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New Hampshire bill to place warning signs near Massachusetts borders rejected by lawmakers
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Posted on 02/19/2012 7:56:16 AM PST by matt04

In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan.

But despite the push of some in the Granite State to place "warning" signs on roads that lead to a border with Massachusetts, the bill was voted down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 285-18 vote.

The signs, which would have said "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet," were proposed in an effort to warn residents that they were about to enter the Bay State, which has different laws regarding seatbelts, helmets, guns, knives, fireworks, alcohol and cell phones, according to a website backing the bill.

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The website, borderwarning.com, includes a "horror stories" section where New Hampshire residents are encouraged to share accounts of arrests and fines resulting from unknowingly crossing into Massachusetts.

One story tells of an Iraq war veteran who was arrested after accidentally bringing his pistol, which was legally registered in New Hampshire, into Massachusetts on a drive to visit a girlfriend.

"Unfortunately states like Massachusetts do not respect the individual’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, even those persons with a lawful carry license issued by a neighboring state," the website's author, attorney Evan F. Nappen, wrote following the story.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; banglist; concord; massachusetts; newhampshire

1 posted on 02/19/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

People from New Hampshire know where the state line is.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 7:59:30 AM PST by AU72
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To: matt04
"In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan."

Sure it is. That's why they support Obama so strongly.

3 posted on 02/19/2012 8:03:37 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: matt04

Someone needs to post a pic of those signs from West Berlin that said “Warning: You Are Leaving The American Sector.”


4 posted on 02/19/2012 8:06:21 AM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: matt04

Too funny.

Reminds me of the movement by the good people of Northern Maine pushing for secession from the southern part of the state.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 8:06:47 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: matt04

Southern N.H. IS Massachusetts. Sometimes worse since it’s full of Massholes trying to escape and bringing their screwed up ideas north.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 8:12:28 AM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: I Shall Endure

7 posted on 02/19/2012 8:21:53 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Baynative
I have to defend my state. New Hampshire voters do not support Obama strongly.

He is far less popular here than in any other state in New England, consistently ranking near 40% in popularity.

Our state legislature is 68% Republican. Both of our Congressmen and one of our senators are Republicans. This fall, we are almost certainly going to elect a Republican governor. How does your state compare?

8 posted on 02/19/2012 8:22:22 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: I Shall Endure

9 posted on 02/19/2012 8:32:29 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: matt04

They should however, permit a large sign that lists what is prohibited in Massachusetts. Under headings like: Prohibited items, prohibited practices, and unusual taxes and fees.


10 posted on 02/19/2012 8:34:42 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: APatientMan
Southern N.H. IS Massachusetts.

That's a popular misconception; an understandable one, though because we all know about Massachusetts' tendencies, but still not true.

The two most conservative counties in NH (which contain about half the state's population) are along the Massachusetts border. Our liberal loons are more focused to the west (closer to Vermont, in the college towns of Keene and Hanover and in Peterborough) and in Portsmouth, along the Maine border. Also the state capital, Concord (unionized government employees).

According to the census in-migration studies I've seen, many of them came here from NY, NJ, MD, DE and PA. And I did look it up because I wondered where the hell these nuts were coming from. Massachusetts more frequently brings us its refugees (I'm one of them)... and bad drivers, too, but that's another story.

11 posted on 02/19/2012 8:35:48 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: matt04
Massachusetts is like a foreign country to many of us from less socialist states. The signs should list the freedoms you are leaving behind.
12 posted on 02/19/2012 8:37:13 AM PST by dog breath
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
They should however, permit a large sign that lists what is prohibited in Massachusetts,,,

It would be hugh, bigger than Mount Rushmore.

13 posted on 02/19/2012 8:38:20 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: matt04
The New Hampshire legislature is a bunch of wussies. I sent all of them a long letter outlining the ineligibility of Obama and asked them in conduct an inquiry into the sham Commission hearing and Obama's qualifications to be placed on the New Hampshire ballot. They have done absolutely nothing. The whole lot of them is a supreme embarrassment and disappointment. 'Live Free Or Die' is nothing more that a feel good saying lacking any true conviction or meaning by the legislature.
14 posted on 02/19/2012 8:56:13 AM PST by iontheball
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To: matt04

Driving down 301 in Florida there is a bill board saying Waldo Ahead-—— Speed trap.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 8:56:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: TYVets

“bringing his pistol, which was legally registered in New Hampshire...”

Weapons aren’t registered in NH.

My local police chief, who approves my CCW and has for the last couple of decades, has no idea of what I own. The long arms leave no traces at all.

But we do have family in RI, and so occasionally have to go through MA. That requires a stop in the last rest area on the freeway to disarm and disassemble. Which is insane, in that down in those holes we really need to be carrying, while up here in NH we most probably don’t.

But we stop at the first rest stop on the way home to restore our normal configuration.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 8:59:47 AM PST by benewton
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To: matt04
The first of the thirteen British colonies that became the United States was Virginia, founded on May 13, 1607.

The second was the Plymouth Colony, founded by Puritans in 1620. It was a theocracy.

New Hampshire was founded in 1623 as an economic venture in contrast to the theocratic colonies that became Massachusetts.

These theocratic settlements in Boston, Salem, and Eastham out on Cape Cod soon followed the settlement of the Plymouth Colony. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1628. The theocratic colonies were harsh, intolerant, and bigotted. They were combined in 1692 as the British Province of Massachusetts Bay, which eventually became the U.S. State of Massachusets.

Massachusetts is still a theocracy. The dogma has changed. The intolerance and bigotry have not.

During the seventeenth century, Massachusetts succeeded in annexing New Hampshire temporarily and bringing it under the harsh, paranoid, oppressive rule of the Massachusetts extremists, but New Hampshire regained its independence rather promptly.

The temperament of New Hampshire has been different from that of Massachusetts since its founding.

During the seventeenth century, the theocracies succeeded in annexing New Hampshire temporarily and bringing it under the harsh, paranoid, oppressive rule of the Massachusetts extremists, but New Hampshire regained its independence rather promptly.

The temperament of New Hampshire has been different from that of Massachusetts since its founding.

17 posted on 02/19/2012 9:06:11 AM PST by Savage Beast (The MSM "improves" on truth: hubris, denial, tragedy.)
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To: matt04
The first of the thirteen British colonies that became the United States was Virginia, founded on May 13, 1607.

The second was the Plymouth Colony, founded by Puritans in 1620. It was a theocracy.

New Hampshire was founded in 1623 as an economic venture in contrast to the theocratic colonies that became Massachusetts.

These theocratic settlements in Boston, Salem, and Eastham out on Cape Cod soon followed the settlement of the Plymouth Colony. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1628. The theocratic colonies were harsh, intolerant, and bigotted. They were combined in 1692 as the British Province of Massachusetts Bay, which eventually became the U.S. State of Massachusets.

Massachusetts is still a theocracy. The dogma has changed. The intolerance and bigotry have not.

During the seventeenth century, Massachusetts succeeded in annexing New Hampshire temporarily and bringing it under the harsh, paranoid, oppressive rule of the Massachusetts extremists, but New Hampshire regained its independence rather promptly.

The temperament of New Hampshire has been different from that of Massachusetts since its founding.

During the seventeenth century, the theocracies succeeded in annexing New Hampshire temporarily and bringing it under the harsh, paranoid, oppressive rule of the Massachusetts extremists, but New Hampshire regained its independence rather promptly.

The temperament of New Hampshire has been different from that of Massachusetts since its founding.

18 posted on 02/19/2012 9:06:11 AM PST by Savage Beast (The MSM "improves" on truth: hubris, denial, tragedy.)
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To: matt04

19 posted on 02/19/2012 9:19:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: AU72
People from New Hampshire know where the state line is.

I remember complaining to my cousin about the high taxes and poor government services in Massachusetts compared to New Hampshire in around 1990, as we were driving on a side road from New Hampshire into Massachusetts, he defending the PRM. Just as the road transitioned from smooth and wide to pot-holed, narrow and rutty, we were greeted with the sign - wait for it - "Welcome to Massachusetts".

20 posted on 02/19/2012 9:23:46 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
A friend of mine from Peterborough says the same--its mostly the NYawkers not the Massholes that muck things up.
21 posted on 02/19/2012 9:41:46 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: benewton
Every time I hear stories like yours about the Northeast I give thanks that I live in Fly Over Country.
22 posted on 02/19/2012 10:21:52 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: matt04

“You are now leaving the American Sector”


23 posted on 02/19/2012 10:28:04 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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Tired of the disruptions?


24 posted on 02/19/2012 11:05:49 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: matt04
If you land a Private Aircraft at an Airport in Mass or even visit an FBO you have to sign a ledger required by the Mass State House post 9-11 to be extra careful as to who's visiting an airfield.

As someone who learned to fly their, It is sad that I may never go back to visit some old friends at the airport or if I do some apparatchik reading these ledgers will be asking who's Dick Hertz? when they see my name in the ledger...

25 posted on 02/19/2012 11:07:37 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: andy58-in-nh

You know better than I do. I try to stay north of Conway. I get that far south and see as many Mass. plates as N.H. plates.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 11:28:08 AM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: APatientMan
I get that far south and see as many Mass. plates as N.H. plates.

They're just coming here to buy tax-free booze, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. I was on Cape Cod a couple months back - $8.50 for a six-pack of beer. And not even the premium stuff.

27 posted on 02/19/2012 1:18:44 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
"New Hampshire voters do not support Obama strongly."

Maybe the fact that NH went for Obama by ten points had more to do with McCain - I don't know. It does look like things are trending a bit more to red. I hope so.

My state is Washington. It is very close to falling completely subservient to one world environmental zealots. If Obama declared that all people should surrender their passports and bank accounts to the government as a matter of national security, I truly believe that most of this state would be stampeding to government centers to be the first in line.

Ironically a state poll just showed Obama down by 9 to Santorum. But, I don't believe it.

28 posted on 02/19/2012 6:08:07 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative
Your suspicion is well-founded: McCain was not well-liked here in NH (even though he narrowly won my county); he frequently came off as disingenuous, not taking our state's interests seriously. When he came to my office to speak, even the hard-core GOP people I talk to daily were far from impressed. And although Romney won our primary (with less than 40% of the total vote) he doesn't exactly set us on fire, either.

I must commiserate with your situation in Washington. You've not only got that whackjob Patty Murray in the Senate, but also Baghdad Jim McDermott, an outright Marxist in the House. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the King County/Seattle metro area, without which most of Washington would be pretty conservative.

29 posted on 02/20/2012 5:38:09 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
King County is a bizarre conglomerate of marxist revolutionaries, environmental fanatics, disillusioned students and union democrats. A bizarre example you brought up is Jim McDermott.

He is a self professed socialist progressive who preaches the redistribution of wealth and denounces the evils of privately held property and resource development. But, he lives in a million dollar enclave in the Queen Anne Hill section of Seattle where most of life seems to be centered around sitting at one of the hundreds of Starbucks, or other coffee houses talking about the glory of 'one world, one people'.

When he lost his wire tap case and subsequent lawsuit his legal bills approached a million dollars. When his scam to have the taxpayers pay the tab by saying he was doing government business didn't work, Bill Clinton flew out here and held fund raiser rallies and exclusive dinners so that the socialist could save his house (with other people's money) and maintain his elitist lifestyle high on the hill where he can look down at the unwashed masses and workers of the world.

Liberals talk of everyone being equal, but they need their elite royalty to look up to. Their perfect world is something akin to the days when everyone toiled in fields and factories and gave what they produced to the McDermotts, Pelosis and Clintons of their time.

30 posted on 02/20/2012 7:22:21 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

Your description of McDermott’s house made me smile, because it’s so typical. I instantly thought of the gargantuan homes of such left-wing luminaries as Al Gore, Michael Moore, John Edwards, and of the multimillion-dollar townhouses owned by Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry (who was in Vietnam). Hypocrites all.


31 posted on 02/20/2012 7:40:50 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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