New Hampshire Liberty Alliance Ratings 2015

The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance released their ratings recently. The NHLA bases its ratings on how well state senators and representatives voted on liberty-related bills. Without further ado, here’s the results clipped directly from the NHLA Liberty Ratings:

State Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D) earned a “D-”

“Pro-liberty votes protect individual freedom of choice and personal responsibility; recognize the superiority of freedom over coercion; respect the citizen’s right of self-ownership; promote governance that is transparent, accountable, and adheres to the Constitution; and recognize the value of voluntary economic decisions.

“Anti-liberty votes replace self-governance with interventionist regulation; assume rules made by agencies backed by force are superior to voluntary choices backed by personal accountability; and assume a better economy can be managed by a central authority that compels people and businesses to pay for policies they may not willingly support.”

How the Local Politicians are Doing

The House Republican Alliance rates bills based on adherence to the U.S. and New Hampshire constitutions as well as the national and state GOP platforms. The higher the score, the more “Republican” a rep votes. The HRA will soon come out with the final rating for the year, but in the meantime let’s look at the mid-terms per March 31, 2015.

The final scores for the year will be out sometime in July.

Also coming out in July is the Liberty Rating. I’ll try to snag a copy and post the results here.

If you’d like to see any other ratings, let me know–email me at chair at

Anyone want to think about rating local politicians? I’d bet that would be interesting.

Welcome, and let’s get going! It’s going to be exciting.

Greetings to all friends and visitors!

The Goffstown GOP has this shiny new blog, and I intend to take full advantage of it.

Who am I? Why, the recently elected chair of the Goffstown Republican Committee, of course! And while I know that the job is going to be very demanding, it’s a wonderful and exciting time to be here.

With eight years of a Democrat president coming to a close, the Republican Party has a tremendous chance to regain the White House and reverse and repair some of the damaging policies imposed on us: policies that make it hard for us to make a living, afford health care, raise and educate our children. And the opportunities are running wild: there is a huge field of qualified candidates in the race. It’s almost an embarrassment of riches! This is the best benefit of having a first in the nation primary. You get to vet the candidates, personally!

The Goffstown GOP leadership has started to line up appearances by the various presidential candidates. If there is one or more particular candidates that you would like to help out or come listen to, please email me at chair at I’ll be happy to notify you when there’s an event. And of course, events will be posted to our mailing list and our shiny new event calendar. (You did sign up for the mailing list on the front page of our website, yes?)

But wait, there’s more! We’ve got a barbecue planned for August, where we’ll be inviting many local and state candidates, and just having good-old fashioned family fun and games. Plus we’ll be adding a lot to our website. Want to know how your reps are voting? That’s always good to know!

Want to see your local committee branch out into other areas? Drop me a line.

Here’s to a brighter future!

Emily Sandblade, Chair