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December 20, 2012

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Seniors for pot

The citizens of Haverhill overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana. The residents that voted were intelligent and thought this through. Sit down with a group of senior citizens from this community, and you will see that we are in favor of medical marijuana. The registered voters of Haverhill have spoken, Councilor Macek, we are the voice of the community. We take our responsibilities seriously including the right to vote for what we want. We do not want a medical marijuana center in a part of town where we will be scared to go. Those of us in need, want you to realize that whatever we take for our pain and well-being is extremely important to us and our caregivers. Councilor Macek, go easy on what you do not understand, please get more knowledgeable about how medical marijuana can help.

Masters of deceit

So Hillary Clinton gets a stomach virus, faints and gets a head concussion. Doesn’t go to the hospital but somehow she says it’s serious enough that she won’t be able to testify Thursday regarding the Benghazi cover up. Typical of a liberal Democrat, who will make up excuses not to be truthful. To be a liberal Democrat is to be a master of deception. But I for one am not buying it.

Get tough

We need to make our punishment of people using guns to commit crimes tougher. If you use a gun of any type to commit any crime, an automatic 5 years in jail. If you shoot a person during the commission of that crime, 10 years in jail. If you kill a person with a gun, the death penalty. The other issue is ownership of assault-type weapons. You don’t need a 30-round clip to shoot a deer. You don’ need high-capacity weapons of any type for protection of life and property. I am not against gun ownership, just against these types of heavy weapon, which should only be available to our military and law enforcement personnel.

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