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http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2007/02/28/nh_lawmakers_voting_on_iraq_resolution/

NH lawmakers voting on Iraq resolution

By Norma Love, Associated Press Writer | February 28, 2007

CONCORD, N.H. --New Hampshire's House will vote soon on a nonbinding resolution that disapproves of President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq.

As the state with the earliest presidential primary, New Hampshire should have a voice on the issue, said state Rep. Jim Splaine, the prime sponsor.

"That is our history," said Splaine, a Democrat from Portsmouth. "We have had major input on national and international issues."

Splaine noted presidential candidates debated the Vietnam War on New Hampshire's national stage leading up to presidential primaries in 1968 and 1972.

House Republican Leader Michael Whalley called the move "politically motivated."

"I just can't draw any connection that since we're the first-in-the-nation primary state we should weigh in on this," said Whalley of Alton.

Whalley said he doubted the House would pass the resolution.

"The House would be much more sensitive to the troops and not be put into the position of not providing the support the troops deserve," he said.

Splaine said he is still working on the resolution's language but the draft states that the House supports soldiers "who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq."

He said the draft states that the House "disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq."

"We have to find a way to end this war," he said. "We have our soldiers over there, too."

Whalley said even if the resolution passed, "I don't know how much the Congress would listen."

Splaine noted that a number of state legislatures are taking up similar resolutions.

At least 20 state legislatures have introduced similar resolutions, according to the New York-based Progressive States Network.

In New Hampshire, the nonbinding resolutions are used for everything from memorializing the death of members to taking a position on global warming.

Democratic protests to the war grew louder in January after they took control of Congress and Bush announced he planned to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Earlier this month, House Democrats pushed through a nonbinding resolution opposing the buildup.

The November elections also gave Democrats control of New Hampshire's Statehouse for the first time since the 19th century. Some attribute the sea change partly to the same anti-war mood that swept Republicans out of control of Congress.
 
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I'd like to kick in the nuts anyone who even thinks of putting one of these useless (except to the enemy) resolutions to a vote.
 

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They need to be treated like the traitors they are.[angry] I am sooo worried they will cut the funding to the troops. Not right.
 
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Tell me about it

Even the south has its moonbats. They gather in colonies inside of free states and attempt to spread their filthy, socialist disease through the population of the free state. The moonbats must be watched and encouraged to remain in their colonies as much as possible.

Only common sense, eternal vigilance and a committment to liberty can stop them.

Just about major college town in the South is run by them
 
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The stuff I'm seeing coming out of that state these days makes me wonder if it really is a safe refuge anymore

Exactly. I'm about 2-3 years away from retirement, and the plan always was to head to NH, with Montana or Idaho as a somewhat unlikely second choice. In light of recent news, we're re-evaluating.
 

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Oh yes it does! The minute I crossed the border, the legislature and gov. Lynch gave me an official title.

I am officially referred to as:

God Emperor of the Known Universe

Basically this means that whatever I say goes. So I'm thinking now that I could go for a sandwich. You know what to do! Get on it! [rofl] [wink]

After that, I could use a foot massage and I'm sure my guns could use some cleaning. Beyond that, I'll have to spend some time thinking of official duties for you. [smile]

My saying is HELL would be freezing.[laugh]
 
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how dare the States voice their displeasure! The Federal Government is all powerful and all knowing! Acting like this is a democracy while we are at war is a high crime. We should not be offending the sensibilities of The Glorious Leader and questioning the Federal Governement. We all know the Federal Governement always gets everything right and should never be challenged to do better. All Hail unthinking obedience to the Fed!


(sarcasm off)

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The STATEs are wasting Taxpayers Dollars, trying to act like they have the power to undo something that was already VOTED in place by the Majority of the State Senators on a Federal Level. It is a total waste of time merely designed to feed some nutcases ego.

If the states are unhappy, they should pay closer attention to the Nuts they keep re -electing like the I changed my Minds Ted Kennedys and the I don't agree anymore Hilary Clinton or the I do not remember John Kerry.
 
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NH is firmly a moderate state. That means the state will seem far left to most people here, but will be viewed as far right when compared with Massachusetts.

That's not going to change any time soon.
 
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