Freedom

Progressive view of The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip May 13, 2015

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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Freedom. “The United States has no purpose. That is perhaps its greatest achievement.”

by Skip May 4, 2015

I knew that I had used that “Yamamoto” quote (guns, blades of grass) before and in trying to find it for this post, what was at the top was something just as good to contemplate a second time: When I first read this at BusinessWeek (of all places!) after doing the show yesterday with our […]

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Daniel Fortin – accomplishes BreatheNH’s purposes but not by persuasion of the public

by Skip April 16, 2015

“The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” NH State Rep Kris Roberts (D): “Government has to protect us from our own stupidity.” NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ Naw, […]

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“The whole enchilada”

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2015

” I need to know two things about anyone’s political system: Does it prioritize human freedom, or human coercion?” Lets take a moment to consider political labels. All too often, they are used as simple pejoratives, not the least by me. If we’re talking and I tell you “You’re so progressive!”, chances are it isn’t […]

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Yes, Bob Costas. Next question?

by Skip March 24, 2015

Bob Costas is one of those celebrities (in his case, a sports broadcaster) who has used his position to lecture we little people on different topics (on guns here, here, and here).  Well, he’s continuing to ride that bicycle by totally misinterpreting the Second Amendment (or, based on his previous outbursts), shows his Progressive nature and […]

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Notable Quote – Amanda Aucoin on Homeschooling

by Skip March 2, 2015

Upon being asked what’s the reason behind those demanding and advocating for more regulation of homeschooling (emphasis mine): Homeschooling challenges the public education bureaucracy in America that says children are better off with professional educators. The more it grows the more they believe it threatens public schools, education programs at colleges (which grant teaching certificates), […]

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Headline is good – the reason is better.

by Skip February 27, 2015

Kansas Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Requirement “Today we must vote, and when in doubt, I believe that if we err, we ought to do so on the side of freedom and the continued protection of our most basic constitutional rights,” – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle Gosh, would it be that ALL politicians […]

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The Concord Monitor Editorial board has a distorted sense of “freedom”

by Skip February 19, 2015

Gosh, I can start this post just like I ended the last one (w/one small change): Remember, with Democrats Progressives  it is NEVER the actual purpose of Government (“…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments […]

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The Collective vs The Individual – Vaccination and….seatbelts?

by Skip February 18, 2015

Another Sunday talking head show snippit from Meet The Press back on 2/8.  The topic in that round table was that of vaccines – is it up to the Individual, the parents, that get to decide for their children whether or not to get vaccinations?  Or is it something that Government decides, period?  At what […]

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Veterans Choice Program – Obama about to screw over vets in his 2016 Budget

by Skip February 3, 2015

The Youngest received his paperwork and card for this program (born out of such ire created by the VA scandal (whereby vets were refused timely service of their health needs) rose to heights that it coalesced both Dems and Repubs) a little while ago.  It allows him, in certain circumstances, to go to a civilian […]

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Progressives are Liberals but are not liberal – their actions show they, in reality, are tyrants

by Skip December 30, 2014

And remember, EVERY Progressive is a socialist…in this, they perfectly fit the definition of Orwellianism – they use the same words as everyone else but mean them to mean other meanings – bastardizing the common language so as to advance a leftist / socialist agenda.  They can’t be honest to us or to our common […]

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Alexis De Tocqueville warned us of despotism and tyranny arising in democracies – the Administrative State

by Skip December 29, 2014

Even though French philosopher Alexis De Tocquville toured the nascent American Democracy back in the mid-1800’s, even as he was in wonderment of the strength of its Civil Society (e.g., non-governmental), he was prescient in diagnosing its probable demise in the rise of those that would control the others under the guise of “we’re here […]

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The joy of competition: good-bye, FairPoint!

by Skip December 28, 2014

By the end of the month, I will have cut a cord that has been in my entire (almost 6 decade) life – a landline phone.  And I can thank the striking FairPoint Unions for giving me the impetus for having done so for shoddy service.  If the service your company provides fails to meet […]

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Freedom – and now we see where it has gone.

by Skip December 23, 2014

A story on when Government KNOWS what is best for you – even if you know it is not: a sad tale of Obamacare: My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their […]

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Harvard Professor Explains why our Republic Works … or Did Work

by Don December 17, 2014
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Progressives Lie about the TEA Party and Its Goals

by Don December 12, 2014

There is no bigger “Big Lie” than the lie by big government advocates and beneficiaries, repeated by E. Scott Cracraft in his November 25th op-ed in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com) that the TEA Party is “fascist”, racist, and/or extremist. The real TEA Party (there are progressive and party establishment imposters) is millions of everyday […]

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Individualist vs Collectivist mentality: the Leave Me Alone Coalition vs “You WILL be forced together”

by Skip October 25, 2014

As in “we’re all in this together”.  Voluntarily being part of a group is one thing if it is voluntary but Progressives / Socialists / Collectivists brook no dissent – you WILL be made to be all in (with them in charge).  This article at Bearing Arms lays out the contradiction that is tearing apart the American polity […]

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So is this why our Education system is getting worse?

by Skip October 15, 2014

Again, watch this (it really IS a basic political concept) and ask yourself that question again. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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The late Prime Minister Margaret “Iron Lady” Thatcher on true freedom

by Skip October 11, 2014

 NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And yet, from our Declaration of Independence (in part): … We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and […]

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US Chamber of Commerce ain’t showing love on Jeanne Shaheen for her Obamacare vote

by Skip September 20, 2014

And rightly so – she has done NOTHING except for taking choice away from us, the citizens, and moving that choice to the Ruling Class in Congress.  She started to show her “I’m smarter than you” when she got her SB711 passed and it immediately reduced our choices from over a couple of dozen providers […]

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The measure of Freedom is the number of available choices

by Skip September 14, 2014

Marcus Merz (CEO,  insurer PreferredOne): “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Freedom just is – having to ask permission means it doesn’t exist

by Skip September 11, 2014

What we seem to have forgotten is that Freedom just “is”.  It does not have to be explained.  It does not have to be justified.  It does not have to be litigated.  It does not have to be legislated. It merely has to be lived. Once permission is asked, you have given your freedom away […]

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Notable Quote – David Marmet

by Skip July 27, 2014

Hayek calls this utopian vision The Road to Serfdom.  And we see it in operation here, as we are in the process of choosing, as a society, between Liberty – the freedom from the State to pursue happiness, and a supposed but impossible Equality, which, as it could only be brought about by a State capable and empowered […]

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Notable Quote – Calvin Coolidge on the Proper Role of Government

by Skip July 14, 2014

I was in a Facebook discussion a couple of days ago when I was asked which one of the Presidents was one of my favorites – it is “Silent Cal” (emphasis mine): Under this weight [of ever larger government] the former accuracy of administration breaks down.  The government has not at its disposal a supply […]

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From Public Servants to Rulers

by Skip June 20, 2014

Sadly, we see in this Obama Administration (but starting before it, I’m sore afraid) another instance of public servants now believing that they are above “their” law and have become Rulers when their illicit behavior affects those of us who are just law abiding – a double standard. From Betsy’s Page: This gives the scandal […]

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Obama is behind the IRS Scandal to silence Liberty & Freedom / Free Speech

by Skip June 11, 2014

The IRS was weaponized by the Progressives, chief among them the Community Organizer Obama.  Being an Alinskyite, he TAUGHT the lessons that the end justifies any means, and the end is just pure power (aka, a Totalitarian government).  Quacking platitudes that Free Speech matters only until they believe that can destroy it.  With Lois Lerner […]

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OUR State Project: What is it about “Free” that has Zandra Rice-Hawkins and Cynthia Chase’s panties in a bunch?

by Skip May 25, 2014

Adding a bit more from Steve’s post on the hysterical OUR State Project Progressives that believe that people who seemingly just want to be left alone by Government are THE existential threat to NH!  Remember, this from people who are out of staters themselves and depend on outside money to attack these people who just want […]

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Notable Quote – Kyle Becker

by Skip April 25, 2014

“…What makes Constitutional conservatives different from progressives is that they do not desire to rule their political opposition or otherwise impose their will on their fellow citizens. Instead, most conservatives want to restore the nation to its Constitutional foundations, establish fiscal responsibility in government, reinstate the free market economic principles that allowed the majority of […]

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GrokSHOTS! Rep Suzanne Vail Thinks ‘Freedom Is Maxed Out in NH’

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2014
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Kim Morin tells us a story about Nashua Democrat Suzanne Vail who when challeneged for saying something stupid, pulled down her own facebook page and locked her twitter account. Audio Clip  (2m 6s) Listen to Kim’s segment on the podcast page here (or you can wait for it to post on the front page tonight) […]

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Notable Quote – Tom DeWeese

by Skip April 22, 2014

“Freedom.” We use that word a lot. Do we all really know what that word means? It’s used in so many different ways. Do we understand how it is attained? Most importantly, do we understand how it is used by some to actually take freedom away?  Simply put, freedom is the ability to act without […]

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