US Constitution

Guest post by the Hon. Bob Guida – “What Will You Tell YOUR Children?”

by Skip April 15, 2014

To those who believe that courts are infallible, or that they are the final arbiter of laws, think again. Reference Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Roe v. Wade.  Courts make mistakes – huge mistakes – all of which serve to underscore the fact that we are a Constitutional Republic, not a judicial […]

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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 advice should ring true to ALL Republicans – not just to NH State Senator Jeanie Forrester

by Skip March 23, 2014

Permission granted to post (and follows along with the words I just wrote: Jeanie, I’ve heard that the NH Senate – and quite a few senators – are thinking of voting in favor of SB 244. I was wondering if you’ve made up your mind and if you’ve had any discussions with other senators about […]

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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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Progress!

by Ed Naile January 20, 2014

Stay with me on this one. The weirdo/wife-murderer in a Massachusetts prison is supposedly going to get a sex realignment/mutilation job at the expense of taxpayers – not paid for by Hollywood , Harvard, or Federal judges, who cheer on this type of thing, and who, by the way, have the extra cash. Rush calls the […]

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“Germany was taken over because people didn’t take a stand. And I see the same thing happening here.”

by Skip December 30, 2013

World War II Airborne combat veteran Warenn (Renn) Bodeker, from Plains, Montana gives us an important message from his past experiences. Renn is a member of Oath Keepers, a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the […]

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I still can’t figure out how this Progressive gets theah from heah

by Skip December 8, 2013

Let’s be clear – it seems that for Progressives, politics drives their very being, and they pursue avidly.  It fills their souls so much that they can’t begin to grok that when conservatives talk about religious values, progressives think that use of personal religion conscience is only a dodge from agreeing with something in the […]

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Er, there is a reason why we don’t, Colin

by Skip December 8, 2013

Born – 1937 (now 76 years of age) ROTC, Army career 1956 – 1991 (35 years) Chair, Joint Chief of Staff – 1989 – 1993 National Security Advisor – 1987 through 1989 Secretary of State – 2001 through 2005 Pretty much his entire career, Colin Powell (former Army General, US Secretary of State) has worked […]

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This sounds about right. Problem is, some Repubs are the same way

by Skip November 30, 2013

“We are above that old, dusty, old-fashioned piece of parchment…..right?  So we’ll say that we love it – but ignore it when it becomes “inconvenient”. Yet, for only insisting that Government follow its own Fundamental Law, we’re the bad guys?

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Getting it Right on the “Nuclear Option” – Part 2

by Skip November 22, 2013

Steve has part of it right: This is about Reid helping Obama add additional liberal judges to the DC Circuit court, guaranteeing a policy advantage in perpetuity. Certainly that forms a bulwark that will protect Obama’s legislative agenda – any lower court appeals has to run through it.  The Supreme Court gets a whole lot […]

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And we Conservatives wonder why people aren’t outraged?

by Skip November 21, 2013

All around us, in print, on TV, in the blogosphere, I read, see, and listen how far we have come from the Founders Vision for America.  I look at the Lefty side and wonder “how do they get away with this?  How can they simply advocate for policies contra to our Fundamental Law, the values […]

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Notable Quote – The Fix: The Democrat Party is even MORE Extremist than the TEA Party

by Skip November 20, 2013

…True tea party members don’t represent a majority of the House GOP or the Senate GOP — not even close, in fact — but their influence and the party’s increasing emphasis on conservative purity have made them hold such sway that Americans see little daylight between folks like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Senate Minority […]

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NH GOP National Committeeman Steve Duprey on “Flat Earth TEA Partiers, and Ted Cruz Fans”

by Skip November 8, 2013

Even a casual reader of the ‘Grok knows that we have been writing about the Civil War now raging within the NH GOP and the GOP is general; the VA Governor race has brought that to the fore.  Nice to see, on the topic of expanding Medicaid here in NH, that former NH GOP Chair […]

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I think that “Keep your Constitution” is more important

by Skip October 29, 2013

Somehow, I just don’t believe him. You?

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Common Ground…can’t we all just get along?

by Skip October 24, 2013

Let’s keep about the “why” – Here’s a great example of what undergirds the GOP civil war – by Andrew McCarthy at PJ Media (emphasis mine): The statist side is enthusiastically championed by Democrats, and the conservative side by Republicans, albeit more reluctantly. Like the Democratic party, the GOP is run by Washington-oriented politicians and, […]

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More on the “Ayotte Booing” – and not just because it is almost Halloween

by Skip October 18, 2013

As I reported from the First Annual Strong New Hampshire Conference, I was not expecting the reaction that the crowd had when Howie Carr asked them what they thought of Kelly Ayotte’s behavior lately.  Go here if you have forgotten.  One of our loyal readers sent this Letter to Ayotte’ s office and gave us […]

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From the March on Washington: I did not know these were “Rights”!

by Skip September 1, 2013

Discouraging is the word that immediately came to mind – do these Know-Nothings actually know what is in the US Constitution?  Or has pop culture, a skin-deep only knowledge of civics, and our failing educational system (and its corresponding curriculum turn away from teaching our history to the next generations) finally given us nincompoops?  Did […]

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GrokTV: AFP / NH “Wrong for NH” tour – George Lambert & Rick Parent

by Skip August 19, 2013

Continuing with the AFP / NH’s event tonite, current NH State Rep George Lambert took the podium.  He did not talk directly about Obamacare but rather, he went to our Foundational Documents – the US and NH Constitutions and viewed Obamacare from that stand and viewpoint.  Also, former Congressional Candidate Rick Parent (NH-CD1) spoke. Sidenote: […]

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GrokTV: AFP / NH “Wrong for NH” tour – Intro remarks by Greg Moore, Executive Director

by Skip August 19, 2013

As posted here, tonight the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity had the second stop in their “Wrong for NH” tour in which the topic was Obamacare – indeed, wrong for NH (and, pretty much everywhere else as well).  Given that this was a Monday night on a beautiful August summer day, the Pittman […]

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And so it begins: Government declares that sexual orientation trumps the First Amendment

by Skip July 31, 2013

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And in this case, that would be the Freedom of […]

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THANK YOU, Senators Lee, Paul, and Cruz!

by Skip April 29, 2013

It’s about freaking time SOMEBODY forced other Republicans, you know, to have to rely on Principles! Once again, the political symptom is gun control and the filibuster but the Republican disease is   Heh!: Texas senator Ted Cruz on Friday indicated that the battle among GOP Senators over gun control was so fierce that, at […]

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Some thoughts on the Pindell / Cline / Douglas criticisms of the Honor Your Oath Rally – Part 1

by Skip April 25, 2013

I’m not even sure that James Pindell, Chuck Douglas, and Drew Cline were even at the same rally I was from reading their criticism (one at the WMUR site, two Union Leader Op-Eds)  – or even bothered to watched the videos that were up at several sites.  Each of them decided to tear the folks […]

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US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) votes the UN Small Arms Treaty over the Constitution?

by Skip April 2, 2013

“”To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.“” Guess how our Senior Senator from NH, Jeanne Shaheen voted? The UN just passed their Small Arms Treaty that may well run into our Constitution – specifically the Second Amendment (here, here).  It also is a […]

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Is Ann Kuster Happy We Violated the US Constitution?

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2013

Ann Kuster is excited that the House Republicans decided not to change the Senate version of the Violence Against Women’s act.    I’m not sure what the House had in mind but Tax dodger Ann Kuster is happy to assume it’s because they hate women. What a difference a day makes! On Wednesday, Speaker Boehner had […]

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“Come and Take them” – a “Line in the Granite” rally to tell NH Legislators just that

by Skip January 20, 2013

Tom’s post has the link to what the Greek actually means, when first spoken at Thermopylae when the Spartan 300 held off the Persian  (English comes close with Molon Labe) armies that outnumbered them hundreds to one.   On January 31 (Thursday, 12 noon) there will be another assemblage of those willing to stand up […]

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They Can’t Criminalize Us After The Fact – Ex Post Facto Legislation Prohibited

by Mike December 30, 2012

Remember those powerful clauses in the Bill of Rights with words like “Congress shall make no law….”, “Congress shall not infringe…”? Well there are other equally powerful clauses right up front in Article I which deserve our attention as DiFi, Mario Junior (Andrew Cuomo), and BarryO talk about criminalizing guns that we have already obtained […]

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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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GrokTV Special Event: GSPLPAC TEA Party – The Speakers Part II: Rep. Dan Itse, Irena Goddard, Karen Testerman

by Skip April 23, 2012

In addition to Nat Healy and Dr. Joe Tarta, there were three more speakers: NH House Representative Dan Itse on the NH and US Constitutions Irena Goddard, Freedom activist,  speaking about life growing up in a Communist nation and why she is scared for America Karen Testerman, founder of Cornerstone, speaking on traditional values. Dan […]

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Has Obama lost touch with reality?

by Don April 5, 2012

Has President Obama lost touch with reality? Even for a consummate liar, President Obama’s statement that Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) was “passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress” is stunning. Obamacare was so unpopular that deals (the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, etc) were required to get enough Democrat senator support for […]

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