Too often our politics comes down to dollars and sense; our governance becomes a game of who can extract what favors from those in office, who gets what tax breaks, who gets the next big subsidy. It’s as though the only yardstick some folks use to measure the relative health of a state is the size of its budget and its unemployment rate.
Well those things matter. We want both our budgets to be as small and our unemployment rate to be as low as possible. But there is something vapid and soulless about a system that views its success in an arbitrary jumble of numbers issued by politicians.
Those data can neither accurately measure our quality of life nor the strength of our families. And as a result, such intangible qualities suffer. Families Across New Hampshire was formed to ensure the issues that impact our families – life, the sanctity of marriage, parental authority, religious freedom and economic liberty – remain important to the politicians in Concord.
In recent years, Granite State politicians have fallen under a spell of radical personal autonomy that contradicts and degrades our Judeo-Christian heritage and undermines our civil society. Despite large Republican majorities currently in the State House, we still have full-blown gay marriage in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, most Democrats in the state – and some Republicans – are such slaves to the pro-abortion movement that they vociferously oppose even the mildest common sense reforms.
Parents have no real choice in where their children attend school. And they find their authority undermined by some teachers and school officials who reject their values in favor of politically correct, but spiritually crushing, liberalism. Meanwhile, the federal government under the control of President Barack Obama has all but declared war on Americans of faith.
Budgets matter and the unemployment rate is an important metric regarding the health of our economy. But neither of these tells us anything about the health of our families. Consequently, the Legislature and the Governor often forget about issues that matter to tens of thousands of Granite Staters. That’s why we’re here. Families Across New Hampshire will not permit the politicians in Concord to forget about us.
FANH is a coalition that unites individual families, church leaders of all denominations, civic and community leaders and political leaders behind a shared initiative to protect, preserve and restore traditional values in New Hampshire.
Families Across New Hampshire (FANH) is a Granite State based advocacy organization dedicated to promoting pro-family public policy.
Families Across New Hampshire75 South Main StreetUnit 7, PMB 260Concord, NH 03301