Percy Blakeney

Channeling Thomas Sowell

Discipline and accountability Some years ago Thomas Sowell wrote an article about the utility of discipline and accountability. Come, let’s try to channel a bit of Thomas Sowell. Giving black students in the 1960’s inflated grades when they were admitted with low academic qualifications avoided lots of time wasting hassles for the instructor. Those hassles …

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Ninth Circuit Goes down in Flames Again…

What Happened The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration today. In ruling that immigrants with criminal records can be detained and held indefinitely while they await deportation proceedings. SCOTUS again over ruled the Ninth Circuit in reversing and remanding Nielsen v. Preap. In the 5-4 decision which decided in 2016 that immigrants with criminal …

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The American Jubilee

What follows is distilled from the beginning of Porter Stansberry’s book, The American Jubilee. The book starts with an assessment of the financial situation of America. If it gets your attention; it is inexpensive, readable as economic assessments go and thought provoking. Whether you come away thinking this is all wrong or convinced it is …

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NH Budget Plan

You can’t have too much taxation In the first 10 weeks of the 2019 legislative session, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed nearly $310 million in annual tax and fee increases. That is exclusive of the changes in subsidy levels for green energy which will significantly impact your electric bill. So how much of …

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Federalism

Motivation for federalism “The Federalist Papers” used what was then a new definition of federalism. The colonies had just won a revolution against the King of England. They had thrown off the constraints of an oppressive monarch. The new nation was in no mood to replace it with another centralized, unrestrained regime. They had experience …

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First they came for the 5th amendment

Religious Bigotry in New Hampshire

First Amendment history The First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion has deeply rooted historical significance. Many of the colonists who founded the United States came here fleeing religious persecution and governmental oppression in Europe. Our founders advocated religious freedom. They sought to prevent any one religion or group of religious organizations from dominating the …

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Hamas – CAIR – Connection in Congress:

Describe CAIR CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations is a self proclaimed non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. Critics of CAIR, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have accused it of pursuing an Islamist agenda and have claimed that the group is connected to Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR rejects these claims …

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