, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

March 6, 2014

Price for Transforming America is too High


The ACA was unconstitutional as presented and survives only as tax legislation, meaning it would need to have originated in the House to be constitutional, which it did not. But let us pretend it adheres to constitutional requirements to continue: Does Congress spend the time developing a bill, seeing it through both Houses of Congress, for a president to change the bill however and whenever he sees fit? The answer is no and we desperately need to elect a president in 2016 who will take his oath of office seriously, as Democrats will not see to it that he does.

Recall how Democrats during George Bush’s second term howled at the suggestion of the elimination of the filibuster. They cried that a president’s judicial nominations being approved only by a simple majority in the Senate would be the end of democracy. Then President Obama squeaked through re-election and the Democrats changed the Senate rules so they could do just that. They pretended Republicans were holding up so many nominations that it was causing grid lock, and our corrupt news media promoted the falsehood, all the way down to the leftist, infantile blather in editorial pages. In truth, Republicans had approved of two hundred twelve nominations, held up only two. That’s the crisis of grid lock to which they were referring. Now he can appoint any crazed lunatic he desires.

Senator Obama said that George Bush was “unpatriotic” for racking up so much debt, and then proceeded in five years to rack up more debt than all past presidents combined. That was back when Hillary Clinton said “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Now, anyone who disagrees with Democrats in power is made out to be an enemy of the State! Hillary has a rich history of expertise in this area, that of collecting information on political opponents to use against them, and it will be unfortunate if we have to explore it again.

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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