Salem Community Patriot July 1, 2011 - 3
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Tireless Obama Bashing
In the last paragraph of Ed Brook’s letter of June 26, he says, “Please do not blame this on Bush” with regards to America’s plight today. The years of George W. Bush were tragic for America, and his legacy is a host of problems inherited by his successor. We can then call 2008 the “tipping point.” We could either pick up the pieces of a disastrous administration and return America to greatness or continue down the path of failures. Considering the plethora of problems that cover the gamut of corruption, incompetence, national debt, foreign relations, and domestic needs, Obama needs to walk on water or sprout wings if he is to turn things around in a short time. The market crashed in ‘29 and four years later Hoover handed FDR a Great Depression. President Reagan talked about America as “the shining city on the hill.” Today, we are indeed in the valley of despair
as Americans lose jobs, homes, need health care, and have to deal with soaring energy prices, unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies, and prices at the market that keep rising. Unfortunately, public memory is short and the decrease in Iraqi casualties offers an aura of success in the war that was totally unnecessary and a tragic mistake. How can we feel patriotic over a mistake that has taken tens of thousands of innocent lives. Wouldn’t we be unpatriotic if we didn’t oppose the wrongful acts, mistakes, and unjust measures taken in the name of national defense? It behooves all Americans to become familiar with the way neo-cons planned the war and deceived us into believing it to be necessary. “Knowledge is power.” I would like to express one final thought,
which I hope that Ed Brooks keeps in mind as he continues his tiresome Obama bashing: Today’s problems have their roots in yesterday’s mistakes, and if Ed continues on his attack-Obama path without an honest depiction of the total picture, he is being seriously disingenuous.
Dante Ippolito - Norwell, MA Sean William Corey Bill On Wednesday, June 29, Sean William Corey
was operated on at Floating Hospital in Boston, MA, in a major life-threatening procedure to reconnect his entire renal system. If this operation is successful, his entire life will change. He will be able to function as a normal four-year-old boy. He will no longer have a hole in his side connecting a tube to his kidney. The tube will be removed, the hole in his side plugged. No longer will he change diapers a dozen times a day. He
will be able to take a shower, to go swimming, to run and play, to fall down on his stomach, to climb trees, and not worry about catching infections. To eat a normal meal. To sleep a normal sleep. Four years ago, the doctors did not want Patricia to take that baby home. She refused to leave without her baby, and slept in a closet in his room for one week while nurses taught her how to change his dressings every two hours, until finally she was allowed to take him home. They advised her to put him in an institution, but she knew that would be a death sentence and refused their advice. They said he would not survive six months. Today, four years later, he will qualify for a radically new program sponsored by the State of New Hampshire, and stay on that program until he is completely healed and on his own. This is truly an amazing bill, and a real life story of one woman’s personal courage, in spite of overwhelming odds, to save her son’s life, and provide similar help for thousands of fragile children in the years to come, let alone the savings of millions of dollars for the taxpayers of New Hampshire. She is living proof of the fact that there is nothing in this world as powerful as a mother’s love. She is my heroine.
Representative Bob Elliott - Salem Freedom of Choice
Most Americans want to live in a free society and keep it that way forever. Personally, as a member of the American Legion and former navy veteran honorably discharged, I can attest to what it takes to defend this country against enemies that would like to destroy our freedom. Since the time of the American Revolution we have had American Patriots that fought for their freedom, many giving their lives and fortunes. They believed in America and being a free people! They believed in free speech and expressed that against King George of England; they wanted religious freedom and free to speak out against injustice. They won that right under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights for all of us. Consider what is happened since progressive President Obama was elected. Americans are deep in debt to Communist China and totalitarian Saudi Arabia, over $14.3 trillion. This President has also indebted every American in a promise of Obamacare that in the long run could help bankrupt the country in lost services and tax debt! Millions of Americans completely dependent on big government!
Our freedom of speech is now being threatened
in Washington. Democratic congressmen sponsored bills that will limit free speech by newspapers and talk-show hosts, by raising the
requirements of conservative groups (questionable political motives). This form of federal control of the free press is very dangerous. It can lead President Obama to declare martial law and a complete nationalization of all goods and services and military. With Obama’s 14 appointed Czars controlling programs, it is something most free Americans did not vote for. A complete radical progressive change, we need to be aware of and fight against or perish as a free people.
Ed Brooks - Salem
SSG Edmond Lo Memorial Fundraiser Team Thanks Supporters
The SSG Edmond Lo Memorial Fundraiser team raised a little over $5,000 in its Second Annual Pasta Night Fundraiser. This year’s scholarship awards were presented in May to Melissa Vining and David Pierson. The proceeds from this year’s Pasta Night Fundraiser will help provide future scholarships as well as assist military troops and their families. Thank you everyone who came out to support our fundraiser. Derry-Salem Elks helped us to host this event and generously donated their hall for the event. Salem JROTC volunteers helped us in serving the pasta. Thank you to the following businesses for supporting this event with raffle items and donations: 99, Act II Salon, Annie’s Hallmark, Bemister Pool & Patio, Bounce U, China Buffet, Cruise Travel Outlet, Fratello’s Italian Grille, Lake Street Garden, Manchester Monarchs, Mel’s Funway Park, Merrimack Valley Golf Club, O’Neil Cinema, Admiral Metals, Stacey Pizza, Target, The Common Man, Victorian Park, and Walmart.
Carmen Lo Hira, on behalf of the Lo Family - Salem
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Man Arrested after Threat with Knife
by Andrea Ganley- Dannewitz
A Salem man Chris Lanzillo
was arrested Sunday evening after threatening harm to himself and several other people at a Lowell Road residence.
Christopher Lanzillo, 28, of Salem was arrested by Salem police around 8 p.m. Sunday night after he allegedly rode his bicycle while intoxicated to the Lowell Road home. The residents that live there
say that Lanzillo arrived at the home extremely intoxicated and very angry. He apparently became involved in a physical fight at the home and brandished a kitchen knife at several people that he pulled from his waistband. Deputy police chief Shawn Patten says that Lanzillo is known to the family that live at the residence and that Salem police officers responded to the home after receiving several 911 calls from the family stating that they needed help and a subject was threatening to harm them and himself with a kitchen knife. It was also reported to police that during the altercation, Lanzillo pushed a female minor to the floor. Lanzillo also caused damage to a vehicle
in the driveway at that home as well as throwing rocks at the family while they attempted to get him to leave. When police arrived at the scene Lanzillo was very agitated and after a brief struggle with the officers, Lanzillo was taken into custody.
Christopher Lanzillo is being held on $10,000 cash bail and faces numerous charges. He also has a lengthy criminal record with the Salem Police Department, having been arrested most recently within the last 60 days. Lanzillo is charged with resisting arrest, criminal threatening, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, and two counts of assault.
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