New Hampshire's Virtual Town Hall
By David Ide
We have let our country FALL APART! The joke that occupies our White House has run our National Debt to a very dangerous level, weakened our military, destroyed our health insurance, catered to our enemies, ignored and endangered our ally Israel, has no morals, spits in Gods face, left an open door at our borders, sent a dangerous nuclear package to Iran without even giving our Congress a chance to vote on it (even his Democratic buddies!) and has abandon Iraq…Continue
As the demand for substance abuse treatment increases, Gov. Maggie Hassan and state health officials are calling for a review of state licensing requirements at treatment centers around New Hampshire.
A working group led by state health officials is being tasked with finding ways to speed up licensing for new centers and must report its findings by Sept. 30.Continue
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By Rob Levey
A controversial video released in July that allegedly showed a top Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal tissues sales from abortions led to a condemnation of the agency by the state Republican executive committee. In the wake of the controversy, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) asked Facebook members their opinion.
In answering the question, “Should NH continue to dedicate public funding to Planned Parenthood?” 91% of…Continue
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By Joyce Durand
I am so excited for Donald Trump being our president! He is one to get the job done and make America great again! Yay!
Keep on task and be strong, God Bless you and America!
By Gordon Avery
Affordable Care Act” is nothing of the sort, and more importantly it just affords government permission to deny care.
Obamacare is about unnecessary government intervention and, ultimately, it's all about government control.
Each step forward taken by champions of this socialist program would jerk back two steps from every free American and our God-given rights.
A bloated bureaucracy and weak-kneed politicians sent…Continue
Added by Gordon Avery on August 12, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
New Hampshire's law banning voters from posting pictures of completed ballots online squelches free speech and isn't needed to prevent election fraud, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro said it's speculation to think people will be coerced into selling votes if they can post the image online.…Continue
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By Gordon Avery
Planned Parenthood is a windmill of death to the most innocent, most vulnerable, most delicate among us.
More than 1.5 million a year -- die by the most brutal methods: salt poisoning, dismemberment, suffocation, strangulation, crushing. It is all done by doctors sworn to heal, sanctioned by judges pledged to uphold our Constitution’s guarantee of the right to life, and condoned by many religious leaders.
"America was founded by…Continue
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Governor Maggie Hassan is speaking out on behalf of Planned Parenthood after the Executive Council canceled their state contract last week, slashing the organization's budget dramatically.
"I know Planned Parenthood will continue to provide services in a high quality way, but when you take away one-third of their funding, it will impact the number of people they can serve," Hassan said from her office Monday.…Continue
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After the Executive Council last week rejected two state contracts with Planned Parenthood, the organization warned of possible cutbacks in staff and clinic hours and said it might result in reduced access to affordable care.
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By Gordon Avery
Schools are supposed to prepare young people for the working world. Most jobs begin around 700am. They, as an employee, will not be mollycoddled, they will not be able to offer excuses as to why they are late because, after all, in school starting time was always much later. The questions in this piece answer the question without our import, parents, jobs, older kids babysitting the younger because the parents are off to work, etc. no…Continue
The country’s political fight over abortion rights came to the Granite State’s front door last week with the Republican-dominated Executive Council voting to withhold funding of Planned Parenthood.
Nationally, conservatives have been critical of Planned Parenthood of late with the release of undercover videos that raise questions about the practice of harvesting tissue from aborted fetuses for research.
The videos from an anti-abortion advocacy group known as the Center for…
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By Ralph Holder
Where do the NH Legislators stand on reforming the judicial system to force judges and justices to face strict accountability when they knowingly violate a person's rights under the law, the Constitution, the Judicial Canons and U.S. Supreme Court precedent?
As President of the United States would you support a Constitutional Amendment mandating accountability and stripping a State and Federal judicial official of all immunity if they knowingly…Continue
Added by Ralph Holder on August 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
New Hampshire is among seven states that have been granted extensions from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The federal government grants waivers from parts of the law to qualified states in exchange for state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for students, close achievement gaps, increase equity and improve the quality of instruction.…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on August 6, 2015 at 8:53pm — No Comments
New Hampshire's Republican-led Executive Council rejected $639,000 in state funding for Planned Parenthood along party lines Wednesday amid a renewed national debate over whether the organization should receive public money.
"Voting against this contract is not going to stop one single abortion in New Hampshire, but it is going to stop thousands of people from accessing quality, affordable health care," Democratic Councilor Chris Pappas said.…Continue
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The Executive Council will vote Wednesday on whether to renew contracts with several family planning centers, including Planned Parenthood, for another two years.
The two contracts come to $600,000, which is a little more than half the total family planning contracts.
Read the full article from NHPR and learn more from the…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on August 4, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments
Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday that everyone needs to put partisan politics aside to tackle New Hampshire's heroin problem.
Hassan and Shaheen, along with judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers, met in a Laconia courtroom Monday morning to talk about the heroin epidemic.Continue
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By Paul Briand
The real challenge for 14 Republican candidates for president in this evening’s Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester was how to break from the crowd.
No one at the forum succeeded.
In fact, by virtue of the fact that Donald…
Added by Paul Briand on August 3, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
By Jacquelyn Benson
Since its passage in 2009, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a source of continuing controversy, with detractors as staunch as its supporters. Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding the ACA’s ‘subsidies provision’, which allowed the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance. In light of the ruling, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) put the issue…Continue
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By Jacquelyn Benson
After months of intense negotiations, President Barak Obama announced a potential deal with Iran aimed at curbing the nation’s nuclear capability. Congress, including NH’s two U.S. Senators, was divided on the issue. On July 18, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) put the question to the public, asking Facebook members, “Do you support or oppose the proposed nuclear deal with Iran?”
A total of 83% of those participating in our open…Continue
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By Jacquelyn Benson
Earlier this month, the NH Fish and Game Department released a draft proposal for increased fees on hunting and fishing licenses. The proposal included eliminating free licenses for NH residents over the age of 68, instead charging them $10. The proposal is not yet official, and if made so, will be subject to a public comment period and hearing process. However, in light of the suggested change, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) put the issue to…Continue
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