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The Biden-Regime’s Secret Plan To Rig The 2022 Election

Thu, 2022-07-14 10:30 +0000

It’s not speculation; it’s not hyperbole. It is FACT. The Biden-Regime … through the figurehead/imposter President … has ordered federal agencies to use their powers to boost turnout by Democrat voters in the 2022 election.

And it is refusing to disclose those plans. Molly Hemingway explains/sounds the alarm:

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THURSDAY NIGHT! Meet Senate Candidate Kevin Smith and Congressional Candidate Karoline Leavitt!

Thu, 2022-07-14 03:00 +0000

The Government Integrity Project is continuing their FREE series of Meet and Greets for you to meet two candidates up close and personal.

The next opportunity will be TOMORROW (THURSDAY, 7/14), at 7p in Brentwood. KEVIN SMITH (US Senate) and KAROLINE LEAVITT (US House, CD-1) will be available to share their visions, as well as answer your questions regarding their candidacy. Click the link for details.

https://www.governmentintegrityproject.org/post/meet-senate-candidate-kevin-smith-and-congressional-candidate-karoline-leavitt

Then show up and participate! Learn what you can about these two candidates so you can cast a more informed vote in September… and November in the General Election!

Senator Maggie Hassan and Congressman Chris Pappas are up for re-election, and the GOP has some excellent challengers for you to consider. Before you cast your votes in the GOP primary in September, please do your homework and learn as much as you can about how each candidate will represent NH.

Let them know who you are, and what you expect from them if they are elected! Together, we can hold them accountable!

I hope to see you TOMORROW at 7p in Brentwood to meet with Kevin Smith and Karoline Leavitt.

Best regards,

Ken

P.S. SAVE THE DATE (July 18th) FOR THE NEXT MEET AND GREET: US Senate Candidate Chuck Morse and US Congressional Candidate Matt Mowers will be at our next informal Meet and Greet on July 18th. Details will be posted soon. I hope to see you there as well!

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Let Freedom Ring!

Thu, 2022-07-14 01:30 +0000

This election cycle you have a clear choice. Do you want to be told what to do? Or do you want to be left alone? If you want to be left alone to go about your business with little to no government intrusion into all aspects of your life, then you value freedom.

Well, which party is the party of freedom? That can be answered by looking at which party wants more government and more taxes and which party wants to shrink government and have you keep more of the money you earn.

What party wants to tell you what car to drive, what fuel to use, what to pay your employees, what school your children can attend and what your children should learn in school, what to inject into your arm, or wear on your face, where to live, what kind of house to have, what healthcare insurance you must buy?

What party thinks you should drive what you want, use the best and most cost-effective fuel, pay your employees what you can afford and what works for your business, send your kids to a school that will teach them what you want, leave your vaccine status or masking up to you, your family and your doctor, live where you want and in whatever home that you see fit, and choose the healthcare insurance that suits your individual needs?

Here in New Hampshire, you have the incredible ability to really control your own destiny. Do you want big government, high taxes, less freedom and rights? OR do you support our NH Advantage and free markets, which makes our state one of the top places for quality of life and places to raise a family?

Do you want to continue to be the “Live free or Die” state? Or do you want to become the “shut up and do what we tell you” state?

The Primary in NH is September 13th, I will see you at the polls!

 

Gregg Hough

Republican Candidate Belknap County District 6, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia ward 2.

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Top Teams Who Could Be Competing for the Next Super Bowl

Thu, 2022-07-14 00:16 +0000

Super Bowl LVII is scheduled to be held on 12 February 2023 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Super Bowl will be the curtain closer for the 2022 NFL Season. The Los Angeles Rams, who won Super Bowl LVI earlier in the year, will be looking to pip the other 31 NFL teams to the title beginning on 8 September 2022.

The 272- game season schedule was released on 12 May. Since its release, all 32 NFL teams have realized who their opponents will be on each step of their journey to the Super Bowl in February. Fans are now also considering how they will bet on Super Bowl.

Defending champions Los Angeles Rams is said to have the most brutal schedule alongside Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the same time, the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and Chicago Bears are some of the teams with the easiest schedules among all 32 NFL teams.

Which top teams are most likely to compete for the 2022 Season Super Bowl?
  • Los Angeles Rams

The current Super Bowl champions have a tough schedule on their hands. The Rams will face the Bills in the season’s opening fixture. Many pundits have shared their excitement at the thrill of commencing the season with such a high profile fixture. If the Rams can overcome their tough fixtures, especially the road games, then they stand a high chance of retaining the Super Bowl Title.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With Tom Brady back on the team after retiring, the Bucs have exceptional talent on their hands. The Bucs also have brutal strength of schedule, but Brady’s addition has just increased Tampa Bay’s potential to win the Super Bowl trophy in serious proportions. The visits to Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Dallas will be vital in achieving this feat for Brady and the Bucs.

  • Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have one of the best NFL rosters going into the season, but that is not enough to guarantee they will be champions. Quarterback Josh Allen will hope he and his teammates can eventually turn around the Bills’ fortunes at the Super Bowl this time. They, however, must first deal with the stiff opposition from some of their perennial rivals.

Conclusion

The strength of team schedules has always been a decisive factor that pundits consider when predicting possible challengers for the Super Bowl title. Every team understands what they are up against, and the 2022 NFL season sure holds a lot of promises and surprises for NFL fans.

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Opportunity to Meet Chuck Morse (US Senate Candidate) & Matt Mowers (Congressional Candidate CD-1)

Thu, 2022-07-14 00:00 +0000

The Government Integrity Project will host its 3rd Meet and Greet for US Senate and CD-1 Congressional candidates this coming Monday, July 18th, at 7pm (click here for details)!

Our guests will be NH Senate President Chuck Morse and the GOP’s 2020 CD-1 Nominee Matt Mowers.
Both are running for federal office, and they will be available to share their thoughts and insights regarding why they are running – as well as the solutions they will seek if elected.

As President of NH’s Senate, President Morse serves in NH’s second highest elected office. This Meet and Greet is a somewhat rare opportunity for you to meet him personally, to ask questions and for you to share your thoughts and concerns.

We are also honored that Mr. Mowers will be available for you to meet him up close and personal, and to hear his plans regarding how he will address your concerns. He ran a close race against Chris Pappas in 2020 and hopes to reverse those results this time around in the 2022 General Election.

I know this is a short notice, but it took a while for the candidates to find time in their busy schedules for them to coordinate an open date. This Monday is what worked for them.

Please attend this FREE event THIS COMING MONDAY at 7pm (details here) to learn about these candidates who wish to go to Washington and serve NH.

More importantly, tell them what you will expect from them if they are elected into their respective offices – so they understand what is important to you – and NH!

 

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A Big Win for the Ku Klux Klan and High School Students in Portsmouth

Wed, 2022-07-13 22:30 +0000

Students in Portsmouth were on a quest to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.  It was reported in Seacoast Online that they were successful, but unfortunately, the students provided ill-informed reasons for making this change.

The Portsmouth City Council, first voted to include Indigenous Peoples Day, but that has changed due to pressure by the high school students in Portsmouth.

Indigenous Peoples Day is in and Columbus Day is out:

The students cited reasons that paint Christopher Columbus in a negative light, but shouldn’t they look to historical experts to determine if any of this is accurate?

Carol Delaney is a professor emerita at Stanford University, and has written articles and books shedding light on the real Christopher Columbus. While she has no problem supporting Indigenous Peoples Day, she argues against removing Columbus Day for good reasons.

In her book, “Columbus and the quest for Jerusalem,” she talks about how many people do not know that much about Columbus. Through her research, she explains how Columbus had a favorable impression for many of the Native Americans he met. He also instructed his commanders not to abuse, but to trade with them. She reports that at one point, Columbus hung his own men who committed crimes against the Native Americans. She researched Christopher Columbus by reading from his writings, and documents from those who knew him. 

Critics of Columbus tend to reference Francisco Bobadilla, his chief political rival. But Columbus spent many years defending, and refuting, Bobadilla’s accounts.

Another defender of the indigenous people, Bartolome de Las Casas, admired Columbus, and expressed this in his “History of the Indies.”

The Dartmouth Review came to this conclusion:

It is a mistake to conflate Columbus with the atrocities of colonialism that succeeded his voyages. Columbus Day should neither be a moment of absolute praise or condemnation, but an opportunity to appreciate mutual discoveries between European and Indians, learn from mistakes that were made, and celebrate moments of coexistence.

 

Too much of Social Studies today is focused on activism. Students are not educated on many of the subjects they cover because the focus is now on on activism and community organizing.  High school children are not scholars of history, but instead are faithfully carrying out today’s approach to civics education: keep students illiterate and use them as political mules instead. 

Nearly a century ago, the Ku Klux Klan targeted Catholics, including Italian-Americans. One of the Klan’s tactics was the denigration of Christopher Columbus and suppressing the holiday. I am afraid the politics of hate are behind the continued attempts to attack and defame Columbus today.

The Klan sought to oppose Columbus from coast to coast, including the following attacks:

*In the 1920s, the Klan attempted to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday in Oregon.

*In 1924, the Klan burned a cross to disturb a Columbus Day celebration in Pennsylvania.

*A Klan publication, “The American Standard,” ran an article titled “Columbus Day, A Papal Fraud” in 1924.

*In 1927, the Klan successfully opposed the erection of a statue of Columbus in Richmond, Va., only to see the decision to reject the statue reversed.

Are these high school students revising history, and community organizing the same way the KKK does when it comes to Christopher Columbus? Is this promoting their own prejudices and perspective of history, rather than presenting actual facts reflected in primary and original sources? This now has many residents questioning the kind of education the students are receiving at Portsmouth High School. These children are not scholars of history, but appear to be following in the footsteps of the KKK.

Is it that Columbus was a man of faith in God?  Samuel Eliot Ellison, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer said this about Columbus:

This conviction that God destined him to be an instrument for spreading the faith was far more potent than the desire to win glory, wealth and worldly honors, to which he was certainly far from indifferent.”

Was it Columbus’s desire to spread Christianity among the natives he encountered a problem for the Portsmouth students as it was for the Ku Klux Klan?

Harsh critics like Howard Zinn, another debunked critic of Columbus, consider Christians as oppressors of the weak.

In the National Catholic Register, there is a report on a book written by Mary Grabar, a resident fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. Grabar….”makes a noble attempt to combat Zinn with her new book Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing a Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America (Regnery History, Washington DC, 2019).”

Grabar set out to refute Zinn’s claims that portrays Christians and capitalists as oppressors, beginning with the Native Americans. Zinn spurred the movement to abolish Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day.

You can see that Christian bigots like the KKK and Howard Zinn have pushed false narratives in their attempts to abolish Columbus Day. They did not seek to do this while providing accurate accounts of historical events, but used propaganda instead.

Where does that leave the rest of us as we witness high school students in Portsmouth engaging in a similar agenda?

Seacoast Online reported:

PORTSMOUTH — Acknowledging the history of city land, Portsmouth officials have pivoted to permanently recognize Indigenous Peoples Day and remove Columbus Day from the city calendar.

A two-plus-year push from past and present Portsmouth High School students in We Speak, a club focused on social justice, achieved its goal Monday night. The Portsmouth City Council approved the club’s request to remove Columbus Day from the city’s October calendar and solely recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

A vote by the previous City Council in 2021 recognized Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day jointly on the calendar.  But that wasn’t good enough, the social justice warriors at Portsmouth High School sought to remove Columbus Day from the calendar.

Charles Griffin wrote as a guest columnist for Seacoast Online opposed the removal of Columbus Day for good reasons: We can and should celebrate both Columbus and Indigenous Peoples Day:

1. When the request to rename the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day was before the prior Council, the city attorney stated that since Columbus Day is a state holiday as set forth in NH RSA 288:1, the council could not change the name of that holiday without enabling legislation, which did not exist. As far as I am aware, nothing has changed in that regard.

2. When each of the current city councilors took his/her oath in January, he or she swore to faithfully discharge all of the duties incumbent upon him or her in part  agreeably to the laws of the state of New Hampshire. Any councilor voting to rename the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day would be violating his/her oath of office.

3. The letter from We Speak essentially raises two points in support of its request.

a. The holiday overtly celebrates the colonial oppression that native people faced with Columbus’ arrival in the late 1400s. While it is true Columbus had his faults and the world in which he lived was one where slavery and violence were all too common, as was also the case with Washington and Jefferson, his accomplishments for human civilization are also undeniable. He introduced the concept of reaching the east by going west, made known to Europe the existence of the North and South American continents and laid the groundwork for future explorers. It is those accomplishments as well as those of Italian Americans and others which are celebrated on Columbus Day. When Columbus Day was first recognized by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891, he did not do so to celebrate the oppression of native people, but rather to recognize the dignity and self worth of Italian immigrants, Italian Americans and Catholics in light of the hostility and discrimination many of them faced. In short, that day has taken on symbolism far bigger than Columbus himself.

b.  Supporting a permanent and unambiguous citywide observance of Indigenous Peoples Day would be in alignment with the racial justice resolution passed by a prior City Council in the summer of 2020. While citing that portion of the resolution which addresses employing and regularly reviewing best practices to support racial justice, it overlooks that portion of the resolution which calls for “cooperating with other efforts to improve equity and inclusion and be welcoming of diversity throughout our community.” Eliminating Columbus Day would be an act of exclusion, not inclusion, and would also fail to recognize the diversity of opinion that exists in our community regarding this day. However, retaining Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day creates a win-win situation, does not violate state law, avoids pitting one group against the other and is consistent with the overall intent of the June 15, 2020 resolution.

Such an approach is also consistent with President Joe Biden’s issuance of two proclamations last year, one to salute “Christopher Columbus’ historic voyage” and the other to “extol the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous Peoples” as well as former President Barack Obama’s statement that Christopher Columbus voyage “changed the trajectory of our world. “

In conclusion, as the saying goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The prior council got it right and the current council should not revisit the decision. It is possible to celebrate both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day in the manner of a proud and decent society, one that can recognize its faults while also asserting its virtues.

Charles A. Griffin, of Portsmouth, is a retired attorney who has served on the Portsmouth School Board and City Council.

Those who have researched Columbus using unbiased historical documents and information do not bring a bias viewpoint to this important debate. Those who have some sort political bias grounded in Christian bigotry have a different outcome that they would like to force upon schools and communities.

In this Portsmouth journey, one has to wonder, if the students failed to conduct the proper research, if they have some sort of religious bigotry driving their mission, or both?

Either way, we can be sure that the Ku Klux Klan will be celebrating the efforts by the Portsmouth students and City Council members.  That’s the unfortunate part that illiterate social justice warriors who are ignorant of historical facts and information.  The Portsmouth students just did what the KKK wouldn’t have been able to do in Portsmouth, had they shown up with their torches and hoods.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (I bet the students never read)

The Smithsonian Magazine:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-very-first-americans-may-have-had-european-roots-5517714/?no-ist
The Very First Americans May Have Had European Roots
Some early Americans came not from Asia, it seems, but by way of Europe

The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/radical-theory-of-first-americans-places-stone-age-europeans-in-delmarva-20000-years-ago/2012/02/28/gIQA4mriiR_story.html
Radical theory of first Americans places Stone Age Europeans in Delmarva 20,000 years ago

The National Geographic:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0903_030903_bajaskull.html
Controversy erupted after skeletal remains were found in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996. This skeleton, estimated to be 9,000 years old, had a long cranium and narrow face—features typical of people from Europe, the Near East or India—rather than the wide cheekbones and rounder skull of an American Indian.

http://sciencenordic.com/dna-links-native-americans-europeans
Ancient DNA reveals that the ancestors of modern-day Native Americans had European roots. The discovery sheds new light on European prehistory and also solves old mysteries concerning the colonisation of America.

https://www.google.com/search?q=europeans+were+the+first+americans&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

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