Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I think it was about six years ago the Democrats beat on George Bush and were swept into office.  They really didn’t know how that happened and started pushing a liberal agenda thinking that was what the voters really wanted.  So the state went through raising and spending about a billion dollars in fees and various increases; some of the funnier ones was the rooms and meal taxes on campgrounds (yes that is where you bring your living accommodations, your food, etc and we will tax you on that).  Then the disastrous LLC Tax and so on and so on.

Then two years later they beat up poor old GW again and won.  The voters caught up to them, threw them out and elected a very Republican/Free State legislature who cut back most of the liberal spending agenda, then went too far on many of the social issues and got thrown out on another voter sweep.  Now the liberals are back in power and doing the same thing all over again.

The battle cry in the last election was jobs, jobs, and more jobs; not repealing gun laws, having an anti bullying day and pushing another liberal agenda.  If this keeps up they will get thrown out again and the cycle will start all over.  I think the only phrase to describe this is “politically unstable environment”.

Let’s take a look at one issue that is taking center stage and that is gun control.  This has been on the liberals agenda for decades.  There is nothing wrong in having a crazy political agenda, we all live in America and it is our right; but, to not understand it and not understand the issue is sad.

I am not a constitutionalist and I do not know all the ins and outs; but I had to study it in High School and in college.  The Second Amendment does not guarantee me the right to go rabbit hunting; but to allow me to have firearms.  I believe the founding fathers put that in place to guarantee firearms ownership to defend against government.  If you can understand that then you can understand the fight against gun control.  What you are doing is fighting over an argument that is truly embedded in our Constitution and I don’t know how far the constitutionalist can be pushed on this issue.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


The new style of politics isn’t over political issues it is all about image.  When the Republicans were in power they wanted to be perceived as conservative oriented and fiscally and socially restrained.  They believed in life of the unborn, the second Amendment and you shouldn’t vote in NH if you don’t live in NH.  The democrats believe in gun control (although they claim it is only on certain weapons); they claim they want to protect children while advocating for abortion as a women’s reproductive health issue.  The name for what really is happening on this issue is changed to take out the end of life issue for life that is in its earliest state.  Abortion is not a super issue with me, I support the exceptions to protect the mother’s health; but, that is the extent that I would argue.

Now the Democrats are claiming how they want to work in a bi-partisan manner while promoting their old and tired agenda of more government (which in their opinion knows better than you), more spending and anyone can vote even if they are not NH citizens; both of these observations are limited because of the extensiveness of the issues.

The Republicans in the last session did not want to work with the Democrats because they had enough votes to push through what they thought was the Republican agenda.  This year the Democrats do not want to work with Republicans because they have the votes.  During the last election the Democrats were trying to convince the voters that they wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans.  Well they lied, they don’t and won’t unless they really need a few extra votes.
The best advice you can give anyone in politics is watch what the Democrats do and don’t pay attention to what they say; because the two doesn’t always go together.

I have been talking to democrats and republicans who care about doing the right thing in Concord.  Most believe those that know Maggie, believe she is over her head politically.  Like many I know Maggie is using this governor’s election as a stepping stone for Maggie to go to Washington.
At first glance, Maggie wants to be everything to everyone.  Her couple of years as governor could very well be, “promise them everything, give them nothing and tell them how they have it”.  Time is going to tell and I hope I’m wrong, and if I am I will be the first to admit it. Maggie and the Democrats can, when all else fails, blame it on George Bush.