I joined Josh from Goffstown and Representative Gary Hopper on Wednesday for a discussion about my state senate race, my book The Ecstatic Pessimist, the state of the world and New Hampshire, and ideas about how we can keep NH awesome! (Psst: with less vitriol and more less government! :P)
Keep NH Awesome
Three years ago today, my husband, Louis, and I moved the first items into our home of the West Side of Manchester (pictured is Nervous Nellie and some of our artwork; we have lived and loved living in the Granite State for more than a decade). I have lived and travelled all over the world, and I waited until I was in my forties to buy a house because I wanted to be sure. I CHOSE New Hampshire as my forever home.
Why New Hampshire? Because it is the one of the best kept secrets in the entire world! New Hampshire consistently ranks as THE BEST STATE in America. Why? Because it isn’t like the other states! Because Granite Staters understand low taxes come from low spending. Because we don’t have a state income or sales tax. Because Granite Staters believe in our "Live Free or Die" motto. Because we understand that limited government and free markets preserve and create prosperity. Because we live within our means and allow people the freedom to experiment, to live their own lives as they see fit. You should be free to mind your own business!
BUT, this is changing! There is a flood of people running for office who have "good intentions but bad ideas," meaning they don’t understand economics, and react to things on an emotional rather than rational level. We cannot govern on people’s feelz!
If we do not remain vigilant, and elect ethical, sensible people who understand the historic role of government is to preserve our natural rights, not to get all up-in-yer-bizniz, New Hampshire will lose its advantage, as it has been doing over the past 20 years, and we will accelerate the slide to becoming just another bankrupt and failing state.
The choice is yours come November. Pick people who want more socialism while blissfully kicking the fiscally-unsound can down the road on the backs of New Hampshire’s children and grandchildren, or embrace what makes us unique and prosperous, embrace what makes us the best state in America, embrace limited government and free markets, and vote for people like me who love New Hampshire for what it is, and what it will be!