September Meeting

Room to left of enterance Saturday, September 18th is our monthly meeting. It will be in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

 

August Meeting

Room to left of enterance Saturday, August 21st is our monthly meeting. It will be in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

 

July Meeting

Room to left of enteranceStart your engines and head to Belmont, if you travel RT106 remember it is race weekend. Saturday, July 17th is our monthly meeting. It will be in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

New Mover

For those who may be available we are welcoming a new mover to Ossipee on Monday the 21st. Just ask if you want the details.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

 

June Meeting

Room to left of enteranceIt’s just a little early for PorcFest, and Bike Week is blasting by. Saturday, June 19th is our monthly meeting. It will be in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.  You’ll notice a new regular addition scheduled for the forth Saturday of the month at Funspot running from 12-2 pm.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

 

May Meeting

Room to left of enteranceDon’t blink, May starts on a Saturday, the 1st, so the third Saturday will be the 15th. Our monthly meeting will be in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Spring Cleaning

We’ve already done our first litter pick-up of the year. Watch the weather because someone might call an audible any time to get out for round two.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.  You’ll notice a new regular addition scheduled for the forth Saturday of the month at Funspot running from 12-2 pm.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

 

March Meeting and Litter Pick-up

Room to left of enteranceMarch 20th is our monthly meeting.   We meet in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Spring Cleaning

Sunday the 21st we’ll do our first litter pick-up of the year. We’ll meet at Shooter’s at 9:00 am and hit the road from there. If you want to start the day with a little breakfast, some early-birds will be meeting down the road in Laconia at Cafe Deja Vu at 8:00. The weather looks great so get out in the sun and pump up your vitamin D.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

Trade with privacy

Bitcoin BCH can be found at most of our meetings. Trade locally, join Local Bitcoin.

November Meeting

Room to left of enteranceNovember 21st is our monthly meeting.   We meet in Belmont at Shooter’s at noon.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

News

Our old regular meeting place, the New Hong Kong Buffet, has reopened. Reports say the selection is limited as they have few diners. Give them a try if you’re in the area. We’re planning to return there in January.

Politics

The presidential election will be continuing, while we wait to see who gets to rule the world, we can celebrate big liberty gains in the NH House.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Lunch

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

Trade with privacy

Bitcoin BCH can be found at most of our meetings. Trade locally, join Local Bitcoin.

October Meeting

Room to left of enteranceOctober 17th is our monthly meeting.   We meet in Belmont at Shooters.  We tend to gather in the room on the left. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Politics

The presidential election will be around the corner and perhaps sanity will be restored. On the other hand, how is your supply of precious metals?

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Lunch

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

Trade with privacy

Bitcoin BCH can be found at most of our meetings. Trade locally, join Local Bitcoin.

February Meeting

dining roomFebruary 15th is our monthly meeting.   We meet in Belmont at the New Hong Kong Buffet.  We gather in the large room on the left near the buffet. Stop by for lunch with your liberty loving neighbors.  Our meetings are very casual and all those who share the ideals of freedom and personal responsibility are welcome.

Politics

The presidential cirrus is leaving town, it’s our turn to focus on New Hampshire where we can actually have an effect. It’s time to line up candidates to run for state representative seats. Let’s be sure that those who run are going to support liberty. Check your friends list for possible candidates. Training sessions will be coming soon.

Calendar

If you’re looking for a lot more liberty connections in New Hampshire check out this calendar at the Free State Project.

Lunch

LLL – Liberty Lunch in Laconia; with several folks living and working in Laconia, we’ve had a few lunches on the fly.  We general make arrangements via text messaging.  If you’d like to get into the text group, shoot me an email mike@lakesregionporcupines.com or drop a comment below.

Connect

Have you bailed out of Facebook?  You can stay in touch here; subscribe to our RSS feed and you’ll get updates as they happen.  We also have a group on MEWE (you need to be logged in).  Do you have an alternative social media site that we should check out? Of course, commenting here is the most direct!

Trade with privacy

Bitcoin BCH can be found at most of our meetings. Trade locally, join Local Bitcoin.

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.

UPDATE:

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