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Free the Nipple Appeal at NH Supreme Court – Video

February 3rd, 2018 - 2:42pm by FTL_Ian in

Attorney Dan Hynes, also an A+ rated state representative by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance , appeared in the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday morning and pointed out the absurdity of prohibiting female toplessness, absolutely eviscerating the city of Laconia’s clearly discriminatory ban. In contrast, the state’s attorney actually argued that it was an issue of morality as she simultaneously admitted that a woman could wear pasties over her nipples and then it would be legal, even if the pasties were printed photos of nipples!

Are there really people who believe that the sight of nipples on a woman is immoral, but because it’s legal to cover them with photos of nipples, then it’s now moral?

Further, what exactly is immoral about female nipples being shown in public?

Here’s the full hearing in front of the NH Supreme Court :

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Liberty Lobby 2018 – Week 3 Videos

January 29th, 2018 - 5:54pm by FTL_Ian in

The actual Liberty Lobbyist , Darryl W Perry appears in some of last week’s videos as I was finally able to get into the election committee, where he spends the bulk of his time in Concord’s Legislative Office Building. Here are the hearings I recorded from last week:

HB 1431 would prevent police from acquiring any equipment not available on the open market. I spoke in favor. Here’s the full hearing video :

HB 1815 would partially undo cannabis decrim including increasing fines. I spoke against. This is the full hearing video :

HB 1540 would change NH’s voting system to Ranked Choice. Liberty Lobbyist...

Liberty Lobby – Week 2 Videos

January 22nd, 2018 - 12:14pm by FTL_Ian in

I’m not actually a lobbyist. I don’t get paid to speak in Concord. I have to take time off from work to do it. Darryl W Perry is the Libery Lobbyist and you should support his efforts !

That said, I was in the house Criminal Justice committee last week, as usual. Thursday had a particularly interesting batch of bills including drug defelonization, and abolishing DUI checkpoints.

HB 1283 would eliminate DUI checkpoints in New Hampshire. I spoke in favor. This is the full hearing video :

HB 1678 would change the penalties for first-time drug possession from felonies to misdemeanors. I spoke in favor. This is the full hearing video :


Liberty Lobby 2018 – Week 1 Videos

January 16th, 2018 - 1:05am by FTL_Ian in

DISCLAIMER: I’m not actually part of Liberty Lobby (though I’ve donated my time to help). I don’t get paid to talk to the legislature. Last year Darryl W Perry launched Liberty Lobby (making him the first crowd-funded lobbyist) and I accompanied him to Concord’s state house and recorded a bunch of videos of our various testimony before the state house committees on a variety of issues. You can see them all on the Free Keene YouTube channel .

While we were both in Concord last week, the first week of the 2018 legislative session, we were actually never in the same committee hearing. He attends the election committee hearings ( here’s his week wrapup post ), and I’m frequently in criminal justice and judiciary committees. So, here are the videos from the hearings I attended:


Democrat-turned-Libertarian State Rep Speaks at Keene State College

December 20th, 2017 - 1:59pm by FTL_Ian in

State Representative Joseph Stallcop made headlines and history earlier this year when he became the second state rep this year to flip parties to the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire . He was elected to the Keene seat as a Democrat in 2016.

Earlier this fall, Stallcop was invited to give a presentation at Keene State College during a larger event where multiple speakers were on campus. I was able to attend and record video , which includes his presentation and the questions afterward: