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.
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.