First Amendment

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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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Nashua Democrat Deb Stevens

Deb Stevens (Nashua-D): I hate your religion in MY Public Square

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Here’s the full post from the Facebook page …

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Meet the GOP Fascists

This follows up on a post by Steve about the eleven GOP Representatives who joined the Democrats in voting against repealing the law establishing no-free-speech zones outside abortion clinics. I previously posted about the no-free-speech zones: Planned Parenthood’s contention that the law is about safety is laughable. The law does not limit itself to obstructing, …

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It Will Take More Than Money to Fix What Ails The NH GOP

So congratulations to Steve Stepanek on his election as Chairman of the New Hampshire GOP: I don’t disagree that the New Hampshire Republican Party has a money problem. More specifically, that it cannot raise any. But money is not going to be enough to right this sinking ship. This: By patient safety zones, Planned Parenthood …

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Are New Hampshire Democrats Planning to License Speech?

New Hampshire has a buffer zone law. It allows abortion clinic managers to prohibit access to public spaces around their facility. To violate free speech rights. It exists in direct violation of a Supreme Court ruling that threw out a similar law in Massachusetts. And Last week NH House Democrats rejected legislation to repeal the …

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The NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee doesn’t like members recording its sessions

So says the Chair, Robert Renny Cushing (D) as a whole slate of anti-Article 2-A (Second Amendment, for those that don’t read the NH Constitution) diminishing Rights bills are going to be coming through that committee. John Burt has long recorded his committee’s actions – just like I record my Budget Committee hearings.  After all, I’m …

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