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Some Thoughts on Constitution Day

[Yesterday was] Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Not a federal holiday, Constitution Day goes largely ignored because the government created on this date has opted over the centuries not to celebrate the anniversary of its own birth.

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Capping Education Freedom Accounts Would Cap Opportunities for Students

More than 1,000 New Hampshire families have applied for one of the state’s new Education Freedom Accounts (EFAs), showing strong demand for a program that offers many lower-income families their first real alternative to their assigned public school. Sadly, opponents of the program have cited this strong interest as a reason to prevent the program …

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Freedom and the New Hampshire Advantage

New Hampshire’s six-year run of business tax cuts should have made the state’s corporate income tax rate the second-lowest in New England. But a funny thing happened along the way. New Hampshire was joined by an unexpected rival.

John Hancock - Declaration of Independence

Preserving a Culture of Freedom in NH

On July 6, 1776, John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, wrote to the Committee of Safety at Exeter, N.H. to inform them that Congress had declared independence from Great Britain. (Here’s a copy of his letter to Georgia).