So do we give up without a fight? Do we fight where we are -- outnumbered thousands to one? Or do we vote with our feet and move to someplace freer and someplace where several thousand of us or even several hundred of us can keep free and make freer? Someplace where we have the full rights guaranteed to us by our Bill of Rights? Even one county or section of Alaska would be an improvement. If we can muster only the classical "six hundred" then one part of one county in the lower 48 or one small borough in Alaska would be an improvement -- a refuge.
Anyone who thinks they know why New Hampshire elected John Lynch should have a look at the Secretary of State's town-by-town voting statistics.
All of the towns except along the Massachusetts border except for the far eastern ones near the crunchy college town of Portsmouth voted strongly for Benson - so much for the theory of Massachusetts transplants.
In fact, the Mass. transplants are moving to New Hampshire for exactly the same reasons the Free Staters are.
Benson lost by about 13,000 votes statewide, but he lost by about 14,000 votes in Concord alone - he upset too many featherbeds and shut down too many gold brick factories, so he pissed off the entrenched bureacracy and motivated all the laid-off leeches to vote against him.