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Let's deprot illegals carefully, perhaps using a priority system

To The Daily Sun,

Going in to 2017: 31 Republican governors, Republican majority in Senate, Republican majority in House, Republican presidency.

Looks as if the adults are back in charge. Change is on the horizon.

For me, a retiree, the change will likely be limited to a slight increase in my meager stock market investments. Increase as a result of the philosophical change from one of anti-business to one of pro-business. As American businesses prospers so do the American people.

Most importantly, for my children and grandchildren: A better life as U.S. citizens. Now that the country's leadership is refocused away from globalism, patriotism can come out of the closet. By rejecting open borders, anchor babies, and sanctuary cities U.S. citizenship becomes again precious, special. Perhaps priceless.

I think legal immigration should be streamlined and simplified so that we get the best of the best to become U.S. citizens. We need legal immigrants who strive to become English speaking, productive, tax-paying American citizens. These people should be welcomed, encouraged. Illegal immigration should be discouraged. Enforce current laws, strengthen our borders, punish offenders. Support border agents and immigration officials who do their jobs well. Deport illegals carefully, perhaps by using a priority system where those convicted of crimes go first. If these criminals return they should receive a fixed jail sentence, incarcerated perhaps in Guantanamo (if it remains a U.S. possession). Develop a plan that treats long-term, productive, otherwise law-abiding illegals with dignity, giving them a path to citizenship, one that's fair to those who didn't jump the line. Defund sanctuary cities. Strengthen voter ID laws.

These steps will reduce crime by removing many of the troublemakers from our lands and by stemming the flow of illegal drugs. Once done, our neighborhoods should become safer for everyone. Most importantly this plan will reverse the blatant ploy to populate red states with a majority dependent class, comprised in large part of illegal immigrants who'll be forever dependent on liberal politicians to redistribute taxpayer money to them in return for their support. Once rewarded with health care, education, housing, food and clothing the quid-pro-quo is simple: vote liberal.

But you must be a legal citizen to vote, right? Wrong! Unbelievable as it may sound, Wikipedia lists California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C., as requiring no form of identification at all to vote. This is right up Constitution-busting Obama's alley who himself said on Nov. 6, in response to a question from an illegal immigrant journalist about punishment for illegals voting: "This is not true," Obama said. "... first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself, and there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for ..."

In my opinion when the elected leader of these United States encourages people to commit crime, and illegal immigrants voting in U.S. elections is a crime, that is solid ground for impeachment.

Be that as it may, once the home front is back on a path that sees us preserving the sanctity of the vote, defending our borders, protecting our citizens, growing our economy, regaining American exceptionalism, perhaps we can again turn our focus outward. With a stable America, perhaps we, in partnership with our friends and allies, can start developing plans to make things better for everyone.

Dave Rivers

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I will make every effort to earn your cofidence going forward

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to the voters of District 3 in Laconia for their support and kind thoughts last November 8. I am humbled and honored by your trust in me and will spare no effort in continuing the work we began two years ago.
To those in our district who elected otherwise, I will make every effort to earn your confidence going forward in representing the very best interests of our community, state, and great republic. The challenges we face affect all of us, and I am optimistic that our differing viewpoints will aid us in finding the best solutions for the next biennium.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the volunteers at the polls who ensure that we continue to have a fair, free , and transparent election process. Their efforts are, I believe, the essence of our democracy and reflect well on all of us.

Representative Peter J. Spanos
District 3, Laconia

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