New Hampshire’s iconic ‘Live Free or Die’ motto is something Granite State Democrats can live without — in public schools, anyway.
House bill 69 says, “no power or authority of the state of New Hampshire, or any political subdivision thereof, shall in any way restrict, or be construed to restrict, the authority of any school or school district to display the national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ or the state motto, ‘Live Free or Die,’ in any school building.”
The bill easily passed in the House, over the “no” votes of 161 Democrats. When it came to the House last Thursday for a concurrence vote with the state Senate, 150 Democrats again said no. One of them was Rep. Steve Woodcock (D-Conway).