Letters

This country needs quality leadership

I became an Independent voter when both major parties lost sight of the U.S. Constitution. I’m looking for leaders who will represent those of us who are fed-up with politicians who have lied with impunity and imposed laws upon us that are clearly in contradiction with the ...

Peter Bragdon should resign from Senate

Not only should Peter Bragdon resign from his position as leader of the Senate, he should resign his Senate seat altogether. Any senator will tell you that representing constituents is a full time job, and an organization that serves towns and cities deserves full time leadership. Citizens of ...

Disappointed in downtown process

While I’ve been a strong supporter of Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, I am appalled by her apparent tone-deafness with respect to citizen participation regarding the sidewalk project, particularly regarding removal of the trees. Was a cost/benefit analysis done on this? There is plenty of ...

Auto industry bears some responsibility for Detroit, too

I noticed an important omission reading Detroit postmortems written by The Telegraph’s parade of right-wing prognosticators. Although these propagandists in their synchronized diatribes were quick to blame Detroit’s demise on government, unions and city workers, they never ...

Second Amendment used to intimidate

I don’t believe the Second Amendment was designed to intimidate a 1st Amendment right to “peaceful assembly.” I’ve seen young men with rifles slung over their shoulders and sidearms at their hips intimidating a group of people exercising their First ...

IRS and Benghazi scandals are real

President Obama, his press secretary, Jay Carney, and other Democrats keep telling us that the various issues being investigated by Congress aren’t scandals. So let’s talk about the IRS and Benghazi. When discussing the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, how ...

He saw something different at City Hall anti-gun rally

I read Meaghan Reynolds letter to the editor (The Telegraph, Aug. 6) about the City Hall anti-gun rally and the animosity of the counterprotesters. I attended the rally in support of the Second Amendment gun rights with my wife and yellow Labrador retriever. We observed a peaceful grouping of ...

O’Reilly not alone in his thinking on race

O’Reilly not alone in his thinking on race In her vicious diatribe ridiculing Bill O’Reilly (The Telegraph, Aug. 5) Sherry Clay of Nashua states that Bill O’Reilly recent column about African-Americans families exudes bias and ignorance. Might I point out that ...

Attack on O’Reilly was smokescreen

Sherry Clay’s Aug. 5 article evades and deflects, rather than debates, the merit of Bill O’Reilly’s claims about African-Americans. She cleverly places “people like Zimmerman and O‘Reilly” in the racist camp as the culprits for black ...

Tea-party types have worn out welcomes

There are only three kinds of music that mean anything to me: church hymns I grew up with, military marches by John Phillips Souza, and Dixieland jazz “smiling music.” I’ll tell you what else is music to my ears: When I hear that the tea party in Congress wants to ...

What happened to civility?

I recently attended a rally at City Hall where Nashua citizens were peacefully protesting the need to close background check loopholes when purchasing a gun. As expected, there was a counter-protest. What I did not expect was the appalling behavior that I witnessed. I have never seen such ...

O’Brien wrong on many levels

Congressional candidate Bill O’Brien was subjected to widespread and richly deserved ridicule for his Aug. 1 speech in Concord at which he compared Obamacare to slavery. He equated the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. That comparison makes no sense even when you ...

Don’t misread pope’s remarks

The pope’s comments “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” could be taken for his approval of gay activity, but not so. Homosexual activity is naturally wrong, as bodies of men and women are naturally created only ...

O’Reilly column was tribute to ignorance

Bill O’Reilly’s column July 30 is extremely offensive, showing arrogance, ignorance and bias by overgeneralizing about African-American families and oversimplifying blacks’ continued struggle within poor urban areas. O’Reilly attempts to excuse ...

A Truly “Missing Viewpoint”

A truly ‘Missing Viewpoint’ In the July 27 “Missing Viewpoint” editorial cartoon, it showed the artist’s conception of what Al Sharpton thinks of the race-relations chasm (wide) versus the race-relations chasm (narrow) as it exists in the eyes ...

Theraputic marijuana law will see suffering, death

Law will cause death, suffering These are the inevitable consequences of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law: People will suffer, and some will die, either because dispensaries aren’t yet open or will have to close due to the many restrictions put upon them; or when the ...

ACA is really insurance reform

The Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare is, at its core, health-insurance-industry reform. It is not health-provider reform, meaning it is not changing anything providers like doctors or nurses do clinically, only the incentives for payment and reimbursement. The U.S. provider community is ...

“Stand your ground” silliness

In your lead story Friday, the Republican Senate Majority leader unwittingly showed the surreal silliness of New Hampshire’s Stand Your Ground law. He did that while trying to claim a difference from that of the law in the ultimate silly State, Florida. The N.H. law ‘was ...

Replace weak Nashua aldermen

Weak aldermen don’t listen to constituents It is so sad that none of our downtown trees will be saved. Some members of the Board of Aldermen wish to save the trees. One member of the Board of Public Works (me) wishes to save the trees, and a vast majority of the citizens of Nashua ...

Kuster voted to fund spying on Americans

In voting against defunding the NSA’s covert warrantless mass surveillance, Rep. Anne Kuster showed her loyalties are to her bosses in Washington, not to America or her constituents. This should not have been a difficult issue. The NSA has been caught violating the Fourth Amendment ...