Hampshire Senate quietly broke with tradition in a flip-flop that has
stifled open, democratic debate in our state. The New Hampshire
legislature has been unique in putting forth and considering a wide
spectrum of resolutions and, from 2010-2012, considered--and openly
discussed without hesitation--dozens of resolutions.
recently, unknown to most residents, the NH Senate instituted a rule
that allows them to refuse to hear resolutions passed by the House.
the senate will not hear is HCR2, a resolution that has been passed by
thirteen states working to take big money out of politics nationally and
restore a one-person-one-vote democracy.
the federal government to reconsider Citizens United. We need to have a
discussion about the obscene amounts of money controlling elections,
drowning out voices of citizens, and undermining our very democracy.
senators insist they’re simply streamlining the process by not hearing
frivolous resolutions. Does the NH senate consider the erosion of
democracy a frivolous matter?
not allow neighborly discussions and substantive debate to be
extinguished by onslaughts of million dollar television ads and
mountains of glossy flyers from obscure addresses. When elections are
dominated by attack-ad sound bites, the potential voter is left with
repulsion for the process. Is that the way to uphold and defend
senators and urge them to suspend the flip-flop rule and hear HCR2 or to
sign on to the letter to our congressional delegation stating that we
the people want big money out of the political process.
Hamilton addressing the students of Barnstead Elementary School,
teachers, American Legion Post #42 members, and guests during the
Memorial Day Ceremonies.
Locke, Commander of American Legion Post #42, addressing the students
and guests, with students waving their American flags as he spoke.
Yard Sale And Alpaca Saturday
Join us for
a Yard Sale and Alpaca Saturday on Saturday, June 8 from 8:00 am to 1:00
pm at Barnstead Community Market located at 13A Parade Road at the
intersection of Routes 28 and 126. There is a large piece of land next
the building, which is perfect for many tables to set up. Parking is
also not a problem with a large lot in front.
be several alpacas visiting us again. Depending on the weather this
soon may be the last Saturday where they’ll be here visiting. Alpacas
come from the mountains of Peru. They do not like to be in the hot sun
for long amounts of time. Without a lot of shade they become very
unhappy. Come and learn about raising, breeding and fleece knowledge.
They are friendly animals who love to snuffle at you. They’ll be at BCM
from 9 – 4.
located at 13A Parade Road, Barnstead, NH 03218. You can find us on
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