People come to New Hampshire, or stay in New Hampshire, to be independent. We discover, paradoxically, that independence requires a community effort. Under the mainstream of rugged individualism there has always been a practical current of interdependence and cooperation. As New Hampshire grows, our sense of mutual dependence must become as strong as our independence, or we will lose both.
- From New Hampshire: My Responsibility, Final Report of the Governor’s Commission on New Hampshire in the 21st Century, 1991. Gov. Judd Gregg - a Republican.