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Philosophies

Bonnie Wright for NH State House

Category Philosophies

9.11 – 19 years later

Nineteen years ago, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked planes were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes. We cried. We got angry. And the world changed.   In the past three… Continue Reading →

Voting Rights Act

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law. It was a long time coming. The 15th Amendment, passed by Congress on February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, gave… Continue Reading →

Red Skelton’s Pledge

I don’t think I can ever hear Red Skelton talk about the Pledge of Allegiance too many times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HGHdFmu5GU This was first broadcast on:From The Red Skelton Hour, CBS TV, January 14, 1969.COPYRIGHT 1969 RICHARD RED SKELTON I remember this one… Continue Reading →

The Pearls, The Irony

It’s hard not to be aware of the recent “pearl incident” at the State House. State Rep David Meuse does a good job in explaining it in his OpEd, which just reappeared on my timeline: https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190310/committee-members-should-not-don-partisan-symbols Rep. Meuse got it right:… Continue Reading →

Conversations with a Candidate

I believe public officials should be available to their constituents. If elected, I intend to have public meetings where my constituents can meet with me, and discuss their concerns. But to be elected as your Representative, I need your vote on… Continue Reading →

What’s happening to the bugs, fish, frogs and us?

Where are the bugs? Scientists are reporting that Insects around the world are in a crisis, as a number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in their population. Insect-eating animals are also in decline. Scientist Stephanie Seneff says, “Very grim news… Continue Reading →

Peace Day

Friday, September 21, 2018: International Day of Peace (United Nations) Every year since 2013, on September 21, we recognize the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace across the globe. The day is dedicated to peace education, the key to reducing war, and is… Continue Reading →

ZBA

“The Rule of Law is the Light of Truth” – Robert Mueller I’ve been a member of the Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment since 2014, when I was appointed by members of the ZBA to serve as an alternate. In 2016, I… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Birthday Wish

I have known Tommy for about five years. I watched him grow from an awkward pre-teen to an articulate young man. I have seen his family struggle with health issues, accidents, injuries, and death of close family members. I’ve seen… Continue Reading →

Kisielice, Renewable Energy and Veto Day

“The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from wind and biomass. In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The… Continue Reading →

Opioid Workshop – Northwood

Fighting the opioid crisis is one of my top priorities. My eyes picked up when I spotted this workshop, so, while it’s an hour away from Salem, it might be worth the trip. Anyone want to carpool? The Opioid Crisis:… Continue Reading →

Addiction

“Once an addict, always an addict.” I know, because people close to me have fought substance abuse issues. They are addicts. I spent a fair number of years of my life with someone who was an alcoholic. He was a… Continue Reading →

4th of July

  Kudos to the Town of Salem for another great Independence Day celebration! What a nice event they put on every year. The fireworks this year lasted for about 25 un-interrupted minutes, and had some unusual lights. I’m glad to be… Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

Confession time: I grew up in Massachusetts, spending the first 18 years of my life in Danvers. Haters are going to hate, but, like the Dreamers, I had no control over where my parents decided to raise me. Two weeks… Continue Reading →

Trade Wars

I’ll admit, I don’t know a great deal about tariffs, but, as a State Rep, it won’t be anything I would be expected to know. What I do know is that as a State Rep, I will have to take… Continue Reading →

Water Question #1

I was asked, “Just curious to know if you’re familiar with the seriousness of our water problem and what your idea for helping us correct that problem is.”   I believe we have two kinds of water concerns: 1. Quality… Continue Reading →

Gun Violence

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE I believe that we can respect the Second Amendment rights of responsible gun owners and still reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe. Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with a gun than… Continue Reading →

Medicaid Expansion

My Letter to the Editor, published in the Union Leader on December 21, 2017 http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171221/OPINION04/171229894/1004/opinion Keep Medicaid expansion in NH December 21. 2017 12:02AM To the Editor: The New Hampshire Health Protection Program, also known as Medicaid Expansion, is a… Continue Reading →

Golden Rule

  The Golden Rule is also called the Law of Reciprocity. It is taken from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, as reported in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31). The Golden Rule boils down to three simple thoughts: One should treat others as one… Continue Reading →

Me, too

  I was sexually assaulted.  It was nearly half my lifetime ago, when I was a different person. I’ve come a long way since then, but it hasn’t always been easy.  I was a mousy housewife, financially living… Continue Reading →

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