On Friday, New Hampshire State Representative Mike Belcher (R-Wakefield) posted a press release to X regarding violations of free speech by government-run colleges in New Hampshire. A bill proposed in this session by eight Representatives and three Senators would address the issue by prohibiting the college administrators from discriminating against political speech they oppose.
A number of bills proposed by legislators in New Hampshire this session may be worrisome for supporters of free speech. Three bills relate to posting things online that any person may find objectionable.
Eleven Democrats from the New Hampshire House and Senate sponsored House Bill 1500.
The bill would add very broad new crimes to the state’s ‘Forgery and Fraudulent Practices’ statutes. According to the bill’s own text:
In June 2022, Leavitt’s bakery allowed local high school students to paint a colorful mural above its entryway. Depicting various baked goods and a rising sun, the town politicians of Conway decided that the mural is a ‘sign’ for advertising and not a work of art, and is illegal. In true arbitrary fashion, they insist the mural would be allowed were it smaller, or even if it were above the farm stand next door. Just not where it is on the property of the bakery.
Chris Sununu, who has quickly gained a reputation as one of most strict Coronavirus lockdown zealots in the US was not pleased with the protests, which sometimes included as many as 100 citizens.
On the new platform, President Trump already has 1.4 million followers. Dan Bongino has 1.3 million followers. Breitbart has 853,000 followers.
Without consulting with YAL or the venue, Eric Johnson, the anti-freedom Democratic mayor of Dallas cancelled the event that was scheduled to begin on Thursday, just days before it was scheduled to start.