Quotes

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”

 — American Declaration of Independence

“There is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“…a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle — but only in degree — between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure.”

— Lysander Spooner, 19th century abolitionist

“The only way to reduce the size of government is to reduce the size of the unit to be governed.”

— Burt Cohen, Democrat, former NH State Senator

“We, the citizens of New Hampshire, should consider our options in the event of a catastrophic failure of the federal government. Becoming an independent state could be one of the options.”

— Paul Brown, Republican, former NH State Representative