“The people cannot be all, and always, well informed.”

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2015
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“The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

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Liberty flows upward (but Tyranny is always top-down)

by Skip November 5, 2015

If only our 21st century leaders understood this bit of Colonial wisdom we might not have screwed up the Middle East: “Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.” – Benjamin Franklin (H/T: Jim Bender, former […]

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‘Liberty never sleeps’: Republican Liberty Caucus holds biennial meeting in NH

by Kimberly Morin October 11, 2015

This weekend the national Republican Liberty Caucus held their biennial conference in Nashua. Hundreds descended upon the Crowne Plaza Hotel to partake in panel discussions, a straw poll vote and to hear speakers from Rand Paul and Ted Cruz to Trevor Loudon and Grover Norquist.

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

by Skip October 1, 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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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Skip September 29, 2015

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. -Samuel Adams, Founding Father What would he think of our current Government, and those running for it, that willy-nilly and willingly […]

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Why We’re Losing Liberty

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2015
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This could draw a troll or two out from under their bridge. Prager U

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A question on NH First District race…

by Skip September 6, 2015

Why isn’t Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) a member of the Freedom Caucus in the US House?  After all, he made it clear during his first run that he was with the TEA Party.  How come I NEVER see his name associated with his fellow legislators that make it clear that Freedom is their first concern, […]

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Looking For Liberty In All The Right Places

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2015
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New Hampshire Liberty Alliance Chair Paul Best joins us to talk about the latest Liberty Rating, a report that ranks members of the legislature, how it is compiled, and some of the limitations. Get the entire program here! Please follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter listen on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, Stitcher, and The Rock 

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Ending Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2015
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Constitutional appellate litigator Mike Farris joins us to discuss the US Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage ruling, and how it is an attack on self government, and individual rights. We also discuss the constitution’s binding role, the next layer of law that must follow this ruling, and how it must infringe on religious freedom. Listen […]

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603 Alliance – Jack Kimball On Liberty

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2015
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The next speaker at the 603 Alliance Grassroots summit is former NH-GOP chair and candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, Jack Kimball.  Jack speaks on the erosion of liberty, IRS and EPA intimidation, and the need to stand up against the never-ending onslaught of government interference in our every-day lives. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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Musings of a Three-Percenter

by Tom April 6, 2015

This was sent to me by a friend.  The author eloquently touches on a series of issues and ideas that draw emotions ranging from deep sadness to passionate inspiration.  You either get it, or you won’t.   “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and […]

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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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Milton Friedman: “You can only aim at Equality by taking things from others”

by Skip December 26, 2014

And on its face, how can taking things from others be recognized as “equality” for them?  “A society that aims for Equality before Liberty will end up with neither Equality or Liberty.  A society that aims first for Liberty will not end up with Equality but will end up with a closer approach to Equality […]

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Why Democrats hate the TEA Party, why Socialists hate Liberty folks

by Skip October 29, 2014

Evil.  It exists in the real world and many of us can recognize it.  However, in the ever-increasing political polarization here in America, there certainly is one set of folks that truly believes that evil actually exists.  No, for these people it is not that commit heinous crimes.  It is not those that advocate killing […]

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Rand Paul at Generation Opportunity / NH: First Executive Order? Revoke the previous 8 years worth

by Skip September 12, 2014

Well, that would be a good start.  In fact, it shouldn’t even be controversial – this should be a given for pretty much the Republican President next elected in 2016 given how much Obama has pushed the boundaries of Executive Imperialship (putting both Bush II and Nixon to shame).  Roll it back should be heard […]

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Hemingway 2A Rally – Andrew Hemingway addresses the crowd with a Life Free msg

by Skip August 19, 2014

Last Saturday, the Hemingway for [NH] Governor campaign held a Second Amendment rally at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club.  It was a time for first time shooters (video coming soon),  guys vs gal competition, general shooting as well as a “machine gun shoot” with various fully automatic firearms like a Ma Deuce (.50 caliber machinegun), […]

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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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