Carolyn McKinney is the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. A mother, activist, and business owner, she champions conservative principles and the cause of liberty.
Mike is a British import of some 27 years, who was a conservative in the days of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. A staunch constitutionalist, Mike espouses all good causes toward the libertarian side of conservative - EG he who governs least, governs best. He believes that the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights mean what they say, and that candidates for office should take their oaths of office seriously. Here to defend, without irony "Your rights as Englishmen from distant and tyrannical government", Mike knows whereof he speaks and exhorts all US citizens to live, breathe and teach our history and our constitution.
Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.
Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger and activist. He is a husband, Dad, homeowner, info junkie & dog lover who works a day job, and is also starting a small business. He is a member of the Coalition of New Hampshire taxpayers, is on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, has done political radio, and currently helps to produce GrokTALK! and GrokTV!. Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok
Rick Olson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Social Science. Rick subsequently attended Massachusetts School of Law in Andover MA and is an avid hunter and shooter. Frequently, Rick can be found on the Grok taking up second amendment, hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife conservation issues. As a Social Scientist by discipline, Rick's commentary enjoys not only a focus on the political aspects from a conservative point of view, but also on the human relationship aspects and externalities of social policy results. Rick is the current President of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, and also the current President of the Londonderry Fish & Game Club. as an active Hunter education and Bowhunter Education instructor for New Hampshire Fish & Game, Rick works tirelessly in advocacy for outdoor sporting men and women across the Granite State. Rick currently serves as a commissioner on the Manchester Conservation Commission and resides in Manchester. He has three children and four Grandchildren.
I’m a software guy with a penchant for football, hockey, music, current events and politics -- mostly current events and politics. Having driven several conversations to silence while discussing the latter items, it has been intimated that I should blog about it; to purge it from my system so that we may return to enjoying social events and cocktail parties. Kind of like drawing venom from a snakebite so that the body may return to health. The body, in this clumsy metaphor, is the social life of my wife:0) So, game on! I’ve got opinions and I hope to persuade and look forward, in return, to be persuaded.
A coal miner's daughter who can't sing, lover of liberty, enemy of intellectual sloth, admirer of William Barrett Travis,Stonewall Jackson and Michael Valentine Smith, possessor of a Gonzales flag, a little old lady who is armed and fabulous.
I’ve been political my entire life, starting out with Barry Goldwater and The Conscience of a Conservative in the1960's. In 1967 I enlisted in the U.S. Marines for four years, spending nearly two of them in South Vietnam. In 1972 I was a Florida presidential elector for Prof. John Hospers, the first Presidential candidate of the national Libertarian Party which was founded that same year. During the late 1970's and into the 1980's I was a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Reason magazine, and I’ve authored numerous articles in the print and online media about various subjects relating to individual rights and personal freedom. Today I'm a lawyer by profession; I divide my time between New Hampshire and Florida all year long, spending much of my time practicing law in Florida. As an early supporter and past member of the board of directors of the Free State Project, I was drawn to the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire in late 2003 when it was chosen by a vote of the first 5,000 FSP participants. In 2004 I founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and continue today to work within the state political system to advance the traditional NH values of frugal small government, low taxes, small business, free enterprise, and self-responsibility. To all, I say "Come and see what we are building in the beautiful, healthy, livable Free State of New Hampshire!"