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Why liberty?

There are a few ways to answer the question: Why liberty? There is, of course, Jefferson’s answer: That everyone is born with a right to liberty is self-evident.  Not as in ‘obvious’, but as in ‘requiring no justification’.

Gun barrel muzzle

Guns, Libs, and Truth Bombs

I’ve said this before but probably not recently. It relates to one of the primary reasons why Democrats hate private gun ownership. Or, at least my armchair psychology opinion on the matter. A theory based on years of observations.

Quotes

Notable Quote – Goerge Will

The Declaration is not just chronologically prior to the Constitution, it is logically prior. As Timothy Sandefur writes, the Declaration “sets the framework for reading” the Constitution, so it is the Constitution’s “conscience”: By the terms with which the Declaration articulates the Constitution’s purpose – the purpose is to “secure” unalienable rights – the Declaration intimates …

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Quotes

Notable Quote – a warning to the NH GOFFER Commission

…which has been tasked on “restarting” the NH economy by “planning” how to “reopen” our economy. George Will: Markets produce many things secondarily, from shoes to trucks to novels, but primarily they produce information, in torrents that no government is intelligent enough to comprehend or nimble enough to respond to. Sure, Government can infringe, hinder, …

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A Medical Necessity, a National Catastrophe

The economic paralysis we’re suffering today is catastrophic, but it’s just what the doctor ordered. Looking back, it’s clear the medical profession was caught off guard by the coronavirus.  When it first appeared in China, the medical community here was, at most, cautiously concerned.

Loudon CC Third Green

Give Golf a chance!

One understands the tendency of elected and appointed officials to err on the side of caution when it comes to public policy and pandemics. One also understands the concept of social distancing, quarantines, flattening the curve, and minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19.

NH GOP Annual Meeting Gov Sununu

A Republican’s Republican for the Sake of the Republican Party gets a bit snooty about GraniteGrok. Or me. Which ever.

It seems that a lot of people never bother to read the first sentence of my bio that appears under every post I write: “Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us)“.  I recently wrote “NH Governor could learn from South Dakota’s Governor: …

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Kristi Noem

NH Governor could learn from South Dakota’s Governor: “My Responsibility is to Respect the Rights of the People”

While most governmental leaders in the U.S. are imposing lockdowns of one sort or another, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem is refusing to shut down South Dakota. At a press conference Wednesday, Kristi eschewed a one-size-fits-all approach to the pandemic. During this present viral threat, she’s interested in a specific kind of protection — that of individual rights: …

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