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Academics’ ‘objective criticism’ is corrosive to impressionable minds

To The Daily Sun,

Professor Scott Cracraft is at it again. The 13th anniversary of the radical Islamic jihad attack on our country has arrived and the professor doesn't want us to forget. No silly, not about the attack on the country that has been the primary force for good in the world over the past century. Not about the death of 3,000 citizens who reside in the country that has provided more humanitarian aid than all other countries combined. Nosiree Bob. When we think about the horror that was visited upon us on this date by pure evil, he wants us to hang our heads in shame over our involvement in the Chilean mess in the 1980s.

Is the professor implying that we are a pretty rotten country and are somehow deserving of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? Is the super-heated rhetoric of the screaming the Rev. Jeremiah Wright ringing in his head, "The chickens have come home to roost"? Does he have Van Jones on speed dial reminding him how the 9/11 attacks were our fault? Was he perhaps inspired by the illuminating interview of Ward Churchill on Megyn Kelly's show? Is it possible that he had breakfast with professor George Maloof, who perhaps reminded him that the United States is just as evil as Israel?

I think it is possible that Professor Cracraft is just trying to bamboozle us with his brilliant academic research and implied bizarre moral equivalency. How in the world can progressive-liberal types continue to look evil in the eye and pretend to just not see? Yet look at the history of their own country, minimize all the good and maximize all the mistakes? The Ward Churchills, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrns of the world have been teaching our children to despise their own country under the guise of compassionate and objective criticism. It's class warfare at its destructive finest and it is corrosive to young, impressionable minds. These academics have caused tremendous harm to the very fabric of this country.

I have read about and listened to many of these academics who supposedly want to crush this constitutional republic in order to bring about the "fairer" and "more just" system of socialism. True socialism has never really existed. It has always devolved into some form of tyranny. The whole concept is a Trojan horse devised to bring the elites into power.

Some academics really believe a model of true socialism is possible. God bless their delusional, irrational belief system. Others know it is the surest way to attain power and control. So is Professor Cracraft purposely putting down the greatest country the world has ever known, believing it to be fatally flawed? Or does he actually believe, as President Obama apparently does, that other countries could step right up and take our place and do a better job than the United States has done while using a make believe socialist-style system? Only the professor knows for sure. Don't hold your breath waiting for him to enlighten us.

Russ Wiles


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:38

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When do we say ‘enough is enough’ and get out of Mid-East wars?

To The Daily Sun,

After killing 2.5 to 3 percent of Iraqi's population, here we are now, dropping bombs on insurgents that threaten to further destabilize a nation beset by sectarian violence. Many Iraqis refuse to fight the (so-called) Islamic State. After all, they're a brotherhood and have no loyalty to the present Iraq government. The Islamic Nation itself, should take immediate action to disassociate themselves from this radical group. We are not fighting the Nation of Islam. Above all, we must make every endeavor to find a peaceful accord with people who have been part and parcel of this land for thousands of years.

The military strength of ISIS varies according to who is in authority. On-line estimates put their numbers between 7,000 to 10,000. The Iraq military, which we trained and equipped, numbers 250,000. We have spent billions of dollars in equipment which now, seems useless in face of a divided nation in a political meltdown, based on religious differences which keep people divided in a vicious struggle, seemingly without end.

When do we say, "enough is enough", and get out of Middle-Eastern wars once and for all. It is long past due that we take care of our own problems here at home, and stop spending money we don't have! If things get any worse we may have to cut back on food stamps again to pay for the bombs.

Leon R. Albushies

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:26

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It is not necessary to pass a new law after every freak accident

To The Daily Sun,

Yes, it was a tragedy that an instructor was killed when a young girl tried to fire an Uzi full auto. Terrible thing. But do we have to pass a law after every freak accident?

I know liberals live by the credo that no tragedy should be wasted, but unless there has been a rash of such incidents recently I think it should be regarded as what it was, a freak accident. It is something that an adjustment in training practices and procedures can correct without getting the government involved in another unnecessary intrusion into the rights of people.

Steve Earle


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:22

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Thank you to voters that wrote my name on the ballot on Tuesday

To The Daily Sun,

I want to thank Laconia voters for taking the time to write my name in on the ballot on Tuesday.
Laconia has an impressive slate of candidates for both the Statehouse — Beth Arsenault, Mo Baxley, Tom Dawson, David Huot, and now myself — and for county commissioner, with Dave Pollak.
I urge the voters to take time to familiarize themselves with the issues in this election and come out to get to know all our candidates.
Kate Miller, Chair

Belknap County Democrats

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:18

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How many Republicans does it take to change a lightbulb?

To The Daily Sun,

It has been a long hot summer. Many letters have been written by the right-wingers, who were questioned by those who lean to the left and have never been answered. Those of us who are leaning left, should thank Mr. Veverka and Mr. Valengavich, Mr. Hoyt and others for holding the right-wingers' feet to the fire. It is apparent that to this point,they have no answers for their horse pasture letters that at this time of year are hot off the press.

I would like to address a letter written by Mr. George Dengal, which appeared on Wednesday, Sept. 3, regarding the strategy of President Obama against ISIS. Mr. Dengal, do you remember when the president notified the country the pull-out date of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq? The Lakes Region right-wingers and the rest of the country went ballistic. The talking point was that now that they know the date of the end of operations, they can just wait us out.

The military family has a SOP (standard operating procedure) that comes under the title, Need To Know. You and I are not on any Need To Know list, nor is any one else that has no need to know. I am sure you have been informed by now of what the strategy is.

I would like to know where you got his grade school records indicating that he was a practicing Muslim.

My last request from you is what information do you have that ISIS will attack us, and when they do, the president should be impeached. What makes you feel this will happen in the next two years? Thanks for your prompt response in advance.

The next letter written by Mr.Greg Hill on Sept. 3 is about "vote for me." I will pass the right-to-work law, creating good jobs, good wages, and good sense. I want to repeat a past statement which is: the old are moving in, the young are moving out. The last time I checked Mr. Hill, New Hampshire was the seventh richest state and has the lowest minimum wage in New England of $7.25 per hour. I heard on a past Sunday program on Channel 9 there were good-paying jobs in Lakes Region, however no qualified workers. The Laconia Daily Sun has jobs listed every day. I guess at some point some one will ask what kind of jobs you will create? Where are they located and will you have anyone to do them?

It has gotten so that when I read letters of hate and discontent, I wonder who are these folks? I visualize a person sweating profusely frothing at the mouth while writing a letter to the editor. When they finally stand up they are soaked from head to toe and appear to have lost all control of body functions.

My next letter I will take back a statement I made and again discuss a fellow who used to walk around Hill with a sign saying "Vote For Herman Cain".

Does anyone know how many Republicans it takes to change a light bulb? None. They just set in the dark and blame President Obama.

Henry Osmer


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:12

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