It’s heartening to see a Libertarian/Republican alliance that is actually working out to some degree, the one in the New Hampshire legislature. The bills speak for themselves:
HB145: To permit audio and video recording of law enforcement officers while in the course of their official duties.
HB 240: To eliminate statutory restrictions on the ability of voters to vote for multiple candidates for the same office.
HB 330: To decriminalize carrying an open or concealed firearm without a license.
HB 331: To require state agency expenditures be posted on the state transparency Web site.
HB 442: To permit use of medical marijuana.
HB 446: To repeal regulation of occupations including cosmetology, landscape architecture, court reporting, athletic training, family mediation, hunting and fishing guides, massage therapists and hawkers, peddlers and itinerant vendors.
HB 519: To repeal New Hampshire’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions.
HB 569: To establish the domestic union as a valid contract and extend certain rights to parties to a domestic union.
HB 595: To amend compulsory school attendance statutes to permit parent-directed instruction programs and repeal the home education statutes.
HB 628: To make touching or viewing with a technological device of a person’s breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause a sexual assault.
HB 646: To eliminate various taxes and fees and tax and fee increases enacted in fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
Of course New Hampshire Democrats are oblivious to the winds of change blowing through the free state, as exhibited by one rep. Donna Schlachman, D-Exeter, who says they have a “lack of open-mindedness”. Read those bills again and tell me where the lack of open-mindedness is.
“They are measuring everything only by one yardstick. They have very knee-jerk reactions because their goal is less government.” And that’s how they’ll keep winning elections and attracting more free staters to New Hampshire. Problem, madam representative?