Unannounced, spur of the moment, they left the door open why not, I walked in on the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance Bill Reviewing Meeting at the Reagan Legacy HQ in Concord on Saturday.
There was a brief round of boos and hisses but I am used to that. (Kidding)
The NH Liberty Alliance for the unaware hold to this motto:
The NHLA is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. We do this by encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. We also support pro-liberty candidates and causes with money and volunteers.
Good people. There were about twenty in attendance. They were working on the GeneralCourt.org web site the NHLA maintains. This web site offers a quick look at the over one thousand bills introduced this year.
Here is a sample of what was discussed:
Take this new bill, HB1461, to triple the fines for having an overweight vehicle on NH highways. Does this bill suppress individual freedom? Does it affect the voters and taxpayers in the state as a whole? Is it Constitutional? When was the last time the fines were raised and is there justification for tripling the fines? Where will the proceeds go? Will the money be used to grow government or actually fix roads as we have seen has not been done with a large portion of the Highway Fund over the years?
I am glad this group is doing the yeoman’s work on the citizen/taxpayer (receiving) end of the legislative process.