A friend “on the inside” sent this to me. Seems I have gained some statewide ( however unwanted and untrue) notice from among others, the Coalition of NH Taxpayers, the phony, sophomoric and paranoiac Granite State Future(s) and the Lakes Region Tea Party. (The real web site for Granite State Future can be found here: Granite State Future.)
The Coalition of NH Taxpayers email blasted this nonsense earlier today:
“The town of Moultonboro is facing a similar threat because the planners have decided to do the bidding of the regionalists who carry water for the federal government. The residents of Moultonboro also do NOT want to see their town urbanized, or the wishes of HUD imposed upon them. They do NOT agree with the ambitious 'Master Plan' that was created for them by unelected bureaucrats who secure HUD grants.”
You can read what is in store for Moultonboro here:
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A representative to the Lakes Region Planning Commission from the town of Moultonborough, a Mr. Paul Punturieri, maintains .
Please be aware that the “Master Plan” for your area is no different than the Master Plan for every town, city and region in the rest of the country. To discover the goals and purposes of these plans, please visit this website: and its associated where these plans and schemes are exposed.
Since becoming a representative to the LRPC, Punturieri, has also turned his back on SB2, the law which allows towns to hold an actual VOTE where residents can choose to make decisions about their own towns, as opposed to a chosen few bureaucrats who can assemble on an evening and push through initiatives that many would not have heard about. This makes sense, because now less people will be informed about these “Master Plans” and less apt to vote against them.
Lakes Region Tea Party members were instrumental in exposing regionalism to the rest of NH, and many towns now are aware of what they are up against when it comes to federal intrusion and the potential loss of local control.”
My response follows:
Is there a sane person out there who actually believes that I oppose SB2 because it would allow residents to “choose and make decisions” about Moultonboro? As I wrote just a few days ago in response to a comment, the writer should write as soon as the aliens have landed or when they spot big foot. It seems that they found another forum to preach their irrational, unfounded and paranoid version of reality. What is missing in this equation is that all zoning ordinance changes are voted on the second Tuesday in March at the ballot box and by absentee ballot. Do these folks not know this?
I would strongly suspect that our husband and wife Tea Party team, Nancy Wright and Jim Leiterman who are prominent members of the Lakes Region Tea Party, are probably behind this attack on yours truly as well as the truth. As they did so expertly with the community center, they continue to misinform the public and misrepresent the facts. It would do them well to remember that local government is a volunteer organization. It is also non-partisan. Let's keep the extremist viewpoints out of it and try to focus on solutions. Now I am certain that this post will be blasted all over and " how dare I call out a citizen", blah , blah,blah. I am tired of holding back and not fighting back and proclaiming what I and many others know to be the truth.
Let me take a moment to bullet point the facts in large print and in bold:
- I am not a “ planner.” I volunteer as a commissioner as one of two representatives to the Lakes Region Planning Commission representing Moultonboro, on your behalf. I have no ulterior motive other than fulfilling a civic duty.
- Many ( most) of the commissioners on the LRPC are elected in their towns as either Planning Board, Zoning Board, Selectmen, Mayor and others. We are not " unelected beaurocrats."
- I have never supported Federal grants ( especially HUD) of any kind and have stated many times that none have been sought, nor will I ever vote in favor of them. To state that anyone is imposing HUD on anyone in Moultonboro is nothing more than hysterical, paranoid thinking.
- “Singing the praises” of the Lakes Region Master Plan is simply an ignorant statement. I merely posted a letter from the executive Director verbatim with links to much useful data and reports. I am a commissioner and this is public information.
- There is not a single thing, not one single thing, that Moultonboro is obligated to do whether from Granite State Future , the Lakes Region Planning Commission or Planet 9 from the outer edges of the milky way. It is all advisory, no HUD money was asked for or accepted, all the commissioners from the member towns approved the final plan unanimously.
- Regionalism is not a dirty word. It is something that makes a lot of sense for many towns in NH that are in close proximity and could benefit from shared services.
A definition of stupid: seeing the truth, knowing the truth, but still believing the lies.