Trump Again Tries to Circumvent the Constitution

“Respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens from the apportionment base”

Donald Trump (July 21, 2020)

After being rebuked by the Supreme Court when he tried to have the 2020 census exclude undocumented aliens, President Trump has predictably sought new …

A Walk In The Park

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
George Orwell
I am embarrassed to admit to having discovered that I am one of those Lower Makefield residents who has been totally oblivious to the plight of as many as ten thousand of the town’s residents.  That I could …

The Politics Of Broad Based Taxes

“Campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved”
James Harvey Robinson
Steve Merrill’s recent announcement he wants to be New Hampshire’s governor for another two years was as unexpected as the arrival of allied forces on the French coast fifty years ago.  In …

A Judicial Power Grab

“Where law ends tyranny begins.”
John Locke
Most Americans understand the power of our government emanates solely from the “consent of the governed“.  The concept of a separation of powers is also fundamentally ingrained in our national psyche.
Yet, in New Hampshire, with its public aversion to intrusive government, the judiciary has subtly …

The Danger Of Expediency

“Those who give a little liberty to gain a little freedom, deserve neither!”
George Santayana
In an effort to protect the public from itself and frustrated by an inability to eradicate the world’s oldest profession, Manchester’s police, its mayor and aldermen and two state reps have turned to state government to …

New Hampshire’s Liquor Law Overhaul … Real Reform or Simply Band-Aids?

Once again proposals have surfaced in Concord to “overhaul” the State’s liquor laws.  Unfortunately, the headlines which seduce us into believing real change is afoot turn out to be little more than overblown rhetoric.  Both legislators and lobbyists, alike, are quick to point out that the proposed changes are primarily …

Rescind Vindictive Penalties

Once again the Federal Government has vented its wrath on the private sector, this time with possibly devastating consequences.
In the last few days, the Department of Labor, with the blessing of the Justice Department, has levied huge tax sanctions on businesses in the State of New Hampshire, perhaps in the …