2016 New Hampshire Election Results Defy “Blue State” Myth

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There’s a persistent myth that New Hampshire is a blue state, politically speaking. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in a landslide, Hillary Clinton barely squeaked out a win over Donald Trump, and both of 2016’s US Congressional elections went to Democrats. Beyond that, there’s the general impression that New England is one of the American bastions of leftism, and that ends up lumping the Granite State into the mix.

The reality, however, is far different. New Hampshire is a unique political animal, falling in neither the right-wing nor the left-wing category. While the national-level political landscape is completely blue, the local spread is a sea of red this time around. In terms of elected officials who actually impact the Live Free or Die state itself, we’re looking at a highly Republican government.

The following results were compiled by a local political activist for New Hampshire Freedom, and are reprinted here with the author’s permission. [Read more…]

Legislators Take Heat from Americans for Prosperity for Anti-Liberty Votes

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This year, state-based grassroots issue advocacy organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP) flexed its muscle, both in New Hampshire and nationwide, causing a significant political shakeup among legislators who voted for more government spending and regulations.

According to Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire (AFP-NH) Grassroots Director Ross Connolly, the organization employed a dedicated army of grassroots activists to influence issues of economic freedom:

“Our efforts to hold politicians accountable for supporting Obamacare Medicaid expansion or being against pro-job growth initiatives such as Right to Work all centered around a large, local and dedicated volunteer base doing the hard work of talking directly to citizens about these issues. The end result of thousands of doors knocked and tens of thousands of phone calls, was these issues becoming a top concern for citizens across the state, and also legislators who realized how important these issues were to their constituents.”

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Anti-Trump Protesters Converge At Manchester City Hall

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This article originally appeared in the Manchvegas Press and is reprinted here in full with permission from the author

An estimated 300 people converged in front of City Hall in Manchester this Saturday to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election. The gathering mirrors similar public demonstrations in cities across the U.S. that have taken place over the last several days.

The Manchester rally was launched by area resident Mary-Clare Auger, who had voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Like many Clinton supporters, she was upset that President-elect Trump had been allocated more electoral votes than Clinton despite the former Secretary of State having received more popular votes. “I just wanted people to know that they weren’t alone in their dissatisfaction with how the election ended,” said Auger. [Read more…]

13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Practice Self-Sufficiency

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The hour of darkness approaches. Millions head to the polls, desperately seeking to find a new ruler who will make their lives better off. The liberty faithful, if they’re smart, have gone rogue, focusing on Bitcoin, encryption, guns, jury nullification, and filming cops, all the while fueling the black market economy and community social safety net. And while they spread the word of liberty, practice less authoritarian relationships and solve everything they can without government, there’s still that nagging fear that the government can just shut down the supermarkets and we’d all be screwed. Want some peace of mind?

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13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Independent Media

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The horrifying presidential election is over. The outcome, same as if it had been different, spells four years of dark days for liberty, at least on the governmental front. The hardcore liberty activists, however, are gearing up for a long battle, stocking up on Bitcoin, guns, and sustainable supplies, all the while encrypting their communications, buying and selling off the grid, taking care of their own, solving their own problems, and treating each other with respect for their autonomy. They’re picking away at the system by encouraging jury nullification and filming cops, and making sure liberty’s ideas are well-represented in the court of public opinion. The elite, though, still want to engage in a more direct role. Here’s how you do that. Here’s how you push the advancement of freedom to the next level. [Read more…]

13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Move to New Hampshire

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The terrible political slugfest between two of the worst people to ever run for public office has ended, and America has proceeded through one of the two large dark doors presented, both leading to disaster. Instead of despairing, though, libertarians, already having written this election off as a loss, are preparing for a long winter. The casual supporters of liberty are stockpiling defensive weapons, practicing encryption, donating to private charity, and spreading liberty’s message in regular conversations. The more adventurous are using Bitcoin whenever possible, participating in the black market, actively seeking nongovernmental solutions to their problems, and even changing the way they conduct personal relationships. If this isn’t enough action for you, you can grow your own food, inform juries about nullification, and film police. You can even start your own independent media outlet if you want to be one of the most hardcore out there. Still want to do more? There’s one thing left to do.

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