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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
#no. Responsible gun owners know not to use their guns when they're under the influence of anything. No one would think to take away the guns of people who drink alcohol daily, which has worse… read more
- JODY
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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
NO!!!!! Alcohol kills thousands of people every year and nobody even blinks an eye, from alcohol poisoning to vehicular deaths, but that's ok because it's legal, but now you have marajuana… read more
- Francois
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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
No they should not loose their right to own a gun because they are a medicinal marijuana users. They should not loose their right to own a gun even if they are a recreational user.
- John
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Expanding Medical Marijuana
I have Multiple Sclerosis. For pain and severe muscle spasms, I have been prescribed opioids which are extremely debilitating, have horrible side effects and are extremely addicting. I utilize CBDs… read more
- SHARON
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Do you support Somersworth’s decision to fly a flag belonging to an atheist group over a Ten Commandments monument on town property as part of a rotating “diversity flag” series?
I like the comment that an Atheist flag flying over the 1958 Eagles Ten Commandments monument in Somersworth depicts dominance. But that is besides the point. The Eagles monument should be removed,… read more
- Robert
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
I'm a Croydon NH school board member, and I support SB 193. No school provides a one-size-fits-all solution, and parents are best suited to choose a school for their children.
- JODY
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
There is not now and there never will be a “ one size fits all” program. Learning is different for every child and adult. To serve our children we have granted a certain amount of money for each… read more
- Bob
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
This would allow me to purchase the program we use to homeschool our twins as well as extras such as science supplies. I support this!!!
- Amie
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
More educational choice and more financial freedom for parents is a good thing. I can't believe people who are ostensibly "thinking of the children" would put the job security of… read more
- Denis
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Lower drinking age in NH?
This is a tough call. I do believe the logic that someone "old enough" to join the military, buy tobacco and vote should have the right to consume alcohol. But I have genuine concerns about… read more
- Chuck
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
If hunting with an air rifle is permitted it would certainly be regulated, just as is hunting by any other means. Just as it isn't legal to hunt deer with a 22 caliber rifle I'd expect… read more
- Fred
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
Hunters don't need another weapon to hunt with. It doesn't even make any sense that they want this weapon. This is most likely just a strange little quirk of the "avid hunter" Rep… read more
- Linda
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
No, it should not pass. There is no reason to use air rifle for hunting. It is not as accurate, and the performance changes with cold temperature too. The last thing you want as a hunter is to have… read more
- Helen
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House and Senate: Let hunters use silencers
What the heck is wrong with you? Were you dropped on your head as a child? I cannot even believe that you are introducing a bill that could cause the inhumane shooting of an animal. Be a man, go buy… read more
- Carrie
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Do you support legislation that would make it legal to use a cellphone at a stop light?
Yes. I believe NH residents are capable of looking at their cell phone while stopped at a traffic light.
- Patricia
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Do you favor a proposed hike in NH turnpike tolls?
A 50-percent increase in ANY tax or fee is preposterous and indicative of poor fiscal management. Not to mention, tolls are the least efficient form of tax collection in the history of modern… read more
- Chuck
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Does new data suggest voter fraud?
With all due respect, Kris Kobach is a political hack. The only thing fraudulent is the issue of voter fraud itself. When the President REALLY wants to protect the integrity of our elections, he… read more
- Chuck
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
If you have seen cases of neglect and failed to report them to the proper channels, like DCYF, then why would you be in favor of this legislation? Do you really believe that an evaluation will suss… read more
- Kara
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
HB 1263 would completely undo everything that we fought for in 2012 regarding homeschooling families being innocent until proven guilty. There are programs(ie DCYF) already in place to worry about… read more
- Kara
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Should qualifying patients be permitted to grow their own marijuana?
Please pass HB-0472 for everyone has the right to try to save money and get the medical treatment they need.
- jack
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
There is NO legislature putting children who are not progressing in public or private schools, this is yet another angle to limit or stunt growth of homeschool families. Trying to push an agenda to… read more
- Deb
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
No. HB 1263, proposing to increase regulation of home schoolers, is inequitable. Students in private or public schools are never individually held to any particular standard. Private or public… read more
- Doris
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
Educational neglect is real. While many if not most homeschooling parents provide a decent education for their children, some are simply not capable of doing so. It's not easy and not everyone… read more
- Karen
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
No, homeschoolers should not be required to submit their year-end assessments to government and school officials. HB 1571 in 2012 ended that requirement. There is no reason to move backward. All… read more
- Carol
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
The parents who are dedicating the time and effort to home school their kids do not need a third party oversight which will only bloat the State run education system further. I had educated my… read more
- Jim
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Should NH ban self-driving cars?
Self-driving cars cannot come soon enough. People, as a whole, are awful drivers. We are distracted, careless and reckless.
- Chuck
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Should NH ban self-driving cars?
no way I am a truck driver the way people drive now is awful no way a self driving vehicle is going to be better
- Kevin
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Should NH require restaurants to offer healthier drinks - not soda - with children's meals?
This is classic government overreach. It should be left up to parents to decide what their children are allowed to eat. Businesses will do what customers demand, and if enough parents lobby for… read more
- Mike
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Would you support a redesign of the NH state flag?
Yes, I support a committee to study a flag redesign. The current design is, to be honest, a bore.
- Chuck
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School choice bill moves forward
Here's the thing about passing school funding onto parents to spend at their discretion: that money doesn't belong to parents. We collect funds from every taxpayer in the state for our… read more
- Jackie
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Would you support a redesign of the NH state flag?
No leave our flag alone you democrats have screwed up this country enough leave our state AN ITS FLAG ALONE
- Alan
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Should NH set an age minimum for operating ATVs?
I understand the safety concern of many with young riders using highways. Right on the other side of the issue it has been my observation that while young riders are with their families, they are not… read more
- Ted
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Should NH set an age minimum for operating ATVs?
I have driven 3 wheelers as a child from 1983-1989. I have had many 3 wheelers such as ATC 110, 125, 185, 200, big red..... and quads since then. I believe it’s a crucial way for kids to learn how to… read more
- Corey
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Should NH publish a list of the businesses with the most employees receiving publicly funded health insurance?
NH should pass a proposal which list employers whose employees hold the most publicly held subsidized health insurance.
- Cheryl
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Do you believe that having more armed citizens would help prevent mass shootings?
We have far too many gun laws on the books already which are not being enforced. Case in point..... this clown in Texas should NEVER been able to purchase a firearm. The Airforce totally dropped the… read more
- Richard
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Contraception
Birth control pills and especially emergency contraception should be available over-the-counter, and regulations should be put in place to keep the price affordable to all.
- Kevin
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Contraception
Making birth control more readily available to women is a win for everyone, but lawmakers need to be careful that increasing access doesn't end up decreasing affordability. If birth control… read more
- Jackie
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Study on end of life laws?
Physician-assisted suicide is the slipperiest of slopes. While some in favor of this practice have good intentions, it risks setting a ghoulish precedent: namely, that the old and sick are morally… read more
- Mike
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Do you agree with efforts to deport a group of Indonesians from New Hampshire?
Our communities are enriched by people who have moved here from all over the country and all over the world. Instead of forcibly jailing and deporting our neighbors, such as members of the… read more
- arnie
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Death Penalty
The death penalty serves no useful public policy purpose. To the contrary, it wastes funds and perpetuates the notion that killing is the best way to prevent killing. Many family members of murder… read more
- arnie
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Should NH prohibit firing an employee because of his or her political views?
I would assume an employee's activity on social media could serve as proof. We see it often with public figures who get fired/suspended for posting discriminatory content. The slope is slippery… read more
- Chuck
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
the United States Government took PuertoRico as a result of the Spanish American war.After years of exploitation of my people the U.S., Having claimed the island as its own owes the PuertoRican… read more
- JUAN RAMON
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Drinking Age
I believe that the drinking age should be lowered back to 18, but with adult supervision. As the argument goes, if an 18 year old is old enough to vote, drive, smoke, have sex, and serve in the… read more
- Karen
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Should retirees collecting a state pension be allowed to work part-time for local government?
What qualifies as part-time? 10 hours? If so, I'm ok with it. If we're talking 25 or 30 hours, then I'm not. That's gaming the system and I want legislation. Call me crazy, but I… read more
- Chuck
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Do you agree with efforts to deport a group of Indonesians from New Hampshire?
You are either here legally or illeagally. This country has a strong history of immigrants who have done it the right way. Why would you stay here for so many years and not immigrate leagally? There… read more
- Maryellen
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Should NH prohibit firing an employee because of his or her political views?
Though I don't like the idea of employers firing workers because of their political views, I believe a law like this would be very difficult to implement. How could you prove someone was fired… read more
- Jackie
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Should NH reinstate funding for public school building projects?
I'm not sure how you can be a parent with children in NH schools and feel like funding on any level is adequate. And I'm not seeking top of the line technology. I'm talking about basic… read more
- Chuck
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Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?
I recently went to my town's public park for an evening stroll with my significant other, our daughters, and their friend. What is usually a peaceful, undisturbed stroll, turned into us being on… read more
- Christine
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