New Hampshire to Review Federal Financial Control of our State Sovereignty

HB 590 passed the House 228 – 111; it calls for a committee to review state participation in federal grant-in-aid programs. Considering that over 50% of the State budget and laws associated with that spending is controlled by the Federal government; this is a prudent first step to shine some light on an area of financial Sovereignty for the State.

In a recent town hall meeting a lady was explaining to me that if we as a State simply participated in more Federal programs we would get more Federal money and be like those States who get back 2 and 3 dollars for every dollar we sent to Washington D.C. instead of the 85 cents on the dollar that we get back now.

Unfortunately a portion of those Federal programs must be paid for by the State budget, and in the process we must make State laws that comply with the requirements to participate in those programs; the Federal government can change the rules any time they like and we are forced to comply or leave the program. The Federal government has been known on occasions to create programs that get the people hooked on a social service just to remove Federal funding later and leave the State holding the bag or explaining to the citizens why we have to cut the program; in other cases they leverage existing grants to demand we participate in unrelated programs and spend our own money doing so.

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State Sovereignty Rocks the House in New Hampshire 228-108

cross-posted from the New Hampshire Tenth Amendment Center Based on the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions; reworded and translated by Honorable Dan Itse for modern times. HCR19, this years sovereignty bill passes through the House from the State and Federal Committee 228 – 108. Now it is off to the Committee for Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification. We, the…

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New Hampshire House Passes Firearms Freedom Act

Breaking News: The New Hampshire Firearms Freedom Act just passed the House ‎240-120 and is moving on to the Senate! Looks like the New House is fighting back against Federal Tyranny, this is good news for the other State Sovereignty bills that follow! Cheers! ******* EDITOR’S NOTE: The goal of the firearms freedom act is…

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New Hampshire Intrastate Commerce Act in Committee

cross-posted from the New Hampshire Tenth Amendment Center

Written testimony in support of HB 324

Article 7 of the New Hampshire bill of rights says the Federal government only has powers “expressly delegated”; and as article 7 pre-dates the Constitution for the United States it was clearly understood at the time of the signing of the compact between the States.

Whereas the power delegated to the United States with concern to commerce reads “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes” and a 1942 Supreme Court ruling changed the meaning of commerce to include “anything that affects commerce”.

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Reaffirming the 10th in New Hampshire

House Concurrent Resolution 19 introduced in New Hampshire; where the words of John Adams himself speak through Part 1, Article 7 of the State Constitution; words older than the United States it’s self, and clearly understood at the signing of the Constitution for the United States.

 “Whereas, the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled”

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New Hampshire Healthcare Nullification Act Introduced to committee

EDITOR’S NOTE: With news from Idaho about a health care nullification act being introduced shortly, and this bill below, that brings the total to 8 – states that are considering rejecting not just health care mandates, but the entire national health care bill. Track them here.

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This bill (full text) makes it a misdemeanor for an officer of the government to interfere with or withhold medical services from legal residents of New Hampshire.

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The Constitution for the United States, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. The Constitution for the United States of America Article 1, Section 8 delegates no power to Congress regarding health care or medicine. Therefore, all laws, statutes, rules and regulations regulating the health care of the citizens of the States, not employed by the United States are not pursuant to the Constitution of the United States, and are not part of the supreme law of the land, and are not binding upon the citizens of the state.

Any act, order, law, statute, regulation or rule restricting the ability of New Hampshire citizens to contract with health care professionals or facilities for the provision of health care services or to contract with corporations providing health insurance authorized by the State of New Hampshire for health insurance is unconstitutional, void and of no force. Any attempt to enforce such a law is an affront to the Sovereignty of the States and their Citizens.

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NEWS: Introducing the New Hampshire Firearms Freedom Act

Introduced to committee on January 18, 2011.

Acting under the authority of the 9th, 10th, and 2nd amendments to the Constitution for the United States; and the authority of articles 2, 2-a, and 7 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights.

Articles 2 and 7 of the New Hampshire bill of rights were established in 1784 before the Constitution for the United States was ratified; guaranteeing that New Hampshire citizens had the right to defend and protect life and property and that these rights would not be superseded by the powers granted to the Congress of the United States of America, such that when New Hampshire ratified the United States constitution these rights were clearly understood to exist in the State of New Hampshire.

Article 2 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, effective June 2, 1784; Natural Rights: All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights – among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.

Article 7 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, effective June 2, 1784; State Sovereignty: The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.

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Winning the Political Debate

I have lived in many places across this country and debated lots of people alone or in front of friends and coworkers and actually managed to turn many self-avowed socialists into Federalists who would agree that we should have Libertarians run the Federal government without changing their core socialist beliefs; here is how you do it:

First, the goal is to convert or persuade not to destroy. Clear visions of Conan from your mind, it’s not “To crush your enemy and see them driven before you!” while this is good, it’s not the goal. Each person who would stand and debate you will stand and debate others so they are the target; once persuaded to join your ideology they will work to convert others.

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