Letters to the Editor

 

Monday
Sep242012

Art and the Veteran Resort-Chapel

To keep the project to help Homeless US Military Veterans in NH moving selling my Artwork is needed.  I notified the Town of Lee what is happing at 101 Stepping Stone Rd.  It will be a religious sanctuary for homeless and mentally and/or physically handicapped US Military Veterans to call home and feel safe while they try to adjust to the real world.  My wife and I put our life savings and mortgaged our home to purchase the waterfront land.  In notifying the town and we sent copies to the news media and many others but the opinion page of all the news media refuses to inform the public what the truth is.  Veterans helping veterans is stopped by civilized societies’ refusal to put a hand out to tell everyone the truth about these men and women needing our help.  My dream and goal is to see what the VA and NH government has done to this 100% disabled US Marine does not happen to any of today’s US Military Veterans trying to come back.  The news media believe to censor my words are in the best interest for the safety of the community.  A veteran helping veterans should out rage the US citizens when newspapers like the Fosters and Union Leader believe it is their right to censor helping those that protected their Freedom of the Press. 

            You can view the hand carved and crafted Concord Stage-Coach by going to “Veteran Resort Chapel on the goggles search engine.  Everything in my life has been to volunteer to help other citizens for I had no right to come back alive when so many better than I were better qualified and deserved life more.  The Vietnam Conflict was hard times in US history because the news media butchered the necessities of war to the determent of our US Military personal.  We followed the directions of what our politicians that never served in our Military gave us to try to survive on.  The enemy had no rules except to kill and win.  US Military Veterans came home to rejection and eventual isolation as in NH the homeless veteran was created.   Six hundred homeless Veterans in NH alone are cruel to have this civilized society not do everything possible to correct this wrong.  Selling my artwork is the least that this US Marine can do.

            Help this US Military Veteran help other US Military Veterans by asking the news media in NH and across the USA to help Veterans helping Veterans.  Freedom of the Press we gave everything to see stayed safe now for the safety of the US Military Veteran let Freedom of the Press help us.

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Lee NH 03824

Sunday
Aug262012

Petitioner #33 Nicholas Haas NH State House Redress of Grievance FOUNDED!!!!!

PETITION #33 grievance of Nicholas Haas.  (Report filed 8/21/12)

MAJORITY

Grievance Founded with Recommendations.

Committee Majority Findings:

The Redress of Grievances Committee listened to the testimony and saw the supporting documents of a Petitioner who in the process of a divorce case found himself suffering from numerous inexplicable, and arbitrary acts at the hands of the Family Division which have not only reduced him to virtually no income to support his home family but has wrongfully jailed him for inability to pay. Despite never being adjudicated an unfit parent, he has been denied all contact with his children for nearly three years without any order of the court preventing such contact in violation of his fundamental parental rights and contrary to NH RSA 461-A:6, (Best Interests of the Child); NH RSA 633:1-A and 633:3-A and 633:4, (Interference with Custody); and, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Specifically, the Committee finds that Manchester Judicial Branch Family Division Marital Master Leonard Green:  1. Made an incorrect and confiscatory order (see RSA 458-C:2 IV c) that has reduced Petitioner to near financial ruin, violating NH Child Support Guidelines, and improperly awarding unnecessary alimony per NH RSA 458:19 and 546-A:5 (Uniform Civil Liability for Support); 2. Failed to comply with NH RSA 461-A:VI a (Parental Rights and Responsibilities). (See also NH Constitution Art. 35. [The Judiciary; Tenure of Office]); and 3. Failed to consider the mandatory self-support reserve in RSA 458-C IV and the support for others mandated in RSA 546-A:5(g); 4. Failed to comply with the NH Supreme Court Rule 38 Code of Judicial Conduct (Abuses of discretion and power with bias and prejudice) (See also: Miller v. Todd April 2011, Lawlor v. Lawlor, 123 N.H. 163 166; Russman v. Russman, 124 N.H. 593, 597); and 5. Refused to correct a plain error of the court per NH Supreme Court Rule 16-A (Plain Error).

The Committee finds, similarly, that Manchester Judicial Branch Family Division Marital Master Jennifer Lemire:  1. Continued incorrect, confiscatory orders that led to the Petitioner’s serious financial damage; 2. Refused to properly hear regarding father’s inability to pay per the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; 3. Failed similarly to comply with NH RSA 461-A VI a (Parental Rights and Responsibilities) by ignoring properly filed Motions for modifications of parenting plan and modifications of support (NH Art. 35. The Judiciary; Tenure of Office); 4. Abused her judicial discretion and power with bias and prejudice per NH Supreme Court Rule 38 Code of Judicial Conduct; and 4. Failed to comply with NH RSA 461-A:6 Best Interests of the Child.

The Committee finds further that Manchester Judicial Branch Family Division Judge Edward B. Tenney: 1. Unlawfully incarcerated Petitioner per the 6th and 14th Amendments (equal protection) of the U.S. Constitution; 2. Wrongly equated ability to borrow with ability to pay, then unlawfully ordered a parent to obtain a loan (see Supreme Court Hicks v. Feiock); 3. Assigned excessive bail conditions (equal to the amount owed and far higher than criminal offenders and in cash) placing Petitioner and his family in harm’s way contrary to the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Part 1 Art. 3 of the NH Constitution; 4. Failed to follow due process including not allowing a parent to provide proof or evidence of inability to pay; 5. Disregarded the equal submission of financial affidavits upon which to make proper judgment per NH Family Division Rule 1.30 (Access to financial information) and per Family Division Rule 2.16 (a) & (b) and NH RSA 546-A (Regarding Financial Affidavits, Uniform Civil Liability for Support); 6. Attempted to have Petitioner self incriminate by ordering him to complete a financial affidavit while being jailed and without access to his financial records at the time (5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution); 7. Unreasonably restricted access to a copy of a contempt order before jailing a parent per NH Const. Art 15; and 8. Abuses of discretion and power with bias and prejudice per NH Constitution Art. 35, Code of Judicial Conduct 2.2 and 2.3.

The Committee also finds that Manchester Judicial Branch Family Division Judge John C. Emery failed to follow due process of law per the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:  1. Denying a litigant the right to be heard despite several requests per NH Supreme Court Rule 38-2.6; 2. Denying the right of representation to Petitioner by failing to apprise him of such rights once contempt had been claimed per NH Const Part I, Art. 3; and 3. Failing to comply with NH RSA 461-A (Parental Rights and Responsibilities) when modifying parenting time.

The Committee finds, too, that Manchester Judicial Branch Family Division Guardian ad Litem Suzanne D. Decker: 1. Ignored multiple filed police reports by the Petitioner showing a pattern of interferences with child custody; 2. Ignored or failed to contact key eyewitnesses; 3. Withheld evidence from the court of Petitioner being alienated from the children; 4. Unlawfully blocked access of Petitioner to communicate with his children; 5. Failed to uphold the ethics of GALs; and 6. Failed to protect the equal parenting provisions of New Hampshire including RSA 461-A: 2, RSA 461-A: 6: I (e) (f) (g) (i) (j), III, IV (a), VI, RSA 173-B: 1: I (b) (d) (g), RSA 631 :4: I (c) (d), RSA 633:1, RSA 631:2, RSA 633:3-a I (a) (b) II (a) (1) (2) III- a, RSA 644:4: I (a) (b) (c) (f), RSA 169-C: 3 II (c).

Recommendations

The Committee recommends the House:  1. Initiate a full investigation into this case to determine the extent of wrongdoings including noncompliance with the laws of New Hampshire by the involved officials; 2. Request that the GAL Board fully investigate the actions of GAL Suzanne D. Decker to determine the level and extent of wrongful acts in this case; 3. Introduce legislation a) remove GAL’s “quasi-judicial immunity” for misconduct, perjury, and willful neglect of Statutory Guidelines,  b) that all statements made to a court by a GAL be verified by evidence, documentation, and sworn affidavit; c) to allow no incarceration for civil contempt or without findings of fact and disallowing  borrowing as a factor in assessing “ability to pay”; d) to amend RSA 458 so that when child support percentages exceed those in Child Support Guidelines an opportunity to revisit the issue in court will be automatic; e) to amend RSA 461-C:2 IV (c) making failure to supply financial affidavits a class B misdemeanor; f) to place the language of Turner v. Rogers (2011) into New Hampshire statutes; and g) to re-introduce House Bill 591 to require that all courts properly follow all rules of evidence and that evidence be required for any motions that have any impact on the divorcing parties’ children. We also recommend a study of court practices regarding Article 15 rights and, as in a previous petition, a full investigation of the Family Division to determine the extent of and reasons for the repeated failures of that division to protect citizens’ constitutional rights and to follow statutes and court rules.  Vote  8-2.    

Rep. Kevin Avard for the Majority of the Committee

MINORITY

Grievance Unfounded

Committee Minority Findings:

The Petitioner, Nicholas Haas, has not seen his two oldest children since 2010, and he spent Father’s Day 2011 in jail after missing a deadline for paying a substantial child support arrearage. He was able to raise $10,000 fairly quickly, and he was released early the next week, but he still has an unpaid arrearage. There were also unresolved disputes related to visitations and other requirements of the post-divorce parenting plan. The Minority agrees that this is a deplorable situation but they are not convinced that the divorce settlement from his first marriage was illegal or improper, although there might be certain issues which need to be renegotiated. The Minority wishes the Petitioner well, but they see no legislative solution to his dilemma. Some changes may be needed to the family-law statutes, but the Minority sees no alternative to expecting parents to pay their child support and to meet the requirements of their parenting plans.

Rep. Timothy Horrigan for the Minority of the Committee

Friday
Aug242012

Attorney Haskell responds "I do not recall" being threatened!

As far as attorneys go that is not a "no I wasn't threatened".  So then who threatened you Jennifer?  Either Ex-Chief John Pickering, or perhaps Judge Pamela Albee? I might bet on Kelly Ayotte actually..... I guess we have to wait for depositions......

Thursday
Aug232012

Keeping an Eye on Central Planners

To the Editor,

Who could imagine being jailed for collecting rainwater on your own property? It happened in Oregon where the state has decided it owns all water, from what comes up through your well, to whatever falls from the sky! 

Some may be unaware that in NH we have 9 unelected boards called "Regional Planning Commissions". There is also a "Water Sustainability Commission", created in 2011 by executive order of the Governor. People that are appointed to these commissions have no authority to impose laws, but are funded by millions of tax dollars to "advise".  Their documents indicate the promotion of the idea that NH has some sort of water emergency, requiring draconian measures to manage it as a "collective" resource — even though they acknowledge that New Hampshire is a "water rich state".

On one commission's list of "legislative policies and priorities" (which they seem reluctant to define) are items such as "storm water management" and "storm water utility legislation".  Statements from their meetings suggest  that all water is to be treated as a  "state" resource whether it is from a public or private source, hinting at the idea that new regulations and taxes would be needed to control all usage "for the common good".

Further, there are activist groups (such as http://www.celdf.org) that are planning to target town meetings in Mass, Maine and NH this spring to promote and propose the passage of ordinances which will satisfy a demand for "collective rights" and the "rights of nature". 

If you value your private property rights, you will want to find out more about these NGOs and when they hold public meetings. 

The NH Water Sustainability Commission: http://www.nh.gov/water-sustainability/calendar/index.htm 
Nine NH Regional Planning Commissions:  http://www.nharpc.org/about-us 
For Maine, Massachusetts and other states: http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/other_gov/rcg.html 
... or simply do a search for "regional planning commissions" or "regional planners" with your state in the phrase.

Please call 603-471-0138 for more info.

Jane Aitken
Bedford, NH 03110

Monday
Aug202012

Editors Violate Readers Trust 

To censor the facts that a 100% combat related disabled US Marine and his wife put their life savings to help other US Military Veterans come home mentally as well as physically just does not make since.  WE just purchased eleven acres of water front property to build a Veteran Resort-Chapel where free of charge homeless veteran’s will have a cabin of their own to live in and campsites will be set for other Veterans and their families to come and bond.  There will be a lot of open space where one can build on their religious spirits, or just learn how to be a family after coming home from war.  It is hard for those that have never been to accept a Veteran helping other Veterans for to see would mean not just to listen but hear what we are saying also.  Newspapers censoring the words of a US Military Veteran or any person take away the right only God should have the power to do.   Freedom of Speech is not the editor’s choice. 

            I volunteered many years in schools and communities teaching children trash formation art.  I have treasured this art and refused to sell it to this point.  The Veterans Resort-Chapel is worth my selling my 2’x12”x6” hand carved and crafted Concord Stage Coach with driver, passages inside and draft horses in full harness pulling it.  The piece of art will go to the highest bidder and all the money will go to help proceed on the Veteran Resort-Chapel.  I created this art to not only help children but it was my self-imposed way to learn how to come back.  PTSD and TBI two of my four service-connected disabilities took everything away that was here.  The US Military and the VA dropped me into a society that scorned and rejected us.  Citizens back here hated us for what it was the news media’s false or biased reporting that blamed the military not the politicians.  Editors to censor the facts violate the reader’s trust, as it has become the norm more and more over the years.

            The news is so biased that to stop my free speech NH and the VA have stopped my medical care for combat related disabilities.  These government wrongs, which should be front-page in every newspaper across the USA, are censored.  The NH Supreme Court violated the Constitution to protect judge Peter Favuer.  I presented a case to the NH SC and they refused to accept it.  Fauver criminally used the power of the court to help the Madbury NH selectmen use the trust of the citizens to take from local residents for personal gain.  Editors violate the reader’s trust by censoring these facts. 

            Now the editors believe harming US Military Veterans in NH is OK if they are protecting a few elite citizens over the rights of the majority.  It cannot be tolerated editors believing it is their god given right to violate the reader’s trust.  The people have a right to know that a US Military Veteran has come home and wants others to have the same chance.   Our life savings is worth it if just one has the chance to come home.   

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Lee NH 03824

To censor this opinion letter of editor’s and government wrongs is just wrong.