by Ed Naile

Plagiarize (Webster’s)

transitive verb
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
: use (another’s production) without crediting the source

intransitive verb
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

Shucks, some industrious lowlifes in Hampton went and stole our very popular Hampton CNHT Voter Guide and in crayon re-scribbled their own picks for spending and candidates. Then they re-mailed our flyer with first class stamps and hoped for the best of the worst things they could do to Hampton taxpayers.

I have to admit we were snookered. This edition of the very popular Hampton CNHT Voter Guide, our seventh, only garnered a 90% success rate. Normally we do much better.

Oh well.

I stopped by the AG’s Office and dropped off some evidence regarding what happened in Hampton to our rather expensive, as well as very popular voter guide. Some of our Hampton friends mailed us the plagiarized materials so we can track post marks etc.

Until we hear from the Post Office or AG we will sit back and read up on some current RSA’s.

Here’s one:

638:3 Tampering With Public or Private Records. – A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if, knowing he has no privilege to do so, he falsifies, destroys, removes or conceals any writing or record, public or private, with a purpose to deceive or injure anyone or to conceal any wrongdoing.

Source. 1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.