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Liberals discovering unrestrained immigration bad for their causes?

To The Daily Sun,

As readers know, I have been skeptical of arguments supporting the unlimited immigration policy's promoted by many liberals and recently have discovered that not all liberals agree with these policies. Apparently this is nothing new but has been downplayed in liberal circles even though or because it conflicts with two other liberal agendas.

Now, to be honest, I would not have connected these things but only stumbled on them by accident, but the arguments made buy some liberals on the issue make good sense. The first of these is that the greater number of immigrants that come into the country the greater the demand for energy. It's only logical. So given liberals demands for more green/renewable energy they make the increasing needs keep moving the goal necessarily higher so that it's like the donkey chasing a carrot on a stick, he never gets it.

Second is the immigration effect on the environment. With the greater energy needs the pressure to build hydroelectric plants increases which will necessitate the damning of more and more wild rivers. Same pressures will create the demand for geothermal, threatening national parks. Then of course the option for nuke plants must at some point be opened. Anyway, I'm sure it's clear what these liberal, anti-immigration people are saying. If you can never catch up and build enough green energy plants it also means our dependence on fossil fuels continues indefinitely. Not what the green movement want's to hear. The alternative, major cuts in immigration to allow green energy a chance to catch up and reduce fossil fuels to be drastically reduced or eliminated is not what the open boarders movement folks want to hear.

I will be really interested to hear the feedback we get on these liberal ideas.

Steve Earle


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My Democratic Party has lost its way but there are signs . . .

To The Daily Sun,

I am proud to have been a Democrat for many years. But the label Democrat does not mean as much as it used to. In the years before and after WW II it meant standing up for the middle class, the working man, those on welfare and the needy in general.

This was done by legislation supporting unions, budgeting grants for low cost housing, and other social needs. While this was not perfect, the WPA kept many employed during the Great Depression. At that time federal tax laws did not favor the rich with the obscenely low taxes they pay now.

I lay all this history out now because of my concern that the present Democratic Party has lost it's way, lost a reason to be supported, and deserved to lose to Trump. While I supported Hillary as the lesser of two evils I think she ran a terrible campaign. And now I see the party wandering around without any message except how bad Trump is. And the hope the Dems have is that he will be big failure, which may not happen.

There are signs in the grass roots of recognition of this problem. I am getting numerous requests to support small local and national efforts to recruit candidates who will run campaigns which are not built on negatives. They are working on local elections for town, county, state, school board and congress. The Republicans have been doing this for years and now control many states. Controlling states gives tremendous leverage in federal elections.

It is fun for liberals to criticize and laugh at Trump's tweets and the mess he has in his administration. BUT THIS DOES NOT CHANGE ANYTHING! LET'S START PROMOTING LEGISLATION THAT WILL BE POSITIVE FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS! The following organizations are working for all of us even though the memberships are mainly Democrats at this time. I support them both.

One local organization is: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/lakes-region-huddle

A national one is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kent Warner

Center Harbor

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