Letter: Beware of Free Staters

Published: 10/10/2016 3:01:07 AM
Modified: 10/10/2016 3:00:56 AM
Beware of Free Staters

As a 30-year resident of Chichester and a New Hampshire native, I want to ask Chichester and Pembroke voters to be aware that state representative candidates Brian Seaworth and Darren Tapp are members of the Free State Project. This organization was founded in 2001 to encourage 20,000 people to move to New Hampshire and run for office to further their extreme anti-government agenda.

Neither Seaworth nor Tapp are forthcoming about being Free Staters. You won’t find it mentioned on their websites or social media pages. They don’t admit that they came to N.H. (in 2006 and 2009) as part of a political migration with the aim of dismantling our laws and government.

Seaworth and Tapp are running as Republicans to represent Chichester and Pembroke at the State House. They are uncompromising idealists who are more interested in their own agenda than in what is best for our towns.

Seaworth’s anti-government beliefs have led to his sponsorship of a bill to remove the governor’s authority to declare a state of emergency. Tapp doesn’t have a voting record yet, but has been pushing for adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and once told me he didn’t see a need for the NHDOT or local fire departments.

Free Staters like Seaworth and Tapp obstruct problem-solving at the State House because they want to eliminate the role of government in our society. We need representatives in the State House who are willing to work across the aisle to do what’s best for our towns and our state.

Gloria S. Andrews



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