Letters to the editor, Jan. 1
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Published: January 1, 2012
Published: January 1, 2012
I cannot understand why this neighborly, neighbor would not have looked into other possibilities to start a business that he intends to "retire on."
He says he is going to grow this business. How does one grow a business by selling to his "friends and family," as he stated at the planning and zoning meeting. I have been a hunter and gun owner, so I am not against guns as most gun owners and gun salesmen want you to believe.
I also know people who have home businesses. I have no problem with that! It is the fact that I do not think an Internet firearms business should be in a residential neighborhood.
We apparently have no rights and he does. My wife checked on the status of the Town Square (former Walmart on Commercial Way) and she found that he could rent a space for $350 or less a month. Electricity was included as well as the availability of the Internet. She was told that there had been a gun dealer in there several years ago.
This is unfair to the other retailers who have gun shops. They are in a commercial zone, have security and pay their sales tax.
If the county is going to make exceptions – special exceptions like this – then they might as well throw out all zoning. It makes no sense to have zoning of any kind when someone who "knows the right somebody" is able to get a permit such as this.
Obama and his Attorney General are now saying that voters do not have to properly identify themselves by photo identification when voting.
Obama claims that requiring photo identification is discriminating against blacks because blacks do not have any photo identification such as driver's licenses.
A number of states including Florida have laws requiring some type of photo identification when voting. The most common kind of photo identification is a driver's licenses.
The purpose of photo identification is to prevent voter fraud by people voting more than once which took place in the last election for Obama. Remember ACORN's fraud?
Obama claims that blacks do not have photo identifications such as driver's licenses which is just another lie by Obama.
I would guess that 95 percent of the blacks have driver's licenses and there is photo identification that could be available to the other 5 percent.
The answer to voter fraud is very simple. Require photo identification for voters.
Obama is determined to duplicate the voter fraud of the last election by trying to do away with voter identification and improving his chances for reelection.
Beware of another Fuehrer
He was scheduled to be the second speaker at this meeting. It was to be his first time as a featured speaker, despite the misgivings of some committee members who doubted his ability at this time.
But when he got up to speak, he astounded everyone with a highly emotional manner of speech making. This was an important moment in this young political career. After 30 minutes, the people were electrified and the enthusiasm was first expressed by the fact that his appeal to the self-sacrifice of those present led to the beginning of this young speaker to become the leader of the nation.
No, this was not referring to Barrack Obama and his keynote speech presented at the Democratic National Convention in 2004; this was Adolf Hitler during a meeting of the German Workers' Party in the Sterneckerbrau Beer Hall Munich, Germany in 1919.
Hitler joined the committee and became their seventh official in September 1919. He was given responsibility for publicity and propaganda and his oratory was a great success for the party. The name of the party was itself changed to the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi, for short) on April 1, 1920.
Hitler knew how to intimidate people and he formed a private group of thugs which he used to quash disorder at party meetings, and later to break up rival party meetings. This group subsequently became the Sturmabteilung or S.A. — Hitler's brown shirted storm troopers.
He chose the swastika as the Nazi party emblem and became the regular main speaker at party events. By 1921, in just three years, Adolf Hitler had virtually secured total control of the Nazi party and became the formal leader of the party with dictatorial powers.
The collapse of the Wall Street Stock Exchange in 1929 led to a worldwide recession which hit Germany especially hard. These conditions were beneficial to Hitler and his Nazi party, and he promised the public a way out of their current hardship. Hitler knew how to take advantage of crises and use chaos to promote his political agenda.
By July 14, 1933, Hitler had proclaimed a law stating that the Nazi Party was to be the only political party allowed in Germany. The Nazification of Germany was under way. All non-Nazi organizations were disbanded, including political parties and trade unions. The individual German states were stripped of any autonomous powers they might have had, and Nazi officials were installed as state governors. Hitler brought "change" to Germany.
Hitler's rise to power did not come about strictly on his own, he had many followers of the same political persuasion, and gained followers, including the labour unions, who he used to intimate others, especially those that opposed him and his political party. But equally important to his rise to power and who eventually became the Fuehrer, was that this was a time the nation was suffering economically.
The people were desperate for food, work, and comfort. Hitler used all these elements to gain a foot hold on the political party he helped form, and eventually it became the only party in Germany. The Nazification of Germany was his obsession and the rest of the world became his target. He used Germany's industrial might to build war machines for his planned conquest of the world, while at the same time he annihilated the Jews who he hated. All this came about because; for one, he was a great orator and said what the people wanted to hear, that he would provide for them and save them.
This brief account of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany can happen anywhere at any time. All you need is for someone to lead and inspire the masses and take advantage of a crisis, like not having jobs and a failing economy. Someone who is determined to seek power at all cost, an excellent orator and debater, who at times are arrogant and overbearing.
One of the most pleasant and congenial persons on this earth is no other than the prince of this world, Satan. According to the Bible, he is a leader, a well-spoken person who by his very own nature is a deceiver and a liar, he is evil. Many like Satan have these same natural traits and skills. Over time they become arrogant and self-indulgent to their own desires and wants. Adolf Hitler was the personification of Satan. He mesmerized the masses and gave them what they wanted until one day he took it all back, and left them as an empty shell.
Can another Hitler come again, but this time to America and do his bidding to mesmerize the masses, give the people what they want; jobs, wealth and healthcare? Be careful what you ask for, you may not like what you get in the end. You may lose your freedom, your liberties, your pride, your will, and your soul to one that promises change.
What is the point on all this: Beware of the person you pick to be your leader. He could be another Fuehrer. Remember that spoken words can destroy a nation. God forbid that this will happen to America. Make your voice heard and your vote count.
Campaigning for a cause
New Hampshire primaries are fast approaching and they bring its electorate into play to gauge how politics will proceed through the rest of the nation.
New Hampshire voters are an eclectic mix who takes pride in their politics. A majority of voters are independent. Its cities and towns are a reflection of America's colonial heritage, rural inland and fishers along its coastal rims.
I was there for then presidential candidate John Glenn, my fellow alumni at Muskingum College in New Concord near Zanesville, Ohio. He was very popular among the media.
In the race as well were Gary Hart; Sen. George McGovern, who had a Bob Dylan concert fundraiser; Jesse Jackson, with his Rainbow Coalition; and Sen. Fritz Hollings, whose colorful southern accent, charm and courtesies broke the ice among campaigners who came to Nashua and Manchester by the bus loads for John Glenn to work the streets, hand-write post cards to constituents and stand in blizzard snow gusts at townhouses where voters plowed through roads in 4-wheel drive vehicles with faithful commitments to cast their vote. Reagan Republicans clamored to vote when no opposition was apparent.
We were the Buckeye Brigade and took time from our jobs to gather at the buses on Thursday evening, arrive in Manchester early Friday morning and hit the campaign trail immediately by John Glenn headquarter surrogates eager to welcome the enthusiasm our Brigade brought to New Hampshire. We slept on the wooden floor of a huge warehouse some three to four hours to awake to a MacDonald's meal ticket and hit the streets again.
Many weekends the weather was cold but pleasant and the Buckeye Brigade was bused to areas around the state placing door hangers street after street, tucking a brochure into the driver door seam by the hundreds to announce a John Glenn presence at a mall and welcoming evening events by all the Democrat candidates with the press of crowds and media. We also went to each of the campaign headquarters of the rest of the presidential candidates for buttons and memorabilia.
A blizzard blew in on the day of voting. Nevertheless, we John Glenn campaigners stood with his signs urging voters to remember this great hero of space whose popularity was phenomenal. We went on to the Super Tuesday states starting in Birmingham, Ala., where, despite our street efforts, John Glenn's campaign was fizzling and finally fading totally. It was over. We had our moment in history and resumed our work-a-day lives.