, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

November 1, 2012

Response to Rep. Mike Kappler's Opinion

In my opinion, NH State Rep. L. Mike Kappler has gone over the top with his latest rant in the Carriage Towne News (My Opinion, 10/18/12 issue). No, I’m not a resident of the town of Raymond, for which he is a representative, but I have read his editorials over the years and I’ve noticed that they have become increasingly virulent. I just could not let this one go by without responding.

It is a generally accepted fact that raising meat takes more resources (water, oil, feed) than raising vegetables. My family does accept this premise and has endeavored over the past few years to go “meatless” for four days a week rather than just one. I commend the DOA for having the courage to propose “Meatless Mondays.” And yes, I love the taste of meat as well as the next person. But our big animal factory farms have gotten way off the mark by putting profits before the health of the consumer and the welfare of the animal. Where is the compassion for both the animals and the millions of people who are starving worldwide who might just benefit from our eating a little less meat, which, incidentally, would not hurt us one bit? I refer you to a book by Jonathan Foer called, “Eating Animals” (Little, Brown & Co., 2010).

And where does the idea come from that our President Obama holds a “one world” government view? And, yes, he is my President, if not yours, Mr. Kappler. It wasn’t he who started two wars on the pretext of fighting terror, when it seems the real ideology was to gain control over vital resources in other parts of the world. That sounds more like a one-world view to me. From what I have read, I surmise that it’s the big international corporations and the international financiers (by that I mean those with the big bucks) who no longer claim allegiance to one country, be it ours or another, not our own President. I suggest you read the article on by Sam Pizzigata titled “No Country for Rich Men” published 5/14/12.

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