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RidleyReport

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State Senate LTE
« on: August 28, 2004, 08:19:36 pm »

Will send this tomorrow.... to letters@theunionleader.com

Hmm, I read your editorial suggesting that state Senate candidate Bob Letourneau is a better, more conservative candidate than incumbent Frank Sapareto.   Thanks for trying to endorse conservatives, but let's run the numbers.  I went and looked up their NH Liberty Alliance rankings (nhliberty.org).  The Alliance grades the state's politicians on the extent to which their votes favor individual freedom over government control.   It's not strictly a right-left thing, but it tends to favor Reagan conservatives.

Both of these guys scored below 50% and were each awarded "D's" by the Alliance.  Letourneau brought home a 40%, and Sapareto scored 43%.   These guys need another D attached to their names, standing for "Democrat!"  

Anyway your hearts are in the right place over there at the UL, but it looks like you may have merely endorsed one pretend Republican over another.   God knows we have enough of those already...  
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Re:State Senate LTE
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2004, 02:48:26 am »

I love the way you equated Reagan conservatives with individual freedom/less government control in that letter :)  It's important to retain control of word definitions.  (I'm thinking Orwell and Doublethink ;))

Thanks Dada
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Re:State Senate LTE
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2004, 06:19:37 pm »

Hmmm, how many democratic activists has Dada cancelled out by moving to NH?  25?  50?   :o
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Wolfeboro Property Forfeiture LTE
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2004, 11:57:25 am »

 This letter appeared in the Aug. 19 Granite State News

Re: Government Robbery

“Our plan..is to have it become the property of the Wolfeboro Police Department”, Chief Labell is quoted as saying, regarding the home on Treadwell Lane that was reported to have small quantities of marijuana in the Aug. 12 Granite State News.

The chief, who is charged with, and has sworn to, apply the law impartially, has a clear conflict of interest in this case.


For exactly this reason, the experience with property forfeiture during the Salem Witch Trials of 1681, that we have the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Bill of Rights, in the Constitution of the United States of America.  Chief Labell swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.  He has violated that sacred oath.

He has also violated his Oath to uphold the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire:  Everywhere you look in the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, you will see the prohibitions on using arbitrary state power this way.  Please see Articles 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20 and 33.  In particular, I notice that Article 10 states that government is not instituted for  â€œthe private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men;” which principle is voided if a class of public officials will benefit from misuse of state power.

Also, by delegating certain aspects to the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms bureau, he violates State Sovereignty, Article 7.  Where were alcohol, tobacco or  firearms involved here?

Resign, Chief Labell.

James B. Parker

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Wolfeboro, N.H.  603-569-4254

2468 Ash-Te-Wette
Hillsdale, MI  49242  517-439-2460

Please see the Granite State News article, August 12.
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Re:State Senate LTE
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2004, 12:08:07 pm »

AND NOW THIS, from this week's Granite State News :

By LARISSA MULKERN
Staff Writer
WOLFEBORO — Police Chief Richard Labell has resigned from the position, effective Nov. 30.
The resignation comes just a few days after the chief was verbally attacked during the public Aug. 19 Police Commission meeting. The chief, a veteran of the Newton department, joined the Wolfeboro department two years ago.
In a parallel shakeup, Police Commissioner Ronald E. Goodgame announced his resignation following a non-public session of the Police Commission held Wednesday morning at the library. Goodgame’s resignation will coincide with the chief’s, effective Nov. 30.

Entire article can be seen today at <<<www.granitestatenews.com>>

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Re:State Senate LTE
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2004, 03:07:45 pm »

Interesting story though the fact the fact that he resigned over the controversy speaks well for N.H.  The sad part is that truly bad apples don't resign.
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Re:State Senate LTE
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2004, 07:04:44 pm »

It speaks extremely well for the good people of Wolfeboro, the New Hampshire Constitution, and the New England tradition of showing up for local government meetings.

In accordance with the Public Accountability paragraph in the New Hampshire Constitution, police commission meetings are open to the public, and the vocal residents showed up to castigate the Chief.  Note that the resigning Police Commissioner particularly did not like the public accountability aspect, or the oversight exercised by the three-citizen police commission to which he answered.  He recommended that the County Selectmen oversee his successor,  in contradiction to Article 8 of  the New Hampshire Constitution.  Public accountabilty is a big problem for tyrants.
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