Alliance, a gold sponsor of the annual forum, uses reviews to create Gold Standard for New Hampshire laws
NASHUA, N.H.―The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance will acquaint a new group of citizen lobbyists with its system for measuring the liberty impact of state legislation during this weekend’s New Hampshire Liberty Forum, an annual winter meeting in the Granite State that promotes the ideals of human freedom.
The forum, which will attract liberty lovers from across the nation, will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel of Nashua from 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. The annual meeting that attracts high-profile speakers is one of two major events hosted by the Free State Project each year.
The liberty alliance, a gold sponsor of the event, will set up a table to underscore the importance of its citizen bill-reviewers and to attract more volunteers to the pro-liberty cause. In general, pro-liberty laws protect individual freedom of choice and personal responsibility, recognize the superiority of freedom over coercion, respect the citizens’ right of self-ownership, promote good government and recognize the value of voluntary economic decisions. Anti-liberty bills do the opposite.
Having recently finished its evaluation of liberty-sensitive bills in the latest legislative session, the alliance uses the reviews to publish a weekly handout called The Gold Standard, which members distribute to state lawmakers during the height of the legislatives session. Gold Standard reports form the foundation for the alliance’s annual Liberty Rating, a report card that scores representatives and senators based on their votes. These activities help protect the liberties that make New Hampshire such an attractive place to live.
“The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and the New Hampshire Liberty Forum share a common goal of bringing together neighbors and activists to discover new approaches to achieving liberty in our lifetime,” said Mark Warden, chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. “With record government debt and deficits as well as runaway spending at the state and federal level, taxpayers have been demanding real reform and accountability—such as that provided by this alliance’s weekly Gold Standard guide for lawmakers and its annual Liberty Rating legislator report card.”
The alliance also raises money to support liberty-friendly causes throughout New Hampshire.
As a key sponsor of this year’s Liberty Forum, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is helping to present speakers such as Judge Andrew Napolitano, a life-tenured New Jersey Superior Court judge, author, host of FreedomWatch and senior judicial analyst for Fox News; New Hampshire state Rep. Dan Itse, a longtime defender of liberty in Concord and senior advisor for the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies; and Economist Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, a libertarian educational foundation based in Fairfax, Va.
About the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire by monitoring bills under consideration in the state legislature and analyzing them according to their impact on liberty. The NHLA also encourages private charity, a civil society and citizen involvement. If you'd like more information about the NHLA, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.