothing is decided, then off to a fund-raiser. This president is the very definition of disconnect, uninterested and over his head. You would think he would at least pretend to care.

Iraq is falling apart exactly as his generals told him it would if he pulled out all the troops. Two years ago Biden was bragging about Iraq being a great achievement of the Obama administration now it's all Bush's fault again. The left keeps telling that lie as though if they tell it often enough it will become the truth. For anyone who wants or is interested in the truth I suggest going to this site on your PC.
www.youtube.con/watch?v=TUeirUsApuE or www.youtube.con/watch?v=iSwSDngw5Uc

Here you can see and hear leading Democrats swear Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. You will see and hear President Clinton's speech on Feb. 4, 1998, and Feb. 17, 1998, Madeleine Albright on Feb. 18, 1998, Sandy Berger on 2-18 98 Howard Dean on 1-13-98, Al Gore on 9-29-98, Joe Biden on Apr. 6, 2002, and Aug. 4, 2002, along with Nancy Pelosi, Jay Rockefeller, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Evan Bayh all telling America the same thing: Iraq has WMD, Iraq is a great threat to America's security and the security of the Middle East.

Today these same people are running as fast and as far from these statements as they can run and telling the lie that it was all Bush's fault. Readers can note there are plenty of liberal progressives writing to this paper swearing to those lies. But what can you expect, the truth is damning to their positions.

All partisan politics aside for a moment. I hope readers of both sides have heard about a young mother, Meriam Ibrhim, who is rotting in a prison cell in Sudan with her young son and new born daughter for the crime of being a Christian. She is married to an American so both children are American citizens. Sharia judges there have sentenced her to receive 100 lashes and then be hanged. This woman and her children are in desperate need of all our help. Please call our elected senators and congress people and urge them to do whatever is necessary to rescue this poor, desperate woman and her children. Thank you.
Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:44

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Based on experience, I say 3 cheers for Manchester & Tilton VA

To The Daily Sun,

There is a lot of hub-bub going on about the Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics. The news is negative on all fronts. Well, my experience for the past three years has been quite the contrary in Manchester and in Tilton. I have found the doctors, nurses, and other staff members to be pleasant, knowledgeable, and patient. They are punctual with their appoints and explain things thoroughly.

Let everyone complain about Phoenix and other locations, but I say, "THREE CHEERS FOR MANCHESTER AND TILTON V.A.!"

Robert P. Farah, Pastor
Center Harbor Christian Church

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:40

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Establishment Republicans recognize you for money & your vote

To The Daily Sun,

It has been two years since the Republican Primary between the new State Senate District 7 contenders (Grimm and Youssef). Most primaries can be extremely competitive. Republicans are such a breed. I long for a primary every time a non-conservative, establishment candidate is holding the position. I ran against the late honorable Sen. Leo Fraser. I lost, I endorsed Leo immediately. I said then, that is was imperative that a Republican be in that seat.

Twenty years later I am so fed up with the state and national GOP that my forums have been a home to pro-American, conservative, principled Republicans for 18 years. Saturday from 8:30 to 10 (wezs.com) we will begin the healing of long-time political colleagues Ken Merrifield and myself. To quote Doug Lambert: "being your friend, is not easy".

There is more to friendships than agreeing all of the time. However, God, family, and country rise high above any politician or friend.

From many campaigns my view is the establishment Republicans recognize your existence for money, and your vote. How many of them have made themselves available to talk shows, especially mine? Could it be that some candidates would rather not ANSWER questions? And they want me to lay off? You want this job (career for many of you), then you earn my vote by answering our questions! Is the attitude; as the establishment candidate, of course you will vote for me in November. No, that is not so. When is the last time you voted right on my issues? Exactly.
Niel Young

Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:36

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