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Letter: Extremists?

Friday, May 29, 2015

With all due respect, I take issue with Fran Wendelboe’s column “The real abortion extremists” (Sunday Monitor Forum, May 16) in which she states pro-choice, Planned Parenthood supporters are the real extremists. I do not believe a fertilized egg is a person, definitely not a person deserving 14th Amendment rights, but rather a “blueprint.” About 60 percent of fertilized eggs do not implant to the uterine wall. Of those embryos …

Letter: Shaheen owes state explanation for TPP vote

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted this month with 13 other Democratic senators and 48 Republicans for cloture over the issue of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, thus paving the way for fast track authority for the president. In the opinion of many – Paul Krugman, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the Gutenberg Project, for example – the TPP, a so-called trade pact, is actually more of an …

Letter: Thank you, Sen. Little

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I was thrilled to read the news that efforts to repeal the buffer zone law protecting patients entering reproductive health centers failed in the New Hampshire Senate. Women should be able to access health care without judgment and harassment – yet that is exactly what they face with protesters and tormentors who regularly occupy the sidewalks outside women’s health centers in Concord and …

Letter: God and Gallo

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Democrats got it wrong when taking umbrage with Gov. Mel Thompson’s suggestion that Catholic priests would get a better benediction if they used Gallo wine during the 1975 boycott initiated by the United Farm Workers. Democrats said, “the governor’s suggestion that the Almighty would take sides in a …

Letter: Stop the raiding

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

State Sen. Andy Hosmer deserves kudos for standing up and calling his Senate Finance Committee colleagues on their about-face on raiding the renewable energy fund. The news that they will use the fund to cover homeland security needs smacks of hypocrisy. The ink was barely dry on the …

Letter: Thank you, District 32

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who supported me in the special election for state representative on May 19. I am constantly encouraged by the amount of community members who are passionate about fiscal responsibility and the need for a fresh conservative voice …

Letter: Trash that list of wants

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What is happening here? Raise taxes again, and that’s not enough – raise the price of trash bags, too. Why, because you want new sidewalks? New skate house at White Park? New women’s prison? Methadone clinics, Narcan, new schools where everyone gets an iPad? Guess what? I don’t …

Letter: Spirit of Sunapee

Monday, May 25, 2015

A few years have passed since I stood with a couple hundred fellow New Hampshire citizens in the Sherburne Gymnasium in Sunapee. The occasion was the presentation by Rob Thomson, then director of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, of the Muellers’ proposal to lease Mount Sunapee …

Letter: Behind the Ayotte ad

Monday, May 25, 2015

As I read through the Monitor recently, I saw a Kelly Ayotte full-page ad pretending to be a bipartisan announcement. Here was a smiling picture of Kelly, with the headline “Bipartisanship is breaking out on Capitol Hill!” I was given a telephone number to call Ayotte and ask …

Letter: Invest in mental health

Monday, May 25, 2015

Have you ever noticed that whenever someone becomes a victim of suicide, the world around them seems to stop? Only then does everyone realize how important mental health is, because 90 percent of people who are victims of suicide have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness. It is …

Letter: Ayotte’s Guinta problem

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dear Sen. Kelly Ayotte: Recently you condemned our president as living in an “alternative reality.” Actually, since your becoming a U.S. senator, you have been quick to condemn virtually everything our president has done. During this same period, your record regarding Frank Guinta has been substantially more accommodating. …

Letter: It could be worse – and is

Monday, May 25, 2015

Big deal – so Frank Guinta took some money from his parents. Is that worse than taking money from the Koch brothers, big business and various sundry persons from the fringes? I think not! TOM GENO Canterbury …

Letter: A piece of history lost

Sunday, May 24, 2015

It’s the end of an era. Two hundred years of Pembroke Academy’s existence is drawing to a close, and with it the last vestige of a proud history. Who will be celebrating the bicentennial, when the school board itself has erased our connection to that history? As they …