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Letters

Letter: I stand with Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In the wake of carefully edited, politically motivated videos, politicians of all stripes have tried to make Planned Parenthood a political football. But let’s not forget who may get lost in this political shuffle. In New Hampshire, it’s about 12,000 women. The funding for Planned Parenthood helps provide critical, compassionate care to 12,000 women, including birth control, cancer screenings, STI tests, routine medical check-ups and high-quality health care. Overall, 1 …

Letter: Real censorship

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Commenting on the bias-free language guide on a UNH webpage, Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley called the guide a form of “censorship” and said he wants the guide removed from the university’s website. If not, he said he would propose an amendment when the subject of university funding comes up in continued state budget negotiations requiring the university to take the guide off …

Letter: Label me American

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Just when I’d thought I seen it all in the guise of “political correctness,” along comes a UNH language guide with a warning to not use the word “American,” lest we offend a vague someone, somewhere. Guess what, UNH? I was born an American and served in the American military for 24-plus years. I always will be an American and will die an …

Letter: The Free Stater way

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I found Nick Reid’s article “Church of the Sword” truly fascinating (Monitor front page, July 28). On the one hand, I was laughing my butt off at the rallying cry “I look forward to killing you.” That fits right in with most fundamentalist religious beliefs of today. I …

Letter: They’re not vigilantes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I disagree with James Cole’s characterization of the armed persons guarding military recruitment centers as vigilantes (Monitor letters, July 28). A vigilante would be one acting as though he had law enforcement powers, which as far as I know these people are not doing. As far as I …

Letter: The blame game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

On the front page of one of our local newspaper, the headline on a story about the death of Trevor Gonyer in Weare read: “Did pursuit cause crash?” It is not the pursuit that caused the crash, it was the failure of the driver who didn’t stop when …

Letter: Weigh the evidence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dear state representatives: In light of the recent allegations revealed through undercover videos of Planned Parenthood employees, I beg you not to jump into bed with your ideological colleagues but rather consider the facts as have been presented. If the videos are not forged, then consider what this …

Letter: Our bumbling government

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I was just reading my New Hampshire Legionnaire newspaper and saw that $54.4 million is missing from the prosthetic VA fund. This fund was for 2,177 service people who need our help. These military men and women gave it all for our country, and now they must wait …

Letter: Hot air

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Frankly, I’m sick of all this fuss about Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal. The idea that a major sport involves two teams, that each bring their own footballs to the game, is remarkably stupid. How about doing the same in tennis? Have each contestant use his own tennis …

Letter: Funny or sad

Sunday, August 2, 2015

If the UNH bias guide was meant as parody/satire/spoof, then it’s reasonably funny; if not, then it’s idiocy of the highest water. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …

Letter: Power struggles

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In the July 15 Monitor Forum, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests recommended that Eversource’s Northern Pass energy supply proposal imitate Vermont’s similar plan, which uses the lake bed of the 100-mile-long Lake Champlain to entrench a power cable from Canada’s hydropower resources to Massachusetts. …

Letter: Ayotte listens to constituents

Sunday, August 2, 2015

One of the things I like most about Sen. Kelly Ayotte is that when she says she’s listening to Granite Staters’ ideas and concerns, she really means it. Many members in Congress approach problems from the top down. But not Kelly. She travels New Hampshire figuring out what …

Letter: Clinton offers energy solutions

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I was reminded recently why I am a proud Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter. Beech Hill Farm hosted Hillary on a warm sunny day. No one complained about the heat as we waited for her to arrive. Instead, I was – and I hope others were – reminded …