Mayoral candidate Victoria Sullivan joins us on this week and we chat all things Manchester: how to get the Queen City back on its feet, better approaches to homelessness, zoning, and more.
What if we lay the blame for poverty at the government’s feet where it belongs? Comrade Volinksy complains about a lack of minimum wage, but what he really needs is a lesson in sound money. America is paying today’s bills with credit cards. How long can it last? And… tulips!
If you have been watching the advent of petty little tyrants and Control Freaks who think they can demand what you wear when you leave the house, you may be as surprised as I am that the City of Manchester voted last night NOT to implement a citywide mask mandate. Thank you!
Said Alderman Mike Porter: “We’ve all received, I don’t know how many emails – hundreds I guess – and phone calls. I personally wear a mask. I strongly encourage it. We’ve already heard from the public – they do not want this.”
Damn straight, Skippy! The public does not want Manchester to devolve into East Berlin. If you want to wear a mask, wear one, if you don’t, don’t. It’s really that simple! Thank you to all the aldermen who did the right thing and voted for freedom and against tyranny. Read more at the Union Leader, Manchester aldermen reject citywide mask mandate…
The City did vote for a mask mandate in government buildings, but carved out exceptions for voting, which leads me to believe they KNOW their mandates are unConstitutional and will not withstand legal scrutiny.
Said Alderman Roy: “We already know there’s not going to be any enforcement or any consequences. Let’s talk about the unintended consequences – we know Nashua has a mask ordinance, and they’re in court. It’s a useless ordinance. People need to be able to make their own choices.”
Here’s the letter I submitted to the City of Manchester on Monday:
Dear Manchester City Officials,
In a free society, we each get to decide according to our own risk profiles how we care to behave, meaning if you want to go out in public while wearing a mask, wear one, if you don’t, don’t. It’s really that simple!
Forcing people to do things to their bodies against their will should never be tolerated. It is unConstitutional and immoral. You do not own me, my body, or my decisions about what I wear in public. If I wanted someone to tell me how to dress when I leave the house, I’d move to Saudi Arabia.
If you want to persuade me to behave in a certain fashion voluntarily, you need to make a credible, cogent, and convincing case. You cannot do this, because New Hampshire’s COVID data and the data on mask efficiency does not support your suggested mandate at all.
The data clearly shows that vast majority of NH’s fatal cases are in LTC facilities; the survival rate of the disease if contracted, as President Trump, Nashua’s Mayor Donchess, and Mayor Craig’s own daughter can attest, is more than 99%. The City’s proposed mask mandate has now been on the agenda for several months… where is the health “emergency”?
A mask mandate panders to irrational fears. It encourages a snitching class. It asks too much of our law enforcement, who are on the record saying they do not want this. Frankly, a mask mandate sounds like nasty, totalitarian, dystopian, Control Freak nonsense to me. Making our police officers enforce such nonsense pits them against law-abiding citizens, which seems unwise at a time of already heightened tensions.
If you proceed with the implementation of a Manchester mask mandate, I have no doubt you will be sued both as representatives of the City and in your personal capacities for violations of our civil liberties. I implore you to do the right thing now, and just say “NO” to this mask mandate proposal.
Thank you for your time.
Republican State Senate Nominee in District 20
Ward 11 Manchester Homeowner and Voter
This week, we discuss how Democrats, led by Lou D’Allesandro, tabled $46 MILLION bucks in federal grant money for NH charter schools out of… Why? What could possibly motivate them to do such a thing? Watch to find out what we think, and repeat after me: “My Education, my choice!”
Another day, another election passed. Unfortunately, I was not one of the 9 out of 37 people elected to the Manchester School Charter Commission, but THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me! I deeply appreciate your support and know my time will come. Since the future of the Commission itself seems doubtful due to filing date irregularities in an exceptionally poorly drafted bill that only had one sponsor, Pat Long, I will hopefully get another chance to contribute later. I will be keeping a close eye on the legal situation, and will keep you posted. Have a great, state-free day! 😀
BREAKING NEWS: School Charter Commission Legal Dramas for Nov 5th Manchester Ballot (It’s on again!)
Tomorrow, at the polls, you were supposed to receive two ballots, one for general city stuff like voting for Victoria Sullivan for Mayor, and a special ballot for the 9-person School Charter Commission, as I explained a few weeks ago in this video.
BUT then, this morning, the whole shady School Charter Commission election went up in the air after a judge ruled the City failed to follow the clear language of the RSA and its own rules, and so the City would either have to reprint all the ballots by 6AM tomorrow to include the petitioner’s name (the Honorable State Representative Mark Warden) OR they will have to write another law to hold the election at a different future time. You can read more about the background of the case and the initial outcome in this article “Mayor Craig loses” or at the Union Leader. My Facebook post from this morning:
Well, tomorrow’s elections just got all kinds of more interesting! In a nutshell, the City broke its own rules when Pat Long managed to create this very shady “School Charter Commission” (which I’m running for and ask for your vote if the ballot is available tomorrow) and State Representative Mark Warden filed a lawsuit to call them out on a procedural point relating to when one could register as a candidate for the commission, and the City, having not followed their own rules, then argued, “Well, oops, yeah, but, like, yanno, it’s SO HARD for us to follow our own rules,” and the judge, thankfully, said, “Umm, look guys, that’s not how governing is supposed to work…”
NOW, as of 4:13PM this afternoon, I have learned that the Supreme Court of New Hampshire issued a stay pending further judicial review. This means the School Charter Commission Election WILL be held tomorrow as scheduled. Fancy that… guess if you know the right people, you can get the plain language of the law to mean whatever you want… In any event, please now DO vote for me, and the candidates recommended on LibertyBallot.com. Vote like your freedom depends on it!