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Education is the difference between a good job and gang banging

To The Daily Sun,

I wish to comment on all the fuss going on in Chicago, Illinois. Why hasn't Ron Emanuel's name be brought up on all these cable news networks when discussing the crime highly escalating on his watch. It is like he has dropped off the face of the earth. If it were a Republican mayor, it would be broadcasted.

My thoughts are these. Get the National Guard in there with a 9 or 10 o'clock curfew; get the military trucks there (I can't remember what they are called); bring out tear gas; get hoses and dogs. Treat this as a war zone. Get snipers if needed. I know the mayor lacks the fortitude that say a Rudy Giuliani has, when he cleaned up NYC . What is wrong with Mr. Emanuel, besides being a Democrat?

Donald Trump is right when he says "try me out. You have nothing to lose." The problem is, these Black Americans are un-educated. Education is the common denominator between getting a decent job or gang banging. I hear these Black mothers and Black sons talking and they speak broken English. How in America do you get work speaking broken English? Come on Oprah, you know this is true. Get involved with this 50 year problem. You work in Chicago, I believe. Get the politicians moving, please. You don't have to go to Africa to make a difference; by the way, Oprah, when you built a school for girls in Africa, you should have built a school for boys as well. Boys are not irrelevant.

The Black church could help if the pastors were not in the hands of the Democratic Party. Not all, I know, but a lot of them must be to have the longevity of Democrats getting elected all the time. The young Black men need male, black and white mentors to help stir them in the right direction. The Black church could help with this ,if willing. Get the schools in order. Get rid of teachers who no longer care about educating, but just collecting checks. The Department of Education needs to get out of the hands of the Democrats with the teacher's union. They are certainly not helping the young black boys and girls.

There are people, mostly Black I would say, that get rich keeping war zones as Chicago has and other cities. Mrs. Clinton comes to mind, but she is separated from it all. Keep people oppressed by promising them all these handouts the government will supply. All the money does not help one single iota. It's going to politicians, educators, churches, government employees but not to where it could count.

I am also tired of hearing about the poor oppressed Black people in this country, the greatest country in the world. I heard a Black woman on a PBS special say (I need to paraphrase and I'm sorry I didn't get her name), "I'm glad I came from slaves as I would not be here in America." My thoughts precisely. The Black Americans should be glad they are here and not back in Africa. They think they got it bad here, go back to Africa and see how well you do.

I have always admired Black Americans because they knew Jesus. Their belief in Jesus made them free. The church meant something to them, but unfortunately, the Black church has abandoned them I think. We had educated Black people, ordinary citizens who could speak for themselves and could make things happen. Where are they now?

Rosemary Mellon


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Hassan is not due the credit

To The Daily Sun,

These millions of dollars worth of negative ads from Maggie Hassan and her special interest allies do not represent the best of New Hampshire. Our politics are better than that.

I hope Governor Hassan cleans up her act, quits playing dirty tricks on voters, and takes down these negative ads. Voters deserve better from our governor.

Kelley Teunessen


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