NH Constitution

Sales Tax in NH – A Constitutional & NH House take on S. Dakota vs Wayfair SCOTUS decision

by Dan Itse August 14, 2018

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down an opinion in the South Dakota versus Wayfair (SD v Wayfair). The South Dakota Legislature had passed a law that enabled South Dakota to go after taxes on purchases citizens had made from Wayfair. The S. D. Supreme Court held that the law was […]

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New Hampshire Secretary of State Confused About Voter Fraud, Laws, Words, Election Integrity

by Ed Naile July 20, 2018

The lunacy involving NH permitting illegal, out-of-state voting which has continued because there seems to be a complete misunderstanding of how laws work, and what words mean. I can’t even begin to imagine how people in charge of New Hampshire’s election laws read a court case. There is solid proof they only accept parts of […]

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New Hampshire Governors fail in the Oath of Office

by Dan Itse July 9, 2018

Note: we welcome Dan Itse to our ranks as a Grokster! A long time member of the NH House of Representatives, he was acknowledged to be one of the foremost experts on both the US and NH Constitutions here in the State of NH and with his first post, he does not disappoint by bringing […]

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Why Don’t We Obsess Over “Inhabitant” – The Story Of NH Voter Fraud

by Ed Naile May 15, 2018

The Governor of the State of New Hampshire, through the Executive Council, has sent a letter to the NH State Supreme Court in an attempt to clarify the definition of RESIDENT vs. DOMICILE when it comes to voting. It is a shame we are still falling for the resident/domicile scam that NH uses to let […]

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The Guy Behind Marsy’s Law Has Spent at Least 27 Million Nationally – How Much in New Hampshire?

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2018

Democrats like to talk about “keeping money out of politics.” Well, meet Henry T. Nicholas III, a wealthy Corporate baron. One of those ‘Big’ corporation guys the left ‘hates’ so much.  He’s also the brother of Marsalee, the woman for whom Marsy’s Law is named, and the money behind the push to amend the NH Constitution […]

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Problem: Criminal Justice System Ignoring the Law – Solution: Amend a Constitution They Also Ignore

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2018

I don’t believe the New Hampshire AG ever investigated claims by NH Police Chief Andrew Shagoury when, in his opposition to concealed carry, he suggested to a State House Committee that minors might have been issued pistol revolver licenses. That would be in violation of state law, as would his knowing it and not demanding an investigation […]

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Windham School Board – That Transgender Bathroom policy really isn’t official? Part 4

by Skip March 8, 2018

The machinations of the Windham School Board concerning their Transgender Policy JBAB, for whatever reason, still bugs the heck out me. I really think that a lot of it is summed up in this part of the policy which does two dastardly actions: Demands, by the Government board, coerced speech on the part of students […]

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Windham School Board – That Transgender Bathroom policy really isn’t official? Part 3

by Skip February 20, 2018

“…transgenderism is a belief system that increasingly looks like a cultish religion—a modern-day Gnosticism denying physical reality for deceived perceptions—being forced on the public by the state”. Well, tonite is the night that Rob Breton, Dennis Senibaldi and Keleigh McAllister will be facing the music – and probably not tunes they wish to listen to.  And […]

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Guest Op-Ed taken from the Concord Monitor

by Skip February 10, 2018

By noted attorneys, Gilles Bissonnette (ACLU) and Mark Sisti (defense attorney).  If only our Legislators actually read and adhered to both the Letter and the Spirit of our Constitutions….sigh….this piece of legislation, “Marsey’s Law”, would have been ITL’d (Inexpedient to Legislate) right from the get-go (reformatted, emphasis mine): On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Senate held […]

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Is it Constitutional for NH AG’s to interfere with local elections officers?

by Ed Naile March 11, 2017

I have a question for voter fraud deniers. It is pretty simple. On November 8, 2016 a black man entered the Hooksett polling place just as the Hooksett Moderator had announced the polls closed. After some discussion about that issue the Moderator let him vote. He used his Florida driver’s license number, not license, as ID […]

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NH Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn (D) – NOW he wants us to believe that he…

by Skip March 9, 2017

“I’m scratching my head here in confusion because I am having an “if A then B” moment here” …believes in an originalist / literal interpretation of the NH Constitution?  In a UL Op-Ed, Woodburn (D) is making the case that we need to encourage more votes (like anyone has a problem with that??) (reformatted, emphasis […]

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I guess opponents of HB 620 never read the NH Constitution from the get-go?

by Skip March 8, 2017

[Art.] 28. [Taxes, by Whom Levied.] No subsidy, charge, tax, impost, or duty, shall be established, fixed, laid, or levied, under any pretext whatsoever, without the consent of the people, or their representatives in the legislature, or authority derived from that body. And it looks like those in the Legislature have decided that the State […]

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Freedom Fraud: Trans activists are lying to Granite Staters about ‘Gender Identity’ bill

by Kimberly Morin March 7, 2017

Tomorrow, the New Hampshire House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on House Bill 478 (HB 478), AN ACT prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity, also coined the ‘TransBillNH’ online. Yesterday Political Buzz posted an article about current discrimination laws already providing protections for transgenders to sue based on discrimination at the federal level. There are many […]

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Really, Chris Sununu, THAT is what the role of NH Governor is supposed to be?

by Skip July 14, 2016

Shot (emphasis mine): “THE PRIMARY job of the governor is to grow the economy,” Sununu says in announcing his economic plan. Chaser: NH Constitution [Art.] 41. [Governor, Supreme Executive Magistrate.] There shall be a supreme executive magistrate, who shall be styled the Governor of the State of New Hampshire, and whose title shall be His Excellency. […]

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Another instance of “You don’t need that”

by Skip July 2, 2016

Yep, another “tell” to recognized that there be Progressives afoot in the land with one and only one purpose – to find your wallet and return the money in it to its rightful owner – Government. So, along comes Joanna White, Tom Shamberg (looking to go to Concord) and Rep. Eric Schmidt from Grantham (part of a group […]

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Speaking of the Rule of Law – shoplifting shouldn’t be against the Law?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Remember, the “right to happiness” was originally “right to property” in one of the drafts of our Declaration.  In the NH Constitution: [Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights – among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, […]

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Where NH State Rep Barbara French (D-Henniker) gets it completely wrong, language and meaning wise

by Skip April 5, 2015

NH State Rep Barbara French (D-Henniker) had an Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor stating why she was not going to vote for the NH Budget.  Certainly and true to the Democrat form whereupon ANY lessening of a proposed budget calls for shrieks of death, damnation, and falsehoods (“Our state agencies have been severely cut over the […]

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Is Someone Going To Sue Governor Hassan?

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2015
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I get to listen to about 15 minutes of Girard at Large on my way to work and this morning in the seven-o’clock hour the subject of Governor Maggie Hassan’s illegal edict came up.  I guess she is above the law. The Duchess of Exeter has declared correspondence between herself and her Ministers (at her […]

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What is your response to the NH Constitution’s plainly written words, State Senator Andrew Hosmer?

by Skip February 9, 2015

[Art.] 2-a. [The Bearing of Arms.] All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state. Based on MY Senator’s (that would be Andrew Hosmer) response to Susan’s request to support SB116 which seeks to implement “Constitutional Carry” here in NH (just as they have […]

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So NH Governor Maggie Hassan, where ARE those illegal immigrant kids?

by Skip August 17, 2014

This just came in over the transom, and it is a very good question.  Where IS the “Open and Transparent” Government we were promised, Governor Maggie Hassan?  Can you explain (below: emphasis mine)? Dear Governor Hassan, On August 1st, 2014 The Union Leader reported that the federal government dumped 13 unaccompanied non-citizen children in New […]

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Being Constitutional is everybody’s business and concern – not just the Judiciary

by Skip June 27, 2014

NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”. NH State Rep. Susan Almy (D): “Well, you don’t get to decide what is Constitutional and I don’t get to decide what is Constitutional, the judiciary decides […]

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David Gregory: “Where is the US Constitution not placed in the right level today?

by Skip June 4, 2014

“There are some people who say that. That’s a very highly charged thing to say. Where is the US Constitution not placed in the right level today?” Here is the video: The longer version of this video is here; the above quote can be found at the 7:13 mark. As a national level MainStream Media […]

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I will not apologize for my Values

by Skip April 30, 2014

Why should I apologize for my Faith?  Why are my Family Values wrong?  And what is so dang wrong with having our NH Government govern within the bounds of the NH Constitution?  And why do our national politicians ignore the rather clear values enumerated in the US Constitution when they come up with laws that […]

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Next time at the gas pump? Thank these NH State Republican Reps for having to dig deeper into your pocket

by Skip April 23, 2014

NH GOP Platform:  Strongly oppose new taxes and fees, including an income, sales or capital gains tax NH Constitution: [Art.] 6-a. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Highways.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration accruing to the state from registration fees, operators’ licenses, gasoline road tolls or any other […]

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Guest Post: Brian Grisset on CACR 17 and NH State Senator Bette Lasky

by Skip April 7, 2014

To the Editor, On Wednesday I attended the NH House Judiciary Hearing on CACR 17, a proposed revision to our State Constitution adding “gender orientation” to the list of race, creed, color, sex or national origin for which discrimination is prohibited. During the prior Senate Hearings, except for the sponsors of the bill, no one […]

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Kathy Sullivan’s tweet: what she gets wrong and Scott Brown doesn’t understand

by Skip April 2, 2014

Earlier today, Grokster Steve alerted the rest of us that Kathy Sullivan tweeted out my post describing and opining on the talk that Scott Brown gave last Wednesday: 1. Usually don't read Granitegrok but this post on @Senscottbrown house party hate to admit is must read. #nhpolitics http://t.co/VcA8hVAmTL — Kathy Sullivan (@NHKathySullivan) April 2, 2014 […]

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This explains why Progressives hate Article 10 and 2A / Second Amendment

by Skip March 18, 2014

Catching up on some reading and came across this in Imprimus (Jan 2014).  While the article has to do with the idea that the TEA Party needs to go to the next level of political theory and practice to truly accomplish their goals (limited government, fiscal frugality, and Constitutional bounds), it gives an idea of […]

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Where I disagree with Steve on SB 120 – the NH Republican State Senator Incumbent Protection Racket Act

by Skip February 9, 2014

No,  Steve, it is NOT “not… intentional“: I’m not saying that any of this was intentional, by the way.  I’m saying that the sponsors are probably too blinkered by their own arrogance, trapped in the tunnel-vision of their own circumstances, to realize the destructive power of what they are trying to do. I believe SB120’s […]

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Testimony of Ian Underwood on HB 1589

by Susan Olsen January 21, 2014

Today in Representative Hall, Ian Underwood presented the testimony below to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs.  Eyes widened. “Article 2A of the NH Constitution clearly states that: All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state. It doesn’t say ‘some‘ persons. […]

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Common Core and “unfunded mandate” – hmmm!

by Skip December 6, 2013

From the NH Constitution: [Art.] 28-a. [Mandated Programs.] The state shall not mandate or assign any new, expanded or modified programs or responsibilities to any political subdivision in such a way as to necessitate additional local expenditures by the political subdivision unless such programs or responsibilities are fully funded by the state or unless such […]

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