“Live Free or Die” (the true origin given today, on John Stark Day in New Hampshire)
Today is John Stark Day in New Hampshire, honoring the Revolutionary soldier who wrote in 1809, “Live Free or Die!” Stark didn’t originate the saying, and let us be the first to explain it. I hope the New Hampshire newspapers pick up the story. My interest began on last Saturday, when I was listening to the libertarian radio show Live Free Austin. The guest was | Read More »
Nathan Hale — how much do you love liberty?
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. These words, or something very like them, were spoken by Nathan Hale on September 22, 1776, shortly before being hanged by the British for espionage shortly after the Battle of Long Island. Memorial Day is a good time to contemplate the heart and mind of a young patriot who faced death | Read More »
NH explores the limits of their state motto, “Live Free or Die!”
Over at Post Politics, in a comment on ACK’s observations on one of my posts, Economist Martin Kennedy (at least I think it’s him – I don’t know any other “M Kennedys” commenting on blogs) observed, “I guess Tennessee could just leave the Union altogether but beyond that we’re dealing with what should be done given the constraint that Tennessee is part of the Union.” | Read More »
NH tries to institute 5% income tax
People of NH, in response to the current economic crisis, your state government has decided to give you a 5% cut in pay, effective July of this year. Have a nice summer. NH is currently considering HB 583-FN-A-LOCAL, which establishes a 5% income tax to fund education and also strips local control of teachers by making them all state employees. If those two facts alone | Read More »