Hudson - Litchfield News
April 2, 2010 - 5
More Letters to our Editor. . . .
Protecting our Rights
These last few weeks have been worrisome with the destruction of Rights, trampling of the Constitution, and the increasing level of rhetoric that can incite others to violent action. I say destruction of Rights because for the first time in the history of the United States, the government seems to have forgotten that rights are not distributed by bureaucratic statists. Rights come from our creator and are freely accepted or surrendered by each of us of our own free will. People, the public, are, in a word—unhappy. The information distributed by government toddies seems to lack essential ingredients, like veracity, facts, and verifiable data. At the same time, there is news that appointments requiring Senate approval were made, moments after Congress recessed, in what appeared to be an orchestrated move to supersede the Constitutional approval process.
In Concord, we listened to false statements that were “hard
crafted” and a “tough decisions” process had passed out of the finance committee unanimously—only to be completely side- stepped to appease special interest groups. No debate on the merits, no discussion of the advantages, and no hearing of the disadvantages were undertaken. No tough decisions were made; the process, on party lines, was merely surrendered to special (campaign contribution) interest groups. There was no chance for the people to know what was going on or how this particular financial “fix-it” bill would be implemented. Knowledge was denied to us—the People. Perhaps now is the time to recall the words of our President on the need for knowledge: “Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. In one, in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community, as in ours, it is proportionately essential. To the security of a free Constitution, it contributes in various ways: By convincing those who are entrusted with the public administration, that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people: And by teaching the people themselves to know, and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority; between burdens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience, and those resulting from the inevitable exigencies of society; to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness, cherishing the first, avoiding the last, and uniting a speedy, but temperate vigilance against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the laws.” These are the words of President Washington on the occasion of
his First State of the Union address in 1790. They were true then, and are true now! We must know our Rights and protect them at all costs.
Jordan Ulery - Hudson
The Right to Support Family Values
A constitution is designed to limit the powers of our government.
As such, using our Constitution to limit the freedoms of its citizens is wrong. I salute our State Representatives Valerie Hardy, John Knowles, Maryanne Knowles, Lynne Ober, and Russ Ober for understanding that this use of constitutional law to limit freedoms is wrong. The will of the majority is limited by protections for individual rights. Whether you support “Defense of Marriage” or “Marriage Equality,” chances are that you support family values. The family is the essential unit of society. Families have rights such as access
Stuart Schneiderman - Hudson
HPD-sponsored Blood Drive a Success
The Hudson Police Department sponsored its 43rd Semi-Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 30. The goal was set at 280 pints. Two-hundred forty-four citizens arrived to give blood and the Red Cross collected 240 usable pints. The cheerful staff of volunteers spent the day helping out and working as a team. The volunteers were made up of members of the Hudson Police and other town departments, Girl Scout Troop 167, staff from Digital Federal Credit Union, and members of the Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club. During the duration of the drive, donors were excited to move through the process with no wait! The donors enjoyed a variety of food, donated by area stores and restaurants. On behalf of the Hudson Police Department and the American Red Cross, we would like to thank the following businesses for donating their time and/or services: Food/Beverage: Adamo’s Pizza, Bill Cahill’s Super Subs, Chick- fil-A (Pheasant Lane Mall), Digital Federal Credit Union, Green Tea Restaurant, Hudson House of Pizza, Sam’s Club, Stonyfield Farm, T-Bones Great American Eatery, Uno’s Chicago Grill (Amherst Street, Nashua), and Wal-Mart.
Raffles/Door Prizes: Bill
Cahill’s Super Subs, Dairy Queen, GS Audiowurks, NH Fisher Cats, and O’Neil Theatres (Londonderry).
Additional Community Support: Alvirne High School, Barlo Signs, Continental Academie of Hair Design, First Baptist Church, Granite State Glass, Haffner’s Car Care, Hudson Animal Hospital, Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Community Television,
Hudson Memorial School, Jolt Electric, Teledyne, and Wal-Mart. Most of all, thank you to the 244 people who came out to give the gift of life! The next blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at the Hudson Community Center from noon until 7 p.m.
Jamie Lee Iskra, Hudson Police Department - Hudson
Join us for an Open House at the new St. Joseph Healthcare Hudson Medical Office Building
Withmore than 30,000 square feet ofmodern, energy-efficient space, we now offermore comprehensive health services under one roof. The Hudson MedicalOffice Building is home to SJ FamilyMedical Center- Hudson, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hudson, St. Joseph Rehabilitation Services, and laboratory and x-ray services. Plus, with its geothermal heating and cooling systemand recycled buildingmaterials, this state-of-the-art facility is good for our patientsandour planet!
See for yourself how we are combining top-quality healthcare and comprehensive services with state-of-the-art, eco-friendly design.
Tuesday, April 13th
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Learn how to find your way in the wilderness at a one-day
“Beyond BOW” Navigating in the Outdoors Workshop on Saturday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Participants will learn how to use a compass, read a topographical map, and use them together to find their way in the woods. The workshop will also provide an introduction to a simple hand-held GPS unit. The session will be led by Lorri and Al Menard and Randy Curtis, who are Hunter Education and BOW Map and Compass instructors. A brochure and mail-in registration form are now available at
www.nhbow.com. The cost of the class is $15, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and use of equipment. Participation is first-come, first-served, so sign up right away if you’re interested. Women must be 18 years of age or older to take part. Applications are now being accepted.
to hospital visitation, Social Security benefits, immigration, health insurance, estate taxes, family leave, nursing homes, home protection, and pensions. The disagreement arises when people try to determine what the government should recognize as a family. A marriage should be a stable bond between a couple working to build a loving family. Marriage should be encouraged because the benefits of a union based on shared hopes should be formalized to benefit family and community. Why shouldn’t we have the right to share our lives fully with the person that we love?
For the Ladies
Hudson Board of Selectmen Elects New Chairman and Vice Chairman
by Doug Robinson
At their March 23 meeting, the Hudson Board of Selectmen elected Selectman Ken Massey as their new chairman. While Selectman Maddox, Selectman Jasper, Selectman Nadeau, and Chairman Coutu voted in favor of electing Selectman Massey as their new chairman, Selectman Massey abstained from the vote. Chairman Coutu stated that the motion passed by “acclimation.”
Also, Selectman Ben Nadeau nominated Selectman Richard Maddox as the Vice Chairman for the Board. The vote carried 5 to 0, with Selectman Maddox voting for himself.
Selectman Coutu, in handing the gavel to newly elected Chairman Massey, stated, “I congratulate you and I wish you the best of luck to you for the coming year. Congratulations, Ken—good luck this year. I am in a fighting mood on this side.”
Chairman Massey stated,
“Thank you fellow Board Members, I appreciate the vote. I hope I can do as equal justice to the job that our esteemed colleague, Mr. Coutu, has done for the past year.”
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