Alternative energy sources may serve us better in the distant future, but they are far from being able to satisfy our energy needs today. We are simply not ready to transition to them as quickly as renewable energy advocates would like.
Instead, the supply of traditional energy must be increased in order to lower prices NOW.
While high prices can be attributed to national and global economic factors beyond our state's control, there are actions we can take at the state level to make energy more affordable.
I will support any legislation that affordably and effectively increases our supply of energy. I would have supported a project like the Northern Pass which would have constructed a hydroelectric power transmission corridor from Canada to southern NH. This would have provided an enormous amount of clean hydropower. If the Northern Pass been built, we wouldn't be in the dire situation we find ourselves in today.
While Until in NH is raising rates to about 25 cents per kWh in December, National Grid in Massachusetts recently announced costs jumping to 33 cents per kWh in January, so NH certainly does not want to follow the policies of our neighbor to the south especially regarding "green" energy.
I will defend the most vulnerable--the unborn!
FYI: While door knocking and talking to my neighbors, I have been concerned by all the misconceptions regarding abortion, so here are two important facts:
My opinion: I am a candidate for the state legislature who believes that life begins at conception. Drawing an arbitrary line anywhere else during pregnancy has always seemed somewhat illogical to me. Because of this unwavering core belief, I must support legislation that defends the most vulnerable--the unborn--from the beginning of the first "trimester" onward. In so doing, the most I can realistically hope for is to provide a check on those representatives in the legislature who will continue to support third-trimester abortion .
In my vision of utopia, abortion would not have to be illegal because it would be unthinkable. But this is the real world, not utopia, and I accept the current law of our state and realize sadly that it will probably not change substantially as long as the democratic process continues to represent the will of all the people. Overall, I support this process even though it can result in laws I disagree with.
NOTE: In cases of rape, I believe that women have the right to defend themselves by seeking emergency medical care to deal with a pregnancy that might ensue from such an egregious violent crime. Exceptions must also be considered throughout pregnancy in those tragic cases involving a mother’s life due to the same self-defense argument.
In the words of George Bush, “Read my lips: NO NEW TAXES,” and, unlike him, I really mean it. The government already takes enough of our money and needs to use it more frugally.
I signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” on August 18th at an event sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform. I pledged “that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes”
I will support legislation that:
I will support legislation that:
The Presidential election of 2020 was a mess! The crisis caused by COVID led to massive changes in election procedures, most notably the use of widespread mail-in ballots which could easily have been fraudulent. Many voting abnormalities have emerged in the past two years, the most concerning being revealed in surveillance videos that show people dropping piles of ballots in unsecured mail-in vote drop boxes, not just those of their immediate family members as allowed by law. The fact that we cannot all be 100% certain who actually won the previous presidential election is appalling. Our elections must be trustworthy because this is America, not some third-world dictatorship!
I will oppose any legislation that undermines the role of parents!
A common theme in dystopian literature (a subject which I taught a college course about) is the weakening of parental rights and the indoctrination of children as veritable wards of the state who have no allegiance to their families. For example, in Orwell's Nineteen Eight-Four, a child turns her father in to government authorities for so-called "thoughtcrime"! Weakened parental authority in novels such as this leads to increasing the power of the state.
Because parents rather than the state are best suited by far to look out for their chidren's best interests, I will oppose any legislation that undermines the role of parents in issues related to their children Therefore, parents' wishes on masking, vaccination, and any medical issues must be respected and overreaching against parental authority in the name of the legal doctrine "in loco parentis" ("in the place of the parents") must be discouraged while transparency and full disclosure must be encouraged.
I will support any legislation that upholds the God-given right of self-defense as enshrined in the Second Amendement.
The right to defend ourselves is one of the most fundamental God-given rights that we have as human beings. This right is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and, as such, belongs to every law-abiding citizen of this country.
Opponents of the Second Amendment claim that the availability of guns has resulted in the horrific mass shootings that have plagued our society since Columbine. While my heart is broken with grief over the loss of innocent life as a result of these shootings, taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is not the solution since this does not address the underlying cause of the problem. The solution, instead, is to strengthen families, to more adequately address mental health issues, and to reinstill a strong respect for life in our society that has sadly been compromised in recent decades. Guns have been with us throughout American history, but mass shootings are a fairly recent phenomenon, casting doubt on the cause-effect argument offered by gun control advocates.
We can never know how many mass shootings have actually been prevented because of the Second Amendment, but the recent story concerning a mall shooter in Indiana lends anecdotal support to the idea that armed law-abiding citizens may be our only defense against the criminals who will never obey gun control legislation. Taking guns away from the “good guys” is an illogical solution to the gun violence perpetrated by these “bad guys.”
Our founders provided us with the Second Amendment as a protection against the encroachment of a tyrannical government. They themselves were fighting against such a government, and they knew that the threat of tyranny would never go away. One of the first things that tyrants do is confiscate the guns belonging to citizens just as Hitler did in pre-WWII Germany. Because the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” is our best defense against tyranny, the Second Amendment must be defended at all costs.