Letter: Safety first

Published: 5/16/2021 8:00:19 AM

Lately, it feels as if the world is going to hell in a hand basket, even in our own small state. The effects of climate change are felt in our rising sea level along the coast. Turmoil in India over COVID deaths shines a light on those in NH who refuse the vaccine. The fighting in Afghanistan reminds us that guns are alive and well right here at home. Is this the New Hampshire advantage, individual desires that do not provide for the common good?

I moved here to feel safe, be with family and enjoy the outdoors. I don’t want to run across a hiker carrying a gun because he or she can. I want to encourage the state to provide alternative energy and clean air and value the wisdom of scientists. I want New Hampshire to allow its students to learn U.S. history from 1619 onward, so that they may disband systemic racism and maybe teach their parents a thing or two about equality. If we can’t feel safe from guns and racism and fossil fuel pollution, then what is the New Hampshire advantage?

Janet Moore

Andover




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