Doing Something Right
I’ve been in New Hampshire less than 10 months, yet I’ve already pissed off a couple of State Reps. How did I manage to annoy members of the legislature? Good question, and I shall explain.
In December, a State Rep from Keene posted a comment on BlueHampshire.com stating that Free Staters aren’t welcome and that she wants to pass measures to restrict freedoms in hopes that we will leave or be deterred from coming to NH in the first place.
I immediately found out that this State Rep is actually from Rhode Island and has only been in NH for just over 6 years. She’s not the only elected Democrat who isn’t from NH, so it appears there is some hypocrisy over whom, at least in her mind, is “allowed” to come to NH. Right around the first of the year, I created a petition for redress seeking a censure and/or impeachment of Representative Chase on the grounds that she, as an elected official, violated her oath of office by stating that she wanted to remove freedoms from a group of people. Here’s the part where I pissed off State Reps.
After roughly 1 week of gathering signatures, the petition was delivered to the Clerk of the NH House of Representatives and was added to the calendar to be read on the floor of the House on January 30.
At least one State Rep, Peter Sullivan, publicly expressed his outrage on twitter, calling me a “crackpot,” a “thug” & a “hypocrite.” I asked, “what is thuggish or hypocritical about holding elected officials accountable for their words & actions?” He did not respond. Another person on twitter asserted that by trying to get Rep. Chase censured, that I was trying to censor her. I responded “Cynthia Chase can say whatever she wants, though as an elected official she is not allowed to advocate harming a group of people.”
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