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APP - Here's What You Missed in New Hampshire  

I wanted to take a moment to share the success of our 2nd annual Practical Federalism Forum with you.
On Saturday, we welcomed over 250 activists and voters to our event in Hooksett, N.H., and featured presentations from over 10 experts on a variety of topics. We also had three presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Santorum -- address the audience on the 10th amendment and what federalism means for the American people today. 
This event was an opportunity to engage and empower citizens in New Hampshire and across the nation, and we have already begun to see the fruits of this.  
During the event, we also asked each of the candidates in attendance,  “How would you define Practical Federalism?” This is what they said: 

Ted Cruz: “It is the genius of the Constitution, it is the genius of the 10th Amendment, that the states serve as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis put it as laboratories of democracy, that the Constitution defines the powers of Congress in Article I, Section 8 that they are few and enumerated and everything that is not in there is left to the States to decide. I’ve spent a lifetime fighting and defending the Constitution, we need to get back to the Constitution, and as President that’s exactly what I’m going to do.” 
Carly Fiorina: “I think Practical Federalism is the recognition that our nation was founded on a set of incredibly profound, but incredibly practical principles. We need to remember who we are now. We need to remember who we are. And who we are is laid out for us. It curtails the abuse of power by government, and it lifts up the rights of individuals to pursue their God given gifts.”
Rick Santorum: “Practical Federalism is locating the solution to the problems at the area most appropriate for those solutions to maximize the benefit for individuals in society. And the idea that, if you can handle a problem at an individual, family, community level, that’s where we should put the burden. If it’s too big of a problem for that area, then move it up to a local government and then a state government – it’s only when a problem becomes overwhelming that the federal government needs to weigh in. That’s the principle that Jefferson espoused, and if we go back to those principles and we look at areas where federal government inserting itself – like welfare – has actually done real damage to the structure that was most designed to help people, which was the family. Then, we can begin to repair the family unit by exiting the government – particularly the federal government – out of that equation.”
I’d like to thank you for everything you did to support this great event. And I would also like to thank our co-sponsors Cornerstone Action and The FAMiLY Leader, and our other speakers including: 

Jeff Chidester, Host of New Hampshire Perspective, News Radio WQSO, and New Hampshire’s News Network WGIR, 
Bryan McCormack, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research Action, 
Ken Ivory, Member of the Utah House of Representatives, 
Emmett McGroarty, Director of Education at American Principles Project, 
Ann Marie Banfield with Cornerstone Policy Research Action, 
Jamie Gass, with Pioneer Institute,
Stanley Kurtz, Author, Conservative Commentator, and Contributor to National Review
Sean Fieler, Chairman of the American Principles Project.
Robert E. Murray, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Murray Energy
We look forward to continuing our work in New Hampshire leading up to the primary in a few months and we will continue to work to raise the consciousness of legislators, activists, and all of the presidential candidates on the reality of federal overreach and the importance of limited government. 
Thank you for your continued support. Keep up the good fight!

Emmett McGroarty
Director of Education
American Principles Project

APP in NH: Link to Live Stream  


We were hoping to see you in New Hampshire tomorrow, however, even if you aren’t able to make it, we will be live streaming the event.
The livestream will be accessible here, when the event starts at 10am tomorrow.
Tentatively, we expect the presidential candidates in attendance to deliver their remarks at the following times:
11:00am: Senator Ted Cruz
11:30am: Carly Fiorina, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
1:15pm: Fmr. Senator Rick Santorum
The program will also include presentations from the following:
Jeff Chidester – Host of New Hampshire Perspective, News Radio WQSO, and New Hampshire’s News Network WGIR.
Bryan McCormack – Executive Director, Cornerstone Policy Research Action
Ken Ivory – Member of the Utah House of Representatives
Bob Vander Plaats – President and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader
Emmett McGroarty – Director of Education at American Principles Project
Ann Marie Banfield – Cornerstone Policy Research Action
Stanley Kurtz – Author, Conservative Commentator, and Contributor to National Review
Sean Fieler – Chairman, American Principles Project
We’re looking forward to a successful event, and hope you’ll tune in.

APP - Cruz, Fiorina and Santorum confirmed for 2nd Annual Practical Federalism Conference! 


Dear Friend,

I wanted to make you aware of our second annual “Practical Federalism — 2016: Stand and Fight” forum to be held in Hooksett, New Hampshire on October 3rd, 2015. We are proud to be hosting the event in cooperation with the American Principles Project, Cornerstone Action, and the FAMiLY Leader.

Following last year’s event, which was sold out, several candidates have already set aside time from their busy campaign schedules to attend the event. Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rick Santorum, and Carly Fiorina have all confirmed their attendance. Several other 2016 candidates are expected to join as well. Additional speakers will include:

  • Jeff Chidester - Host of New Hampshire Perspective, News Radio WQSO and New Hampshire’s News Network WGIR
  • Bryan McCormack - Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research Action
  • Ann Marie Banfield - Cornerstone Policy Research Action
  • Ken Ivory, Esq. - President, American Lands Council
  • Bob Vander Plaats - President and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader
  • Stanley Kurtz, Ph.D - Author, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Conservative Commentator, and Contributor at National Review
  • Emmett McGroarty - Director of Education at American Principles Project
  • Sean Fieler - Chairman, American Principles Project.

The event will encompass a wide variety of topics including Common Core, AP U.S. History and the recent framework changes, monetary policy, and land use. This event will raise the consciousness of legislators and citizens on how federal overreach affects their day-to-day lives.

The specifics of the event are as follows:

WHAT: American Principles Project’s “Practical Federalism – 2016: Stand and Fight”

WHERE: Southern New Hampshire University, 500 N. River Rd., Dining Center Banquet Hall, Hooksett, NH 03106

WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

I look forward to seeing you in New Hampshire.

Emmett McGroarty
Director of Education, American Principles Project




The New Hampshire Department of Safety

Office of the State Fire Marshal

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the collapse of a circus tent that occurred during the 5:30 showing of the Walker Brothers International Circus out of Sarasota, Florida.

Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Two spectators died, an adult male and a youth. The exact number of injured has not been confirmed and is estimated at 15. The injured were taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Littleton Regional Hospital in Littleton, and Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon.

A storm producing 1-inch hail, 60 mph winds and severe lightening was moving through the area at the time of collapse, the National Weather Service reported.

The Fire Marshal continues to investigate with assistance from the State Police.

The Fire Marshal asks anyone with images or video of the event to please contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at or to call (603)223-4289.