CONCORD -- As it has done in the past, New Hampshire is once again leading a pack of states in taking a stand against intrusive government.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is presently considering HCR6, a bill stating that New Hampshire will no longer recognize the authority of Washington, D.C., if the federal government violates the U.S. Constitution in specific ways. Among these are the institution of mandatory national service, military draft without a formally declared war, unconstitutional implementation of martial law, or further restrictions on gun ownership.
The bill enjoys bipartisan support and is also supported by many members of the Free State Project, an effort to move liberty-loving people to New Hampshire, where they will work to reduce the size and scope of government.
The bill is sponsored by NH State Representative Dan Itse (R-Fremont), who also authored legislation condemning the USA PATRIOT act. "The present bill has tremendous popular support. The members of the Free State Project have helped to spread the word about this resolution across the state", said Rep. Itse. "That's a big step in moving this forward."
This type of legislation has precedent in New Hampshire. In 2007, the state formally withdrew from the federal REAL ID program. Many participants of the Free State Project were heavily involved in that effort as well.
Representative Itse will be a speaker at the Free State Project's Liberty Forum, held from March 5 – 8 in Nashua, NH. Rep. Itse will be joined there by Free State Project member Rich Heller, who successfully overturned the Washington, D.C. gun ban in the DC. vs Heller Supreme Court Case.
The group's website is freestateproject.org <http://freestateproject.org>