Letters to the Editor

 

Thursday
Dec182014

Christmas Eve

While Christmas can be a time of despair for many and joyous for others I bring you this video title, My Christmas Eve.    

Merry Christmas
In Freedom
Harold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WxjZB5S_g7s

Sunday
Dec072014

Donate to help homeless combat veterans

                                                Veteran Resort-Chapel

                                                101 Stepping Stone Rd

                                                Lee NH 03824

                                                603-659-6217

To The Editor

            It is sad when a 100% disabled US Military Veteran asks the State of NH for help and no one comes.  On some grounds I am a combat Veteran because I did do eight convoys across Laos, Cambodia into the DMZ to bring surplus supplies to friendly posts as American advisor.  I was a part of the Marine Corp Air Wing and only did the convoys when I got injured during a Vietnam Offensive and I was put on light duty riding as the only American on 27 truck missions.  I did do thirty-one months over there in and out of Vietnam, some times repair missions, sometimes convoys. 

            It is sad when the Veteran’s Page of the Union Leader refuses to acknowledge that a Veteran is asking for help.  It would be one thing if it was help for ones self but it is for help-giving out for homeless Combat Veterans.  The Veteran Resort-Chapel is a great way to challenge the citizens of the State of NH to put a tiny house in their back yard with a compost toilet to allow a homeless combat US Military Veteran to live in it until they can come home mentally as well as physically. This is a challenge that I put forward on the UNH community challenge.  My wife and I have used up our life savings and mortgaged our home because this mission to help homeless combat veterans is so important. I now travel the state with a tiny home that I built on a trailer to ask for people to donate.  The newspapers refuse to help.  WMUR (Amy Coveno) did a great new broad cast when we first started but not one word since. 

            We are Combat Veterans living on the streets of this state; are not your enemy.  We are the children that went off to war and came back to a nation that does not want us and we do not belong.  I am now asking for your help with donations to build the cabins in the woods sanctuary at 101 Stepping Stone Rd Lee NH.  There is a web site www.veteranresortchapel.com where you can learn and see just how these missions will work.  Please go to the web site and learn.  A donation to the Veteran Resort-Chapel account at any People’s United Bank will 100% go to help a homeless US Military Veteran and nothing else.  Take up the UNH challenge or donate to help build the VRC mission of helping homeless combat US Military Veterans.

Thank You Peter Macdonald

                     465 Packers falls Rd

                      Lee NH 03824            

Thursday
Dec042014

It is Time to Work Toward a Debt Free Future

It is only fair and right to pay the debt we have incurred so our children and grandchildren are not stuck with our bills. When politicians and bureaucrats speak about “raising the debt ceiling,” they are telling us they want to borrow more money. Money they won’t ever pay back. That is wrong. Continually increasing the debt of the United States puts an undue and unfair burden on future generations of Americans. The only reasonable response is to just say no. It is unfair and unjust to burden our children with a national debt we have run up paying for an unsustainable life style.

The current U.S. national debt is about $18 trillion. That means every single American citizen’s share of the national debt is about $60,000. This year the federal government will borrow 40 cents of every dollar it spends. The yearly budget deficit continues to exceed $1 trillion. The country’s political “leadership” has not meaningfully reduced spending, regardless of which political party has been in control. 

The response to this issue coming from our political “leadership” has been to simply ignore it. They have taken more of your money through taxation but not enough to eliminate the deficit. They have raised the debt ceiling so they don’t have to hold themselves accountable to spending within our means. They are printing more money instead of cutting back on the runaway spending and reducing the size of the government. The current path is unsustainable. We must reverse the “in place” policies and replace them with policies that help us repair the damage. We must work to create a debt free future so that our children and grandchildren will be able see greater opportunities ahead.

The solution is getting federal spending under control.  One simple solution to move toward a debt free future is the Penny Plan. Cutting federal spending by 1 percent every year for the next ten years will cut more than $4.5 trillion from the debt. This means cutting just 1 penny out of every dollar the government spends each year. Requiring the government to spend one percent less next year than it does this year is a good way to get control of federal spending and finally begin reducing the debt.  There are other plans available. The point is the do nothing alternative is no longer reasonable. We need some meaningful changes.

The federal government is incapable of meaningful change. It is unresponsive to our needs and desires. To take back our rights as citizens, states and Americans we do have a path forward. To do that; we must pass an application for an article V Convention of States in the NH House and NH Senate this year. This would call for an amending convention. We should seek to address the abuses being perpetrated by the federal government which are: 1. Spending and Debt, 2. Regulatory Excess, 3. Congressional Attacks on State Sovereignty, 4. Federal Takeover of the Decision-Making Process.

If you support a debt free future you might be conservative. If you believe it is only fair and right to pay the debt we have incurred so our children and grandchildren are not stuck with our bills you might be conservative. If you believe the actions of the present affect the possibilities for the future you might be a conservative. Please join me by reaching out to your state representative and senator. Ask them to support the application for a Convention of States. Let's return to what made America great.

Sincerely, Marc Abear    Meredith

Sunday
Nov302014

Bits and Bites

Thought I’d present you with an interesting newsletter, basically refers to our food and mixed with politics.   There is nothing more political than the food we consume.

Click on first box, top left hand corner, click on newsletters.   You can click the most recent date and than go backwards or what ever.   This is knowledge we need to make proper choices in our daily purchase of food.

http://www.foodbitsandbites.com/newsletters/newsletters-main.shtml  

Thursday
Nov202014

Response "There's no place like home" Union Leader

Response “There’s no place like home”

To the editor

            Everyone just like the UL say that they recognize the situation of homeless Veterans in NH.  I hear at fundraisers all the time the words just like your article “Homeless” and “Veteran” appearing in the same sentence incomprehensible.  To this day I cannot understand why the UL censors telling it’s readers of the Veteran Resort-Chapel at 101 Stepping Stone Rd.  Lee town officials have stated “we are a community of Professors and UNH support staff so we do not deserve homeless in our neighborhoods”.  To stop the VRC Lee took us to court and a judge ruled a trailer registered in the VRC (owner of property) cannot have a legally registered with NH DMV in our back yard, the VRC cannot have a piece of 4’x4’ scrape plywood with the chapel name on it in our front yard and we cannot have a portable toilet (the same company that rents portable toilets to the town of Lee) on VRC property.  The Judge rules this to be true.  The judge approved “Discrimination” and now this case is in the NH Supreme Court.  Go to the VRC web site www.veteranresortchapel.com and see the documentary film (3minutes long) and see that this entire property is bought and donated to the Veterans NON-profit specifically to help homeless Veterans in NH try to come home.

            The UL and all other newspapers refuse to even print letters to the editor that mention the VRC in them.  The UL and all other newspapers will refuse to print this letter for it demoralizes the news media’s creditability to zero.  The editors and many others may believe that I am a mental case.  Guess what I have four disabilities from my days in the USMC.  Three being combat related disabilities from serving to protect and defend the very documents the UL diminishes. 

            Homeless and Veteran are in the same sentence because of the censorship of newspapers just like the UL.

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Minister at 101 Stepping Stone Rd Lee NH 03824

603-659-6217