communitarianism

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: no Live Free or Die for her!

by Skip August 10, 2014

“When you’re part of a society, you can’t separate yourself from the obligations that citizens have” Independent; rugged individualism; self-responsibility.  The old maxim (quick, good, or cheap) is to pick two and call me back.  Ginsburg can’t as it is obvious, just as the Left believes, those attributes are just archaic.  Sure, they worked when […]

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LeBron James knows what Obama and Elizabeth Warren don’t

by Skip July 14, 2014

Caught at The Corner: The line in his [LeBron James] return-to-Cleveland statement that resonates most with us denizens of the North Coast is the following: “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.” Contrast that statement with Barack Obama’s obtuse, insulting, and dispiriting 2012 observation: ” You didn’t build […]

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GrokTV: Lakes Region Planning Commission Law Lecture – Daniel Crean

by Skip June 29, 2014

Granite State Futures (the US Federal Govt HUD/EPA/DOT “Sustainable Communities Initiative” here in NH):  Identifying and Overcoming Barriers – One of the steps in the visioning and planning process to be used by each region will be to identify existing and potential barriers to ensuring sustainable communities and to articulate the strategies the regions will […]

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GrokBite: Obama has decided that paid leave is mandatory – you only get to decide how to do it.

by Skip June 29, 2014

A rather astonishing remark by Obama’s Rasputin (the power behind the throne), Valerie Jarrett on today’s Meet The Press: I think what the President said was “look, let’s start with the premise that every American should have paid leave and then let’s have a conversation on how to get there.” The assumption left here is […]

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GrokTV: Lakes Region Planning Commission Law Lecture – Bernie Waugh

by Skip June 29, 2014

Kerrie Diers (Exec. Dir. of the Nashua (New Hampshire) Regional Planning Commission) doesn’t care much that your land gets in the way of her planning (for your own good as in “WHY do our perceptions of the needs of the Collective have to give way to what Individuals own?”): “Private Property Rights get in the […]

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More of “what’s your’s IS mine – the Right to Private Property

by Skip January 26, 2014

Over at the Anti-Planner is a continuation of the display of communitarianism that I’ve written about concerning the Hathaway House in Laconia (here and here).  His story is not about a building but a tree that his neighbors seem to believe that they should have more say about the disposition of that tree than the […]

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Hathaway House – an example of dismembering The Right of Private Property

by Skip January 18, 2014

I’ve written before about Laconia’s Hathaway House (here) that is considered to be a historic landmark and the animus that “community stakeholders” have towards the owner simply because the owner won’t keep it up to “their” standards.  Well, two of these chuckleheads are at it again in sending Letters to the Editor excoriating the corporate […]

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NH HB0411 – Where the NH House Democrats are about to make boat owners financial victims – of the Democrats!

by Skip March 9, 2013

You see, this is the main problem that Democrats have – in their all so Orwellian manner sense of “we all in this together – whether you like it or not” – Sidenote:  like that old phrase of “can’t win, can’t lose, can’t get out of the game”, we “can’t get out of their enforced […]

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Facebook Doodlings – in which I may have called out Lloyd over at TreeHugger

by Skip February 18, 2013

Well, I do go over to TH from time to time, and even leave comments.  Well, there was a post by Lloyd (“90 by 50 plan could reduce New York City’s emissions by 90% by 2050“), someone that doesn’t always take kindly to Conservative or Libertarians assaulting what seems to be an Environmental Communitarian mantra.  […]

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A Fourth of July message to my fellow Groksters – and to our readers. And especially to those that just might be stopping by.

by Skip July 4, 2012

“I also wanted to mention the strange feeling that I awoke with today….and I share your sense of – not unease necessarily, but maybe  – resolve..?“ Words from my fellow Groksters that stirred me to write a message back: My fellow Groksters, There was a reason why each and everyone of you was chosen and asked […]

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