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Letters

Letter: Lessons from Bosnia

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Like many young Americans, I have followed this presidential election more closely than any other in my lifetime. But I am watching it unfold from afar while living in the small, post-conflict nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. To those back home, Bosnia might seem a far cry from life in New Hampshire, a place with little relation to events unfolding on American soil. Yet of all places, perhaps Bosnia is …

Letter: Clinton’s Iraq baggage

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the Jan. 31 Sunday Monitor, Daniel Benjamin makes his case that Bernie Sanders is ill-prepared to be the commander-in-chief of the country. Benjamin’s personal experience in the State Department and knowledge obtained during his long-term involvement in foreign affairs gives him a leg up on others when formulating an opinion on who would best fill that role. However, contained within his argument …

Letter: Sanders is no Cruz

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In response to the editorial “No time to put an amateur in the Oval Office” (Monitor Opinion, Feb. 3): I am appalled that the Concord Monitor would publish an editorial that equated Ted Cruz with Bernie Sanders. Cruz sought and gained the endorsement of Kevin Swanson, a preacher from Iowa who advocates the execution of all gays and lesbians. He supports Uganda’s draconian …

Letter: Vote responsibly

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As we go to the polls on primary day, we should reflect on the fact that voting is a privilege that expects something in return. We should be responsible in our voting as we are in all aspects of our lives. Any group deserves the leadership it elects. …

Letter: Christie tells it like it is

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I recently attended Gov. Christie’s Bow town hall meeting. I listened intently, wishing to hear what he truly said when answering citizens’ questions. I have been undecided as to who is the best candidate, Republican or Democrat. Before the meeting, I was leaning toward another candidate. Christie spoke …

Letter: Rubio the gem

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After the hotel developer quipped, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” I have switched from Carly Fiorina to Marco Rubio so as to better block the developer. I am just back from listening to Marco Rubio speak, …

Letter: The case for Kasich

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We need a president who knows how to work cooperatively with independents, Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. So does John Kasich. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, John Kasich, with bipartisan support, literally balanced the federal budget four …

Letter: Trust in Christie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I am an independent voter wanting a strong and principled president, no matter what party he or she belongs to. The person is more important than the party. I just returned home after attending a town hall meeting featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and I am impressed. …

Letter: Delusional and dangerous

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paul Krugman recently wrote in the New York Times that there is a persistent delusion running through both political parties believing that a hidden majority of American voters can be persuaded to support radical policies, if only the right person would make the case with sufficient fervor. On …

Letter: A different election

Sunday, February 7, 2016

David Leonhardt, in the Jan. 24 issue of the Tampa Bay Times (“Why the election is just so bizarre”), states that, “One way or another, the 2016 (election) will be different.” He presents data from Pew Research Center. About half of Republicans disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders …

Letter: Bobcat harvest ill-advised

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Let me get this straight: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is understaffed, underfunded and will once again soon need legislative assistance to secure general funding to stay in the business of managing the state’s game and non-game wildlife. The Fish and Game Commission’s response to this …

Letter: Still bashing Catholics

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Regarding the recent letter by John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) and the Monitor’s recent articles about the film Spotlight, the Catholic bashing by the press and others seems to never end. Obviously, sexual abuse of any young person by a member of clergy is despicable. But the …

Letter: Don’t blame celibacy

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This is in response to John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) regarding the Catholic sexual scandal. It is so easy to blame the scandal on the celibacy of the priest. What is the excuse of that married infamous coach who sexually abused many young boys? What is the …