, Derry, New Hampshire

October 18, 2012

Letters to the editor

Derry News

---- — Debate showed true face of administration

To the editor:

I, like many Americans, watched the vice presidential debate last week. I was disappointed that many of the questions were not really answered. I think that both Vice President Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan held their own. But I also think the smirks and faces Vice President Biden was making during the debate were unbecoming of his office.

The vice president interrupted Ryan 82 times and spoke for 11 minutes more than Ryan, yet complained he didn’t have equal time. I have to ask myself as I write this the morning after the debate: What excuse will the administration come up with for the faces and laughs? The Obama administration has taken no responsibility for anything that has gone wrong during the past four years. They continue to point fingers in every other direction except their own.

I would have to say for this reason I will give the debate to Paul Ryan. I thought he was polite and he also respected the office of the vice president at the same time he presented the real numbers to the American people and as many know he is the man who knows the numbers. I would of like to have seen some of the other issues brought up like the administration selling guns to the drug lords in Mexico, at the same time trying take away Second Amendment rights from the American people with the UN small arms treaty. One of the goals of the Obama administration is to take your guns away.

Many Americans are undecided as to how they will vote. I think they deserve better from the guy that is a heartbeat away from being president than for the vice president to act like a child with the laughs and faces — especially during the discussion on Iran getting nuclear weapons. I, like many, do not want to see another 9/11, and when terrorists have the potential to get these weapons it is not a laughing matter. One nuclear weapon in a large city will kill millions of Americans.

I am sorry Mr. Vice President, this is nothing to laugh at.

State Rep. Jim Webb


Avoid wait by registering early

To the editor:

We’re approaching the general (presidential) election on Nov. 6. Four years ago there were very long lines to register to vote. Remember, first you would have to stand in line to register, if you haven’t already, and then stand in line to get your ballot. You may want to think of registering earlier to save yourself some time. You need a license, a proof of domicile (where you live) like a car registration or utility bill and citizenship papers if you were born outside of the United States or her territories.

You can register to vote or request changes to your voter record every day that the town clerk’s office is open. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. except lunch and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. except lunch. That’s a lot of chances to register instead of waiting for voting day and having to stand in line for who knows how long!

We have been keeping the supervisor’s office open the same hours for additional ease in registering to vote. Also, by law, we have sessions of the supervisors of the checklist and you can come in then to our office, Room 104 of the Town Hall, and register or request changes.

Currently, we will be having a session on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Of course, if there is a large turnout we will stay later.

Our military men and women fight for our rights and to give these rights to those in other countries. Exercise your right to vote — it is a privilege!

Renee Routhier

Supervisor of the Checklist


Far right has an

anti-freedom agenda

To the editor:

This election may be the most important election in decades. Why? Because the extreme right has an agenda that will do away with freedom and choice as we know it.

For women, they plan to force government mandates into their lives and take away personal choice. “Live free or die” will no longer apply to half the New Hampshire population.

Those currently controlling the New Hampshire House of Representatives oppose abortion in all cases, including rape, incest, or even when the life of the mother is in danger.

They want to make abortion a crime and put women and doctors in jail. They want to limit women’s access to birth control, and even outlaw certain forms of birth control and fertility treatment.

They have one of the most restrictive, repressive agendas New Hampshire has seen in years. That is why it is important to make a change in Concord.

That is why it is necessary to get to the polls and vote, to preserve women’s individual freedom to make their own health-care choices.

Betsy Burtis, Bobby Jones, and Mary Till, your Democratic candidates for state representative, will preserve a woman’s right to make her own choices about health care and family planning. That will keep the government out of personal decisions.

Please consider what’s at stake in this election, and vote to preserve our New Hampshire way of life. Vote for Burtis, Jones, and Till (“Mary for Derry”).

Pam Hoskins