New Hampshire Democrat wants to restrict freedoms so libertarians won’t move into the state
This is a story that kind of goes hand in hand with yesterday’s post about the ruling class Republicans in Washington trying to limit who can challenge them in the primaries in 2014 so they can protect those whom have already ascended to power, but in this case we are talking about the state of New Hampshire rather than the federal government.
The ruling class Republicans in the federal government believe the biggest threat to their power is to be challenged by more conservative or constitutionally minded people and now we have heard from a Democrat in the New Hampshire state legislature that the biggest threat to New Hampshire’s future is people who believe in liberty moving into the state. She has a plan to deal with this threat:
She went on to write that while there is “legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal,” she proposed making “the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave.”
What does Cynthia Chase mean when she says we could make the environment in the state unwelcoming? The answer is chilling:
One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming
Cynthia Chase is actually proposing the live free or die state would be better off if we limited the freedoms of the people who already live here in order to make the state unattractive to people who believe in a smaller, less intrusive government and stop them from moving here. Oh, and if that doesn’t work then let’s intimidate the hell out of them!
Of course when she talks about the “biggest threat the state is facing today” she is not talking about what she feels is best for the future of the state, what she really is referring to is what she sees as the biggest threat to Democrats staying in power in the state.
And this solution would be twofold for the Representative from Keene because there is only one type of person who would rather live in a state that restricts freedoms and liberties and replaces them with government programs designed to keep the people dependent on it for their very survival in day to day life and that would be liberals. So in addition to keeping people from wanting to move into the state she must also realize this would drive constitutionally minded people out of the state, thereby setting up a permanent authoritarian dominant-party system such as we have seen for years in Massachusetts.