We’ve started a drive to make New Hampshire an independent country via state constitutional amendment. Even “failed” efforts of this kind can have many benefits…look how many concessions Quebec and Scotland have achieved with their “unsuccessful” campaigns!.
Around August 1, 2021, various NH radio hosts hosts offered to reimburse the public for the roughly $2,000 taxpayer expense of placing independence legislation before the state house. This enabled others to contact state reps and ask them to submit such legislation…without forcing all the taxpayers to underwrite it.
NH state reps Mike Sylvia and Matthew Santonastaso then gallantly joined the process,our email list and two conference calls which you can hear in the “radio hosts” link below. Internal consensus favors a proposed amendment to the NH Constitution, mainly because this is the only way to let all New Hampshirites vote on it. Latest wording below; as of late Aug. it constitutes a declaration of independence:
" Drafting the proposed amendment "
You can contact reps here and ask them to back the Amendment: :
" The New Hampshire House of Representatives "
Most of the discussion has been on other soc. media and email. Background details here:
" NH: Beleaguered radio hosts offer to underwrite secession drive - #33 by RidleyReport2 "
A key trigger for this act of hopeful desperation was the excessive and commerce-killing Fed raids on Bitcoin activists around New Hampshire in March. But independence is a Rorschach…you see in it your own grievances. Maybe you see Washington’s torture chamber at Bagram Air Force base or its unconstitutional gun restrictions. Maybe you see its toxic spills turning rivers orange…or its unshrinkable million-page list of mostly-victimless Forbidden Acts. Whatever you see, with your help and a bit more unpopular overstep by the central government…we can remove this list so that it never hangs over our heads again.
Update 8/31: Free ways you can help: " NH Independence Amendment: Free ways you can help "
Update 9/15: NH Rep. Sylvia submits Independence Amendment:
" Historic Constitutional Amendment Filed for NH to Exit United States | Free Keene "
Update 9/24/2021: Unscientific poll on UnionLeader.com frontpage ran in mid September. When the took it off the front page four days days later (September 18), it showed 71% public support in favor of a vote on independence: NH Free 2023 - Independence drive begins! Exec summary here - #30 by russellkanning
Update 10/3/2021: " NH: Pro-Fed rep files bill to prevent public from voting on independence " Office of Legislative Services faithfully completes Independence Amendment wording, returns to prime sponsor for final approval, which is expected: " Legislative Services Approves Constitutional Amendment for NH Independence "
Update 10/19/2021: NHexit activist Terese Grinnell arrested at Governor’s meeting, was there to oppose acceptance of Fed money. Charged with disorderly conduct, I think, possibly for previous speech.
" NH Only State to Reject Federal COVID Bribe Money - $27 Million DENIED "
Independence Amendment now has a more official designation: “CACR 2022-2243” and 8 state reps have added their names as co-sponsors…making a total of 9 sponsors. Maximum allowed is 10, and 9 is apparently considered larger than usual.
Update 11/12/2021: NHexit.com now has a list of about a dozen social media where you can mass-communicate with exiters via Telegram, Matrix, Twitter, etc.
Suggested protocol published for reacting to additional arrests: " Amplifying NH independence from jail "
E-meetings continue each Sunday at 1pm Eastern Time. The public is invited, especially opponents of NH independence: No acct needed:
" https://meet.jit.si/NHIndependenceTownHallMtgAudioTaped "
Update 12/17/2021: The Independence Amendment has received the official designation “CACR 32;” its precise text appears here: New Hampshire Legislative Service Requests (LSR's)
Authorities have assigned it to the “State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs” committee, where it should receive its first hearing in early 2022. Meanwhile activists speculate that this represents a new period of danger for the amendment, as committee members may come under “behind the scenes” pressure to fatally change its wording. However, the committee clerk is State Rep Susan DeLemus, whose husband Jerry was SWAT-teamed by the Feds at his home in Rochester, NH around 2015. Considered by many a political prisoner, Washington held him for roughly 5 years in connection with his presence at the Bundy Ranch standoffs out west. Also the cmte. chair Al Baldasaro faced questioning by Secret Service agents after he made inflammatory remarks against Clinton The Second around 2016.
Update 12/28: There is an unconfirmed report that committee member Susan DeLemus (above) has pledged to support the amendment. Also, more media coverage: NH Independence Drive media coverage
Jan 7 2022: Hearing scheduled for Jan 20, some confusion regarding the time, and the hearing is likely to be “continued” to a second date: PUBLIC HEARING for CACR32: Jan 20th, 3:30pm! Alu from LibertyBlock.com is reporting that other folks on the committee have indicated support. One member has penned a long but thoughtful letter against it and sent it to the reps.
Jan 20, 2022: Initial coverage from the demonstration/hearing, turnout appears to have been at least 50, requiring two hearing rooms. Both were packed. Testimony appears to have been overwhelmingly in favor of the Independence Amendment:: “NH Independence demonstration scheduled Jan 20 Concord. Precedes House hearing on "Exit Referendum" - #13 by RidleyReport2”
Meanwhile a committee member says he can turn our legislation into a proposed BAN on independence:
" State rep says he has the votes to make CACR 32 into a *ban* on NH independence "
Jan 21, 2022: As I understand it: Committee appears to have voted 21-0 against CACR 32, without amending it…handing NHexiters a partial victory: This means the originally worded proposal likely goes before the full state house, taking us two steps closer to independence than any U.S. state has been in over 150 years. Committee Recommends Killing CACR 32 To Make N.H. Sovereign Nation - InDepthNH.orgInDepthNH.org
Dave Ridley, NHexit.com