May 20, 2017
Private cities, outlaws, coat of
arms says so long, more bad news except for the LP. General Stark
says Live Free.
Coat of Arms update
official. Coat of Arms is closing.
“Sadly we will be closing our doors for good on
May 27th. We genuinely thought we had agreed terms on a new lease
but things didn't go our way which was no ones(sic) fault it just
didn't work out.”
Rochester Fair ends 143 year
think it's a sign of the times. Young folks now, they're home doing
their DVDs, and games and all that stuff on their
- Dairy Bailout
- Governor Sununu signed SB10 into law on April
25th effective immediately. This is a $2 million bailout of the
only is this milking the taxpayer, which is unethical, but it gives
the milk industry an unfair advantage compared to other industries
that were affected by the drought last year.
will promote risky behavior because milk farmers will think that
the state will bail them out again.
Portsmouth budget is increasing…
- Portsmouth City Council at it again, proposing
a 2.13% increase in the budget for 2018 and a property tax increase
we’re speaking May 10th at 18:30 the City council is having their
meeting about the budget
Another state rep switches to
- Joseph Stallcop former democrat from Cheshire 4
(Keene) switched to the libertarian party on 05/10/2017
- “Personally witnessing the situation at
Standing Rock showed me the danger of relinquishing power and
authority into an institution, while my time in Concord reinforced
the ineptitude that can exist by those in charge. I originally
joined the Democratic Party in hopes of making a difference through
critical thinking and my classical liberal viewpoint, yet with the
lack of unbiased data in caucuses as well as backlash on votes I’ve
independently made, it seems there is no longer a place for me
here. With a high regard for individuals personally working in
their communities to implement positive change, I hereby transfer
to the Libertarian Party”
City of Rochester doesn’t like when
people help poor people
- John Weeden, owner of Amazon park in Rochester owns
the park and out of the kindness of his heart he hosts a free meal
for residents because most of them are at the lowest rung of the
City of Rochester has order him to stop. Why? He doesn’t have a
- Rochester has an ordinance saying free or not
you need to have a license to serve food and have a health
inspector inspect at least annually.
Weeden is applying to get a license and can’t reopen the kitchen
until at least June because the next course doesn’t start until
News: Rochester resident volunteers to repaint downtown
Walton, owner of Crown Point Industrial will be painting the façade
of at least 2 and he hopes at least 10 to 12 buildings by the end
of the summer.
- Businesses have offered their equipment so that
Walton can accomplish his goal.
- Christian emailed us in regard to the COAST bus
story from last episode:
COAST funding issue is even worse than you think. The plan by the
Rockingham Planning Commission is to have them be the single source
for all federal funds in our region, then they distribute them to
other organizations. COAST's goal is to get as much money and grow
as large as possible, just like government. I actually work for the
Rockingham Planning Commission so I see all this stuff
Special Guest: Kathleen Wikstrom
- Kathleen emailed in about our death penalty
segment 2 episodes ago:
comments about your recent segment about the death penalty: The
idea that one could voluntarily submit to Sharia Law makes no sense
if you oppose the idea that one can alienate his will. That's the
reason that contracts are written with penalties for
non-compliance. The penalty is instead of requiring the person to
fulfill the contract, because it would require alienation of will.
A person can always change their mind, but they have to pay the
Another idea I wish had been brought up is the
idea of making someone an "outlaw" as an alternative to capital
punishment for the most terrible crimes. While "outlaw" has come to
mean a serious criminal, I read many years ago about its use in
Ireland, and I thought it was a pretty good concept. It's explained
pretty well at the very beginning of the Wikipedia page titled
historical legal systems, an outlaw is declared as outside the
protection of the law. In pre-modern societies, the criminal is
withdrawn all legal protection, so that anyone is legally empowered
to persecute or kill them. Outlawry was thus one of the harshest
penalties in the legal system. In early Germanic law, the death
penalty is conspicuously absent, and outlawing is the most extreme
punishment, presumably amounting to a death sentence in practice.
The concept is known from Roman law, as the status of homo sacer,
and persisted throughout the Middle Ages."
Basically, it is saying that this person has
shown such disrespect for law (and generally, in such a way that
restitution cannot be sufficient) that they no longer deserve its
protection. If someone rapes your daughter and is declared an
outlaw, you can kill him without any legal ramifications. That
doesn't protect you from social ramifications, but the more
"deserving" the criminal was of what he got (and especially the
more he/she is perceived as an ongoing threat), the lower the
social ramifications would be. At least in these situations, the
person who seeks justice on his own is taking personal
responsibility for it. I think it's an interesting
Philosophy of Liberty
General John Stark
free or die, death is not the greatest of evils”
Born in Londonderry(now Derry), NH to Scots-Irish immigrants who
left Scotland because of the Test Act(I can go into this below) and
then left Derry in Northern Ireland.
Test Act enforced upon all persons filling any office, civil or
military, the obligation of taking the oaths of supremacy and
allegiance and subscribing to a declaration against
transubstantiation and also of receiving the sacrament within three
months after admittance to office. (basically prohibiting catholics
and nonconformist religions)
Stark was 25 he joined the Rogers’ Rangers during the 7 Years
war(aka French and Indian war). Roger’s Rangers was an independent
ranger company of light infantry. Not part of the regular army.
Tasked with mainly reconnaissance, as well as conducting special
operations against distant targets.
that war he retired as captain(1763)
for American Independence
- Immediately went back into the military after
led 800 men, which he organized quickly before NH state legislature
could which was the largest group in Massachusetts or
was given the rank of colonel of the 1st NH regiment
- Fought at Bunker Hill. his son who was 15
fought at the battle as well.
- Washington asks Stark and his men to join the
continental army, they agreed.
was with Washington at the battles of Princeton and Trenton in late
1776 and early 1777 respectively.
- Washington asked Stark to go back to NH to
recruit more men.
out that fellow NH Colonel, Enoch Poor, was promoted to Brigadier
General even though Poor refused to march his militia at Bunker
Hill and kept them at home.
- Resigned in March 1777 in disgust but pledged
his future aid to NH if it should be needed.
months later, NH offered Stark a position as Brigadier General for
the NH militia. He accepted on the strict condition that he
wouldn’t be answerable to the Continental Army.
- Assembled 1,492 men in civilian clothes with
their personal firearms.
- Stationed in southern Vermont 1777
- General Benjamin Lincoln of the Continental
army, who Stark also didn’t think deserved his position. Told Stark
to reinforce Schuyler’s army on the Hudson, Stark said no and
stayed in southern Vermont.
- British Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum in
charge of 700 men mostly Germans, attempted to capture Bennington
VT. Stark’s 1,800 men surrounded Baum’s army allegedly saying
"We'll beat them before night or Molly Stark's a
was killed and his men gave up.
- Reinforcements arrived for the British but Seth
Warner’s Green Mountain Boys came and forced them to
- Historian Mark M Boatner wrote, “As a commander
of New England militia Stark had one rare and priceless quality: he
knew the limitations of his men. They were innocent of military
training, undisciplined, and unenthusiastic about getting shot.
With these men he killed over 200 of Europe's vaunted regulars with
a loss of 14 Americans killed.”
Battle of Bennington and the subsequent Battle of Saratoga changed
the direction of the war, Britain couldn’t isolate New England and
was the catalyst for American victory.
was promoted to Brigadier General in October 1777
the war, Stark retired to his farm in what is now Manchester. He is
probably the only true Cincinnatus of the Revolutionary War
Generals as he is the only one who truly retired from public
1809 Stark then 81 was invited by a group of other veterans to
Bennington but had to decline due to ill health. In his
until the age of 94 died in 1822
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