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Help Stop the Huge NH Budget

The New Hampshire House will soon vote on the state budget. As it currently stands, the budget will exceed $12 billion for the first time ever.

The cost of running state government will be about $9,000 for every man, woman, and child in NH. Is your family getting its money’s worth? Can you afford to pay your share?

Here are the numbers from the last budget and the proposed budget: [click for larger view]

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Those numbers are millions of dollars. You are looking at increases of hundreds of millions of dollars – in total an increase of more than $800 million. The increase in this one budget is very nearly as much as the increase in BOTH of Maggie Hassan’s budgets combined.

We cannot let government grow at this rate. It’s bad for our economy for government to grow faster than the private sector; high spending leads to high taxes; larger government means less liberty.

“Low taxes are the result of low spending.” — Gov. Meldrim Thompson
“As government expands, liberty contracts.” — Ronald Reagan

We CAN stop this – we can reduce these increases. Not as much as many of us would like, but we can defeat this huge budget and get it replaced with a less huge budget.

Please phone your State Reps and tell them to vote down this budget and vote for smaller increases. You can find your Reps at http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

TAKE ACTION to oppose the House Budget

Send a message to all House representatives telling them to SAY NO to the budget. To make the message more effective, please add your name and town.

Find your own Representatives and send them your thoughts.

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Take Action to Protect Your Rights

The forces of statism never rest, especially when it comes to the thought-control that is “political correctness.” The forces of political correctness never stop trying to enforce their agenda by using the force of law, and now they’re pressing their coercive agenda in New Hampshire.

Supporters of the radical politically correct agenda in the state legislature are working furiously to pass HB 478, the bill that will result in a change in law that will empower the government to use the force of law to silence or punish citizens who disagree with the popular politically correct ideology of the day. This further concentration of government power is not only unnecessary because the New Hampshire constitution is clear that all citizens are to be treated equally, but it also undermines many of our most fundamental and cherished rights. Just a few of these rights compromised include:

– Right to Privacy: Spaces that are sex segregated to provide privacy will be forced open to any individual who claims to be another gender – even though there may be no way to verify that what they claim is the truth.

– Freedom of Speech: Churches in other states like Texas and Iowa have been censored, with the state using policies like the proposed HB 478 as a weapon of state control.

– Religious Freedom: Churches, ministries, religious entities, and individual religious citizens will be forced to ignore their faith and comply or be hit with punitive fines and legal fees.

– Private Property Rights: Business owners will have no control over the policies in their own establishments, despite any concerns they may have for their customers or employees.

– Free Markets and Free Contracts: Interferes with the ability of citizens to freely contract with others for the purposes of employment, and may even be a further harm to transgendered individuals – it is often easier and less costly for business owners to deny employment to individuals of a protected class than legally defend a legitimate termination of employment.

What’s more, this change may undermine the safety of our wives and daughters. No longer would women and girls enjoy the cultural protection of keeping male potential predators out of bathrooms, locker rooms, and other places of privacy and safety. This bill would give voyeurs, sexual predators, and pedophiles unrestricted (and unquestioned) access to potential victims, all of whom will be ignored and silenced when their concerns are voiced.

Those on the political Left use misguided compassion for their justification, claiming that the effect of this bill is to “merely add gender identity” as a “protection against discrimination.”

Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. While the actual number of words to be added to NH law is small, and the change seems insignificant, this “small” change has a huge impact. It radically transforms the law and its reach, handing the government even more power. It prioritizes subjective (unverifiable) feelings over biological (verifiable) truth. It moves government from the realm of governing embodied persons to making claim over a mental state that rejects embodiment. In short, it expands the coercive power and reach of the government even further into the lives of New Hampshire citizens.

HB 478 will come to the full House for a vote as early as March 8. I urge you to join us in loudly denouncing this public policy that will serve to grow government and reduce the rights and freedoms of New Hampshire citizens. This leftist, politically correct, coercive bill must be stopped. We have already seen Republicans in committee join with the unanimous Democrat block to recommend that this bill pass – tell them to reverse course.

We will not stand for our freedoms being stripped, and the next election is less than two short years away. The RLCNH, for one, will be watching.

TAKE ACTION to oppose HB 478

Send a message to all House representatives telling them to SAY NO to HB 478. To make the message more effective, please add your name and town.

Find your own Representatives and send them your thoughts.

Share this with your friends and ask them to send a message to their legislators.

RINO of the Day: Lars Christiansen

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Voted 43.8% with Democrats against Republicans
Voted just 52.7% with the Constitutions and platform

Lars Christiansen (Hudson, Pelham) [PDF]

If this voting behavior bothers you, please contact the candidates listed below and ask them how you can help in their efforts to win this seat.

Andy Renzullo, 882-8962
Kimberly Rice, 521-8154
Jordan Ulery, 882-8979
Russell Ober, 883-9654
Caleb Dyer, 548-2429
Steve Hellwig,
Lynne Ober, 883-9654
Andrew Prout, 265-0771
Eric Schleien, (914) 275-5696

Read the “RINO of the Day” Announcement

RINO of the Day: John Fothergill

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Voted 50.4% with Democrats against Republicans
Voted just 49.5% with the Constitutions and platform

John Fothergill (Clarksville, Cambridge, Colebrook, Columbia, Dixville, Errol, Millsfield, Pittsburg, Stewartstown, Stratford, Wentworth’s Loc.) [PDF]

If this voting behavior bothers you, please contact the candidates listed below and ask them how you can help in their efforts to win this seat.

Mike Furbush, 237-4685
Bing Judd

Read the “RINO of the Day” Announcement

RINO of the Day: Chris Christensen

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Voted 30.5% (39 times) with Democrats against Republicans
Voted just 58.4% with the Constitutions and platform

Chris Christensen (Merrimack) [PDF]

If this voting behavior bothers you, please contact the candidates listed below and ask them how you can help in their efforts to win this seat.

Jeanine Notter, 423-0408
Josh Moore, 367-0955
John Washburn, 889-1810
Dan Hynes, 674-5183
David McCray, 262-5831
Keith Jeffery, 921-2827

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RINO of the Day: Ronald Belanger

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Voted 43.8% (14 times) with Democrats against Republicans
Voted just 65.5% with the Constitutions and platform

Ronald Belanger (Salem) [PDF]

If this voting behavior bothers you, please contact the candidates listed below and ask them how you can help in their efforts to win this seat.

Patrick Bick, 893-5427
Martha Spalding, 898-6365
David Bruce, 894-5841
Betty Gay, 912-5540
John Janigian, 770-8230
George Kassas, 458-1770
Timothy McCarthy, 893-7438
John Manning, 458-7193
Patrick McDougall, 898-4483

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RLCNH Announces the Hall of Shame

Of all the Republicans running in a primary, these 28 have the worst records of voting with Democrats against Republicans.

If you live in any of the towns listed below or if you know anyone who does, please tell them it’s important to replace their current Reps, who vote very badly, with the candidates we suggest in our Sample Ballots.

In the list below, you can click a town name to see our recommended ballot for that town, or click a Rep’s name to see a detailed voting record.

Atkinson, Plaistow
William Friel voted 34.9% with Democrats against Republicans

Auburn, Chester, Sandown
James Devine voted 27.7% with Democrats against Republicans

Bedford
Terry Wolf voted 35.9% with Democrats against Republicans

Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Hale’s Location
Karen Umberger voted 36% with Democrats against Republicans

Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Stratford, Cambridge, Dix’s Grant, Dixville, Errol, Erving’s Loc, Millsfield, Odell, Pittsburg, Second Clg Gt., Stewartstown, Wentworth’s Loc
John Fothergill voted 50.4% with Democrats against Republicans

Deering, Weare
Daniel Donovan voted 27.6% with Democrats against Republicans
Neal Kurk voted 24.8% with Democrats against Republicans

Derry
G. Thomas Cardon voted 43.7% with Democrats against Republicans
David Milz voted 39.2% with Democrats against Republicans
Robert Fesh voted 28.2% with Democrats against Republicans

Fitzwilliam, Rindge
Susan Emerson voted 39.5% with Democrats against Republicans

Goffstown
David Pierce voted 38.8% with Democrats against Republicans

Hooksett
Frank Kotowski voted 32.6% with Democrats against Republicans

Hudson, Pelham
Lars Christiansen voted 43.8% with Democrats against Republicans
Robert Haefner voted 29% with Democrats against Republicans

Manchester 10, 11, 12
Carlos Gonzalez voted 27.9% with Democrats against Republicans

Manchester 8, 9, Litchfield
Mark Proulx voted 34.6% with Democrats against Republicans

Merrimack
Chris Christensen voted 30.5% with Democrats against Republicans
Richard Hinch voted 28.8% with Democrats against Republicans

Moultonborough, Sandwich, Tuftonboro
Karel Crawford voted 44.9% with Democrats against Republicans

Raymond
Kathleen Hoelzel voted 27.5% with Democrats against Republicans
Carolyn Matthews voted 25.2% with Democrats against Republicans

Salem
Ronald Belanger voted 43.8% with Democrats against Republicans
Robert Elliott voted 42% with Democrats against Republicans
Gary Azarian voted 38.7% with Democrats against Republicans
Arthur Barnes voted 34.1% with Democrats against Republicans
Fred Doucette voted 30.2% with Democrats against Republicans

Sanbornton, Tilton
Dennis Fields voted 37.4% with Democrats against Republicans

RINO of the Day: Robert Haefner

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Voted 29% (36 times) with Democrats against Republicans
Voted just 60.6% with the Constitutions and platform

Robert Haefner (Hudson, Pelham) [PDF]

If this voting behavior bothers you, please contact the candidates listed below and ask them how you can help in their efforts to win this seat.

Andy Renzullo, 882-8962
Kimberly Rice, 521-8154
Jordan Ulery, 882-8979
Russell Ober, 883-9654
Caleb Dyer, 548-2429
Steve Hellwig
Lynne Ober, 883-9654
Andrew Prout, 265-0771
Eric Schleien, (914) 275-5696

Read the “RINO of the Day” Announcement

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