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“We will do our best to carry our disagreements as we do our firearms — discreetly.”

By NH Rep. Mike Sylvia The New Hampshire House started off the new term in a rather bumpy fashion on last Wednesday. With the exception of four brave souls bucking their majority’s leadership, the House adopted rules that violate the Constitution to which they had sworn an oath just a few weeks ago. Not only …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 11 – Live Free or Die – too harsh? Do we follow it? Are some trying to get rid of it?

This was our final question for Susan and once again, we thank her for taking valuable time in talking with GraniteGrok!  Progressives want us to pay for what they Government to do for (or to) us.  How does that square with our legacy of individualism and the idea that we have a government and not …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 10 – He who makes the Rules gets the Gold??

In the last question, Progressive Democrats truly believe that the proper role of Government is to save us from ourselves because we, as individuals, are incapable to take care of ourselves or operate in our own self-interest as life is too hard and too complicated.  Thus, since Progressives have decided that, to force you to …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7)- Question 9 – Proper role of Govt – To save us from ourselves? Or should it butt out?

Democrat NH House Rep. Kris Roberts of Keene uttered on the floor of Representative Hall these fine words concerning Government and his fellow citizens: “Government has to protect us from our own stupidity.” Thus, the question to Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) was what her version of the answer should be: …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 8: Platform – Top Issues?

This interview series with Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) has seemingly concentrated not on State Government and looking outward to its effects on citizens (e.g., what new laws are we passing or should pass?) but on the relationship between State Government and its citizens – does it work and does it …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 7: How to put more accountability into State Agencies?

Question 5 that I asked of Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) dealt with the idea / concern of whether or not State Agencies are sufficiently open and approachable by ordinary citizens.  Of course, it made sense to follow up – if there is a problem, how to solve it? Question 7: …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 6 – Too big, too small, or just right? Scale State agencies up or down?

After talking about if State Agencies are responsive to citizen requests or needs (and what could be done if they don’t), it made sense to move from ground zero to the 10,000 foot level and ask the next appropriate topic: Question 6: Proper Role of Government: Too big, too small, or just right?  Scale State …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 5: Make NH State agencies more responsible to citizens?

How many State Representatives talk about “reforming government” (as opposed to Obama, with his Pack of Regressive Progressives, which to “reform” us) – and the look in their eye says “and more than with lip service??  I got that opinion from Susan Olsen as she kicks off her run to get into the NH State …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 4: Go to be someone, or go to accomplish something?

There are those, as we who watch politics know, who say they wish to do something but turn out later to be more in love with the title than with the doing.  Face it, politicians have become, as one moves “up” the ladder to higher and higher office, our courtiers (harkening back to the Royal …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 2: Contrast other governance with that of NH?

Well, it has been a few days since Question 1 (“Why are you running”) was asked of Susan Olsen (last Thursday).  On the other hand, when starting this post, I thought it had been several days since Question 1 had posted (only yesterday).  In some ways, this question is led from part of her answer …

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