Cynthia Chase, an immigrant from Rhode Island, recently made headlines when she urged Democrats to pass laws restricting the freedoms of NH state citizens…to discourage Free State Project participants from wanting to move to the Live Free or Die state (I kid you not). That was odd, and it made national news…but even odder is this recent picture of Rep. Chase apparently playing solitaire on her tablet computer during State House testimony on a proposed New Hampshire law. Sheesh! Now, I don’t want to jump to conclusions—pictures can be photoshopped, after all—so I want to ask, would someone in the State House please check with Rep. Chase and find out if she really WAS playing solitaire on her tablet recently instead of paying attention to testimony on a House bill? Please help and respond!
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!”