Over the past two years, Chris Sununu has shown his true colors. Shortly after Lord Fauci called for lockdowns in the name of corona-fascism, Sununu shut down the legislature and promoted himself to dictator. This entailed ruling by executive fiat while not allowing the elected lawmakers (State Representatives and Senators) who are supposed to represent the will of the people to have input on the laws. He continued his reign of tyranny for 16 months, only relinquishing legislative (lawmaking) power back to the legislature once the pressure from lawmakers – including an impeachment attempt – became impossible to ignore. During this time, he created 86 new laws simply by writing them on a piece of paper and telling his police to enforce them.
When Dictator Biden visited New Hampshire last year, Sununu loyally greeted him with reverence. Of course, our Dictator’s goal is to become the ruler of the whole union one day, the position that Biden currently holds. While nearly everyone who closely follows politics strongly opposes Sununu, he still has enough voters convinced that he is a conservative with principles, so he won the September 13th primary. Let’s take a look at his real record:
The New Hampshire Republican Party platform clearly states that: “We believe that life is sacred, from conception to natural death and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.” When Sununu supported legislation that nullified the late-term abortion ban that was put into last year’s budget bill, he exposed himself as a leftist on abortion. Just like his Democrat opponent Tom Sherman, Sununu supports abortion up until the moment of birth. He is so radical on this issue that the Libertarian Party nominee for governor is far more pro-life than he is, making Karlyn Borysenko the clear choice for single-issue conservative voters who want to protect life.
This past session, eleven legislators proposed a simple bill that would have codified a ‘parental bill of rights’ into state law. The bill read:
“All parental rights are reserved to the parent of a minor child in this state without obstruction or interference from the state, any of its political subdivisions, including, without limitation, any school board, school district, or school administrative unit, any other governmental entity, or any other institution, including, but not limited to, all of the following rights of a parent of a minor child in this state:
(a) The right to direct the education and care of his or her minor child.
(b) The right to direct the upbringing and the moral or religious training of his or her minor child.
(c) The right to apply to enroll his or her minor child in a public school or, as an alternative to public education, a private school, including a religious school, a home education program, or other available options, as authorized by law.
(d) The right to access and review all school records relating to his or her minor child.
(e) The right to make health care decisions for his or her minor child, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
(f) The right to access and review all medical records of his or her minor child, unless prohibited by law or if the parent is the subject of an investigation of a crime committed against the minor child and a law enforcement agency or official requests that the information not be released.
(g) The right to consent in writing before a biometric scan of his or her minor child is made, shared, or stored.
(h) The right to consent in writing before any record of his or her minor child’s blood or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is created, stored, or shared, except as required by general law or authorized pursuant to a court order.
(i) The right to consent in writing before the state or any of its political subdivisions, including, without limitation, any school board, school district, or school administrative unit, makes a video or voice recording of his or her minor child unless such recording is made during or as part of a court proceeding or is made as part of a forensic interview in a criminal or other investigation by the bureau of child protective services or is to be used solely for the following purposes:
(1) A safety demonstration, including the maintenance of order and discipline in the common areas of a school or on student transportation vehicles;
(2) A purpose related to a legitimate academic or extracurricular activity;
(3) A purpose related to regular classroom instructions;
(4) Security or surveillance of buildings or grounds; or
(5) A photo identification card.
(j) The right to be notified promptly if an employee of the state, any of its political subdivisions, any other governmental entity, or any other institution suspects that a criminal offense has been committed against his or her minor child, unless the incident has first been reported to law enforcement or the bureau of child protective services and notifying the parent would impede the investigation.”
HB1431 passed the House and Senate in the 2022 session. Because the two chambers passed different versions of the bill, they had to reconcile their differences in the committee of conference. Ultimately, negotiations failed, likely due to opposition from Sununu.
Cannabis and the drug war
While he plays the part of a social liberal, Dictator Sununu supports the drug war as fiercely as nearly any other politician. Of course, he doesn’t care about cannabis or any other drugs. But the powerful police union bosses and other elites tell him to keep all drugs illegal, so he obeys them in exchange for their support. As The Liberty Block explained in an April article, Sununu has consistently worked to keep cannabis illegal, even while all other states around us have decriminalized the natural plant. Once he’s gone, it is extremely likely that any governor would sign cannabis decriminalization into law, and possibly other bills that would help bring an end to the failed war on drugs.
Sununu wants the support of pro-life Granite Staters, but he loves abortion until birth (super-late-term abortion), just like other anti-life leftists. But unlike other liberals, Sununu loves the death penalty. In 2019, one of the few Republican bills that he vetoed was legislation that sought to take the power of the death penalty away from the New Hampshire government. Dictator Sununu vetoed the bill and made it very clear that he does not want to relinquish the power to kill people because he loves to kill one specific group of people: those who kill cops. Thankfully, the legislature overrode his veto.
Over the past few years, many pro-liberty voters defended Sununu by reminding detractors that “at least he’s good on guns!”. It is true that he vetoed numerous anti-gun bills that the Democrats sent to his desk in 2019. But he evolved into an authoritarian dictator once corona-fascism gave him a taste of ultimate power. He hardly pretends to support gun rights anymore. In 2021, the RINO two pro-gun bills that Republicans sent to his desk. They were not even very radical bills. One would have eliminated the last vestige of gun control in New Hampshire: the right to carry while on an ATV. It was essentially an oversight by prior legislatures, who abolished the requirement for a permit to carry any firearm openly or concealed in any place. The other bill simply sought to eliminate a de facto waiting period for firearm purchases that the state police had created.
Sununu has jumped on the leftist bandwagon of anti-white racism. When conservative legislators proposed a bill to prohibit government-run schools from teaching children divisive concepts such as Critical Race Theory (the idea that all whites are inherently evil), Sununu said he would veto the bill. This led to a massive unity protest at the capitol. Sununu stands by his opinion that whites must eternally self-flagellate for the sins of a tiny percentage of our ancestors.
Dictator Sununu has demonstrated that he does not support free speech when it’s being used to oppose him. A few of his most egregious violations of this basic human right include his support for criminalizing peaceful protests near abortion centers, prohibiting peaceful protests near his house and arresting those who attended, including a reporter, and other authoritarian policies under the pretense of corona-fascism or other justifications.
Arrests of political opponents
This is where it gets really frightening. On more than one occasion, Sununu has directed law enforcement to arrest liberty activists simply for opposing his dictatorship. The reporter that he arrested during a 100% peaceful protest across from his property (which he made into the de facto governor’s office during corona-fascism by working from home), was Chris Maidment, a very well-known pro-liberty activist and GOP official who was working for the NH Journal at the time, as his press badge clearly indicated. Still, Sununu’s personal state cops viciously arrested Maidment, who has been one of the most influential critics of Sununu since 2020. Perhaps more dystopian was the political arrests of nine peaceful citizens who literally did nothing to warrant being arrested while sitting silently at the Executive Council’s October 13th meeting. Video footage shows Sununu texting and nodding to his armed enforcers moments before the arrests. All of the targets were carefully picked out from the large crowd. They were all extremely influential critics of the Dictator (though one old lady who was violently arrested was likely mistaken for the woman next to her).
The brutal dictator has gone back on written promises on multiple occasions. When he first ran for the Republican nomination for governor, he squeaked out a narrow win by gaining the support of enough pro-life voters to put him over the top of Frank Edelblut, the top conservative choice in the race. Sununu accomplished this by signing a letter promising to repeal the free-speech buffer zone around abortion centers (Sununu recently vetoed that bill), support a late-term abortion ban (Sununu had his loyal State Reps. nullify the late-term abortion ban last year), and support the ‘Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act (Sununu has opposed health freedom in nearly every area throughout the scamdemic, which we will address next).
As explained by Cornerstone NH: “Earlier this year, however, Governor Sununu endorsed the original text of HB 1609, which would have returned New Hampshire to unlimited abortion up to birth. Fortunately, HB 1609 was significantly amended by the time it reached the Governor’s desk, leaving New Hampshire’s six-month abortion ban fundamentally intact, no thanks to the Governor.”
Dictator Sununu also lied after writing a letter promising all Granite Staters concerned with health freedom and constitutional government that although he would not sign any bill limiting his ‘emergency powers’ this year, he would do so next year. He went back on that promise when he vetoed simple legislation that would have made it a bit more difficult for the governor to declare an emergency and rule by fiat forever without any accountability from the legislature.
Many believe that Sununu’s greatest crimes occurred during his reign as self-appointed dictator for 16 months under the pretense of the coronavirus. In 2020, Sununu declared a state of emergency, officially shutting down the legislature. This meant that laws no longer were proposed, debated, and passed by the elected Representatives and Senators. During that time, he imposed 86 ‘emergency orders’ on the people of New Hampshire. Among these were orders that derailed our booming economy, mandated masks, criminalized gathering and worship, mandated ‘contact tracing’, and many others. He also promoted the dangerous and ineffective vaccines for everyone, including children. He has made it clear that he presumed us all to be sick despite no evidence indicating that fact.
After a group of legislators began impeachment proceedings against the Dictator, he finally allowed the ‘state of emergency’ to end. The legislators returned to the state house and began getting back to normal. Still, he continued to promote corona-fascism from his corner office. In 2022, Sununu vetoed legislation that would have allowed pharmacists to fill orders for ivermectin, a drug that is extremely safe and effective (but not very profitable for big pharma) against COVID. He also vetoed legislation that would have prohibited government-run schools from masking healthy children. He continues to passionately promote the terribly dangerous and needless vaccines for children.
For these reasons and many others, a growing number of pro-freedom groups and individuals have made it clear that they cannot support Sununu this November.
Groups and individuals opposing Sununu so far include:
The Liberty Block
We The People / The Resolve
ReOpen / Rebuild NH
NH Right To Life
Join the movement by using these hashtags:
#AnyoneButSununu #ABS #DemSununu #SununuIsADem
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