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Letter: 2nd Amendment is crystal clear

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In their editorial in the Concord Monitor dated June 26, “The Evolution of Arms,” Michael S. Lewis and Leah A. Plunkett posed the question: Isn’t it reasonable that our interpretation of the Second Amendment change as well? I believe the wording and intent of the phrase “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” is crystal clear and should not be open to interpretation …

Letter: Sorry, Dustin, but Holt’s the man

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I greatly admire Dustin Pedroia, and I consider him to be the heart and soul of the Red Sox. That being said, if anyone is selected from the Red Sox for the American League All-Star team, it should be Brock Holt. Thus far, he has played all positions in the infield and outfield, some more than six times, and done as well as …

Letter: A gay rights pioneer

Sunday, July 5, 2015

On June 26, it was with great joy that we heard the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage a right nationwide. Monitor columnist Ray Duckler paid homage to gay rights activist Rev. Robert Wood a week before the ruling (Monitor front page, June 18). It is fitting that this story came out just before the anniversaries of the protest on Washington and …

Letter: A seat on the Bernie Train

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I couldn’t help but notice the latest poll of Democratic voters in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton is at 41 percent, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 31 percent. I’ve been saying this for a while: “Get on board the Bernie Sanders Train, now boarding on track 9. ALLLLL …

Letter: A travesty in Wilmot

Monday, June 22, 2015

Notice to town officials in Wilmot: Whether you volunteered, were appointed or elected, your primary responsibility is to protect us, not exploit us. I have no desire to be a sitting member of the planning board, but you cannot simply sit by and let a rogue committee take …

Letter: Animals exploited

Monday, June 22, 2015

Think of the animals this year when planning your summer activities: Don’t patronize any entertainment that exploits them. Zoos that claim to save endangered species are not open to the public; in order to be able to release them to the wild, animals cannot bond to humans. Most …

Letter: That’s not entertainment!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Am I the only Monitor reader to wonder why our paper – and no doubt dozens more – carried the June 15 Associated Press Jurassic World piece on its entertainment page? Paragraph 1: One sentence lede. Paragraph 2: “Highest global opener of all time,” at “$511.8 million in …

Letter: No benefits for you

Monday, June 22, 2015

A new law is needed for all politicians. It would never get passed, but I believe it would save states a lot of money. The law would read like this: Any politician caught doing wrong (and there are lots of them) in any way would lose his or …

Letter: The good guys

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Recently, I noticed a young dad struggling to push a grocery cart full of groceries across the uneven rocky surface at the corner of Pleasant Street extension and North Main Street, at the end of the construction area in downtown Concord. Behind him, I noticed two Concord police …

Letter: Choose to be safe

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Hampshire is a great place. I know that. We have all our freedoms and choices. We aren’t required to have car insurance, wear seat belts or helmets. I want this to change. Recently, a young man I know was in a motorcycle accident with his son. He …

Letter: Clinton is ready now

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It was great to see so many people brave the cool, rainy day when Hillary Clinton came to the Concord area (Monitor front page, June 16). People of all ages – some fully supporting her and others not certain – waited patiently to listen and learn about her …

Letter: Don’t forget, voters

Sunday, June 21, 2015

So Sens. Jeb Bradley and Andy Sanborn want the property-tax payers to pick up another $8 million or so. What the heck, why not! It’s not like we need the money, right boys. Just stick it to us and let the fat cats profit. Frankly, I don’t use …

Letter: Trump’s poor choice of words

Sunday, June 21, 2015

‘You rape our women, and you’re taking over our country,” Dylann Roof said just before slaughtering nine innocent people who were doing nothing more offensive than gathering in prayer. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re …