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Percy Blakeney

"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

No Respect

Sanctuary Did you know that in 1966 the Congress of the United States passed Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA)? They did and it passed with support from both political parties. Did you know, the IRRIRA requires local governments to cooperate with federal officials in apprehending illegal immigrants? Sanctuary involves religious congregations declaring …

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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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