State representative Tim Robertson claims the traditional motto is “in your face” and doesn’t fairly represent the good people of New Hampshire. He’s concerned the motto might be taken out of context.
Hell then! But some context to it! The words were uttered by General John Stark – who fought in the Revolutionary War. He said: “Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils.” The man had some spunk – unlike Rep. Robertson, who is perhaps better suited to leading songs around the campfire (Kumbaya).
And how ‘bout this little piece of information to put more “context” to the motto – the great State of New Hampshire has a right to revolution written into its constitution! Article 10 of New Hampshire’s constitution audaciously asserts that
“Whenever the ends of government are perverted and public liberty
manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and ought to, reform the old or establish a new
So buck-up my Northern Friends! Hold on to your heritage and LIVE FREE OR DIE!