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Meet the GOP Fascists

This follows up on a post by Steve about the eleven GOP Representatives who joined the Democrats in voting against repealing the law establishing no-free-speech zones outside abortion clinics. I previously posted about the no-free-speech zones: Planned Parenthood’s contention that the law is about safety is laughable. The law does not limit itself to obstructing, …

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It Will Take More Than Money to Fix What Ails The NH GOP

So congratulations to Steve Stepanek on his election as Chairman of the New Hampshire GOP: I don’t disagree that the New Hampshire Republican Party has a money problem. More specifically, that it cannot raise any. But money is not going to be enough to right this sinking ship. This: By patient safety zones, Planned Parenthood …

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Are New Hampshire Democrats Planning to License Speech?

New Hampshire has a buffer zone law. It allows abortion clinic managers to prohibit access to public spaces around their facility. To violate free speech rights. It exists in direct violation of a Supreme Court ruling that threw out a similar law in Massachusetts. And Last week NH House Democrats rejected legislation to repeal the …

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The NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee doesn’t like members recording its sessions

So says the Chair, Robert Renny Cushing (D) as a whole slate of anti-Article 2-A (Second Amendment, for those that don’t read the NH Constitution) diminishing Rights bills are going to be coming through that committee. John Burt has long recorded his committee’s actions – just like I record my Budget Committee hearings.  After all, I’m …

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Democrat US Rep Ted Lieu: Govt should be able to regulate your speech

I have a post in my head about the larger Constitutional topic but once again, we see that Constitution is a GREAT constrictor of nascent totalitarians like US Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif). California Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) blatantly confessed on CNN that he “would love to be able to regulate the content of speech” but that …

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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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