Rights

Illegals Crossing Border Have More Rights Than College Students Accused of Rape

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2014
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Instapundit Illegals Crossing Border Have More Rights Than College Students Accused of Rape WASHINGTON, D.C.: Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, both children and adults, now streaming across the border, have more procedural protections – like the right to an impartial hearing, to require the production of documents, to present evidence, to cross examine those […]

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Notable Quote: Theodore Dalrymple – ‘Rights’

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2014
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Hobby Lobby, Assisted Suicide, and Slippery Slopes… Rights to tangible goods and services tend to create corresponding duties upon someone to provide them. For example, if I have the right to assisted suicide, and if the right is not to become a dead letter, someone has to assist me. But who, if all the doctors […]

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Congress – the reason we can’t have nice things?

by Skip June 11, 2014

Do we know how they will impoverish us next?  Or by what amount?  Or what Rights they will try to diminish? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)    

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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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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GrokTALK! March 1, 2014 The Government Can Have No Power That the People Do Not Have Themselves

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2014
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NH House Rep Dan Itse joins us to talk about his soon to be released book “States Have Powers – The Powers of the People,”an expository on his sovereignty resolutions. Follow us into ‘the weeds’ as we explore where rights come from, who has them, how they are delegated or more effectively exercised, how we […]

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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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Notable Quote – Self Indulgence vs. Basic Rights

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2014
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I found this interesting; thought it might stir up some debate. The last sentence, in particular, caught my attention. “The idea that freedom is merely the ability to act upon one’s whims is surely very thin and hardly begins to capture the complexities of human existence; a man whose appetite is his law strikes us […]

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With Big Government assuming more and more, we need to review this:

by Skip January 5, 2014

From whom do our Rights come from, God (or the Deity or Nature’s God) or those running Government? The Framers of our Constitutional Republic reverently assumed the former along with the belief that if God has granted us our Rights, no man or assemblage of men can (or of more importance, should) revoke those Rights […]

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Blogline of the Day – Government allows us to have a conscience?

by Skip December 11, 2013

“If the U.S. government can seize the power to force Christians to act against their consciences, what power can it be denied?”   This is in relationship to the both the employer mandate that forces them provide, in the now mandatory voluntary benefit of health insurance, those items that can lead up to the killing […]

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H8er on traditional American political values?

by Skip October 28, 2013

Founders = Unalienable Rights, ALL are equal before the Law Obama = they are what I say they are, and what’s more, I get to say who gets them (H/T: Lucianne)

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Nashua Elementary School Bans “Tag”

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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AP Charlotte Avenue Elementary School Principal Patricia Beaulieu posted a letter on the school’s website last week informing parents of the school’s safety policies.  She says while “tag” may seem innocent enough, it has been banned in many schools because of injuries. Just a side note.  Other names for “tag” include, running,  exercise, and socialization.  […]

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And if you DO trust the Obama Administration…

by Skip June 15, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Progressivism – the cult culture of selfishness

by Skip June 9, 2013

Oh, they will never say it is is such – directly.  They’ll use other words to mask it, hoping (knowing) that the Low Information Voter (who knows more about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy with “Daddy Babby” Kanye or what’s with American Idol / The Voice / America’s Got Talent than who their Senators or Congressmen are) […]

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Seriously, what is this guy smoking?

by Susan Olsen June 8, 2013

““Quality, affordable care is not some earned privilege – it’s a right,” he said during remarks at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calififornia.’ ‘The party, he claimed, isn’t particularly left-wing right now.” “If you talk to us – it turns out we’re pretty common-sense folks. We believe in the free market…a light tough when […]

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Treaties, Irony, and Gun Rights – Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

When second or third world Muslim Freedom fighters want to overthrow a controlling oppressive government, the Obama administration is Johnny-on-the-spot with…well…guns; other peoples money for guns or training in the use of guns, or some such thing.  But when American citizens want to exercise their second amendment right to lawful gun ownership (at their own […]

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Municipalities and martial law

by Susan Olsen April 25, 2013

“Of the many uncomfortable truths emerging from last week’s bombing and subsequent manhunt—including the fact that American cities are still vulnerable to Islamic terrorism—one of the most troubling but least talked-about is the fact that martial law may now become part of the municipal playbook.” Lockdown.  

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NH .223 Day of Resistance — Commentary

by Don February 23, 2013

Saturday afternoon about 400 patriots met at the New Hampshire Capital to show their support for, and commitment to defending, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution:  “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Many […]

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Maybe the start of a Revolution? Another firearms company to leave NY Govt to its own firearm devices (or not)

by Skip February 15, 2013

LaRue Tactical.  Olympic Arms.  Now a third firearms company, York Arms,  is saying that what is bad for civilians is going to be bad for Government entities and Law Enforcement agencies in New York due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new law (hey, he was all but frothing at the mouth to get this, so let […]

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Settled law….

by Susan Olsen January 24, 2013

Ooooh the Dems they like them some settled law (except when they don’t).  

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Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA): “The Rights of the few…”

by Skip December 17, 2012

Every Sunday, I DVR the talking head shows.  This week was more arduous than most because we already knew what the topic du show were going to be: Newtown and the horrific event that happened there.  Knowing, too, who was going to be on the shows, I heard exactly what I thought I would – […]

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Rebuttal to Alison Therriault – No, there is no extreme jeopardy to women’s right to control their lives in NH

by Skip March 25, 2012

I submitted this in rebuttal to a Letter to the Editor in the Laconia Daily Sun (P. 7, March 23, 2012) (slightly expanded here): It used to be that becoming an adult meant becoming independent and being self-responsible for their own well-being. Economic dependency on family was left behind along with the toys of childhood. […]

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So, gay activists, where do you think this will end up? You’ve started the snowball rolling down the hill…

by Skip March 24, 2012

(H/T: Karen) Suitable since the repeal of the gay marriage law failed here in NH. I take an old fashioned view of marriage – the traditional one-man-one-woman definition of such.  Two people, two genders. Now, there will be the h8 mail inbound, I’m sure – there was the last time I brought up the “slippery […]

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Of the things said at Thursday’s Presidential debate, Rick Santorum said the most important:

by Skip January 29, 2012

Thursday night’s GOP Presidential Debate in Florida was, for the most part, a Mitt-Newt mud fight with their hands tied behind them (re: all they could do was just roll in it).  Lots of dirt to spread around.  However, Rick Santorum made the most of it, and I believe finally was able to lay in […]

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National Right to Carry And Its’ Opponents From Within

by Rick Olson November 17, 2011

“Much of the self-righteous nonsense that abounds on so many subjects cannot stand up to three questions: (1) Compared to what? (2) At what cost? and (3) What are the hard facts?” —Thomas Sowell  The Union Leader’s Mark Hayward features a front page story today entitled, “Activists: Feds’ bill would lead to gun control“. The […]

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You Can’t Be A Republican And Vote Against Right To Work

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2011

A vote to sustain and permit forced unionization is a vote for the mandatory and state funding of abortion; financing efforts to cripple or bypass our second amendment right to self defense; you are supporting state financed birth control, confiscation of property, increased taxation and broad based taxes, an expanding regulatory state and more centralized top down government, gimmik accounting, Gay marriage, genderless bathrooms, seat belt laws, the food police, socialized medicine, restrictions on free speech, and the entire manifold of Democrat party policy wishes which those dollars will continue to support and advance as long as workers are denied the opportunity to decide if they are willing to fund these policies or not.

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WHY I CARRY A GUN: One Woman’s Perspective

by Rick Olson September 17, 2011

“Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws …”  —Michael Badnarik  Rachel Chumita Originally published in September 2006 by the Buckeye Firearms Association When people find out that I carry a gun most of the time, they’re often curious.  What would prompt a […]

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545 People Are Responsible For The Mess, But They Unite In A Common Con

by Rick Olson August 3, 2011

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

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If You Are Not Following Me On Twitter….

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2011

Twitter inspires the opportunity to aggravate the leftists who insist on following conservatives there. Not every witticism will fit on Twitter. Sometimes you have to write a blog and post a link. And then there are the thoughts that are too short to blog and too long to tweet. (Some things can’t be said in under 140 characters.)

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SB 88 VETO: More Of The Same Lies, Pandering and Demagoguery

by Rick Olson July 14, 2011

“The sure foundations of the state are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue’s sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin.”~George William Curtis, Author, Social Reformer (1824-1896) Governor John Lynch vetoed […]

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