Listening to President Joe Biden’s congressional speech this week put us in mind of a conservative’s observation about big-government Democrats and their ideology.

“They are based on the theory that only government will protect the interests of different classes and control of all activity must be concentrated in a great central government.”

The speaker was Ohio U.S. Sen. Robert Taft and the year was 1951. But the words ring remarkably true today regarding Biden’s stunning proposals to spend trillions of dollars and vastly expand Big Brother’s reach into our lives.

Biden’s plans to “build back” an America already quickly recovering from the pandemic recession are overkill. His plan is to claim credit for the recovery. He better hurry up, because the recovery is running even faster than his spending.

His plans also call for extending government intrusion nearly from the cradle, by means of government schools starting at age three and ending with “free” college. It’s hard to fathom why Joe thinks we need to pay for the latter, since he says most of the jobs he intends to create will not require anything more than a high school education.

Bill Clinton lied about what he did in the White House but we were hopeful he was right when he pronounced the era of big government was over. President Biden and our all-Democratic congressional delegation apparently didn’t hear that message.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Is New Hampshire no longer the Live Free or Die state? When did it become so government-controlling as to dictate what type of drinks may be served at one’s ax-throwing emporium?

Amuri Diole should never have been released from state custody. That he was, and is now charged with a brutal assault and rape mere yards away from the jail that held him, is a travesty of justice and a mastery of finger-pointing.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The numbers of minority students in Manchester and Nashua public charter schools (a lower percentage than in other city schools) are neither surprising nor should they be considered discouraging. Charter schools are all about providing innovative alternatives to the traditional public school…

Don’t worry, White people. It’s not your fault that you are racists and that New Hampshire, like the nation, is rife with “systemic racism.” You just don’t know any better. You have “an overly simplistic and inaccurate view of racism.”

Sunday, May 02, 2021

A bill to make public the small list of current New Hampshire police officers who have had credibility issues should not have been necessary. But unanimous passage by the state Senate last week was nonetheless welcome. The House should follow suit.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Listening to President Joe Biden’s congressional speech this week put us in mind of a conservative’s observation about big-government Democrats and their ideology.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina gave the official Republican response to President Biden’s address this week. If the GOP ever hopes to recover from its 2020 losses, it will keep Scott in the spotlight.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Manchester is losing a valued public servant with the resignation of Ward 9 School Board member Arthur Beaudry. He is moving to Somersworth with his family. The Hilltoppers community would be wise to sign him up for something.