New Hampshire Democrat seeks to restrict freedom for conservatives, media silent

New Hampshire Democrat seeks to restrict freedom for conservatives, media silent

cynthia-chaseCynthia Chase, a Democrat who serves in New Hampshire’s legislature, seeks to restrict the freedoms conservatives in that state enjoy in order to make the state “less welcoming to any conservative or libertarian planning on moving to her state,” Breitbart reported Thursday.  Worse yet, the entire Democrat-media complex has remained completely silent on her desire to oppress those with whom she disagrees.

“In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today,” she wrote at Blue Hampshire.

Warner Todd Huston explains that a movement to make the state more conservative has been underway since 2001.

“The idea is that Americans of conservative ideals are to move to New Hampshire, gather in communities, run for office, and work to drive the state toward libertarianism and conservatism. It is called the ‘Free State Project’ and adherents are called ‘Free Staters,'” he wrote.

To combat this, Chase wants to pass laws specifically targeting her ideological opponents to make the state less free and less welcoming for those who believe in freedom.

“What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave.  One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here,” Chase wrote.

“Would it matter more or less if the speaker was talking about restricting the freedom of homosexuals?  How about blacks or other minorities? What if they wanted to run off immigrants?  How about scaring off the mentally ill or handicapped, or senior citizens?  Honestly, does it matter?  What class of law abiding citizens deserves to have their freedoms restricted simply because some elected official doesn’t agree with them, who they are, or what they believe?” Steve MacDonald asked at Granite Grok.

MacDonald also said that Chase’s proposition “sounds more like tyranny than civility.”

Ask yourself this question:  If a Republican legislator in a state like Idaho (theoretically one of the most Republican states in the country) had suggested passing laws targeting liberals, would the media remain silent?

We all know the answer to that.

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