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“I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 5, 2011) — New Hampshire State Rep. Harry Accornero has publicly named Barack Hussein Obama in the commission of the crime of treason. As far as we know, he is the first elected official to do so.
Rep. Accornero represents Wards 1-6 in the town of Laconia in Belknap County, NH and serves on the Municipal and County Government Committee. He is a great-grandfather and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A statement from his campaign website reads:
I am a fiscal conservative, Pro Life and Pro 2nd Amendment, I am for school choice and merit raises for teachers. I believe our government, both federal and local, is too large, and forgot that the people are in charge. We need to stop the spending and begin to live within a budget. We need to privatize and consolidate government agencies.
New Hampshire contains the largest legislative assembly in the United States with a state population of 1,300,000. Members of the House of Representatives garner $100 annually in compensation for their service as confirmed by The Post & Email’s interview of Rep. Laurence Rappaport last year and Rep. Accornero himself.
A letter to the editor of The Laconia Daily Sun dated September 3, 2011 states that a reader of that publication had asked Rep. Accornero to “explain his charges in The Sun that President Obama is guilty of ‘treason.’ I have asked him to explain this before but to date, he has not responded, either personally or in a letter. While I am not one of his constituents, I think that as an elected state official, he owes an explanation to the readers of The Sun as well as to the voters.” The writer suggest that Accornero “does not really understand the Constitution. Or perhaps, as I suspect, he really does understands [sic] it but instead chose is [sic]use the charge of ‘treason’ against the president as inflammatory populist rhetoric to further his Tea Party agenda.”
Rep. Accornero told us that he has sent a response to the above-cited letter today.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives was established on October 31, 1783. In 1945, New Hampshire adopted the state motto of “Live Free or Die,” although Rep. Accornero told us that a bill has been introduced to change the state motto by “progressives.”
“Treason” is defined as:
- the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
- a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.
- the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
The Post & Email asked Rep. Accornero when he became concerned that Obama was guilty of treason.
REP. ACCORNERO: He’s been in office only two and a half years. Probably about a year ago, I started looking at some of the things he proposed. With all of the czars, I was concerned, and certainly with the health care, because the government cannot force people to buy anything; a dictatorship can, but not the government.
During the last six months or so, I couldn’t take it anymore. When the President of the United States tells a company that wants to move from one state to another that unless they’re union jobs, they can’t move, that sends up a red flag. The way he’s treating our allies is another thing, but the biggest thing is this invasion that we have across the border with these illegals coming in. He is supposed to protect and defend the Constitution and our country, and he’s not. He’s allowing illegal aliens to come in. Not only do they get a pass; now, just recently, they are able to be granted work permits. We have a country that is on the brink of bankruptcy – and I’m sure we already are; it’s just the way you manipulate the figures – but we have millions of people out of work, and we are allowing these illegal immigrants – and we don’t know who they are; I’m not talking about just Mexico. I’m talking about anyone who comes across our border illegally, and our enemies have already attacked us once. They come through the border from Mexico, and they come here with no strings attached. You can’t even arrest them if you find that they are here illegally.
MRS. RONDEAU: As far as we know, you are the first elected official anywhere who has come out and stated clearly that you feel Obama is guilty of treason against the U.S. Constitution. Do you know of anyone else who feels the same?
REP. ACCORNERO: I don’t. As a matter of fact, I was very surprised when I got the call from LCDR Fitzpatrick, and I didn’t know where he was coming from or how he got the information about me. I’m just a little old legislator here in New Hampshire, formerly from New York. I’ve been up here for 33 years now. I was surprised that he picked that up, and then he told me how he got it from Googling “Obama’s treason.” I was pleasantly surprised because I had been out here thinking, “Does anybody else see this? Does anybody else want to stand up and say something?” You see some, but everybody edges around it. The difference is me. I was never like that – I don’t care if you make $100 a year, which is what we make as a legislator here – or $100,000 a year; there’s a principle which you have to stand up and fight against. I think that the selling out of our country by Obama and his administration certainly warrants treason. When you start giving illegal aliens work permits, and then union wages…and we’re giving money to China to the tune of millions. They own us anyway. So why are we paying them U.S. taxpayer money to teach their people English or whatever it is? To me, that falls in the category of aiding and abetting, giving comfort to the enemy. So this free lunch that we want to give them at the expense of our own people by giving them work permits…over 300,000 illegals are going to be able to get work permits and stay in this country, and probably, it’ll wind up being, “OK, they work here, they have a job here; they pay taxes…why don’t we just grant them citizenship?” That’s where I’m afraid that is going.
I’m sure you heard from LCDR Fitzpatrick, “How can he chair the UN Security Council and the United States at the same time?”
MRS. RONDEAU: Yes, we’ve reported on that.
REP. ACCORNERO: Politicians, in general – and I am one – think, “Wait a minute. I want to get elected. So how do I get re-elected?” In New Hampshire, as you can imagine, $100 a year doesn’t appeal to many people, so people do run because they have a concern for what’s going on in the state and what we can do to get out of this financial mess we’re in. That being said, there are some people who continue to run – and they’ve have been there forever – who like that term “Representative.” They like all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it. As far as I’m concerned, that you can keep. I did not run to be re-elected. I ran because there was a job to do in New Hampshire, and I wanted to be part of the solution. But on the national level, you get good, conservative, God-fearing people, if you will, who get up there and say they’re going to do these great things, and they believe it…but there must be something in the water when they get to Washington, because after their first year, all they care about, as far as I can see, is getting elected again. They have to bring home the bacon to their state so they can get re-elected.
The Democrats say, “I need to go back so I can finish up what I started…” That’s what the Democrats keep doing: holding down the African-Americans for decades. They keep promising the same thing year after year, and then when they get it…they don’t even bother. Are they any better off than they were?
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you believe that the black electorate will still vote for the Democrats in 2012?
REP. ACCORNERO: Yes, I do. I don’t understand why they do. The Democrats are not “for” the minority; they’re for keeping the minority down so they can continue to make the same promises year after year. The Black Caucus and the so-called “black” leaders – Jesse Jackson, for example – where are they when people are taking part in these flash mobs? They don’t speak up for their people. All they do is antagonize, and they spawn racism, just as this president does. If you don’t agree with him, you’re labeled a racist. Well, since when? That’s why we have a two-party system…we’re not always in agreement, but we still have a point of view, and you don’t just shout down the other person and call them names as has been going on. I don’t know if people will speak out; I just know that I couldn’t take it anymore.
I believe in this country, not like Michelle Obama who was “proud of this country” only when her husband was making points during the campaign. I have been proud of this country every day of my life, and my parents have and my kids have, and I think most of the American people who are true Americans feel that same way. But we have a president – and I’m still not sure if he’s an American – but he certainly is anti-American.
Editor’s Note: Our interview with Rep. Accornero will be continued.