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Sunday
Feb032013

Open Letter to Steve Vaillancourt 

Some people, including you, have claimed that I'm “not libertarian” because I called for the censure of a State Representative who stated that she wishes to restrict freedoms in an attempt to target a specific group of people. You called this “witch hunt to deny free speech to a duly elected representative.”You don't specify how a censure denies anyone's free speech. Censure is defined as, to “express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.” When a legislative body censures someone, they are formally expressing disapproval of a statement or action of an elected official. There is no removal of that person's freedom of speech, simply a formal statement that the body disapproves of what was said. Impeachment is “a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office.” Again, nothing about removing free speech in that definition either! [NH RSA's do not define either term, so I am using the definitions from Google]

 

There are now three unanswered questions:

1) Since no action was taken on the petition against Cynthia Chase, am I to believe the official position of the New Hampshire General Court is that “Free Staters” are not welcome in New Hampshire and that laws must be passed that make us leave or not move here to begin with?2) Since the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to uphold the ruling of the Speaker of the House that a petition for redress can not be heard absent a legislative sponsor filing said petition during a small window in November and December, am I to believe that the people have no right to have their petitions heard outside of a small window in November & December?

3) How does that decision fit with Part 1 Article 32 of the NH constitution which recognizes the right of the people to “give instructions to their representatives… by way of petition…” AND Part 1 Article 31 states, “The legislature shall assemble for the redress of public grievances…”?

 

[I am sending this open letter to NHInsider.com & Rep. Vaillancourt before making it publicly available on FreeKeene.com]

 

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In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry is an activist, author, poet & statesman. Darryl is a regular contributor to The Bulverde StandardThe Canyon Lake Week and The Comal Beacon and writes a monthly article for The Sovereign. He hosts the weekly news podcasts Freedom Minute and Police Accountability Report and hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio on the Liberty Radio Network.
Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party.
Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.
Friday
Jan112013

Fred Leonard - Your Bluehampshire comments, A response From Rep Chase

interesting response from Rep Chase


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Re: Your Bluehampshire comments
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:40:40 -0500
From: Cynthia Chase <cyndychase25@gmail.com>
To: <fleonard@metrocast.net>



Dear Mr Leonard.  Just where did you get the idea that I was planning on introducing legislation that would make people "feel unwelcome."  You might want to reread my post.  What I want to do is to make NH the best state possible by insuring a free quality public education for every NH student that wants one.  Schools are hurting and local taxpayers are hurting because of what we did last session.  What I did was to put quotation marks around the word "freedom."  That was to indicate that I was not referring to the Bill of Rights or Constitutional freedoms.  I was referring to the "freedom" to have public funds diverted to private or religious schools, the "freedom" to drive on unsafe roads and red lined bridges because we are too cheap to raise tax payer funds to care for our infrastructure,  the "freedom" of our students to not go to college because the UNH system is the most expensive in the country and they can not afford it, the "freedom" to have companies pollute our air with greenhouse gasses which increase respiratory illnesses for seniors and asthma in our children, the "freedom" of the poor who can't get insurance to die sooner because of a lack of timely medical care.  I won't even talk about the CHINS program or community mental health!  I want to tighten up the systems that support a robust economy and a healthy and a happy citizenry and for that Sir, I make no apology.  Rep Cynthia Chase

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On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Fred Leonard <fleonard@metrocast.net> wrote:
Dear Representative Chase,

I wanted to let you know that I was greatly disappointed with the remarks you made about certain people moving to NH to pursue more freedoms...planning to waste time filing legislation to make people feel unwanted is mean spirited behavior and you should offer an immediate apology to the people you have certainly insulted...I've lived in NH for over 20 years now and if there's been a change in the NH way of life, I can tell you it's not come from conservatives or libertarians...

I hope you take the time to reflect on your comments and come to the realization that they were unacceptable in a free society as well as counter-productive in the effort to bring civility back the state house...

Regards,

Fred Leonard
Former State Rep
Rochester, NH