Just to set the record straight as we tramp towards Election Day. Governor Hassan has not taken “The Pledge”.
If she did I think I would know because “The Pledge” is a program kept in place by The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.
Jeanne Shaheen did not take The Pledge and she tried to pass a sales tax when she was Governor.
We have John Lynch’s Pledge on the wall of our office, signed by me and the former Governor.
Governor Craig Benson took The Pledge.
All any candidate need do is print and sign The Pledge and mail it back or do it on our web site.
As soon as the Governor signs a CNHT Taxpayer Pledge we will post it on our web site and hang it on the wall in the office at #8 North Main St. in Concord for all to see.
I believe it is a banner year for CNHT Pledges during this election, so much for it going away.
Another thing to remember.
Many elected officials who make fun of the CNHT Pledge vote FOR taxes every time they are presented the opportunity.
So what pledge did they take to be so consistent in taxing and spending? Who did they promise that they would vote for taxes every time? And isn’t that a sign of a weak mind and bad behavior from a person who is supposed to represent the people?
And this from the NH Constitution:
[Art.] 38. [Social Virtues Inculcated.] A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, industry, frugality, and all the social virtues, are indispensably necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty and good government; the people ought, therefore, to have a particular regard to all those principles in the choice of their officers and representatives, and they have a right to require of their lawgivers and magistrates, an exact and constant observance of them, in the formation and execution of the laws necessary for the good administration of government.
June 2, 1784