To The Daily Sun,
This is in response to the latest ramblings from Cracraft and Veverka, who, sadly, are loveless atheists and would have us believe that they know more than any of the rest of us. And my only reason for responding to any of their nonsense at all is: 1. to try to correct the record, and 2. to provide some balance for those people who may still be searching, and genuinely interested in learning the truth as God, our Creator, would have us learn it. And isn't it interesting that you can always tell when someone thinks he is the smartest person in the room, because he has a worldview that doesn't hold him accountable for anything. I don't believe these unfortunate souls believe in God, primarily because to do so, they would have to admit that they are NOT the smartest ones in the room. They spend their lives competing with each other to be seen, acknowledged, and exalted by each other as the smartest among men, the rest of us mere mortals.
Most of the rest of us know better than to believe that we can work our own way to heaven. And of course, they don't believe in heaven at all. But if they did, they believe they are capable enough, and smart enough to figure out a way to work their own way there. To believe the "big bang theory" of creation; to believe that abortion and the killing of young babies still in their mother's womb is okay; to believe that it's okay for people of the same sex to engage in perverted, selfish, twisted and un-natural sexual acts with each other; to believe that when we die, that's all there is to it; to live a lifetime on this planet with no boundaries, no rules, no limitations on their behavior is to live with no joy, no hope, and ultimately, no real love for their fellow man.
At the time of Jesus Christ, there were many people, including His apostles and hundreds of disciples who were eyewitnesses to His death and burial after being crucified on a cross, and resurrection, and subsequent ascension back to heaven,. Most of those eye witnesses were captured and tortured, and then died horrible deaths because other men, powerful men of the day, who felt threatened by their witnessing, wanted them to change their story, to lie about what they had seen. If their witnessing had been a lie, if they had not actually seen what they said they saw, they would not have endured the physical pain and torture, and ultimate deaths they suffered. No man would voluntarily die for a lie! These local letter writers don't believe in God the Father, and Jesus the Son, and they don't want the rest of us to either. They have totally ignored the "Word of God," the Bible. Their letters make no meaningful reference to it at all.
Jesus was real. He was a real man, who had a job to do, and He willingly did it. He lived, and then He died the perfect sacrifice for the rest of us, so that we could cover our earthly and human sins with His blood, and become holy and acceptable to God the Father, the God of Creation, the God of the Bible, and to God the Son who still loves us, and who will love us until the very end. There is still time...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:48
To The Daily Sun,
I am looking forward to attending a Wicwas Grange 292 political event on Saturday, Feb. 28th from 1-3PM. The Wicwas Grange is located on Meredith Center Road next to the Meredith Center store. Please come to the "Meet and Greet" for an opportunity to chat with the candidates running for the Meredith Selectboard.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:41
To The Daily Sun,
The Right to Vote is on the ballot on March 10 in Gilmanton.
Article 2 of the Gilmanton Town Ballot asks voters to rescind SB-2. If you don't value your right to vote, then vote yes and repeal SB-2. If you do, then protect your right and vote "NO!!"
The supporters of this article insist that your voice, your vote, be solely dependent on your showing up for Town Meeting. But what if you can't be
there that day? Sorry, your vote doesn't count. So, if you are a police officer or EMT on duty and have a call, you can't vote. If you are covering the emergency department that day like I do, your voice doesn't matter. If you are sick and can't physically be there, no matter. We'll take your tax dollars, you just don't have a say in how they are spent. Get the point here?
The sponsors of this article want to limit the opposition to any of their favorite causes and make it impossible for you to dissent, unless you can attend Town Meeting. They ought to be ashamed. Our right to vote, our right to voice our political opinions, is one of the most important facets of our democratic form of government. Don't let this be taken away. VOTE "NO" ON ARTICLE 2!
David Strang, MD
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:37
To The Daily Sun,
Earlier this week, Sanbornton Budget committee member Roger Grey publicized the findings of a recent survey funded by three Budget Committee members and a Selectboard representative. The survey has many serious flaws, starting with the definition of taxes. For example, while respondents may have answered that they felt property taxes are too high, they were given no context of which taxes are too high. The survey fails to mention that Sanbornton's property tax rate is comprised of county, state, school and town assessments. Town assessments are less than 36 percent of the total property tax assessment.
Per the N.H. Supreme Court, the general role of the Budget Committee is "to provide a committee with special knowledge to oversee and analyze the expenditures of the various town departments and districts. In this manner the electorate, which would ordinarily be without the detailed knowledge necessary to vote intelligently on certain budgetary problems, might be given sufficient information to determine the annual amounts necessary to properly manage town affairs." The circulated survey provides no information to determine the annual amounts necessary to properly manage town affairs. Rather it asks the participants who do you like best, your policemen, your firemen or another town department. Clearly these Budget Committee members have abdicated their responsibility as elected officials to advise the town electorate on the fiscal needs of the town.
The survey was reviewed by the town's attorney and the kindest words he could offer was "in-artfully worded" and "yield unscientific results". Hopefully we still govern by voting and not by flawed survey results. Please vote on Tuesday, March 10th and attend the Town Meeting on March 11th at 7 pm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:25
To The Daily Sun,
Ray Moritz will be a responsible selectperson for the Town of Meredith. I have had the pleasure of working with Ray for the last three years on the Board of Directors for the Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Association, where he helped bring financial and executive experience that has enhanced core value, service and well-being for our agency and it's communities.
Following the death of his father, which left his mother to support her seven children, Ray dropped out of high school to aid the family. Ray eventually continued his education, graduating Cum Laude from the University of Colorado. His working career spanned many levels of expertise, from being a technical engineer to CEO of two companies.
In 1986 Ray and his wife, Carol, purchased their summer home on Lake Waukewan, eventually building their permanent home here in 1996. He is an active community member: treasurer of the Waukewan Shore Owners Association, senior consultant with Executive Services Corp., a non-profit volunteer group assisting other non- profits with strategic planning. He is also a tireless Rotary Club member.
With so many vacancies on the Meredith Selectboard, this is an important election for all of us. Ray embraces our sense of independence and can appreciate hardships endured by families. I believe he will make decisions that will protect the values of all. Please vote for Ray Moritz on March 10.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:22