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Letter: Republican bullies


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Republican bullies

The controversy over town meetings last week is the latest example of the hypocrisy of the state’s Republican leadership.

They claim to believe in “laissez faire” government and less interference into our lives, yet they tried to bully communities across the state to still have town voting at the cost of citizens’ safety during a dangerous storm (when state plows crashed and thousands lost power), and a state law that clearly gives town moderators the discretion to reschedule voting if there is inclement weather.

They should be ashamed of themselves for such irresponsible governance.

I want to thank my moderator, and the many others, for standing up to the bullies in the State House, and making the right decision that allowed more people to vote.

This same negligence and abuse of power applies to Speaker Shawn Jasper, who last year shut down the efforts to save our state’s Civil War flags. In spite of him, the New Hampshire Battle Flag Preservation Committee will continue fighting to save these priceless historical artifacts and preserve the legacy of the thousands of New Hampshire veterans, who fought and died so that our nation would survive and prosper. Speaker Jasper must remember that the flags stained with the blood of heroes are not his; they belong to the people of New Hampshire who want to save them for posterity.

CHRISTOPHER BENEDETTO

Rollinsford