Why you need to be ready to move to New Hampshire….

by Tim Condon

"The concept of ‘welfare’ has become an open, bottomless vessel into which every desire can be poured."

Is America a “welfare state”? No. It’s a “special interest state.”And James DeLong at the American Enterprise Institute has explained why in THIS ARTICLE. What it boils down to is that the permanent political class has gained permanent power in America, governing on behalf of ubiquitous and multifarious special interests, which increasingly exist solely to loot the public treasury. Worse yet, special interests have no regard to the long-term damages and ultimate destruction that their appetites engender. In short, the iron triangle of the permanent political class, the special interests, and the dependent voters who keep them in office will eventually destroy us. That’s because…

“…a special interest’s appetite has no limit because it gets the benefits while the costs are borne by society at large.”

“A democratic republic cannot long survive as a special interest state,” DeLong explains. “The destruction of economic value is too complete, as interests channel the money into unproductive uses—house and education bubbles; alternative energy; battalions of compliance officers; a ruling class that depends on the iron rice bowl of the government giving its members jobs telling the masses what to do.”

In other words, “the special interest state has no natural equilibrium point, so the question now is not whether but how it will end.” All we can say right now is that “it is characteristic of unstable systems that they continue longer than one would have thought possible, then collapse with great speed.”

We’re just at the waiting phase right now. And if that collapse does indeed come, you won’t want to be where an unproductive majority uses its voting power to look the productive minority.

Where would such a place exist in America? Thanks to the Free State Project and an abundance of indigenous freedom-fighters, it would be New Hampshire. After all, you’ve got to live somewhere, right? So choose: You can live in a socialist or semi-socialist polity where the government exists to steal from the productive and give to the unproductive, which is most of the states in the U.S. Or you can live where that kind of crap isn’t tolerated. Such as, increasingly, New Hampshire.

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  • Texasbossman


    • Steve MacDonald

      If this New Hampshire Thing doesn’t work out we’re there.

  • G Trieste

    Do you think by any dream in heaven, New Hampshire could and would renovate its Family Court system?

    Almost all Family Courts in the US are based upon, and run upon, socialist principles. It is the most socialist of all institutions that also has the immediate, imprisoning, forfeiting, and fining power of law. Custody and visitation decisions are not based upon the rights of the litigants, but rather false-proxied out to what they pretend is the ‘best interests of the child’. The child has no power or say in these decisions, and in fact neither do the parents. The best they can do is plead their case of staying with their child to a single godlike, capriciously moraled judge, who who marginally follow state or federal laws, and whose decisions are impractical to appeal. By the time an appeal, which has a small chance of even winning, is decided, a child will have already been relegated to effective custody of one parent or another, with no regard to the interim assault of ripping a child from the loving embrace of the other parent.
    This polymorphic goal is used to justify any and all manner of injustices, the most egregious of which is the incipient gender discrimination against fathers. Both in custody decisions and in child support. 
    Every father today who pays child support is under continual threat of imprisonment.
    Such fathers are not permitted to change jobs that would reduce their income, in fact they are not permitted to quit a job or choose to simply not work. They are forced to work under very real threat of imprisonment. It is the closest thing to legalized slavery in this country.
    All of this is compounded by the Gestapo like power and callous nature of “Child Protective Services”, who have the legal power to come into a home on the flimsiest of excuses, and forcibly remove a child from their home. That is but one of the dozens of micro-tyrannies these institutions visit upon anyone who has a child.

    There needs to be a place, a sovereign place, where a parent can get justice in the custody of their child.
    There should be a sovereign, legal presumption of equal custody between the parents, the only exceptions should be due to actual proven abuse, or due to a voluntary agreement among the parents, with some real say and power afforded to the child as well.

    Child custody is a basic human civil right, not a subject to the whims and arbitrary decisions of a judge in a civil suit.

    NH should recognize this right above whatever any other state may characterize it to be, and within its jurisdiction provide legal asylum and judicial review from other states’ decisions that violate this fundamental right.

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