Buy made-in-America products; they are out there if you look for them

‚ÄčTo The Daily Sun,

What is it going to take for this country to wake up? It seems the door is open to the criminal illegals to come to sanctuary cities and kill innocent Americans. This is a sad mistake. This is only one of many of Obama changes in our country.

Anne Coulter was right when she wrote her book, "Adios America." Since Obama has taken over we have gone down hill. Meanwhile, our veterans are homeless. What is wrong with this picture?

Then you have the Muslims. I wrote to The Laconia Sun 10 years ago, predicting this was going to happen. Why are we bowing down to them? They do not believe in God. They are Obama's people. I have never seen or heard a good Muslim come forward and say we are not like those other Muslims. Where are they? Why are so many here in our country if they do not believe our way of life? The world is going to hell in a hand basket with all the garbage that is going on.

Let's pray to God to heal our nation and take our country back. Only buy made-in-America products. They are out there if you look for it. Maybe under a no-known brand. But, they are out there. You just might save someone's job. We need to bring all the jobs back to America that are making the other countries rich while we go down. Does that not make sense?

Anna DeRose

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Laconia is great place: worth the effort to make it even better

To The Daily Sun,

I am proud to call Laconia my home. This is the place I want to be and where many of the people I love and respect live. I am saddened by the horrific toll substance misuse and addiction is taking on our community and will take on future generations.

I am encouraged by the work being done by Stand Up Laconia to make improvements in our community toward creating a vibrant and healthy future for our city and citizens.

As an obstetrical registered nurse for many years I saw an ever-increasing number of infants going into withdrawal following birth due to their mother's issues with addiction. This is a problem that has impacts far beyond the immediate issue of treating the withdrawing infant. Fetal exposure to teratogens, in this case, drugs and alcohol, cause changes in brain structure and function that can impact the exposed individual's entire life. These changes can lead to learning deficits, emotional difficulties, and inability to think critically and to make good and reasonable decisions, among other issues.

The cost of prenatal substance exposure isn't just to the individual who did nothing to cause it and can do nothing to avoid it, or to the parent/s. The costs impact all of us. We pay with increased dollars going to special education, with increased health care costs, as well as the costs of law enforcement, incarceration, and mental health services.

Addiction is a brain disease and as such must be treated, not shamed, hidden, and scorned. Those that prey upon the individuals suffering this disease are the ones that should be shamed, scorned, and shunned.

Stand Up Laconia believes that we can, as a community, turn the tide of local substance misuse by coming together, collaborating with other individuals and groups, thinking and acting creatively to create a strong and vibrant society that benefits everyone. We are a committed group of individuals from varied backgrounds, interests and ages that are working toward making Laconia the city that every citizen is proud to say, "Laconia is my home."

If you believe that Laconia is a great place to live, is the place you call home, and is worth the effort to make even better, then please join us as we move forward. We meet at Memorial Middle School on the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

For more information please see our website:

Ruth R. O'Hara, RN

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Neither GOP nor Democrat presidents have enforced immigration laws

To The Daily Sun,

Two levels of government have the responsibility, authority, and capability to protect the citizens of San Francisco from illegal aliens. Currently these are the Democratic-controlled city government and the Democratic President Obama-controlled federal government. Both governments failed to protect Kathryn Steinle from being murdered by a habitual felon and repeatedly deported illegal alien who was in San Francisco because it's one of America's 276 "sanctuary" cities.

Kathryn Steinle could have been just another one of thousands of unpublicized illegal alien homicide victims. (More than one daily based on government reports. For some names, faces, and details see:

Most Americans only know about Kathryn's murder because Donald Trump created a firestorm by talking about the harm done to our country and to millions of Americans by illegal aliens.
Trump's comments are still being condemned by the politically correct crowd who try to shut down anyone, any talk, or anything that threatens their political objectives, their favored special interests, and the Washington elite.

Trump's comments resonated with the American people who bear the brunt of illegal aliens. Every-day-Americans are crime victims, suffer lower wages and lost jobs, endure higher living costs, and have long waits in hospital emergency rooms flooded with illegal aliens. Their children are exposed to unhealthy illegal alien children at schools which must divert scarce resources to help unprepared and non-English speaking children of illegal aliens.

Every-day-Americans also know the unfairness of rewarding illegal aliens when millions of people wait to immigrate legally, the stupidity of rewarding law-breakers, the repeated false promises of our politicians, and we have trouble comprehending the concept of a "non-criminal illegal alien."

Kathryn Steinle's father is testifying before Congress for a law named for Kate to try to prevent there being future victims of illegal aliens. But having a congressional inquiry doesn't mean Congress will pass meaningful laws to protect Americans nor that President Obama will enforce them; too many politicians and special interests benefit from illegal immigration.

To most effectively eliminate the threat from illegal aliens, we must fully enforce our existing immigration laws: close our borders and immediately deport people who violate their visa conditions. Neither Democrat nor Republican presidents have enforced our laws, nor is any establishment Democrat or Republican politician likely to do so.

The American people mustn't accept a sham Kate's Law. We must demand a law that at least severely penalizes illegal aliens who commit violent crimes and withholds all federal taxpayer support for sanctuary cities. Contact Congress and demand that they pass the Davis-Oliver Act, S.1640.

Don Ewing

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Lakeport Landing should be able to match the highest offer for property

To The Daily Sun,

I have been watching the saga about the Lakeport Landing debacle from a distance and I admit I am confused. Let me explain: I was a friend of the late Paul Blizzard. Paul was a gentleman and an impressive businessman who happened to have roots in the town I grew up in. We have a few common friends here in this area that are still watching this saga.

I remember being impressed with an article in The Laconia Sun that reported that Blizzard had secured the right of first refusal to purchase the property from the City of Laconia back in 2005 or so. I regarded the agreement as a coup for Blizzard.

Now, here comes my confusion. It seems that the city has tried to close the door on this matter. Did this actually happen in 2005? I am certain it did. I can't help but think that ethically, Lakeport Landing should have the ability to purchase the property for the amount of the highest bidder. One would assume that the city would be accommodating in this regard.

So, where are the minutes of this meeting and where is the article I read? Does the ball really belong in Lakeport Landing's court; or another?

Robert Heinrich

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Why aren't Northern Pass opponents worried about other threats?

To The Daily Sun,

I'm neither for or against, but what is best for all.
I can't help but wonder who decides what is most important for the majority of all. As for the Northern Pass and 184 miles of line, that would benefit many, if not all. I would think if some are worried for the environment, they would be more concern with a 1000 miles+ of ATV trails, destroying the forest, soil and the wildlife's living quarters. As well as hiking trails all through the National Forest, up to your knees from wear and tear.

As for ski areas, thousands of miles of trails and towers throughout N.H. are no different to me than the power lines, furnishing the ski areas with the power they need to function but detested by citizens and who want them moved or eliminated. Kind of ironic on the criticism the Northern Pass is getting because of the energy N.H. needs for all of our toys and for tourism. Now the Balsams being renewed and a new hotel for Mt Washington Auto Road , And now the AMC huts to be made for sleeping accommodations; maybe they could have solar panels or wind? Wind, especially, is plentiful in these two areas so maybe it would work. Then they wouldn't need Northern Pass. Just a thought.
Nancy Leclerc

North Woodstock

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