Property Rights

The Town of Henniker ’s Desire to Build a Road Does Not Justify Doing so in a Less Than Constitutional Way

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2015
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Mark Hodgdon  | GrokWatch News Desk “On June 23rd, a Merrimack County Superior Court jury returned a verdict on all counts for Lorin Mulligan against the Town of Henniker.  The Henniker Water Department built an access road for commercial trucks across her property to the Town’s water tank on abutting land.  Despite her repeated protests […]

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by Ed Naile June 14, 2015

The NH State Supreme Court, remember them? They had the distinction of having several members impeached back in 2001 for trying to rig a decision. But as in the Clinton style we have become so used to their antics they are still with us because too many lawyers and lawyer spouses were on the Senate […]

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John Oliver – Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2015
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John Oliver makes the absurd funny so it is worth the watch, but as you watch remember that in NH the police are on the record (in committee testimony) claiming both that they don’t do THIS, and that if the legislature stopped them from doing what they say they are “not doing” they would lose […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep JR Hoell – HB 1589 interferes with your Right to Private Property

by Skip January 19, 2014

Dear NHFC Supporter, I know that NHFC President Jon Evans and I have been asking a lot of you lately. However, you the grass roots gun owners are our strength. To be honest, whenever the legislature is in session, our Second Amendment rights are at risk. We must be vigilant. While we have been warning […]

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Sorry, But The State DOES Have An Interest in Marriage

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2013

The State has a very necessary role in marriage.  A task tied directly to the reason behind the existence of the state in the first place. Let us begin with this.  Why do states, or more generally speaking, governments exist at all?  Government’s are created to tap into the benefit of mutual self-interest.  They exist […]

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The Future of Granite State Future From A County Commissioner Who Is Already Living It in NY

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2013
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If you think the folks squawking about Granite State Future and the goals and agenda of the Regional Planners in New Hampshire is nothing but fearmongering, conspircay theory, or just tin-foil-hat-nuttery, if you ust want to sign up and take the money without any regard to the strings attached, why not listen to what a […]

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“You Didn’t Build That” Means ‘You Didn’t Earn It Either’

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2013
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If someone in your family passed away how much of their property–what percentage of its total value–would their neighbors be entitled to? Is it thirty percent?  How about fifty percent? Do strangers in your neighborhood, people you may not even know casually, have a right to take half your stuff from your family without regard […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 – Skip, Steve and Mike Open the Program

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2013
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Skip, Mike, and Steve open the show with quick hits on the Tom DeLay conviction being overturned, mass shootings, Martin O’Malley coming to NH, what’s new with GrokTALK and, being a part-time new media activist, Common core and the government bribing the states with federal money (taken from the states), the need for property […]

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GrokTALK! 9-21-13 Guest Segment: Bill O’Brien Part II

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2013
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In segment Three we continue with NH House rep and former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien on the Politically correct culture, Identity politics, Home schooling (and the education tax credit), incrementalism, some guy named Bill Duncan, and more… Listen to segment Three with Bill O’Brien: Download or listen to Segment Three Here

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GrokTALK! 9-21-2013 Guest Segment – Bill O’Brien: Part I

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Former NH House speaker Bill O’Brien, drops in to discuss devloving government power back to the people, the O’Brien Budget, good things that happened during the Republican majority, the hypocrisy of Democrats on “settled law,” letting adults run their own lives, commuter rail, and the scourge of invisble taxation.     Listen to part I […]

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GrokTALK! September 21st, 2013

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are NH House Rep and former speaker of the NH House Bill O’Brien, and Susan Myrick, Election Policy Analyst for the North Carolina chapter of the Civitas Institute. The Topics, in no particular order… Tom DeLay, Property Rights, Global Warming, Budgets, Devolving power from Government, Early voting and same […]

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Are They Imbeciles or Advocates?

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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Democrats claim that the state can and will protect you.  That you do not need to protect yourself.  It is a legislative priority of theirs, disarming you.  What does that tell us about Democrats? Every time the Progressives, Democrats, Liberals, remark, mock, or complain about the private and lawful ownership of any tool to defend […]

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Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm v. Town of Henniker Goes to Court

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2013
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We’ve written a few posts about the Henniker, New Hampshire ZBA going after Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (here, here, here, here, and here).  Well, we’re back. Forster’s has taken their fight for RSA 31:24a, which clearly provides for the activity the Henniker Board denied, to Merrimack County Court.  It is a fight for all of […]

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A Granite State Future is HUD’s Future

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2013
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Uncovering the fraud that is Granite State Futures has a home.  It’s called Granite State Futures ( • Granite State Future is a non-partisan issue. • Granite State Future is about the permanent loss of private property rights. • Granite State Future is about the New Hampshire Regional Planning Commissions switching their allegiance from the […]

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Hey! GraniteState Progress! Don’t Forget to Honor This “Victim” of Gun Violence

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2013

If you’re going to perpetrate a serial fraud to intimidate legislators to impose failed laws New Hampshire does not need, you’d best be thorough.  So having read the names of these folks you are going to have to add this guy as well. Patrons had been lining up all week — at least of them one […]

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If it Only Saves One…Air Conditioner

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013

  An Ohio woman held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until police arrived, warning him, “if you move, you’re gonna go to the morgue.” Tammy Takach of Steubenville was sleeping Thursday morning when a noise in her home woke her up. She told WPXI-TV she grabbed her gun and went downstairs to find an intruder who’d […]

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Guest Post: Ken Eyring – Will Senate Bill 11 Confiscate Control of ALL NH Waters?

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2013

On May 22nd, the NH House of Representatives will vote on Senate Bill 11.  It was written to enable Exeter and Stratham to jointly form a water/sewer district — but that capability already exists in State RSA Chapters 53-A, 33-B, 38, and 36.  These RSAs enabled the creation of the Merrimack Valley Regional Water District […]

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14th amendment Doesn’t Give Right to a Three-Way?

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

CATO has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which it makes the case that the 14th amendment prohibits states from denying anyone from the right to marry, regardless of gender. It is a compelling argument.  There are ample references to legal opinions, plenty of implications of the spirit of equality under the law, but […]

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Henniker ZBA says Screw RSA 21:34a

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2013

The Henniker ZBA has decided that state law does not apply to that particular bit of Henniker known as Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm. From Steve Forster: … We lost our argument on RSA 21:34a and Agritourism last night.. We plan to appeal and more than likely, on to a higher court.. The town still does […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (Again!) [Updated][Bumped]

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

(Originally posted yesterday morning 2-6-2013- but it’s important, and the meeting is tonight.) The next Henniker zoning board meeting (Noooo-body expects the Spanish Inquisition) is this Thursday (tonight) at 7pm, and Steve Forster will once more be brought before the local arsitocray on the matter of the proper use of his property. Forster’s Christams Tree […]

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Vicious Dogs

by Rick Olson December 28, 2012

“Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.”  —Francis Bacon   In New Hampshire if you are even slightly “nipped” by a dog, you can make a pile of cash! We are not talking about a Pit Bull Terrier […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2012

The Town of Henniker has cited Stephen Forster (Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm) with illegal use of his property. But State law provides that Mr. Forster may use his property for Agri-tourism,  also known as “agriculture,” a legitimate use of the land. Henniker has apparently acknowledged this but will not rescind its citation unless they are […]

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Notable Quote: Max Eastman (Socialism Doesn’t Jibe with Human Nature)

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2012

“It seems obvious to me now–though I have been slow, I must say, in coming to the conclusion–that the institution of private property is one of the main things that have given man that limited amount of free-and-equalness that Marx hoped to render infinite by abolishing this institution.  Strangely enough, Marx was the first to […]

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There Are No Republicans For Obama

by Steve MacDonald August 29, 2012

Back in 2008, and I may have shared this story before, I was discussing with a longtime friend my conclusion that then candidate John McCain was not really a ‘Republican.’  He could not understand why so I asked my baptist minister friend…”there are a lot of ‘interpretations’ of Christianity, and for the most part each […]

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A Jail Sentence For Drinking Water

by Rick Olson August 10, 2012

“All oppression creates a state of war.”  —Simone de Beauvoir On Wednesday, July 25 Skip featured a Guest Post from Ken Eyring. The central thesis of Mr. Eyring’s post was that the NH Water Sustainability Commission gave a low-profile public notice seeking input from the public regarding management of  Granite State water resources over the next 25 […]

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Water Sustainability Commission (a subset of the Granite State Future Plan, aka Sustainable Communities Initiative) – their own words. First Rep. Spang in her own words

by Skip July 31, 2012

UPDATE before publishing:  Apparently, Judith has responded to Ken and invoking both International Law and the World Court?  That’s only by email, but THIS I have to see! ********************* Our mission here at the ‘Grok is to promote and to protect Individual Freedom, Liberty, and Rights.  Period.  Sure, we do other things as well, but […]

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Are we all about to start losing our private property rights? A parting gift from Gov. Lynch? Guest Post by Ken Eyring

by Skip July 25, 2012

Did you know that there is an executive commission that was set by Gov. Lynch to talk about water?  No big deal you say – yes it is.  Many homes in NH, if not most, depend on the water on their land for wells – or to be more technically correct, under your land.  Common […]

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Idiots And Cowards Who Complain About Gun Ranges

by Rick Olson July 24, 2012

“Once you’re able to look like an idiot and be OK with it, it opens up your potential.” —Nicole Sullivan Irascible Cowards are idiots willing to  spew their opinion as if it means something, is always a great source of amusement to me. And sometimes they do so anonymously. Such is the case with this […]

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UN Calls For Tax on Wealthy to Help Poor – Still Wont Work

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2012

The UN want’s more money.  They are after the global wealth tax again, a tax favored by Obama, and the social/environmental justice movements who benefit from it.  But we know that the money will never actually get to the poor, not enough of it.  Nor will it alleviate anything but the misery of some NGO […]

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The Law Can Never Be Philanthropic

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2012

The law (justice) can never be philanthropic.  It cannot guarantee property of any kind to anyone because the law has no property to give.  The law does not create property.  The Law does not summon property out of thin air-where none previously existed.  The Law can only take from someone else what is theirs. It […]

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