Liberty

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

by Skip July 28, 2014

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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Meet Michelle Levell – Liberty Candidate – Rockingham 7

by Susan Olsen July 28, 2014

She may be new to running for office, but she’s spent more time in Concord that some elected state representatives!

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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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Data Point – Conceal Carry rates versus Crime / Murders

by Skip July 12, 2014

“murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent.” 2007 – 2013: concealed carry permit holders up from 4.6 million to 11.1 million (141% rise). 2007 – 2013: the murder rate fell from “5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.” (22% drop). 2007 – 2013: Overall violent crime down 22% Apparently, other […]

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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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Toyota is moving from California to Texas

by Skip April 28, 2014

And so did my company just a bit ago! Yeah California – you moved a company that US-based itself in California since it came here from Japan in the 1950′s.  I guess the mounting taxes and regulations made it easy to hear the siren sound of Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a more business friendly environment […]

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“Paint Stewardship Program” – look, there’s the gun toting Nanny at the paint racks!

by Skip March 21, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ NH State Rep Laura Pantelakos (D): “I don’t care about protecting peoples’ Liberty“ Yet another Government mandate in search of a problem.  Democrat Progressives just can’t STAND the idea that they aren’t smarter than everyone else and have to pass legislation […]

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Who’s In Your Wallet!?

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2014
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The Republican party has no interest in receiving advice from me, and not just because we’re not exactly on speaking terms.  As a rule, I don’t speak to ‘The Party” I speak to folks who run as Republicans, activists, and voters, who may or may not be Republicans but have traditionally prefered what Republicans run […]

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“Hitler’s Rant on Connecticut Gun Registration”

by Skip March 13, 2014

We’ve written on this before – the governed in Connecticut have begun to withdraw their consent from the governing over the draconian laws that basically made them felons overnight for simply keeping firearms that they may have had for decades with no problems.  They are upset that they are being made to feel and have […]

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GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 with Pam Tucker, Karen Testerman, and Kevin Avard

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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This week our guests are NH House Rep and House Republican Alliance Co-Chair Pamela Tucker. Founder of Cornerstone Policy Research and Candidate for the US Senate – Karen Testerman. And former House Rep, and Candidate for the NH State Senate – Kevin Avard. We talk about passion for liberty, crowd sourcing to fund a saleable […]

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GrokTV: 223 Day of Resistance rally – Who was that taking pictures of attendee license plates??

by Skip February 26, 2014

“Further, is the NH DMV going to be hacked for our private information – and what recourse do we have?“ And I thought that killing off HB675 (a bill to outlaw automated license plate readers) might have solved this problem.  I got an email from a person that I respect that brought a rather disturbing […]

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Notable Quote; Frederic Bastiat – Perversion of The Law

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2014
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It (the Law) has acted in direct opposition to its proper end; it has destroyed its own object; it has been employed in annihilating that justice which it ought to have established, in effacing amongst Rights, that limit which it was its true mission to respect; it has placed the collective force in the service […]

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New Hampshire Family Photo

by Tom February 23, 2014

I know roughly 50% of the people in this photo well – yet I would trust my life with all of them.  To be honest, I would trust the lives of my children with them too.

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GrokTALK! February 8th, 2014 With Carla Gericke and Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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In Segment Three and Four, we sit down with the president of the Free State Project Carla Gericke, and guest Ian Underwood.  We talk Liberty Forum,  which is coming up next week in Nashua, event guests, their topics, civil society, the Declaration, Constitution, Free Staters, and a wide range of other topics.  Four segments, each […]

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“…”liberty” is either an ideology or a gross misrepresentation…”

by Susan Olsen February 9, 2014

This morning, I sent the following email to every NH state representative: “In order to protect the liberty of each and every law-abiding citizen in the state of New Hampshire, I urge each of you to read NH RSA 159 , NH RSA 159 B and, in particular, NH RSA 159 D in order to […]

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GrokTALK! February, 8th 2014 With Free State President Carla Gericke, Ian Underwood, Mark Warden, and Kevin Bloom

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! Our guests are Kevin Bloom, Mark Warden, Carla Gericke-President of the Free State Project, and Ian Underwood. We discuss why it is a waste of time to ban cell phones, the NH Republican Senate’s Great Compromise, and the return of SB120–a bill would limit free speech to the big players while […]

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Limited Government, State sovereignty, lower spending, lower taxes, self-responsibility, Welfare State….

by Skip February 6, 2014

Jr. Partners of the Democrats.  Lesser Keepers of the Welfare State.  Politics over Principles.  “Looking out for our Own Political Asses since we lost our way back in 2000′s”.  And with the news of the tremendous expansion of the Welfare State by Chuck Morse with Democrat leader Larson, what are we in the grassroots to […]

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Noteable Quote – Edward Gibbon

by Skip February 2, 2014

Promoted from the comments on Steve’s post on “Self Indulgence vs. Basic Rights”: “The five marks of the Roman decaying culture: Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth; Obsession with sex and perversions of sex; Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original; Widening disparity between very rich and very poor; Increased […]

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2014
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In England, the dissolution of the Monasteries by the State resulted in an increase in public begging.   The monasteries, you see, acting as private, voluntary charities,  had long tended to the needs of the truly impoverished and downtrodden at their discretion.  Which is to say, they took an interest in the care of the truly […]

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Notable Quote – Mona Charon

by Skip December 30, 2013

This isn’t just a problem with Obamacare. It’s a dangerous new level of government by decree. Adhering to the rule of law isn’t just a tradition — it is the essence of American liberty and success. Nations without it (look at Egypt, Venezuela or Russia) have difficulty achieving stability and prosperity even though they are […]

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Notable Quote: Claude Frederic Bastiat

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2013
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It is not because men have made laws, that personality, liberty, and property exist.  On the contrary, it is because personality, liberty, and property exist before hand, that men make laws. … Nature, or rather God, has bestowed upon every one of us the right to defend his person, his liberty, and his property, since […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Susan Olsen November 17, 2013

‘The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip November 1, 2013

On the nature of Democrat cum Socialists (empahsis mine): ..Governments are only formed to ensure mutual protection of persons and property or…to oppress people and abuse property for the benefit of a ruling class. Laura Pantelakos, the Modern Democrat Party, and the Obama Administration are all governing as the latter.  They are more interested in […]

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For US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH-Progressive), it has always been about getting to “single payer”

by Skip November 1, 2013

Steve’s post (“NH US Senator Jeanne Shaheen Was For It Before She Was Against It”) outlines her absolute perfidity: she talks the talk in “supporting the Middle Class” with her grandmotherly words, but in each and every action and vote she shows her disdain for the same set of folks.   All that is important […]

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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part XI

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2013
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Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Beyond mendacity, there is liberal paternalism, of which these forced cancellations are a classic case. We canceled your plan,explained presidential spokesman Jay Carney, because it was substandard. We have a better idea. Translation: Sure, you freely chose the policy, paid for the policy, renewed the policy, liked the policy. But you’re […]

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Grok Exclusive! “I Don’t Care About Protecting People’s Liberty” – NH Democrat Laura Pantelakos (Video Added)

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2013
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As I type this the committee meeting at which the Democrat House Rep and House Criminal Justice and Safety Committee Chair, Laura Pantelakos said, and I quote, “I Don’t Care About Protecting People’s Liberty” is still underway.  (They are discussing HB675 – Another Dep’ty Dawg Shurtleff gem- Authorizing License Plate readers.) But that is nice […]

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Shutdown? What Shutdown? Part II – The intolerance of Progressives

by Skip October 15, 2013

“My goal is to make Washington as inconsequential to your daily life as possible” – Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) during his run for the Presidency Earlier today, Steve said: Honestly.  If I didn’t blog I wouldn’t have even noticed.  It has had no affect on my life at all.  None. I’m  not the only one. […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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For RINO’s, Sunshine Patriots, members of the entitlement plantation class from both parties and their willing benefactors… “If ye love wealth more than Liberty, the tranquility of servitude more than the animated contest of freedom — go from us in peace…. We ask not your counsel nor your arms…. Crouch down and lick the hand […]

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Notable Quote – Charles Cooke

by Skip September 21, 2013

The pro-gun side loves it because it is a commercially available, easy-to-use, well-built “tactical” weapon that looks like a “military style” machine gun; conversely, the other side hates it because it is a commercially available, easy-to-use, well-built “tactical” weapon that looks like a “military style” machine gun. To its fans, it is the emblem of […]

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