To The Daily Sun,
E. Scott Cracraft obviously wouldn't know a duck if he tripped over one.
Perhaps Scott (a veteran, taxpayer and citizen of Gilford) should have checked the definition of fascism before showing his ignorance as to what is fascism and for what the Tea Party stands. Webster's defines Fascism as "a way of organizing a society in which government, ruled by a dictator, controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government; very harsh control and authority. It stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation and forceful oppression."
It was interesting to read his inaccurate comments about the Tea Party as it was obvious that he knows nothing about the Tea Party or fascism. The Tea Party stands for strict adherence to the Constitution, small government of the people and by the people, true capitalism and individual rights and liberties.
Does that sound like fascism as defined in the dictionary? The Tea Party does not support the current "crony capitalism" which is supported by the progressive/liberal elements of both political parties in this country.
Scott obviously does not recognize that the closest thing we have to fascism is the current ruling of our country by the left-wing executive and legislative branches of government and big business. (See Scott's quote of Mussolini's definition of fascism).
I suggest that Scott educate himself rather than advertise his ignorance. He is entitled to his opinion but it should be based on facts. Then again, liberals never let the facts or truth get in the way of what they "know" is real just because they say it is so. Facts and truth only serve to prove that they are wrong.
Scott is a "professor" of history at Lakes Region Community College. God help us all!
Perhaps Scott should consider attending a Tea Party meeting and gain firsthand knowledge of what The Tea Party is really all about.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 11:05
To The Daily Sun,
"I am the president of the United States, I'm not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed (02/13)." "The notion that I can just suspend deportation through executive order, that's just not the case (03/11)." "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own, but that's not how are system works (07/11)."
Those are just three of the speeches made by our 44th president and constitutional scholar during his first and second terms. Yet now it seems our dear leader has indeed become our "emperor". Because suddenly, with the stroke of his majestic pen, that now appears to be exactly the way the system works. One letter writer claimed that previous presidents have issued more executive orders. That only obfuscates the real truth does it not? I do not believe that any of them has ever issued one that approached the scope and reach of this breathtaking royal move. That being the unilateral undermining of the democratic underpinnings that have held together this constitutional republic.
Is anyone besides me, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" over how rapidly President Obama has performed his royal transformation of not only his role as our dear leader, but also the direction of this country? In the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical, "Pal Joey", the ambitious, manipulative night club performer and owner wannabe became bewitched, bothered and bewildered over how his lack of integrity and unabashed arrogance ultimately left him alone in the world. His affair was with a wealthy socialite, while Obama's is with the worldly and wealthy elites.
President Obama's legacy may very likely end up as lonely and discredited as Pal Joey's. More importantly, where will these last eight years of soft tyranny leave our nation? Will Republicans have the tenacity and fortitude to make it clear to the nation that it is they who represent the middle class and small-business owners? Will they be able to present a crystal clear plan that shows they are the ones who have the wherewithal to get minorities and the poor off of the government plantation and into better schools and better jobs? Will the GOP be able to stand up against this progressive tyranny? Or will the establishment Republicans take over, take cover and run to the center in a "doomed to fail" attempt at compromising with the central planning Democrats?
We shall soon find out and every person in this country should be on alert that our country may soon have "Crossed the Rubicon" if our representative leaders continue to disrespect our Constitution and the laws of this country. After six years of living through this progressive madness, it is my belief that President Obama has "Crossed the Rubicon" and has declared war on capitalism and our republic.
The Roman Senate believed that Julius Caesar had done so when he crossed that river back in 49 BC. The Roman people were out of work and paying too many taxes and wanted the government to help them. Stop me if you've heard that before. The Roman Senate was worried about Caesar's lust for power and feared he would turn into a king or dictator.
Hmmm, I wonder what our next Senate will do to stop our current lawless administration? Perhaps a return to law and order and functioning co-equal branches of government? A mainstream media that returns to its role as the "Fourth Estate" watchdog? Or a media that continues in its role as the "Trojan Horse, Fifth Column," providing complicit cover. Is it inevitable that we are on the cusp of a new, but hopefully peaceful, civil war as Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and a growing number of others have warned us could happen should we continue on this course?
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:58
To The Daily Sun,
In regard to L.J. Siden's Nov. 26 letter concerning death panels.
Mr. Siden speaks of the thoroughly debunked claims that the ACA would create "death panels". That's funny I've never seen that they were debunked. Just what do you think an administration that doesn't fear God. One that sees killing a living fetus as acceptable collateral damage in sustaining a modern lifestyle. One that is in favor of mercy killings. What do you think that they will do when the elderly become a much greater portion of the population, and there are not enough doctors, facilities and money to take care of everyone? Can you not read the writing on the wall sir?
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:55
To The Daily Sun,
Regarding the recent letter submitted to The Sun about the possibility of a by-pass around Meredith to solve the occasional congestion through town n the summer, I began thinking that we already have a very usable by-pass.
Coming from Route 104 you go to Winona Road and then turn onto Waukewan Road, continuing past the golf course and onto Route 3. Then if motorists want to reach Route 25, they simply cross Route 3 and take Keyser Road until they come to Route 25 and continue east. Even if it is approaching from Parade Road, they can cross over Pease Road and then over Winona Road.
I and many other locals use this route when we realize that there is a traffic tie-up on Route 3.
I call it the "Meredith Scenic By-Pass!"
Ingrid I. Smith
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:08
To The Daily Sun,
In response to Mr. L.J. Siden of Gilmanton. The question really is not, were we founded as Christian nation, but are we still a Christian nation? Any honest student of history cannot deny the clear and obvious fact that America was founded by Christian men and women as a Christian Nation. History requires study of the whole time frame and all the people involved. In order to get a true and accurate understanding.
The Federal Constitution may not specifically make reference to God, However every state constitution does. The Federal Constitution was formed by ideas from individual state constitutions of that time. The New Hampshire Constitution Part 1 Article 6 declares that "morality and piety" will be our best and greatest security. Piety is clearly a devotion to God by definition. Has the gentleman from Gilmanton ever cared to read N.H. Governor Josiah Bartlett's Thanksgiving proclamation that was issued in 1793, with the approval of the Executive Council? Josiah Bartlett was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This proclamation clearly was not a benign secular pluralistic proclamation, but wholly Christian in nature and context and content. They were not the words of someone and a people who believed in a Godless secular government, nor does our N.H. State Constitution advocate for the same as I mentioned earlier. Both urge dependence on God Almighty the one True God. Has the gentleman from Gilmanton ever cared to read George Washington's farewell address to the nation? He states, "The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together."
Did you see what he said? "same religion manners and habits" Clearly that is Christianity. Did you also know that the Supreme Court in the Holy Trinity vs. United States Feb 29, 1892 Justice Brewer declared "America is a Christian nation". Does that mean that everyone must be Christian? Certainly not. But it recognizes that our laws are based on Christian Judeo foundations. Have you cared to read Calvin Coolidge's speech on the 150th Anniversary of our Declaration of Independence? He states regarding our Founders, "They were a people who came under the influence of a great spiritual development and acquired a great moral power." He admonishes us to follow their example stating, "We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped."
Daniel Webster, known as one of the greatest orators ever in the U.S. Senate, stated on February 23, 1852 regarding the importance of history, "let me say, gentlemen, that if we and our posterity shall be true to the Christian religion, if we and they shall live always in the fear of God, and shall respect His commandments, if we and they shall maintain just moral sentiments and such conscientious convictions of duty as shall control the heart and life, we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country ... But if we and our posterity reject religious institutions and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity."
Mr. Sidon can debate the current state of our country as to whether or not we are still a Christian nation, but to twist that past to fit an agenda is intellectually dishonest, and shows a lack of study into the writings and lives of the Founding fathers, or just an outright ignorance to historical facts. The only thing we can truly change is the present. He should try sticking to that. Our Founding Fathers and God gave us that right to change if we so choose to do so. But at our own peril. We all have the opportunity to make history, nobody has the right to redefine or change our history. May God continue to bless America. As our national motto states. "One nation under God" at least we used to be.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:04