Again with apologies to Nock, but the Cynthia Chase tempest has now yielded this awesome phrase: “Sorens-ian intentions of political domination.” Yes, I repeat: “Sorens-ian intentions of political domination.”
The Fosters Daily Democrat, a Dover, New Hampshire paper, editorialized today in defense of Chase and against the Free State Project. In the process, it singled out our fellow blogger Jason with some serious scorn. Indeed, it presents Jason as a kind of evil subversive force. Here is an overwrought portion of an overwrought editorial:
Do we have problems? Sure. Has the Legislature gone overboard at times — both to the left and to right? Absolutely. But that is democracy. Unfortunately, the Free State Movement came to New Hampshire with the stated intent of taking over our way of life — a way of life the vast majority of us believe is pretty darn good.
And even though Sorens made his intentions clear from the get-go, the Free State Movement has gone about its work in a surreptitious manner.
Free Staters are more libertarian then they are conservative or Republican. Yet, their chosen road to Concord and legislative chambers has been through the Republican Party, not the existing Libertarian movement. This allowed Free Staters to often run for office without have to clearly state their Sorens-ian intentions of political domination. It also wrongly has brought brand-named conservatives to their defense.
Heavens forbid that a group of people – many of whom have lived in the state longer than Cynthia Chase – might want to exercise their vote (“that is democracy,” isn’t it?) to better protect the freedoms that the state license plate cries out as being so valuable it is better to die for them than to surrender. And isn’t it terrible that many of these people do so through the vehicle of a Republican Party that is in great need of new blood and greater enthusiasm for the liberties held dear by the oldest patriots of the Granite State.