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.
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.
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
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
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.
johnbabiarz_admin - October 4, 2010
New Hampshire already allows incentives in using alternative energy. The citizens of a town may by petition and approval of the legislative body, allow an exemption to assessment of fixed alternative energy equipment. The RSA is 72:62
72:62 Exemption for Solar Energy Systems. – Each city and town may adopt under RSA 72:27-a an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, for persons owning real property which is equipped with a solar energy system as defined in RSA 72:61.
Tyler - October 3, 2010
We have so many rooftops already, why not give incentive to people to have solar panels on those roofs? The panels pay themselves off in an average of seven years and after that we have free electricity! Who can argue against free energy? Oil and coal are running out (not to mention highly destructive), nuclear is foolish and dangerous, solar is clean and free!
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.
I support our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
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.
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.
- 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.
johnbabiarz_admin - October 4, 2010
Tyler, I have designed, installed and used a self contained solar installation for house I once owned. This solar installation was done in 1984 and is still running to this date. I have also installed wind turbines. All I can say is the technology is still not cost effective at this time while there is infrastructure for easy hookup to the utilities. I am hopeful that the new organic light emitting diodes will make these system more feasible. I am oppose to CFL light bulbs as they are a greater danger to the environment than incandescent light build which are banned starting in 2014.
Tyler - October 3, 2010
I am currently working with Greenpeace so I hope that solidifies the fact that I know things about the trouble the Earth is in right now. We need to close Vermont Yankee and stop funding nuclear energy. Nuclear energy causes cancer and poses an enormous threat to anyone living nearby. I’ll strongly consider voting for you if you make and keep promises to give tax credits for solar installation. Solar energy doesn’t have to pose a threat to utility companies if they install solar arrays and stop using dirty coal to keep our lights on. Wind and solar are going to be the future, all that is to determine is when the future becomes the present and how many people suffer from climate change before we make a switch from fossil fuels.
I am personally pro-life, but do not believe that government has the right to regulate an individual’s, or couple’s reproductive choices.
We are a nation of immigrants. A frame work of legal immigration law exists at the federal level. These laws have been long antiquated. The quality of life, our long standing of commitment to freedom and the advancement of technology in the United States has resulted in the best and brightest moving to the country. A better life has long been the quest of people around the world.
As long as we maintain the standard of life, liberty and protect the pursuit of happiness, this country will be a beacon to those who want to achieve the American dream. Whenever legislation sets up a system contrary to our founding, abuses will result in breaking the path to liberty. Programs such as welfare, unfunded mandates, and other give-aways result in lack of work ethic, creating a sense of entitlement. This resentment of unearned 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 and 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 8To 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
Also see www.lp.org/issues/immigration
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At the core of all of the major issues facing the state is the motto it was founded on.
New Hampshire’s future depends on remembering it’s fundamental values from the past.
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 it 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. The “Die” part is that there are always forces that will try to stop you from living free, that you have a commitment to live free and will fight any force that will prevent you from living free until the day you die. Death is not the worst of evils. A quick death is kind compare to years of cruelty, depravation, slavery of a system that robs the human spirit of ingenuity, inventiveness, happiness, the reward and satisfaction of accomplishment.
Live free or Die is more that a motto, It is a declaration of a free person with convictions. It is a mission statement of a individual who have make a commitment with others freely exchanging without force in a mutual beneficial manor. To live free requires a high self moral code of not enforcing your definition of what is moral on others. It requires strength to maintain the tolerances to things you might find objectionable to your code.
John Babiarz is the oldest son of the late Joseph and Emma Babiarz. John was born in Southington Connecticut on October 15, 1956. John attended Thalberg Elementary, DePaolo Junior High, and Southington High. In his senior year, John joined the Southington Fire Department Company 5 as a volunteer fire fighter.
Later, in 1975, John joined the United States Air Force which he served honorably for 4 years. During John’s service in the Air Force, he was stationed at Beele Air Force Base working in support of the SR-71 and U2 programs. While working during the day, at night John obtained a 2 year degree from Yuba City College.
Upon return from Honorable service in the USAF, John returned to Southington and resumed his role as a volunteer fire fighter. John completed the required firefighter I training. John also continued working in technology at Data Products designing software and hardware communications systems.
John left Data Products to start his own consulting business specializing in DEC VAX/VMS systems for factory control and automation projects. In 1993, John moved to Grafton New Hampshire where he started his own software firm Intergalactic Software. Seeing a need in 1995, John also started Endor Communications as a way of supporting his own business and providing internet access to the local community.
John joined the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department in 1994. John continued his training and became a EMT in 2001. He is now an EMT-I. The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department voted John to be Chief in 2007.
Politically, John has been a longtime Libertarian. He has served as Libertarian Party Chair, Libertarian Judicial committee Vice-Chair, 2nd district. John has been elected has a cemetery trustee in the Town of Grafton and is a member of the Mascoma School District Budget committee. John ran for Governor in 2000 and 2002. In 2003, Governor Benson appointed John to the Government Efficiency Commission to examine ways the state could save money in its various operations. John contributed much data and recommendations during his appointment.
Now John seeks your vote in his candidacy for Governor.
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 that believes in protecting individual rights and liberties. He believes in the tradition that both the State and Federal Constitutions are the blue prints 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 bringing the Internet to Grafton.
- 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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