Having forgotten the original offense Rep Chase made that Steve had written about on his blog found HERE, so I was doing some web searching to find her original statements. In doing so I uncovered a statement I find rather telling.
State Rep Chase wrote:
“Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the “freedoms” that they think they will find here.”
Her statement calling for measures restricting freedom on a minority of people spawned a petition signed by 120 people, some of whom don't even live in NH calling for her removal from office or censure.
While some of the 120 people actually were free staters, some weren't but that didn't stop the left from attempting to claim they were all free staters and that this action represents the entire free state project. This of course deflects the focus away from her original statement and instead puts the FSP on defensive, typical tactic from the left.
But I'm burying my lead here. In searching for details on her statement I can across a statement from State Rep Jim Splaine found HERE. Before quoting him, let me preface by saying he was one of the leaders in NH calling for equal rights and freedoms for gays and helped push same sex marriage in NH.
Theyz are a funny bunch of peoples. Cynthia Chase should be given a commendation for being honest, and re-elected to another term.
Kind of weird that a “group” of people who try to make us feel they’re for a “free” anything want to shut up those who question their motives and so-called “ideals.”
Time to ignore them, except of course we can’t — we have to keep an eye on them, otherwise they would want to take democracy and freedom away from more of us so they can get their own way for their own selfish purposes. Therein lies the danger of their “project.”
So freedom for him and his kind are ok but someone who dare calls out for measures to limit freedoms on another minority is something that should be commended? Really Jim?
Need I remind Rep Splaine that many free state members were also very vocal in supporting his push for same sex marriage, mind you there were others who feel as I do (and for the record I'm not a FSP member) that we'd be better going the opposite way getting government out of the marriage business.
He defends the act of wanting to limit the freedoms of the FSP members by claiming it is they who want to take freedoms away from others. What freedoms do they want taken away? The freedom to use government to force others to fund the things you want against their will? The freedom to use government to force people into acting and doing what you feel is in their best interest?
And as for taking our "Democracy" away, we are NOT a democracy. Our founding fathers warned us of the dangers of a democracy calling it two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Majority rules equal majority tyranny over the minority. As a homosexual, Jim of all people should understand the importance of rules to protect the minority from the majority. Or would he rather see same sex marriage put up to a state wide vote (ie pure democracy) and live with the results of the outcome?
Of all the people coming to the aid and defense of Rep Chase it is Jim Splaine who I am most shocked by because he of all people I would have thought would have condoned anyone wishing to pass measures to limit the freedoms of a minority. I also find it interesting that he calls her statements "honest", so Jim do you wish to limit on certain minorities as well but just lack the same courage she has to admit it?
Hey Jim, let's change the group she's refering too and see if you still think the statement deserves a commendation and is worthy of someone being re-elected:
“Homosexuals are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the “freedoms” that they think they will find here.”
I'm sorry but her statement is offensive regardless of which group you put in the blank and ANYONE who dare claim that they think that government should pass measures to restrict freedoms of another group is someone not fit for office. And the fact that the Democratic party not only doesn't see the problem with this statement but is also defending it and that a leading homosexual activist likewise fails to see the problems with it, shows how hypocritical they are.
Statements like hers are what lead this country to the days of black only entrances and seating and signs like "Irish need not apply". I don't want to see us ever return to that and I do agree with the petition that anyone who thinks that way should be removed from office. Government is not there to limit freedoms of those you disagree with, it's only job should be making sure your rights are not stepped on by those who disagree with you.