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Are we supposed to even things out by jailing a white person

To The Daily Sun,

After reading Alan Vervaeke's letter of April 1, one would have to conclude that here is another person who has been indoctrinated into the religion of progressive/leftist/liberalism. He over and over asks "don't you remember?" What I remember differs from what he remembers and I am known to have an exceptional memory.

Mr. Vervaeke claims that Obama has not threatened the Constitution but he actually has, due to the two "activist" justices he has put on the Supreme Court. He personally has certainly ignored it. He claims that conservatives believe that only white Christians should be president. My answer to that is, prove it. He says it took eight years of "Clinton's economics" to recover from G.H.W. Bush and Reagan economics. When Reagan took office the country was still recovering from the disasters of Jimmy Carter and we went on to have the largest economic growth in any presidential term in history. I consider myself one of the middle class and and we did better under Reagan then we have done since.

As far as Bill Clinton is concerned, his presidency was going in the tank due to his liberal policies until he agreed to sign on to Newt Gingrich's budget, who at the time was House speaker and a conservative rRepublican. That budget was the first balanced budget since 1969.

Mr. Vervaeke also claims that the mortgage meltdown was caused by bank deregulation, when in actuality it was caused by the federal government's involvement in the mortgage industry. The problem started under Clinton's watch and continued under Bush. The banks were forced to give mortgages to people who didn't meet the old guidelines under the guise that everyone "deserves" to be a homeowner. When John Sununu, who was our senator at the time, told Congress that this idea was unsustainable, Democrats, led by Barney Frank, assured everyone that things were going fine. We all know what the outcome was. Granted there were a lot of realtors, mortgage companies and banks willing to go along due to the profits involved and in some cases with criminal intent, but if the idea had never been implemented we wouldn't have suffered from it.
I have to say, when it comes to racism, Obama has set this country back at least two decades by his continuous blaming of everyone else for the acts of blacks. Are we supposed to jail a white person for the crime committed by a black person because the percentage of blacks in prison is higher that whites? I have to say I've never been a racist person but due to Obama's actions, not his color, it's been a struggle to stay that way. That's what I remember.

Dave Schwotzer

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Mr. Tichy needs to resign as chair of Fish & Game Commission

To The Daily Sun,

In a email exchange from late last September (obtained through a Right-to-Know request ) between the Fish and Game Commission Chair Ted Tichy and the Fish and Game Executive Director Glen Normandeau, Mr. Tichy stated clearly that the decision on going forth with the hunting and trapping of bobcat was already decided.

This decision had come long before any public comments were heard. In the email, Tichy stated to Normandeau, "whatever you do don't let any staff be heard talking against the commission's position on this, that it would destroy any working relationship between the commission and the department." This is how the commission, not the department, is running the wildlife management in this state.

The last time I looked, none of the commissioners holds a biology degree of any kind in wildlife management. So much for the "science" of management.

In another email exchange between the head of the F&G Wildlife Division and one of the other commissioners, the Wildlife Division "was not" in support of having a season on the cats until their numbers increase. The commission is appointed by the governor and Executive Council and it is time for them to intervene.

Some of these commissioners have been sitting in these positions for a long, long time and it's time to go and Mr. Tichy needs to resign. This is not an, anti-hunter/trapper issue. I know plenty of hunters that agree that we do not need to trophy-hunt in this state.

Time to call the executive councilors and have them act on this very "Red Button" issue, and kill the bobcat season outright: Councilmen Joe Kenny 473-2569, Councilman Colin Van Ostern 290-5848, Councilmen Chris Sununu 969-1488, Councilmen Chris Pappas 867-8438, Councilman David Wheeler 672-6062. Good luck getting Maggie to answer the phone.

The Department of Fish and Game would be able to manage our natural resources a lot better without this commission, period. Executive Director Normandeau has enough headaches without this constant crap.

Eric T. Rottenecker

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