On Saturday, April 2nd, around 100 gun rights activists showed up at the state’s capital to rally in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Organized by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, the annual pro-gun rally is a popular event in New Hampshire. While there are surely gun rights rallies in all 50 states, two major things set the ‘live free or die’ state apart from the others.
On Thursday, the New Hampshire legislature seriously considered articles of secession. Legislation sponsored in November by nine Republican Representatives sought to remove the state from the union and make it into a totally independent country. The January public hearing in the House for CACR32 was filled with citizens who supported Read more…
The lawmakers’ moves away from the state come as policies shift away from progressivism and towards nearly-unprecedented levels of libertarian minimization of government programs. Many progressives have taken to Twitter recently to announce that they can no longer bear living in the live free or die state.
On October 13th, the New Hampshire Executive Council voted 4-1 to reject a $27 million federal grant to combat COVID. The money was rejected by hardcore conservatives now in control of the NH government because it would have required NH to work with the Federal Health and Human Services Agency on COVID and vaccine mitigation measures.
I’m leaving Connecticut and moving to New Hampshire because NH is becoming more libertarian, but for NH progressives, life in New Hampshire is getting tougher every day. Which states embrace progressive values more than New Hampshire?
The index analyzed and ranked states based on worker protections, healthcare, and unemployment support. NH ranked only 29th and should be embarrassed by its lackluster support for workers.
Compassionate progressives should think twice before moving to a state like New Hampshire. Many believe that because it borders Massachusetts and Vermont it must be progressive. This could not be further from the truth. The libertarians and conservatives are in full control of New Hampshire, and many of these state representatives have literally said that “taxation is theft” during official House speeches. Progressives that are unlucky enough to be in New Hampshire are fleeing in droves. And with good reason.
Over the past few years, New Hampshire has eliminated its permit requirement for concealed carry. Yes, you read that correctly. Currently, any person in New Hampshire could buy a gun and carry it openly or hidden under their clothing without even having a permit – and this is totally legal! New Hampshire is now the #1 least restrictive state for firearms.