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Trump is a legitimate candidate, just not the establishment’s pet

To The Daily Sun,

Middle of last week someone commented to the effect that "Trump is not a legitimate Republican candidate." What I failed to find in her message was why? And just what does constitute a "legitimate candidate"?

In the last senatorial elections, the New Hampshire Republican Committee rammed a Massachusetts RINO, after finagling his New Hampshire residency, down Republicans' throats for the New Hampshire senatorial candidate. The Democrats said, "thank you." Does being the establishment pet make someone a legitimate candidate?

Back to candidates for the POTUS: our Constitution lays out the eligibility requirements. (http://www.presidentsusa.net/qualifications.html) U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1 — No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of 35 years, and been 14 years a resident within the United States.

I do not see anything there that disqualifies Trump so he must be a "legitimate candidate".

While Trump is superb at bringing America's true issues to light, he is a totalitarian. I see too much likelihood of him going Obama's way, bypassing Congress with "pen an phone." What I think needs to happen is for the RNC "establishment" to get their collective tails in gear and uphold their campaign promises — or expect Trump to be their party's choice.

A.C.R. Piper

Ashland

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You can be safe in the sun but be smart and protect yourself

To The Daily Sun,

Did you know that one blistering sunburn or five sunburns over your life will more than double your chances of getting melanoma (skin cancer)? According to skincancer.org one person dies from melanoma every hour.

The best way to protect yourself is to wear sunscreen when outdoors or to seek shade. The hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. have the strongest ultra violet (UV) rays and thus is the most dangerous time of day. Don't be fooled, 80 percent of UV rays come through the clouds, thus you still need sunscreen on a cloudy day. Contrary to what people may think, you still need to wear sunscreen in the winter as well given that the UV rays still pose a threat.

When applying sunscreen, two tablespoons or more of SPF30 is appropriate. Don't forget to use lip balm with SPF as well and sunglasses to protect your eyes. A helpful website with more information on the best sunscreens to use is http://www.ewg.org.

You can be safe in the sun, but you need to be smart and protect yourself.

Thank you very much for reading this. I am working on a Girl Scout project to increase the awareness of the dangers of the sun.

Elizabeth West
Loudon

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