, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

March 7, 2013

Censorship at Newton's Candidate's Night


In your opinion, who was it that the town needed to bite? Was it strangers breaking into the cemetery or the dump at night as town officials had claimed or was it taxpayers that they wanted to extract this money from?

If you want to know how this warrant article was unconstitutional please read the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “Citizenship Rights” and Article 15 of the N.H. State Constitution, “Right of the Accused.” I believe that officials whom attack our Constitutional rights are committing treason and should be treated as such. I have heard the silly argument that the Constitution is archaic. It may be old but it is the one thing that keeps us free, protects us from tyrants and I have faith that it will never be obsolete.

Therefore, rather than re-electing Selectman McCarthy, shouldn’t she be put on trial because the town has infringed upon the 1st Amendment rights of its citizens and attempted to violate their 14th Amendment rights with that failed Administrative Enforcement Ordinance of 2012? She is and was Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and I believe that she should be held responsible. Incidentally, maybe she should simply answer the question the way it should have been asked in the first place and not misrepresented.

In short, rather than feeling as though we’re living in a dystopian society, wherein all things are never as they seem, I suggest we elect a selectman who speaks the truth and gives the electorate the benefit of voting on issues stated precisely as they are and not a distortion thereof. Please join me in voting for Robert S. Donovan Jr. on March 12th.

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Russell Riccio





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