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“Carefully considered and narrowly tailored…?”

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch Vetoed SB175 this week, a bill that would allow heirs to control the commercial use of a celebrities identity.  But I’m not all that interested in the Veto or the bill, I am more…amused…by the hypocrisy in his explanation for it. The Union Leader reports Governor Lynch as suggesting that …

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Once again, Republican politicians deciding that they have the right to shut down private speech.

Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech… Back to “Really, Judd?” But what is the point, if you govern out of control, at cross-odds to Constitutional philosophy, once you get there, as the Democrats now wish to? Oops, this time, its Republicans showing a lack of knowledge of Constitutional values – and respect …

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And so it begins – resisting religious tyranny

Although the political conversation over the last week or so has been Obama’s personal redefinition of what traditional marriage is, let’s not forget that he and HHS Secretary Sebelius decided that they were after yet another “First” – the First Administration that felt they had the authority to redefine what a religious organization is or …

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First Amendment Rights – one NH Senator gets it Right, the other does not. Guess which one?

Well, at least ONE of our Senators is getting it right on this whole Obama HHS breaching of our First Amendment Right – shhhh, it’s not Senator Jeanne Shaheen that gets the Blunt Amendment right (emphasis mine): Unfortunately many have tried to characterize this amendment as denying women access to contraception. That’s a red herring, …

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Data Point – Importance: First Amendment Right or Free Contraceptives?

Gallup has the latest on the views concerning those who believe that the enumerated First Amendment Right to Religious Freedom should reign supreme, or Obamacare forcing religious institutions to provide “free” contraceptives, abortifacients, sterilization, or abortion services to those they cover.  First chart is broken out by sex: Next is support shown by the religious …

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Tyranny of the Pen – but in spinning, Obama’s Jack Lew leaves a glaring and obvious hole

Jack Lew used to be Obama’s Budget Director – well, given that the Democrat controlled Senate has now gone 1,100 days since passing a budget (as the law requires), methinks he has had little to do.  Now given that Daley didn’t make nice (or couldn’t) with Jarrett or Michelle, he was elevated to The One’s …

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Both President Obama (D-Chicago) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have not problem in throwing the Constitution under the bus.

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of …

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NRA – a very timid step, but are they finally getting the big picture??

As an former NRA member, I still get their NRA-ILA alerts and I am always figuring that this is the indication of what they are thinking concerning the “big” picture.  After all, a couple of years now when the Dems were pushing the DISCLOSE act that would have restricted Free Speech, the NRA was silent.  …

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