I’m running because NH and America are at a crossroads. On the political left we have demands to dismantle America as we know it. We’ve had previews of their vision on the evening news with rioting, destruction, shootings, private citizens being arrested for attempting to protect their personal property, demands for defunding police, and for replacing our Constitutional right to free speech with a right to not be offended by someone.
Joe Biden wants to take away your second amendment right to protect yourself against this violence. If he were to listen to you, would you suggest this might be a bad time to persuade We the People to give up our weapons of self-defense? Should the rule of law be interpreted as simply a suggestion rather than a key to America’s system to provide fairness and justice? Do you think the “Green New Deal” which implies that we must revert to Stone Age technologies and energy sources is our best path forward? When in history has this “government-is-the-answer-to-all-problems” path to socialism ended well? And why do those on the left insist on dividing us based on our different skin colors, ethnicities, sexual preferences, gender rather than focusing on our commonalities as American human beings? Does that everyone-is-a-victim mentality produce a bright future?
Contrast that with the political right where the rule of law, constitutionally-guaranteed rights, and treating all humans equally are core beliefs. Is it any wonder that optimism reigns? Yes, last January’s record levels of employment and prosperity have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the policies and leadership that got us there will almost certainly return America to those levels and beyond. Thank goodness for Republican Governor Sununu efforts during the past two years to keep NH great. He vetoed 67 misguided NH Democrat bills including: a state income tax; a 66% increase in NH’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 that would have eliminated thousands of entry-level jobs; an increase in NH Business Enterprise tax rates that would have forced struggling NH employers to pay even higher “sales tax on wages”; and net metering which would have raised NH’s suffocating electric rates even further.