, Derry, New Hampshire

October 4, 2012

Letters to the editor

Derry News

---- — Three strikes and Obama is out

To the editor:

President Obama will not be receiving my vote on Nov. 6. Here’s why:

1. His failed economic policies have resulted in high unemployment, lower take-home pay and the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. We have borrowed money from China in order to give money to other nations (e.g., Egypt) who do not support us. I like Romney’s plan of having fair trade agreements with nations who allow US investment and remove trade barriers.

2. I believe in smaller government, allowing the free market and small businesses to take the risks necessary to put money back into the economy. President Obama is all about bigger government, more regulations, government regulated healthcare that will stifle hiring and increase insurance premiums. I believe we need a new healthcare system but not the way President Obama is doing it.

3. After his remarks at the United Nations citing the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans as solely due to the offensive Muslim film that was released, I am more convinced that he does not see the importance of a strong America as a world power. This was a premeditated attack on an American Embassy where the perpetrators even tore down the American flag on the significant anniversary of 9/11. President Obama never once in his speech said this was a terrorist attack. Militant groups in Libya were unapologetic about the consular deaths. America needs to protect itself from radical extremist terrorists. Don’t minimize the death of our ambassador by not calling it what it was, a terrorist attack. From what I have read, Romney has a better relationship with Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, than Obama does. Obama refused a meeting with him while welcoming Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, with a private meeting at the UN. Romney will be better equipped to protect our country on an international level than Obama.

Also, I am fine with Mitt Romney making a lot of money even though we do not make nearly as much as he or Obama makes. Maybe with Romney’s solid experience in the private business sector he will teach us how to make more money for ourselves instead of depending on the government.

Lori Wood


Hassan favors government over kids

To the editor:

Maggie Hassan doesn’t support the School Choice Tax Credit program that the Legislature passed last year. This program allows organizations to donate to a scholarship fund that provides scholarships to low-income families for their children to attend private schools. Maggie argues that organizations should not get the tax write-off to donate to the scholarship fund and that the money is best served going back to the government. Really? Ovide Lamontagne and the Republicans are compassionate and believe low-income families should have opportunities to attend the school of their choice. Why doesn’t Maggie?

Doug Thomas


Does the president think we are stupid?

To the editor:

The president and his surrogates are trying to convince the American people that the anti-American turmoil in the Muslim World was caused by a movie about their religion. Really?

What has caused this anti-American turmoil are his failed foreign policies and his lack of leadership. Show the president that we are smarter than he thinks, Vote him out of office in November.

Ed Duffett


Trust women to make their own choices

To the editor:

At this point, many New Hampshire women have probably heard about the comments of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, an anti-choice extremist who opposes abortion rights even in the case of rape and incest.

What they might not know is that we have another, even more extreme anti-choice candidate right here in New Hampshire: Ovide Lamontagne.

He is a self-proclaimed “Tea Party favorite” who’s been running for office and losing for the past 20 years. Now he’s the Republican candidate for governor (again), and announced that he still opposes all abortion rights, even in the case of rape and incest – just like Todd Akin.

But Lamontagne goes even further. He now says he supports a so-called “Human Life Amendment” to the Constitution. This amendment would not only overturn Roe v. Wade, it would also make abortion illegal, making criminals out of women and their doctors. Not only that, it would even make many forms of birth control and fertility treatments illegal. This amendment is so extreme, even the voters of Mississippi rejected it when it came up on the ballot last year.

Lamontagne supported Bill O’Brien and his cronies when they de-funded Planned Parenthood, and now he wants to go even further, signing on to an anti-choice agenda that includes passing a new law to allow insurance companies to drop coverage for birth control.

Lamontagne was the wrong choice for New Hampshire women 20 years ago, and he’s the wrong choice now. On Nov. 6, vote for Maggie Hassan, who won’t allow the government to control our health care choices.

Gail Mitchell


The 47 percent vs.

the 100 percent

To the editor:

President Obama claims that he will protect all Americans, including the 47 percent who see themselves as victims. But, through the healthcare mandate, he is supporting the killing of 100 percent of unwanted, unborn children who will never see themselves as anything but victims of a policy that gives women permission to destroy life at all stages of their child’s in utero development. Who are the victims that you will support on election day? Who are the men and women who will fight for Americans, seen and unseen from conception to natural death? Certainly not Obama.

Linda Poirier