The New Hampshire House passed a lot of bills this week that Democrats hate. They lowered taxes, blocked the funding of race-shaming programs, and tried to return a little religious liberty to the people. Democrat Rep. David Meuse has had enough of this and felt it was time to speak up.
As a reminder (probably unnecessary unless you’re a Democrat), religious liberty was a big part of the nation’s founding. People risked their lives on a dangerous sea voyage – likely to kill them – in search of it. Escaping oppression, don’t you know.
They found that liberty here, in America, and just about everyone agreed to protect a person’s right to religious conscience from meddling magistrates when the revolution was over.
New Hampshire enshrined the right in the state constitution in 1784.
[Art.] 5. [Religious Freedom Recognized.] Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience, and reason; and no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession, sentiments, or persuasion; provided he doth not disturb the public peace or disturb others in their religious worship.
During the recent non-emergency “emergency,” doing business as a pandemic, that right, and many others, was infringed.
The real sickness is that the Constitution is no longer enough to protect these or other rights from the meddling magistrates for which it exists.
Republicans proposed legislation to shore things up.
So moved with distaste was New Hampshire Democrat Rep David Meuse, Rockingham Dist. 29, that he took a picture of the vote (his side lost) and shared his feelings in a tweet.
To understand the context, he is concerned that this will permit the peasants to sue when religious rights the constitution exists to protect are infringed by folks like Dave Meuse, petty bureaucrats, or the Governor. The defining law of the land, the guardrails that keep the state from stepping on our rights, means nothing.
None of our regular readers are surprised, but they might share this, or it could capture the attention of some unmasked surfing indy who has grown suspicious of the contradictions and overreach. The “I just started paying attention folks” who might stumble upon this.
Read it and commit it to memory.
Rep. Meuse’s take is the same as the democrat party’s majority and leadership.
They know better than you, and not just about this, so permission is required before proceeding (never guaranteed) and fees may apply. And that’s a problem, but what’s more worrisome to me is that this trend should concern people more and it does not.
Based on the Left’s ideological worldview, there is nothing the government cannot take from you or do to you.
It need not ask your permission, and any effort to limit any abuse upon your rights, person, or property (to borrow from David Meuse) is” extremist.”
That is the position of every elected or appointed Democrat in New Hampshire unless they’d like to step up and disavow it.
And if you are not concerned, you should be, and if you think all this taking is for the good of anyone but the people doing it, you’re sadly mistaken.