Democrats are not ever going to stop sharpening their hate tool

To The Daily Sun,

One thing is for sure, Obama and the liberal media can't lay blame for the burning and looting of Baltimore on some all-white police force, or all white local government. That was the implicit explanation given by Obama's Justice Department for the race riots in Ferguson after the killing of a young black man there. Baltimore is not some city inhabited only by blacks but policed primarily by whites. Sixty-three percent of Baltimore is black and 40 percent of the police force is black. The police commissioner is black, the mayor is black, the previous mayor was black and so is the majority of the city council.

The same comparison can be made in countless, other large American cities where crime rates are in the stratosphere including Chicago, Cleveland. Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. These are all cities where black mayors are in charge, black police chiefs are in charge and black school superintendents are in charge. All cities where for decades black leaders have held sway over large black populations. Still crime, looting and murder are endemic to these cities.

No matter these basic facts Democrats will be doing their very best to lay the blame for this tragedy in Baltimore at the feet of white privilege and racism. Far left political writer Susan Estrich has already been in The Daily Sun trumpeting exactly that. Allegations, accusations and innuendo of racism (just as in Ferguson) never stop because playing the race card can win elections no matter the absence of honesty to them. How many people have been accused of racism in this paper simply because they strongly oppose the polices of Barack Obama? Allegations of racism are a conclusion of political convince for the far left having to defend Obama's dismal failure on economic issues and foreign policy. Recall, his own party would not even be seen with him in the last election.

Who causes me the most sorrow and deepest despair? The poor and the black. The Democratic party has been their supposed advocate, champion and protector since FDR's sure-fire recipe for equality he called The New Deal in the 1930s and '40s. Followed by LBJ's Great New Society of the '60s with even louder screams they would solve the problems of the poor and blacks.

Let Democrats admit the horrendous and total failure of those two great men and their policies if Hillary Clinton runs on another can't miss campaign with sure-fire remedies to cure inequality and turn the tide of pain and suffering for blacks. Are the poor and the blacks gullible enough to swallow the hook, line and sinker of another Trojan horse from the Democratic Party once again echoing the failed promises of FDR, LBJ and JFK? The truth is those men only worsened the lives of the poor and the blacks over the past 70 years. If their policies worked why are blacks burning down Baltimore, and why is "inequality" the only word in Hillary's election dictionary?

That the poor and blacks must hate, dislike and distrust those more well off, no matter what year in history is critical to a thriving and successful Democratic Party. Why would anyone think Democrats are ever going to stop sharpening their most effective political tool, hate, envy and division for political advantage? If I am wrong, how is it after 70 years of promising to deliver the poor and blacks they are now worse off than at any point in history? The poor are not going to decrease in numbers, and the challenges of the blacks is never going to vanish. If poverty, racism, envy and the seeds of division sown by Democrats stopped the Democratic Party would disappear with them.

Tony Boutin


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Froma Harrop - Let the states make drug law

WASHINGTON — Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission — trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on marijuana.

Liberals tend to be an easier sell than conservatives. With liberals, Wooldridge dwells on the grossly racist way the war on drugs has been prosecuted. "The war on drugs," he tells them, "has been the most immoral policy since slavery and Jim Crow."

Conservatives hear a different argument, but one that Wooldridge holds every bit as dear: "Give it back to the states."

This is a case for states' rights, a doctrine to which conservatives habitually declare their loyalty. It is based on the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that powers not delegated to the federal government are given to the states or to the people. In fact, states had jurisdiction over marijuana until 1937.

Co-founder of a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Wooldridge leaves no doubt where he stands on the war on drugs. End it all. That means no more U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. No more federal SWAT teams invading suburban backyards. No more DEA agents shooting from helicopters.

Today the war on drugs costs taxpayers $12 billion a year just for the enforcement part. Meanwhile, the loss of income for the millions of ordinary Americans made nearly unemployable after being caught with a joint can't be counted. "You could close half the prisons in the country if you ended prohibition," Wooldridge says. He now focuses only on marijuana, which he dismisses as "little green plants." And he doesn't use the L-word — that is, legalization.

If Washington state and Colorado legalize marijuana for recreational use (and they have), that's fine with him. If 21 other states, from Maine to Hawaii, choose to allow marijuana only for medicinal use, that's also okay. And if Alabama and South Dakota want all marijuana kept illegal, again, fine.
"For sure, Utah is smokeless," he added, "and I say God bless."

Liberals have traditionally shunned states'-rights arguments because of their association with the evils of slavery and segregation. So it is notable that the NAACP has endorsed a bill just submitted by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., requiring the federal government to respect state laws on marijuana.

African-Americans do not like the 10th Amendment, Wooldridge notes, "but the racism involved in the prohibition is a billion times worse for black people."

Republicans once presented a united front in supporting the war on drugs. That wall began to crumble with the rise of the Ron Paul libertarians. When the House voted 219 to 189 last year to stop the federal ban on medical marijuana in states making it legal, 10 Republicans joined the "yes" side.

Pushing the "no" votes were police employed by the war and private businesses running prisons. They have an economic interest in keeping prohibition in place. It's about "money and money", Wooldridge says.

But also about "emotion." Nearly every police officer had a colleague killed in the drug war. They don't want to think their friends died for nothing.

Example: In the fall of 2012, two deputies flying over southeast Colorado to locate the marijuana harvest died when their light plane crashed. Two months later, Colorado legalized recreational pot.

The war on drugs, especially marijuana, is clearly entering its twilight phase. The question now is, How many million more American lives are going to be ruined and how many billion more dollars will be poured down the drain before we recognize its futility and move on?

(A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

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We have many positive & wonderful people in our community

To The Daily Sun,

I usually write to The Laconia Daily Sun when the spirit moves me. It has again moved me.

After reading numerous letters criticizing everything from our president on down to the county commissioner and from spending my formative years in Manchester where William Loeb and the Manchester Union Leader were paramount, I wish to submit the following observation on our community in what I feel is part of the essence of our success. It is compliment to the good common people that we have in our midst.

I tend to observe a lot, having been a witness to some truly remarkable dedicated people in our local work force that no mater what menial wage they work for, strive to do their best daily to make our community proud and unique.

I have observed these facets and its just the tip of the iceberg. However; it is part of our sense of community pride.

Those great guys who serve as attendants at the Union Avenue Automotive Center always have a smile on their faces, are always polite, whether working in a heatwave, storm or subzero temperature to meet the needs of the populace. As well as that wonderful gentleman who collects the shopping carts at the Gilford Wal-Mart, he always goes that extra mile to assist anyone, always a kindness extended with sincerity. A hard worker, something I have always admired.

Those incomparable, dedicated and persevering "lunch ladies" who are employed for the Laconia School District and serve so exquisitely he districts' children. Talk about unsung heroes, they are second to none and are the treasure to our community.

The care givers and LNAs in our care facilities are an inspiration to us all. Their daily contributions are magnanimous to those who need assistance. The are they give is genuine. I am proud that I was one for a quarter of a century.

The staff at the Human Society who extend care and love to God's animals, cats and dogs, have given us love, loyalty, and much joy.

The compassionate staff at the Laconia Employment Security Vocational Rehabilitation and Community Action Program, who help all those who seek help. Their common ground endurance helps restore usefulness and dignity in everyone. What a wonderful resource in our community.

This is just a small example of the many positive and wonderful people we have here many others are out there, the waitress, the janitor at McDonald's, the taxi drivers, are all of great value and importance to our community.

As the song goes "Good morning America how are you, say don't you know me, I'm your native son."

Matthew Tetreault



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Thank you to everyone at LRGH for the wonderful care I received

To The Daily Sun,

Late last month I had a major medical problem. During a visit to my local doctor, Dr. Ronald Witkin, I was taken to the emergency room at Lakes Region General Hospital and later transferred to the Senior Services Unit.

During my nearly week-long stay there I received excellent care from the nursing staff at the unit and Dr. Christopher Weinmann who was assigned to my case. I also want to acknowledge the Ambassadors who prepared my meals when I was finally allowed to have food. Thank you to everyone at LRGH for the care you gave me.

Gordon D. King

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LHS Bank Booseters meet on 1st Monday at 5:30 in music room

To The Daily Sun,

It is so rewarding to know that our community loves our students at Laconia High School!

On behalf of the Laconia Sachems Band Boosters, we would like to thank all who supported our annual Sweet Walk on March 17 at the district band concert. Thank you to the following businesses who donated sweet goods: Hart's Turkey Farm, Fratello's, Patrick's, Goody Good Donuts, Wicked Sweet New England Treats, Annie's Café, Water Street Café, Vista Foods, as well as from other private supporters of the booster group. All monies raised go directly to help fund the Laconia High School Band, Chorus and Color Guard.

The booster group's monthly meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the LHS Music Room.

Thank you all again, so very much!
Lisa Fortson

Co-President LSBB


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