The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • February 27 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.IX

Manchester, N.H.

RadFems & Conservatives Agree: Protect Single-Sex Spaces

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-02-27 14:30 +0000

What do the radical feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), Christian advocacy organization Cornerstone, and Republican candidate for the first congressional district Karoline Leavitt have in common?

They all gave testimony in support of New Hampshire bill HB1180 to help protect women’s rights to their own spaces and sports.

Related: Will the US Supreme Court Force Nashua to Fly the Save Women’s Sports Flag?

From WoLF’s testimony:

I am writing today to express our enthusiastic support for House Bill 1180
(HB1180), which would clarify that public entities are not prohibited from using
biological sex to separate men and women in sports, jails and prisons, intimate
spaces, and anywhere else it is relevant and appropriate for public entities to
recognize a person’s sex.

Inconsistency in definitions and in court rulings applying these concepts have led to endangerment and in some cases legal prohibitions against single-sex spaces, which was never the intent of Congress or of the state of New Hampshire in elucidating protections for women and girls in sex discrimination laws. As such, explicit statutory provisions such as those provided in HB 1180 are needed to clarify the terms of prohibitions against discrimination based on sex.

From an op-ed by Shannon McGinley of Cornerstone:

We should not confuse making practical distinctions based on biological sex with discrimination against a protected class. Considering biological sex is something that, in New Hampshire, we have historically done, and for good reason. For example, the police routinely incarcerate men and women in separate facilities. Because of the deep biological differences that exist between the male and female sexes, our state has a justifiable interest in differentiating between these two groups of people. The most important consideration is safeguarding women’s rights and the protection of women.

HB 1180 is important because, already, New Hampshire’s laws about gender identity are being abused and stretched way beyond the meaning which I believe the legislature intended. Last year, the Manchester School Board adopted a policy integrating biological males and females in both sports teams and bathrooms on the basis of gender identity.

What HB 1180 will do is clarify that laws regarding state identification do not mean that public entities are prohibited from differentiating between males and females in athletic competitions, criminal incarceration, or places of intimate privacy like bathrooms. In other words, “male” and “female” are real categories of people which the state can recognize. Why is that even a debate?

Watch congressional candidate Karoline Leavitt’s riveting testimony at the public hearing for HB1180 below.

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Contact the House Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote Ought to Pass on HB 1180.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Historical Origins of the Left

Libertarian Leanings - Sun, 2022-02-27 13:48 +0000

Categories: Blogs, United States

Another Treasonous J6 “Insurrectionist” Charged With … Misdemeanor Picketing.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-02-27 13:00 +0000

As the media and Democrats continue to cry treason the Federal Government successfully prosecuted another “insurrectionist” from the January 6th, 2020, occupation of the US Capitol. But not for insurrection.

 

Imelda Acosta, who was described in court documents by her social media name—Mariposa Castro—was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building, a misdemeanor.

 

Did she get a parking ticket too?

They are going to jail a woman of color for exercising free speech inside the US Capitol that just happened to be on January 6th, for which she will serve 45 days behind bars.

Imelda was a bit worked up.

 

During one broadcast, Acosta said, “We’re breaking in! We are breaking in! We’re doing this. We’re breaking in, right? … We’re taking our house back. This is our Capitol. We’re taking it back. No more bull[expletive]!”

 

The Judge, a Bush appointee made a point of talking to Imelda about how she should not be blaming BLM or Antifa for what happened that day. And ‘grand scheme’ he’s right. She is responsible for her own behavior.

Whether she got baited by activists or FBI plants, overcome by the energy or the moment, or if she thought it was the just thing to do, she did it.

Having said that, what she did amounted to another case of nothingburger. The State spent gobs of money to successfully charge this woman with “protesting inside the US Capitol.”

This was, apparently, the best the Feds could do after a plea bargain agreement in which other charges were dropped. You mean the ones you could never get past a judge or jury? Those charges?

Rather than leave empty-handed they strongarmed a woman of color into admitting to a misdemeanor for which she could have easily been let off with no jail time. But the judge wanted to make a point.

Not that the idea that accusations in the press of insurrection are ridiculous but that she, Imelda, shouldn’t be blaming militant leftist groups (that burned neighborhoods, shot people, and in some cases laid siege or seized government buildings elsewhere) for how she ended up inside the US Capitol that day.

And because Imelda is not here illegally and didn’t kill anyone while driving without a license, and she is not a member of BLM or Antifa, the left did nothing to help her.

They may however trumpet her conviction to justify their narrative even if she was convicted of something far less offensive than what protesters and actual sitting US senators did during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

The New Colonialism

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-02-27 11:30 +0000

Covid tyranny is the new colonialism. The successors and, in many cases, descendants of the Western elites that imposed the original colonialism, couched in religious decrees, on unsuspecting populations worldwide, are at it again.

Some of the nations at the heart of the first wave of colonialism in the 15th century are now the most egregious offenders of Covid Colonialism – Britain, Portugal, Spain, and France.

The rulers of these and other nations have programmed millions of their loyal subjects to believe that the face mask is the new crucifix, demonstrating one’s loyalty to the true religion.

The jabs are a modern-day baptism, washing the evil inner self with the cleansing grace of the holy mRNA solution.

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The vaxxine passport is the updated Shahada, professing one’s devotion to the new religious faith. And, like the good old-fashioned colonialism of yore, these faiths must be promulgated and proselytized worldwide at any cost.

All one needs do is look at the incredible cognitive dissonance of the people in charge of the “pandemic” response and the people promoting that response (media, government agencies).

The evidence is literally all around them, staring them in the face –their own studies, publications, statistics, and government agencies admit that the vaxxines, the chemical baptism of faith forced on the unclean masses, are at best completely ineffective and at worst, horrifically deadly.

Either these “experts” have gone literally insane (ignoring reality and operating in a complete fantasy land), or they have filled the spiritual hole in their psyche with this new religion, their sacred purpose, of Covid Colonialism. Thus, when evidence, facts, and science that contradicts their newfound belief system is presented, they reject it outright without the slightest consideration, as all true believers of a religion are expected to do.

How many of the public health “experts” in the West that have been making these tyrannical decisions are truly spiritual or traditionally “religious” people or even simply believe in a higher power? No, they are Socialist-Marxist technocrats, who have been indoctrinated to unquestioningly push forward the “liberal” globalist agenda that dehumanizes and commoditizes human beings in an effort at eventual complete global control over every single person on this planet.

Covid Colonialism is simply another weapon in the arsenal of the elite that has – conveniently for them – become a religion for millions of brainwashed sheep.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

US and NATO Wash Their Hands of Ukraine

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-02-27 04:00 +0000

Over 2,000 years ago, Pontius Pilate “washed his hands” of judging Jesus Christ in order to appease his followers. All nonsense of course: Pilate was just virtue signaling.

Hours later the Romans’ scoured and crucified Jesus.

Today the feckless US and venal NATO are washing their hands of an entire country with their application of spineless sanctions. But it’s all for show, an attempt to virtue signal their disdain for Putin and stand with Ukraine.

The West will let Ukraine be crucified while the latter-day Pilates wash their hands of the whole affair in extra helpings of Russian oil.

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

“Consent of the Governed” – Progressives always miss this next word.

Granite Grok - Sun, 2022-02-27 02:30 +0000

“MEGALOMANIAC LEADERS’ PLANS BACKFIRING SEEMS TO BE BECOMING A THEME THIS WEEK: Did Trudeau Create a Dangerous Run on Canadian Banks by Freezing Protesters’ Bank Accounts?”

Progressives never WILLINGLY take history into context when it comes to the meanings of words. After all,  take the Second Amendment and look at its construction:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Regulated” – the current crop of Civilian Disarmament Corp truly believes that their current definition is correct. They refuse to acknowledge that the original intent of “regulated” was not that of “lay on lots of Law and regulation” on top of any of a militia’s activities or armaments. Instead, the common definition and intent at its writing were “in good working order” (like the Regulator Clock Company in which the clock mechanisms are well regulated in doing their assigned function – tell time).

Let’s return to the Consent of the Governed. From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed . . .”

That was a radical idea back then – Government was by “The Right of Kings”, those being ruled had little to no say in HOW they were governed nor WHY that HOW was happening. It “just was” until our Founding Fathers had this insight – that those being Governed had the final say and if THEY weren’t happy, then the Ruling Class was going to have a heartburn nightmare. Or worse (as the French aristocrats found out during the Reign of Terror).

But before exploring that briefly, here’s a more concrete example from Totalitarian Northland (emphasis mine):

According to the Canadian financial blog Armstrong Economics, the emergency powers activated by Justin Trudeau to cripple the trucker protests have sparked panic among citizens, which could lead to a devastating financial crisis. On Feb. 14, Trudeau enacted the Emergencies Act, which enabled Canadian banks to freeze the assets of anyone who donated to protests against the vaccine mandates — without due process or any court action.

Trudeau then ordered the banks to unfreeze the accounts after the protesters had been cleared away. But what is reported to have happened after that is being ignored by the corporate press. Armstrong Economics says there was a stunning run on banks across Canada, as scared citizens are withdrawing their life savings and transferring it to foreign banks in the United States and elsewhere.

Personal anecdotes responding to the Twitter thread below also show that Canadians are having trouble removing their money from the banks, and that the feeling at the banks is very strange. One user said, “The bank TD; told me to come back Monday, my Daily cash withdrawal was denied Friday. I have taken out larger amounts everyday.” Another said, “It is absolutely true. The lines were out the doors and a bank teller told me at one branch not to visit a specific branch because they had run out of funds that day. It’s very real. The energy inside the bank was clearly not good.”

Consent?  When you put your money into a bank, you expect to get it back.  You know that they will use that money in making more money in which to pay their bills, make a profit – and give a bit back to you in the form of interest paid to your account.  You EXPECT that and you consent to the use of your funds in that fashion – and especially that you can get your money back upon demand.

YOUR demand and not just when the bank deigns to give you some.

Consent – for someone to give assent, they have to Trust those to whom they are giving that consent.  Another snippet from that Instapundit post that really points that out:

Even more than the rest of society, the banking system depends on trust. Break that trust and you break that system. People used to know that, but our leaders today are both much more feckless, and much, much dumber, than those of the past.

It is well known that Trust in American institutions across the spectrum has been dropping like a rock. The example that when the Canadian banks decided to become active surrogates in carrying out what Socialist Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau decreed is not surprising.  People expected the banks to protect their money.  They didn’t – they laid down like lapdogs and looked with plaintive eyes towards the government for that next little pat on the head. Anything for that next affirmative rub of their bellies.

And now they are reaping the rewards of becoming an unofficial part of Government – and how’s that working out for them now?

They forgot who they served, didn’t they? They forgot that they were in the Private Sector and serving private people. This, however, showed what happens when businesses lose their way.  Will those banks lose everything?  I have no idea but it is clear that these banks have taken leave of their senses in NOT thinking through the ramifications of gleefully following orders – without considering the potential (and now, actual) ramifications.

Their customers are leaving. They no longer Trust them to do the right thing. They no longer believe that banks will “play by the rules that the customers expected them to play by”.

Most of us watched in horror when the Truckers came to Ottawa and their Government called them (like ours) Extremists and Domestic Terrorists. Simply for making their dissent known. Government had many ways of dealing with it with the easiest being for Trudeau actually going out and talking with them to understand them and see how their demands of stopping the Vax and mask mandates.

Instead, Trudeau did what Socialists do – go against the Government and your roof will fall in. Trudeau arrested them, froze their bank accounts, and confiscated their trucks (and took their source of income and family support away). He went to Volume 11 right off.  Then he included that same punishment to those who merely supported them.

Do you think all those folks now Trust their Government?  I think not.

It would have continued except that the Canadian Senators gave Trudeau such a hard time that he gave up and revoked the Emergency Act and unfroze the accounts (the cars and trucks remain confiscated).

It hasn’t brought down the Trudeau government – yet.  I’m sure that there is a segment of the Canadian population that is all in with what the truckers did – upset the “wa” (as the Japanese hold; “harmony – peaceful unity and conformity within a social group in which members prefer the continuation of a harmonious community over their personal interests“). But what about everyone else?

And what about those that now see banks as mere extensions of Government?  Now they not only do not Trust the banks but the Government who made them do this is my thought.

And when you no longer have the Consent of the Government, how long will a Government stand?

Are we close to this point here in the States?  I hear many now using that phrase – FAR more than what I have in years past. Part of that is that, at least here in NH, people are going back to our nation’s foundational materials. They not only believe it, but they are also living it. They take it seriously – far more than most politicians I know.

Politicians – continue that at your peril.

 

(H/T: Instapundit)

 

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