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Distracted Driving Laws
Not only should cell phone usage be banned while driving, but a lot of other things cause distractions that should be banned as well. Things like changing the radio station, using a navigation… read more
- Karen
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Redistricting
The next redistricting process is just around the corner in 2020. No matter whether New Hampshire swings red or blue in the election that precedes that, our citizens deserve a districting system that… read more
- Jackie
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NH to ban transgender discrimination
NH is one of the safest states in the US. Suddenly we're supposed to believe that because of this law sexual predators are going to surface and start attacking women and children? That they… read more
- Chuck
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Welfare Restrictions
I'll support drug testing for welfare recipients when CEOs and other C-level executives of companies that receive tax breaks, subsidies or gov't bailouts are also drug tested.
- Chuck
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NH likely to get birth control over the counter
I'm very glad to hear this bill has finally made its way to Sununu's desk. It's a commonsense measure I think we all can agree on. Oral contraceptives are as save as ibuprofen or… read more
- Jackie
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NH faces $71 million budget shortfall for hospitals
I wonder why the State pays for what these charitable organizations exist to do: care for those who can't afford to pay. All the non-profit hospitals I know of sit on $10s of millions yet can… read more
- Kurt
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
DO NOT SUCCUMB TO THE MARXIST SCUM IDEOLOGY AND CHANGE THE NAME.I WAS AN EAGLE SCOUT IN MY YOUTH ,FEMALES ARE DIFFERENT & SHOULD JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS
- Wayne
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Eminent Domain Restrictions
Do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few? It’s an age-old discussion. If you’re a Trekkie, you know that Spock advocated this logic. The same holds true for eminent domain. If… read more
- Karen
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
by saying they cant join is saying that they don't have a right to be a scout in the first place
- rebecca
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Death penalty repeal heads to Gov. Sununu
This legislation is long overdue and the governor should sign it into law. Human life is sacred. Period. Our desire as a society to avenge wrongful deaths doesn't change that fundamental… read more
- Mike
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Senate passes assessment opt-out
I'm all for parental rights, but what happens if test participation slips below federal thresholds, and school funding is put at risk? Then the decision of some parents to exempt their kids from… read more
- Jackie
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Senate passes assessment opt-out
Any legislation that gives parents more control over the education of their children is alright with me.
- Mike
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Should NH add gender identity to state anti-discrimination laws?
Sex isn't assigned at birth, but at conception. It's even possible to determine children's sex while in the womb. "A baby’s sex is determined at the time of conception. When… read more
- Stephen
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Should NH change the definition of “residence” and “domicile” so that a voter must be a resident – not just domiciled – in NH?
I feel only citizens of NH should be able to vote without using an affidavit. We cannot check 7500 affidavits during a voting session and I feel our last election was incorrect because of the… read more
- Brenda
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Manchester razes homeless camps
Bulldozing camps is the best solution the city of Manchester has to offer to homelessness? Seems they care more about the 'nuisance' it causes cozy middle-class neighbors than the welfare… read more
- Jackie
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New women’s prison in Concord
The lack of staffing in New Hampshire prisons is very concerning. Our loved ones that are employed within the prison walls and their safety has been of great concern for years for the families left… read more
- Sonja
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House, Senate pass bills allowing loaded firearms on OHRVs, snowmobiles
"Supporters of SB 500 and HB 1313 generally argue that snowmobilers and OHRV operators shouldn’t lose their right to defend themselves just because they are riding a vehicle." Who are they… read more
- Chuck
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Should the public be informed when a complaint has been made against a NH judge?
I have to say when I woke up this morning and heard on the news that "Mr. Moore" was under investigation, I had the biggest smile on my face. To see that Karma actually caught up to judge… read more
- Walter
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Gun Laws
I am not in favour of any gun control legislation. I am however in favour of stand your ground, and castle laws which permit citizens to use deadly force when they are threatened in the sanctity of… read more
- Gregory
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Do you support legislation that requires more oversight of dog breeders, and requires individuals charged with animal cruelty to pay for the costs of caring for confiscated animals?
I totally agree. This is a horrible law and has no place in the state of NH. All it would take is for some animal rights activist to complain and you could lose everything. I thought we had a… read more
- michael
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Do you support legislation that requires more oversight of dog breeders, and requires individuals charged with animal cruelty to pay for the costs of caring for confiscated animals?
This is a horrible law and has no place in New Hampshire. The slippery slope possibilities are endless ! This law would not have changed anything about the situation in Wolfboro, as she was already… read more
- michael
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Should NH let all consumers—not just those who have been victims of identity theft—freeze their credit reports for free?
Yes. We can no longer trust these credit agencies (or online retailers or social networks) to protect our private information. They refuse to invest in adequate cyber security measures and we are… read more
- Chuck
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NH Senate passes death penalty repeal
To: Governor Chris Sununu and staff Executive Council Atty. Gen. Joseph Foster and staff Senate, House & Staff NH Supreme Court & Judicial Council Police, Prosecutors & Media throughout… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
Rebuttal: Barbara Keshen's Anti Death Penalty Position ("AGAINST" POSITION, Pros and cons, above.) Morally correct: For 2000 years, the religious support for the death penalty has been… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
Joshua: Killing in self defense, defense of others, in a just war and with executions, all against unjust aggressors, are just and appropriate killings. We don't execute murderers because the… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
The death penalty serves the same public policy purpose as all sanctions - justice, arguably the greatest goal and accomplishment of mankind. Based upon all incomplete NH cost studies, we have no… read more
- Dudley
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Free Speech
Hate speech is a joke. Our founders would laugh at the idea.
- Ryan
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Allow landlords to double security deposits?
The article stated that one month rent for security deposit isn't enough to cover potential damage to properties so landlord charge higher rent to cover damage. Using this argument what would… read more
- Mark
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Should the NH House have banned 12 and 13-year-olds from operating ATVs, snowmobiles, and other OHRVs on public roads?
It has gone too far. Parents should make the call. By the time my son or my grandkids reached 12 years old they had been taught the rules and responsibility. They could operate a machine better than… read more
- Vernon
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Right of doctors to refuse abortion, contraception?
Pharmaceutical distribution and medical procedures should not be forbidden due to a doctor's religion. A doctor shouldn't be compelled to go against their conscience, but the burden of… read more
- Kevin
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Right of doctors to refuse abortion, contraception?
Is this law necessary? I don't believe that any doctor is currently required to conduct an abortion or sterilization procedure against his or her will. Patients wanting such procedures find a… read more
- Jackie
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Should the town of Hampton get a bigger share of state funds to help pay for emergency services and sidewalk maintenance at Hampton Beach?
The town should be allowed to tax the State Park. Doing so would help Hampton pay for services that are crucial to the safe enjoyment of the beach. If not, more rooms and meals tax money should be… read more
- Mike
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Constitutional amendment for privacy?
I'm sorry, but I think a constitutional amendment deserves to come with a lot more clarity.
- Chuck
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Homeless and Panhandling Laws
Begging is a job. Panhandlers are street performers just the same as a musician. Where there is an issue with an individual we already have laws that require "business licenses and registration… read more
- Daniel
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Drinking Age
How strange is it that at 18yo I was old enough to be conscripted and be told to kill people, but I was still to young to drink? Beer and Wine are foods and can be respected. We can focus more on the… read more
- Daniel
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Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine
Criminals don't follow laws. Honest people have the right to protect themselves and others and deserve the support of their neighbors and state. I have faith in the legal system to sort out the… read more
- Daniel
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Motorcycle Helmet Law
Wearing a helmet is irrelevant to the safety of other people.
- Daniel
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Seat Belt Law
We have a law banning cell phones and there is zero effort even trying to enforce that. Cell-phone use while driving results in distracted drivers injuring and killing many many other people. Wearing… read more
- Daniel
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Marijuana Decriminalization
My body is my temple. If I want to eat "Tide pods" that is my prerogative. If my neighbor has a "Tide pod" problem, I will (and have) personally extended myself to helping them… read more
- Daniel
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Distracted Driving Laws
Unfortunately I see cops driving while on their cell phones almost everyday.
- Daniel
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Drinking Age
It is not realistic to think a young person will fully abstain until age 21 and then magically understand how to drink responsibly on the day they turn 21. It should not be a crime to allow a young… read more
- Ellen
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Do you support a constitutional amendment guaranteeing rights to NH crime victims – like the right to know when the person who harmed them is out on bail or the right to be heard in parole hearings?
Of course a victim of a crime should be allowed to be notified that the criminal is up for Release or is released from prison ! I would hope that anyone and everyone would agree that it would in the… read more
- Frank
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Do you support a constitutional amendment guaranteeing rights to NH crime victims – like the right to know when the person who harmed them is out on bail or the right to be heard in parole hearings?
Yes, I support a constitutional amendment to guarantee rights to crime victims. It's the least we can do to protect them considering the millions of guns that remain on the streets and… read more
- Chuck
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Should foster parents have a "bill of rights" codified in state law?
I worked diligently to ensure that NO birth parent rights are infringed upon. This bill is a compilation of DCYF rules and current law that simply do not happen. The intent is to ensure that the… read more
- Sean
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Should foster parents have a "bill of rights" codified in state law?
This is absolutely needed....Foster Parents are often the most reliable source of information on how the child is doing with visitations and what is truly in the best interest of the child yet if… read more
- Terese
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Do you support offshore drilling for oil and gas along the New Hampshire coast?
NH's key business is tourism. With only 17 miles of coastline, erecting oil drilling platforms would certainly destroy the views from our coastal roads, parks, and homes. Of course we also… read more
- Arthur
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Should NH change the definition of “residence” and “domicile” so that a voter must be a resident – not just domiciled – in NH?
Let's just call this bill what it is: an attempt to suppress the student vote in New Hampshire. Supporters argue that students from other states can simply request an absentee ballot from their… read more
- Jackie
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Should NH prohibit foreign nationals from spending any money to influence voters?
I would think that allowing non-US persons to influence our elections would be illegal already. Like Russia. I don't think even out of staters should be allowed to contribute. If this is… read more
- Maureen
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Mandatory seat belts?
The matter isn't really whether or not people should wear seatbelts when riding in a car. They should, obviously. Instead, it is whether the state government should require them to do so. Though… read more
- Mike
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