April 1, 2014
This is how the Free State rolls. This is just the kind of active support for limited government, liberty and personal responsibility that’s increasingly part of daily life in the “Live Free or Die” State of New Hampshire.
This is a testimony by Marine Colonel (Ret.) Peter Martino at the State Capital Concord City Council public hearing on 8/12/2013, regarding the acquisition of BearCat armored attack truck by the local law enforcement’s Special Operations Unit. The BearCat urban assault vehicle is being offered by the Department of “Homeland Security”. It is grant-subsidized and has already been paid for by your Federal Tax dollars.
After discussing the outrageous lack of necessity for any such vehicle in Corcord, in view of his experiences as a Commander in Iraq, there was this little gem from Pete Martino:
“There’s always free cheese in a mousetrap.”
Peter Martino is a citizen of the State of New Hampshire and a Colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserve who has been mobilized three times. During his military career, he commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion. He was also the senior US adviser to an Iraqi Army brigade. Mr. Martino has had a successful civilian career providing training, consulting, and program management services to private companies and to state and federal agency contractors. Mr. Martino presently holds a Top Secret security clearance.