Itse might be considered the founding father of the Tea Party movement, as it was he who proposed in February 2009 that the state of New Hampshire need not comply with federal legislation, citing Thomas Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions. Within days, 37 states followed his initiative. This has brought a seismic shift in American outlook, from one of global conquest via economy, military, iPad, Google or Bono, to one that might be called a sense of regional dominion. In this vein, GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia creates a new standard of governance, Judge Andrew Napolitano openly speaks truth to millions on prime time, and millions of Americans have awakened to the importance of their states as a defense against federal malfeasance and overreach and discovered the Constitution. Dominion tells us who we are where we are and how we willfully determine our own fate there.

"I simply believe it would be prudent for us to have it, in this day and age,” Itse told the Concord Monitor.

But Will Hopkins, executive director of New Hampshire Peace Action, described the proposal as costly and unnecessary. Hopkins, a former Guardsman, will testify against the bill. He said it would create "a rag-tag bunch of folks" to little purpose.