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Andru Volinsky – trying to outdo Grimm’s fairy tales?

Recently, Executive Councilor Andu Volinsky suggested that gubernatorial vetoes should be subject to Executive Council approval. Fortunately, there is one thing that stands between Councilor Volinsky and vetoes: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire. This isn’t the first time Councilor Volinsky has tried to end run the Constitution. Most of you may not …

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HB696 is an affront to the American legal system and the United States and New Hampshire  Constitutions

February 17, 2019 Dear Member of the House of Representatives; I am writing to you in opposition to House Bill 696, Establishing a Protective Order for Vulnerable Adults.  By way of background, I am the former Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification, and former Vice Chairman of the Committee on Children …

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What Makes a Good NHGOP Chairman?

I was sitting with Secretary of State William Gardner yesterday discussing the 2018 election. He is very concerned with manner in which the Democrats fought this last election. They created Political Action Committees (PAC) upon PACs, designed to obscure the source of the money, most of which was from out of State. They began their …

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Of the State of War

Locke’s third chapter is on the State of War. It is an expository on the concept presented in the previous chapter regarding when one individual broaches another’s right to life, liberty and property. In the Of the State of Nature, we learned that one person broaches another’s natural rights he declares himself an enemy to …

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Will a ‘no guns’ sticker protect State House?

“If the Democrats in the State House don’t trust their fellow legislators, do you think they trust you?… Why do they expect to be in fear of violence from their constituents? WARNING! The new Democrat majority in Concord is planning to assault your Constitution. They are planning to ban firearms from Representatives Hall and possibly …

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Of the State of Nature

Locke’s second Chapter is on the concept state of nature. Locke then states that having defined political power, one must understand the it from the original from which it is derived. That is the ideal state of nature. Locke’s ideal state of nature is important because it is his baseline, that reference point against which …

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An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government

So now we begin on Locke’s Second Treatise, the positive description of the nature of government. Locke’s Second Treatise consists of 19 Chapters, each titled “Of … ” Locke has been accused even by his adherents of forsaking scripture, I disagree. In fact, he is the first modern political theorist to rely exclusively on scripture …

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Of Treatises of Government

At the outset, I defined this effort as a discussion of John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government. Of course, as the name suggests, there is also a First Treatise of Government which I had not as yet read. Therefore, I set to reading Locke’s First Treatise to find out what its relationship is to the …

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Of John Locke

Having discussed the definitions of martial law and militia, it is time to begin the discussing the object of our study, the political philosophies of John Locke and roots of our Republics in his philosophies. To that end I will begin with who is John Locke. I myself have just finished a 400 page biography of …

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Of Militia

Americans suffer from a political disability. They no longer understand the intent of the most fundamental organs of our government. If you as the typical American ask what a militia is, they will tell likely you that it is a group of people playing army in the woods. Or even worse, they will tell that …

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