The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

By: D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2013 All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the State. ~ Article 2A, New Hampshire Constitution Immediately following the 2012 elections, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and legislative Democrats began filing legislation to strip Granite Staters of their […]

Nothing “Fair” About the Market Place Fairness Act

By: D.J. Bettencourt – May 2013 By any measure, the “Market Place Fairness Act” currently under consideration by Congress is terrible policy. However, its negative effect on New Hampshire and small business is particularly pronounced. The proposed legislation is an internet sales tax that seeks to force every on-line retailer with annual sales exceeding $1 […]

Legislators have Ignored the State Constitution

By: DJ Bettencourt New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s decision to balance her proposed budget and fund the state’s infrastructure needs by assuming revenue generated by an expanded gaming proposal has sparked widespread debate across the Granite State. While much of that debate has centered on the wisdom of assuming revenue from a source that has […]