Norm Silber, Author at Granite Grok

Norm Silber

Norm Silber is a New Hampshire & Florida lawyer & political activist living in Gilford.  He served as a NH State Representative during 2017-18 and is an active member of numerous politically-oriented advocacy organizations, including The Federalist Society, the Republican National Lawyers Association, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, and Gun Owners of America.

Ager vs. Duprey: The Choice

One can often learn something about a person’s true character by examining those with whom they associate or support, giving credence to the old saying that “birds of a feather flock together.” As the son of a legal immigrant father who embraced the American Dream, it is apparent to this writer that our country has …

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WHAT IS THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Law schools and the legal profession are currently strongly dominated by a form of orthodox liberal ideology which advocates a centralized and uniform society. While some members of the academic community have dissented from these views, by and large they are taught simultaneously with (and indeed as if they were) the law. The Federalist Society …

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A Brief Introduction to the Federal Court System

The federal court system has three main levels: district courts (the trial court), circuit courts which are the first level of appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”), the final level of appeal in the federal system. Only the SCOTUS is specifically established in Article III of the Constitution.  The Courts of Appeal …

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Some Science Behind “Sexual Identity” & Calls for Special Protections

There continues to be a lot of discussion and controversy about providing special “protections” for persons who consider themselves, or whose parents may believe them, to be “transgender.” School boards across the state have been encouraged by, among all things, an organization of school boards supported by tax money, and which lobbies the legislature for …

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The Decline & Fall of The Union Leader- a morality tale as to why print media is dying or is already dead

I used to subscribe to The Union Leader for delivery to my home in Gilford 6 days a week. But not anymore. For two major reasons. First, starting with occasional failures to deliver the paper a couple of years ago, their very frequent failure to deliver their product to my mailbox on a regular basis, …

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Throw the Bums Out!

Our selectmen and county commissioners, among all other government officials, are fiduciaries and have fiduciary duties to us, the voters and taxpayers. If they fail to honor their fiduciary duties to us, they must and should be removed from office.  In other words, throw the bums out! Sometimes easy to do with typical 2-year terms, …

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