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Re:Consolidated LTE thread
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2004, 06:27:13 pm »

scvdr

Sent to Keene Sentinel:

Regarding Karen Sanborn's Nov. 9 article "34 West: Give us the facts..."

How many "studies" does the Keene Board of Education Prevention need to perform in order to carry out a simple (or even a complex) cost-cutting measure?  Three studies you say!!??  On top of the ones they've already performed?  

Moving a few force-funded educrats from an expensive building to an inexpensive one should be a no-brainer if long term taxpayer savings are assured.  Just do it!  If there's not enough room in the small building, fire the bureaucrats who don't fit into it, give the money to teachers or return it to the long-suffering taxpayers.  Problem solved.



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Re:Consolidated LTE thread
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2004, 09:03:24 pm »

To Laconia Citizen:

I read John Koziol's article regarding New Hampshire's 7th place finish in the race
for economic freedom among the states.  Seventh out 50 is a disgrace!  We should
be first and never settle for anything less.   Seeing Kansas, of all places, has
more economic freedom than us...that makes my stomach turn.  They have an income
tax, for God's sake!

Probably there are a dozen things each of us can do to improve the situation...but
here's what I do:  I keep track of my state reps and senators! A good tool for this is the New Hampshire
Liberty Alliance's freedom index: www.nhliberty.org/research.htm.    The legislators who
vote to improve our economic (or personal) freedoms score well, and if we support
them we can do well too.  Economic freedom is the fastest path to more prosperity.

The Laconia region is doing a lot better at enhancing our freedoms than my area of the state, I'm afraid...sorry about that.  You've got better state legislators, especially senator Robert Boyce...who has an 87% "pro freedom" rating from the Alliance.   He won re-election....thanks all of you for that; his victory will help the whole state in its quest for more freedom.

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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2004, 09:35:34 pm »

To Portsmouth Herald:

I read your article about the gang-bangers in Maine's force-funded school system,
the ones who posted gun-wielding pictures of themselves on the Net.

It's interesting how these problems are more common in Maine, where guns are
supposedly "not allowed" in schools and society puts more of a "priority" on government
schools.  But in equally urban New Hampshire (where any permit holder can legally carry firearms in a school)
we hardly ever have such problems.   There is the case of trap shooter Blake Douglas and his lawful quest
to submit a gun photo to the Londonderry High yearbook...but not much in the way
of threats or gun violence.

Statistics have long indicated a link between gun freedom and safety in society
overall.  Perhaps there is a link between gun freedom and safety in *schools* as
well.  I hope our teachers and parents are exercising these freedoms and that they
never lose them.  If they do, we'll just be Massachusetts by a different name.
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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2004, 05:31:46 pm »

Sent to Union Leader:

Regarding your editorial against new state taxes on charity poker:  Thanks!  You again prove yourselves to be the paper that "gets it."  

As you may already know, New Hampshire just rated as the stingiest state in the nation when it comes to charity giving.   But charity poker is one area where New Hampshire residents *aren't* stingy; it's becoming very successful!  Why put the dampers on a good thing that uses force against no one but addresses many of our problems?  

Would we tax a church?  A homeless shelter?  No, that would be crazy...and so is this!

Thanks for keeping the House's feet to the fire on this...know that you are not alone.  I'll be standing near the state house building in Concord when its members meet on Wednesday Dec. 1, carrying a sign that says "No Tax on Charity Poker."  I'll be there at 8:30 AM and stay until at least 10:00 AM.  I'll do it alone if necessary, but you who read this paper are welcome to join me.  Call me on my cell at 603.721.1490 to get my exact location Wednesday morning.  
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2004, 12:05:22 pm »

Woo, Dada!  Your LTEs are becoming a success!  We just had a member of the Keene School Board drop by here to talk to you because of your LTE in the Sentinel yesterday.  They'd like to have our help on a project to save the Keene taxpayers some tax money :)

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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2004, 12:50:06 pm »

Sent to Concord Monitor:

Double Standard at Monitor

Regarding your November 10 editorial opposing Target's decision to stop giving space to Salvation Army bell ringers:   You're against things that interfere with successful charity, I gather.   So why is it that just a few days later you advocate interference in successful charity?  Do you have two completely disconnected people speaking in the name of the Monitor?

I'm referring to the Nov. 16 editorial where you call for new taxes on charity poker, one of the few New Hampshire charity institutions that's really doing well.  

Let's be clear on what you are advocating and opposing:  You oppose a lawful decision by a private company to reduce charity activity on its own property, but you would support a decision by government to reduce charity activity on *everyone's* property, by taxing it.    You folks are better than this...it's a double standard!

I'm glad though to see that you're ready to leap to the defense of one successful charity.  In the meantime, for what it is worth, I'll be trying to defend the other.  Our state house meets Wednesday, December 1st to set up a session which may decide the poker issue.  I'll be there, alone if necessary, carrying a sign that says "No Tax On Charity Poker."  All are welcome to join me; my mini-protest starts at 8:30 AM, goes until 10:00 AM.  Call me on my cell then to get an exact location:  603.721.1490.
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2004, 10:12:58 am »

Sent to Nashua telegraph

Dear folks at the Telegraph:

I just read your article about the successful shutdown of that plan to ban skating on Nashua streets.  I
take it the large turnout of skaters and freedom lovers at that city meeting made the difference.

Looks like people power really works in Nashua...I am much impressed and envious.   Next time I drive past a skater in your town I will think "freedom fighter!"  :)

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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2004, 03:35:06 pm »

NH LTE's written by me after December 20, 2004 are posted at:  

http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=16.0
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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2018, 10:20:18 pm »

After I moved to NH in 2004... I wrote perhaps a hundred pro-freedom letters to the editor in local papers...I stopped around 2007 as the Ridley Report sucked all the air out of the room.  Now I'm regressing!  Sent this today (to the Union Leader in Manchester)... So can you!


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NH secession and those intrusive Fed roadblocks


In response to your article "Federal roadblock returns to I-93..."


Rather than merely complain about the inconvenience and danger to which D.C. has been exposing you (and overcharging you for)...it's important to focus on actions, or at least free speech activities, which you can undertake in response.


Two options come to mind, undramatic but fun and easy:


1) Activists have formed a dissenting Facebook group, "Checkpoint-Free New Hampshire." You can do as I've done, join their group or participate in its activities.

2) Drop by NHexit.com and help us focus on the root of this problem: New Hampshire's costly membership in the dystopian Federal empire. If we had a stronger independence drive, that would pressure Washington to tone down *all* of its incursions against what is supposed to be our nation, not theirs. Does London do this kind of thing to Scotland? Does Ottawa do it to Quebec? Both provinces have strong secession movements, deterring some central government abuses.


I run the Facebook group for NHexit and welcome you there no matter how harshly you might want to criticize our dream of independence. Come join the debate!


Dave Ridley
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Re: Consolidated LTE thread
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2018, 10:24:30 pm »

Since this forum subcategory seems kinda dead... I'm now posting my letters at https://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28931.0
instead.  So can you!
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