John Babiarz is the gubernatorial candidate that will restore, preserve and protect the New Hampshire advantage and values that make it the “Live Free or Die” state.

John is a libertarian who believes in protecting individual rights and liberties. He believes in the tradition that both the State and Federal Constitutions are the blueprints by which we are to govern our society. 

John sat on the governor’s Efficiency Commission from 2002-2004. He has first hand knowledge of how to work with state agencies to reduce wasteful spending, streamline government offices, and optimize the use of taxpayer’s dollars.

John resides in Grafton, NH with his wife Rosalie. He is the chief of the Volunteer Fire Department and a self-employed entrepreneur who is credited with procuring the first internet service provider to service the Grafton area.

John stands for:

  • No State Income Tax
  • No State Sales Tax
  • Reduce State Spending
  • Improve School Choice
  • Promote Judicial Reform
  • Pro Medical Cannabis
  • Protect Civil Liberties and Individual Freedoms

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What is the New Hampshire Constitution to John Babiarz?

A constitution is a document which defines the construction and structure of a society's government, much like a blue print is a document which defines the construction and structure of a building.

Part II is straight forward in the powers granted to the executive branch. The governor executes the laws of the state, nominates and appoints people to various commissions and to the courts. More importantly, Part II grants the governor veto power over legislation passed by the General Court. This provides a check on the legislative branch by allowing the governor to limit politicians’ ability to pass unconstitutional measures. The Executive Council serves to check the power of the governor in matters of appointment and spending.

Part I is the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights only enumerates some of our many natural (or god-given) rights. Similar to its federal counterpart, the NH Constitution protects such essential liberties as freedom of speech and religion, the freedom of the press, and the right to possess and bear arms.

In comparison with the Constitution for the united States of America, the New Hampshire Constitution is far superior in defining and protecting natural rights, particularly those provisions which protect the people from the excesses of government power.

What does "Live Free or Die" mean to John Babiarz?

The full quote is "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils." To me "Live Free" means to live life to the fullest; to do anything that inspires you, as long as other people’s right to also live free is also respected. However, there are always forces that will try to stop you from living free. To me "or Die" means that as an individual you have a commitment to live free and will fight any force that will prevent you from doing so until the day you die. Death is not the worst of evils; subjugation may be. A quick death is kind compared to years of cruelty, deprivation, and slavery entangled within a system that robs the human spirit of ingenuity, inventiveness, happiness, the reward and satisfaction of accomplishment. 

Live Free or Die is more than a motto. It is a declaration of a free person with convictions. It is the mission statement of an individual who voluntarily interacts with others, freely exchanging goods, services or property ,without force, in a mutually beneficial manner. To live free requires a high self moral code of not enforcing your definition of what is moral on others. It requires strength to tolerate and endure things which you personally might find objectionable to your code, but others may find acceptable. Freedom means allowing others to live as they see fit as well.




The Issues:

There are many issues facing New Hampshire. In order to create a sustainable future and overcome the challenges facing us, we need to begin a dialogue between the citizens of the state and their government.

The issues listed below are a short list of topics that I am willing to discuss with anyone who would like to comment on the corresponding issue's Blog page.

If you would like my views on issues not listed below, please email your issue or question to and it will be posted on the issues page and blog for open discussion as well. 

To comment on any "Issues" on it's Blog page click the title link

Best Way to Create Jobs:
The best way to create jobs is to remove excessive start-up regulations and encourage off-shore manufacturing and industry to return to NH.


  • Support the Right to Work
  • Reduce business taxes
  • Streamline regulatory processes  that delay business development
  • Cut state spending.
  • Support a citizen’s efficiency commission to constantly evaluate the  functions of government for improvement
  • Remove all un-funded state mandates from state law per NH Constitution article 28a
  • Consolidate state functions.

I oppose a general sales tax and income tax, and would support repeal of the statewide property tax. The statewide property tax is an accounting gimmick that violates key provisions of the New Hampshire Constitution.

How do you fund the State: 
Once spending is under control, institute user fees on those activities that require government intervention. General revenues are like a pot of money into which every legislator with a pet project stick their hands, forgetting that the pot is filled with working folk’s hard earned labor.

How to Balance the Budget:
The only way to balance the budget is to reduce state spending. As a member of the 2002-2004 Governor’s Efficiency Commission I gained a first hand understanding of the areas in which we can start immediately.

I am not opposed to the introduction of gaming in the state, so long as it is done legally and with equality..

Health Care:
Deregulate limitations on insurance providers to encourage more companies to offer coverage in NH. Improve health care coverage and services by providing choice, including alternative and holistic therapies.

  • Tort Reform in medical malpractice
  • Reduce regulations on healthcare providers
  • Allow Purchasing Insurances across state lines
  • Compassionate Care options for the terminally ill
  • Support Legalization of Medical Cannabis

Energy Costs:
Utilities can only become more affordable through the encouragement of greener, sustainable alternative sources of power. Also deregulation will allow additional providers for residential consumers in the state (i.e. competition and choice). NH needs to look at creating green energy plants for our future, and the future of the grid.

Vermont Yankee:
Vermont Yankee is an important regional resource for power generation. There seems to be a management issue with its operator, Entergy which should be examined. Vermont Yankee is a critical in supporting the electrical needs of Southern Vermont, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.

I strongly believe in the right of people to have access to quality education. I also believe that this can only be accomplished through competitive public and private schools, school choice, home schooling, charter schools and Internet educational vehicles.

Guns Rights v/s Control:
I support our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Same Sex Marriage:
I support the right of all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to be treated equally. It is important for committed couples to have full access to all spousal benefits, so long as they demonstrate that their relationship is one of lasting integrity. It is also my belief that marriage, by definition, is a religious institution, and the state has no business being involved in it’s regulation.

Judicial Reform:
I support of Judicial Reform. Our current court system ignores the plain language of the Constitution. I will work with the General Court on these matters. I support Fully Informed Juries, in which the jury has the right to not only decide on the facts, but the law also. I would favor a bill requiring judges to inform the jury of all their rights.

Environment and Gulf Oil Spill:

  • Promote sustainable agricultural marketing in the state by removing state regulations on the farmer.
  • Streamline/fast track emergency repair of environmental damages from natural events.
  • Review state wide environmental regulations for effectiveness

The Gulf Oil Spill is an example of the need for a state to recognize industrial situations that may require specific disaster preparedness. States should also consider the longer term environmental impact that any industry may create and require companies to have a mitigation plans in place.

I am personally pro-life, but do not believe that government has the right to regulate an individual or couples decisions in reproductive choice.


We are a nation of immigrants. A framework of legal immigrations laws exist at the federal level. These laws have been long antiquated. The quality of life, the advancement of technology in the United States has been a result of the best and brightest moving to the country because of our long standing of commitment to freedom. A better life has long been the quest of people around the world. (continued)

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As long as we maintain the standard of life, liberty and protect the pursuit of happiness, this country will always be a beacon to those who want to achieve the American dream. When any law that is passed, which sets up a system in contrary to our founding, abuses will result in breaking the path to liberty. Such laws as welfare, unfunded mandates, and other give always result in lack of work ethic, creating a sense of entitlement. This resentment of entitlement leads to anti-immigration sentiment.

When there are dangers, such as war, limiting immigrations may be a prudent move. The United States at this time is not at war. Congress has passed no such formal declaration since June 5, 1942 (Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania). 

In 1875 the Supreme Court declared that regulation of US immigration is the responsibility of the Federal Government. As Governor, I would be sworn to follow the constitution. New Hampshire is one of the few states with an international border and open seas. As Governor, my obligations are to follow the Constitution and the laws of New Hampshire.


New Hampshire Constitution
[Art.] 7. [State Sovereignty.] The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.
June 2, 1784

US Constitution
Article 1 sect 8
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject
of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

Article 4 Section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican
Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on
Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature
cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Bill of Rights
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

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