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Constitutional Gut Check

This Wednesday the New Hampshire House may get the opportunity to vote on HB 1343, AN ACT establishing a joint committee on the constitutionality of acts, orders, laws, statutes, regulations, and rules of the government of the United States of America in order to protect state sovereignty. This is presumably something of a follow up to HCR 6 …

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More on what Steve said; Democrats giving NH up to the Feds

My question to our NH Democrat State Representatives (email the committee here) is the following: If we are governed by both the US and NH Constitutions, why are you merely giving them lip service? Cartoon by Michael Ramirez; (H/T: Powerline) John over at Powerline add this commentary: Entitlements–Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, the creation of "rights" …

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Thoughts on the US Supreme Court decision on Citizens United

It is not clear to me that most people understand just what a game-changer the Supreme Court’s just-issued opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission really is. It upholds the Constitution and eviscerates the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold law that was proposed and pushed by the most recent Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain, and signed by …

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Former NH Democrat Chair, Kathy Sullivan, thinks that the “nullification” movement is a fringe thing?

Sometimes, I believe that the "Democrat leaders" just say things to just make it appear that something just isn’t so.  I hate to be her personal bubble buster, but when there is empirical evidence  that directly contradicts what Kathy Sullivan (former NH Democrat Chair) would have the public THINK is not true, well, then I’m …

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Enumerated Powers – where did the train go off the tracks?

While last night, with Scott Brown’s win in the special election in MA to replace Ted Kennedy, may have shut the door on Obamacare, this piece from the Cato Institute concerning the Healthcare bill that the Progressives in Congress are trying to ram through and whether or not it is Constitutional.  To be sure, their …

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Not mine to give….

Limited Government means exactly that – limited. And that means government does a few things and not all things for all people just because "it is a good idea" or solves someone’s specific need.   Why do we have Big Government?  Many reasons: One general reason is the socialistic nature of Progressives (think mostly Democrats, but …

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Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire: Constitution series – Part 2 with Dan Itse

Here is the second part of the Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire series on the Constitution that I had been invited to this past Friday night.  Again, the Honorable Dan Itse was the presenter; he continues with the history of, the meaning of, and the ramifications of following / not following our foundational documents as …

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Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire: Constitution series – Part 1 with Dan Itse

As I posted here, I was invited to the Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire ongoing series of talks given by prominent folks.  This past Friday’s event was given by Dan Itse, member of the NH House of Representatives.  An engineer by trade (and philosopher by training and avocation), he talked without notes concerning the history …

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Live Blogging – Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire Constitution series

GraniteGrok was invited by Elaine Driscoll of the Citizen’s Leadership of New Hampshire to live blog the first in their series on the Constitution.  The Honorable Dan Itse of the NH House of Representatives will be doing the presenting.  If things go well, I’ll be live streaming here in a little while!   At the …

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So where in the Constitution is the power to force citizens to purchase a good or service that Congress mandates?

  Senator Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):  "Are you serious? Are you serious?" Back on Dec 1 was this post on NRO:  From Nancy Pelosi’s website: MYTH:"Health insurance reform could be unconstitutional…or violate the 10th amendment." FACT: As with Medicare and Medicaid, the federal government has the Constitutional power to reform our health care system. ….But the …

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