“…I was not elected to do the bidding of a political party at the expense of my principles. Establishment partisan politics do nothing to protect the rights of people, but instead only serve to prop up and expand government with arcane plans to irresponsibly spend our money and enact burdensome regulations on businesses, small and large alike.”
Rep. Brandon Phinney – Strafford 24 switches from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party in a press conference on the State House steps on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. Citing differences in party platform and conflicts with party leadership, Rep. Phinney switches to the Libertarian Party after a hotly debated budget vote that saw tremendous spending increases and business tax cuts.
2017 Live Free or Die Alliance Voting Record
See Representative Phinney’s LFDA survey and his actual voting record for 2017.
SB 12 (2017) – Increases the length of time for which a license to carry a concealed firearm is valid, and repeals the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm. – Rep Phinney Voted to repeal the license to carry a concealed firearm
SB 11 (2017) – Right-to-Work bill that prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union. – Representative Phinney Voted to consider Right to Work
Frequently Asked Questions
Probably the most common question I get is, what exactly is a Libertarian?
We were elected to the People’s House to serve their will, their interests, and limit government interference in their lives. I was not elected to do the bidding of a political party at the expense of my principles. Establishment partisan politics do nothing to protect the rights of people, but instead only serve to prop up and expand government with arcane plans to irresponsibly spend our money and enact burdensome regulations on businesses, small and large alike.
To quote the NH Libertarian Party’s mission statement:
“We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.
Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.”