First Amendment

Press Release: The School District Governance Association of NH: 1st Amendment Rights and the Manchester School Board

Press Release: 12/6/2018 Contact: Skip Murphy ( skipm@metrocast.net) School District Governance Association of New Hampshire First Amendment Rights in School District Governance The SDGA holds that the preexisting Rights enumerated in the First Amendment are sacrosanct and must never be infringed upon even in difficult situations such as we see taking place with the Manchester …

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Quick Thought: Karen Hewes

From the Union Leader Op-Ed on what we call “Dems hating on Rich Girard” was this gem: Meanwhile, the student and her parents have a lawyer, who apparently missed the law school class on free speech and the First Amendment. If Girard doesn’t “immediately stop discussing’’ the student editor on public TV or at any …

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Quick Thought – seeking redress should not require police escorts for elected Representatives!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. While TEA Party folks like myself did protest and assembled …

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Dartmouth’s Ideological Free Speech Divide: Why Democrats Need to Lose Again in 2018

Reposted: Originally Published May 30, 2018 A few days ago, we reported on a survey of Dartmouth student’s that questions their tolerance and diversity when it comes to dating, befriending, or just interacting with someone who has opposing political beliefs. There were no surprises. Democrats shunned the idea while Republicans were much more accepting. Further down …

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Apparently, Vicki Schwaegler didn’t like the information I included in rejecting the Biomass veto effort

That would be here due to the news that she actively politicking on overriding Gov. Sununu’s veto override on SB 365 and SB 446 instead of recusing herself from the efforts due to her family’s landholding. I was told that she decided to run again (originally she wasn’t) in no small amount due to getting the …

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Jeff Day – candidate for NH State House, Hillsborough County District 6 (Goffstown)

Hello, fellow Goffstown residents, Exciting news! I’ve decided to run for state representative. By way of introduction, I am Jeff Day, and I am vying for one of the 5 seats in the NH House representing the town of Goffstown. I am a Goffstown native. I am your neighbor, your friend, your classmate. My kids have gone to school with your …

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When a Group that Claims to Defend the 2nd Amendment Steps on the 1st

The crossfire continues over the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition’s survey with the “fine print” declaration that failing to return that survey would brand you as anti-gun. Skip took them to the woodshed here, pointing out that it is both ridiculous and unproductive, and while Skip inferred it he never actually says it. They are attempting …

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has ruled that Net Neutrality violates the First Amendment.

Ken White at Popehat has a detailed breakdown of important decisions written by longtime circuit court judge Brett Kavanaugh. The point being, not to advocate but to explore for the purpose of summarizing where a Justice Kavanaugh is likely to come down on future First Amendment cases. I found them all interesting but one, in particular, caught my attention and …

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Janus vs AFSCME – it’s personal (although it’s not AFSCME, it’s NH SEIU’s local chapter 1984)

UPDATE and bumped: Yay!  It looks like the NH Administration is taking this seriously (emphasis mine, reformatted): The Union Leader obtained a memo Attorney General Gordon MacDonald sent to Administrative Services Commissioner Charles Arlinghaus making it clear that as of the next payroll on July 6 all state workers must give permission to have any fees …

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Breaking News: Mandatory Union Dues Violate First Amendment

Boom! For these reasons, States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form …

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