Meet the Candidates

One of our members from Northfield is expanding his outreach to invite all candidates for all offices in the area. We put out the call and have organized an event to get to know more of the locals. Therefore; Lakes Region Porcupines are pleased to host your local candidates for a meet & greet. Ask questions, enjoy refreshments, make connections. Hope to see you there!


Along with CD2 candidate Steve Negron (R) will be Justin O’Donnell (L), and gubernatorial candidate Jilletta Jarvis (L).

Thursday Oct. 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pines Community Center, Northfield.

The Lunatic Left

Those who think there is never enough government have been sharing their low grade propaganda in the letters section of the Laconia Daily Sun.  This time they target the Honorable Raymond Howard for a vote in 2016.

Those on the attack say “It is hard for me to understand why someone would object to having our students learn about the US and state governments and constitutions and be tested on the subject.”  Now if I wanted to be deceptive, I might not have used the full quotation and left off the last six words.  You see the bill was not about teaching the material; that was already the law.  SB-157 did not add any new material to the curriculum, it added a testing requirement.

So the real issue with this bill is about testing not teaching.  As one who voted against this bill I can tell you why.  I listen to my constituents and often hear how much stress is put on our students.  They have busy days in school and plenty of homework to take care of.  So I had to stop and think; where will the time come from to add another test to their day.  Sure it is just one more test, but the legislature wasn’t adding time to the day.  Let’s also remember that much of the stress felt by young people surrounds testing.  I didn’t think jamming one more test into their school year was helpful at all.  One thing I remember about school and testing is that you focus so much on the test that once it is done, it is only a short time before the material studied is lost to the studies for the next exam.

I’m grateful to have served three terms with Rep. Howard.  He takes the time to study the bills and more importantly consider the possible poor consequences of passing a well intended but faulty bill.

Like dogs barking in the night; they all need to chime in.

Fun fact for LRP readers: our Commissioner of Education was in the legislature at the time and also voted no to testing for civics.  He knows it doesn’t help retention of the information.

And one final point for my opposition to the bill.  I took the time to consider the make up of our government school system, and had to wonder what exactly will they be teaching and how will they be grading the exams.


My reply was printed August 2, 2018 which happened to coincide with a bit of support from an unlikely source.

Few Reasons To Leave The Lakes Region

Let’s face it, we have all we need here in the lakes region. On Saturday, Oct 14th a few of us will take a short trip down to Manchester to support a very worthy cause.

Tammy Simmons is running for the board of aldermen in Manchester. I’m not a big fan of politics; for those that step up it’s a grind. If you are fortunate enough to have avoided the action on the inside, you have missed the reason you should support Tammy. You have missed seeing Tammy deliver the message of liberty to rooms full of statist; clearly, boldly, and passionately saying that which you scream at your news feed. You may be heard by your family and friends; Tammy pushes the message to those who would rather not hear the truth.

Please consider joining us for a few hours, I promise your investment of your valuable time will be well spent. Tammy is willing to do the hard work that comes after the election. The return on your investment is the delivery of the liberty message inside city hall. If you can’t make it Saturday, please share and look for other opportunities to help.

If you can make it, register at Ward 10 Door Knocking, or shoot an e-mail to

Meet the Candidates

One of our member from Northfield requested some information on Republican candidates in the area. We put out the call and have organized an event to get to know more of the locals. Therefore; Lakes Region Porcupines are pleased to host your local Republican candidates for a meet & greet. Ask questions, enjoy refreshments, make connections. Hope to see you there!

Monday Oct. 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 5 Park Street, Northfield.

Statehouse Activism

Do you want to hold signs for liberty candidates?
Do you want to put out flyers for liberty candidates?
Do you want to vote for marijuana the year decrim finally passes?
Do you want to fill a seat that would otherwise be occupied by an anti-liberty rep?
Do you want to limit government’s influence in your life with the simple push of a button?
Do you want to be a wrench in the works?

If left unfettered, government will always expand, consuming your liberties bit by bit. Are you ready to play a part? …Are you ready to TAKE ACTION?

This is where the revolution begins.

There’s a free lunch, too!

Attend our candidate/campaign Q&A session on Sunday, February 28th, in Meredith at the Grange Hall. If you’d like to learn more about running or volunteering, this is your opportunity to get your questions answered and meet others who are participating in various capacities.

This class is non-partisan; all activists and supporters are welcome.

Sunday February 28th
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Grange Hall, 150 Meredith Center Road, Meredith

– Rep. Mike Sylvia (R)
– Rep. Amanda Bouldin (D)
– Hon. Mark Warden, two-time winner “NHLA Legislator of the Year”
– Merav Yaakov, Chair of Get Involved PAC

– Why running for office is the most effective way to restore freedom in our lifetime
– What do I need to do to run for State Rep.?
– What kind of support will I receive?
– What can I do now to prepare?
And more.

The meeting is for:
– Freedom loving people who are thinking about running for office (either party)
– People who want to help candidates

Know someone from the freedom movement who may be interested? Invite them!

FREE LUNCH! **by Gail!
…Even if you are undecided regarding future participation, please come and eat!

For more information call Merav @ 935-8689 or Mark @ 391-2888