(CONCORD, NH) The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy today announced the 2nd Josiah Bartlett Dinner will take place on Tuesday, December 4th at the Grappone Center in Concord. The dinner will feature a Fireside Chat with three former New Hampshire Governors and longtime supporters of the organization, Governors Craig Benson, Steve Merrill, and John H. Sununu.
“After a long campaign season, we hope people will enjoy hearing three wise friends of ours in a fun and freewheeling chat about the future of the state,” said Center Chairman Rich Ashooh.
Grant Bosse and Paul Westcott discuss the Josiah Bartlet Center’s First Annual Libertas Dinner honoring Governor John Sununu, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision opening up the New Hampshire Retirement System to public disclosure.
In many ways, most of what those of us on the right are trying to achieve today is just recycling the efforts of John Sununu from thirty years ago. It is fitting that he is being honored next week as an example of the kind of public service that focuses not on winning the right office but on achieving the right policy.
Next week, my organization, the Josiah Bartlett Center, will honor former Governor Sununu with our Libertas Award. Named after the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas is meant to serve as shorthand for a dedication to individual and economic freedom in preference to the heavy hand of the state. It is the word Jefferson used when he wrote to Madison that he preferred to the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.
Josiah Bartlett Center to honor Governor John Sununu at First Annual Libertas Dinner
Quayle, Merrill, and O’Rourke Headline Program
(CONCORD) The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, New Hampshire’s free-market think tank, will honor New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu at the Center’s Libertas Award Dinner on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Grappone Center in Concord. Sununu will receive the Libertas Award for his commitment to free enterprise principles and lifetime of public service. Former Vice President Dan Quayle, with whom Sununu served as White House Chief of Staff, heads a distinguished program that also includes Governor Steve Merrill, who Sununu appointed as Attorney General, and features author and humorist P.J. O’Rourke as Master of Ceremonies.