Blogline of the Day – A law for me but not for thee

by Skip April 5, 2017

“If I ever get in a jam, I ask for no special treatment. Just treat me like Susan Rice.” (H/T: Howie Carr via Instapundit)

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Trey Gowdy – Can the President Change Any Law?

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2016
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Nuke The Infidel Cows

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2016
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File Under Cow Fart. Because: California! Nine days ago I shared news on the legislative leap that brings us to today’s landmark reporting. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the cow fart legislation into law. Cowfartifornia is going to do everything in its power to reduce cow farts in the name of saving the earth. Here’s another […]

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Manchester Police Chief: White House Seems to Feed the Narrative

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2016
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The police chief of New Hampshire’s biggest city, Chief Nick Willard, had some words for the Media and the White House on the rise in anti-law enforcement rhetoric that is leading to violence. (NPR)  “I often push back against the media and politicians portraying LE (law enforcement) as killers of young black men, as if we […]

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Institutionalizing the End of The Right to Due Process

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2016
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If you believe that prohibiting second amendment rights to someone arbitrarily placed on a no-fly list is a sensible step then you’ve been programmed by your government to embrace incremental tyranny. Liberty in exchange for the presumption of security. The sacrifice of (other people’s) Constitutional right to due process and the notion of “innocent until […]

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What law — specifically — would have prevented yesterday’s shooting?”

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2016
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Charles C.W. Cooke would like to know. “What law — specifically — would have prevented yesterday’s shooting?” (NRO) I ask because, absent the total ban on firearms that gun-control advocates insist that they don’t covet, it is not at all obvious which rules would have stopped the perpetrator from carrying out his plan. According to the […]

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After 200 years, the Crown would Feel at Home Here Again

by GrokWatch News Desk December 16, 2015

by Charles G. Douglas, III  Where Do You Go To Challenge Illegal Government Decisions When The Courts Close You Out? China and Russia have an approach to government responsibility that places the powers of government above and over the people.  Our system is the reverse.  Our 1784 Bill of Rights in Part I, Article 8 clearly […]

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GrokTALK! – NH AG Tells Town To Violate the Law to Stop School Choice

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2015
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The tiny town of Croydon, NH is under attack from a State Attorney General’s office that is not just ignoring the law as written (to prevent School Choice), they are asking the Town selectman to break the law to aid them in their venture. Ian and Jody Underwood joins us to talk about Croydon, NH […]

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So You’ll Be asking Them To Take President Obama To Jail Next?

by Steve MacDonald September 4, 2015
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Democrat county clerk Kim Davis refused to approve marriage licenses for gay couples as a matter of religious conscience. The result? She has been found in contempt of court. By law, she should and has been detained. Pro-gay-agenda water-carriers and their camp followers have taken to the internet to declare victory…for law and order. Really? […]

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“I was more than a little surprised at the tabloid style used by the Villager on July 31st”

by GrokWatch News Desk August 2, 2015

Dennis Hamel | GrokWatch News Desk Preface: Steve Forster had a letter delivered to the Henniker Selectman regarding legal use of his property. The town fish-wrap wrote a front page story in response. Our good Friend Dennis Hamel has written in regard to the Villager’s article. (It will not yet have run in that paper, if […]

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Greater Epping Republicans / NHCCS – 2nd Amendment – Part 1

by Skip July 28, 2015

This past Sunday, GraniteGrok attended a joint presentation by the Greater Epping Republicans and the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies.  Nancy Kindler acted as the Master of Ceremonies.  Two speakers were present: NH State Rep David Welch who was dressed in period garb on the topic of Revolutionary War arms 2nd Amendment lawyer Evan Nappen […]

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What Does ‘Non Resident’ Really Mean in 159:6 ?

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2015
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Great question from a reader – “How does the State Supreme Court Define ‘Non-Resident’ in 159:6?, ” which is New Hampshire’s discriminatory pistol revolver licensing law. And no, we can’t take the simple, approach.  Residency, domicile, and presence, all have multiple definitions in NH “law.”  Lawyers from Arkansas can vote absentee in New Hampshire from […]

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Quoting Professors About Law is Particularly Risky

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2015
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When Courting opinion in the Free Speech Debate…. Quoting professors about law is particularly risky, if your aim is an accurate and informative discussion of free speech law. If you call a physics professor and ask them what will happen if you drop your pencil, and why, he or she will say “it will fall, […]

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How a Bill REALLY Becomes a Law

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2015
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How DUMB are NH Democrats when it comes to SB 116?

by Kimberly Morin February 13, 2015

There are two types of gun control extremists – those who willfully LIE about facts and statistics and those who are simply dumber than a box of rocks.  In New Hampshire we have both varieties. I realize these people have no control over their willful ignorance but it’s actually embarrassing.

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“This body is becoming less and less relevant”

by Skip November 29, 2014

 “It strikes me that the Law can require action or forbid action…Mr. Lazurus, is the Chief Executive constitutionally capable of ignoring both categories of law”? You can’t stop a governmental bully by doing nothing…there has to be the ability to “punch them in the nose – hard”. (H/T: Independent

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Armed Men Prepared To Do Violence

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2014
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This point should be made in every hearing, for every bill, rule, or measure proposed, and no one who is not directly accountable to the ‘presently’ lawful persons  upon whom that violence might one day be directed, should be permitted to summon it through the imposition of or under the cover of “law.” “A rule […]

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Congolese refugees to Dover – an update out of Tennessee

by Skip July 29, 2014

Well, maybe.  Right now, the White House / President Obama is making noise that all of these illegal alien kids that have been violating our border aren’t “illegal immigrants”, they’re not even “migrants.”  Based on his say so, they are ALL deemed to be “refugees from crime, violence, and drugs” even as they face the […]

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Scott Brown: running away from questions AGAIN (on US Supreme Court decision about Hobby Lobby / Religious Freedom)?

by Skip July 18, 2014

He runs away from debates.  He avoids forums.  When he is answering questions, from what I have heard and seen, he’s quite glib in starting to answer and then zig-zagging away off into tangents and not answering the questions directly.  But really, to go hide out in a bathroom to avoid a reporter asking a […]

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Stupid reasoning from Senator Jay Rockefeller (D) on NOT sending illegal alien kids home

by Skip July 18, 2014

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D., W.Va.) expressed his opposition to returning the unaccompanied children at the border back to their home countries, theorizing that the United States could benefit from any highly skilled workers among them, now or in the future.  “I’m not for throwing people out,” Rockefeller tells National Review Online. “I’ve got a huge interest in […]

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by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014

What kind of people sell plunder by threat of force as a virtue, label it as an entitlement, and deify the wealthy politicians, immune to their own “justice,” who promote it as a way to create equality? Democrats.

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So….for the NH AG’s Office…Business as Usual?

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2014
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Conservative or Republican AG’s are, of course, excluded from this fatwa. (Didn’t I just post a quote relevant to this…?) NYT clearly thought it newsworthy that US AG would say state AGs have no obligation to defend state law/constitution they disagree with… — Byron York (@ByronYork) February 24, 2014

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I,________, do solemnly swear, that I will bear faith and true allegiance to the ‘Guidelines?’

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2013

Has ignorance reared its ugly head again in the New Hampshire Legislature   Yeah, yeah, more times per day than we could count with all those people there.  Actually, I’m referring to Debra DeSimone, Rockingham 14 who seems to have a questionable view of her relationship to the constitution. According to Ms. De Simone, the constitution is really just a guideline […]

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Notable Quotes: Russell Kirk – John Randolph

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2012

Law will change, indeed, with the times; but arbitrary intervention in the process, rude revision upon abstract concepts a la French taste, is a short and nasty way to social caducity.  When a people begin to think that they can improve society infinitely by incessant alteration of positive law, nothing remains settled; every right, every […]

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Letter to the Editor – Professor Leo Sandy is wrong on all counts

by Skip January 31, 2012

His two Letter are after the jump – here is my Letter discussing his “points”: Leo Sandy may be “amused by writers who chide me for violating bad laws” but I’m reduced to guffaws at his latest letters attempts to not only re-write history but also declare what are enforceable laws and facts. For an […]

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