The Foundation for New Hampshire Independence

by Steve MacDonald

The Union is Dissolved - Civil War era secession has become popular talk of lateThis just tumbled into my in-box and perhaps it is old news now.  It is a press release from a non-profit called the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence.  I don’t currently know much more than we can glean from the press release but they’ve got a web site (here), some press, and it’s run by Neal Conner, a Ron Paul Supporter and I suspect a Free Stater…and it does have a catchy slogan…’First Before, First again.’

Incorporated in September of this year, the Foundation’s motto, “First Before, First Again”, recalls New Hampshire being the first colony to form a government separate from the British. The Foundation seeks to educate citizens on the benefits of a peaceful separation from the United States and the re-establishment of an independent republic founded on the principles set forth in the New Hampshire Constitution.

Not advocating one way or the other just following the story, having noted that secession IS the latest fad …earlier in the week.

The full press release is available on the jump.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14th, 2012
Contact: Neal Conner
603-856-4548
info@nhindependence.org
Press release in PDF: http://nhindependence.org/files/FNHIPressRelease.pdf

Non-Profit Launched to Promote NH Separation from US Gov’t

NH organization works towards starting a discussion with citizens about independence

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Citing “irreconcilable differences” with the United States federal government, the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence today officially launched their educational effort to inform citizens of the most effective solution to the increasingly hostile and unaccountable government in Washington, DC.

Incorporated in September of this year, the Foundation’s motto, “First Before, First Again”, recalls New Hampshire being the first colony to form a government separate from the British. The Foundation seeks to educate citizens on the benefits of a peaceful separation from the United States and the re-establishment of an independent republic founded on the principles set forth in the New Hampshire Constitution.

“New Hampshire has a long and proud tradition of self-determination,” said Vince Perfetto, President of the Foundation.

A non-profit, tax-deductible New Hampshire corporation, the Foundation was formed in response to the conflict between the values cherished by New Hampshire’s 1.3 million citizens and the ever-growing demands of the Federal government. “Unshakable special interests, which show no regard for the constraints of the Constitution, lie at the heart of Washington, DC. That’s not what New Hampshire stands for,” said Perfetto.

Independence might initially be a hard sell to a state justly proud of its American heritage. That’s why their mission will be educational above all else: the Foundation will seek to engage patriotic New Hampshire citizens who are frustrated with Washington, DC, but still have a hard time picturing the Granite State as an independent republic.

“We want to open the discussion,” said Neal Conner, the Treasurer for the Foundation. “We want to address concerns. Most everything the federal government does shows very clearly that it’s no longer our government. There’s ultimately only one remedy for that: peaceful separation. It’s a very practical remedy and a very American one. And we think its time has come here in New Hampshire.”

Their website, nhindependence.org, provides commentary and news stories, both locally and worldwide, as they relate to the theme of greater self-determination.

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  • C. dog e. doG

    I think I’m in love. First things, first: educate the folk on how to be a free state before untying the knot that binds us to Uncle Sammy. Otherwise, we just create a separate, but equally repulsive Grate State of New Hamsters.
    – C. dog

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