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Posted on 04/28/2003 1:22:36 AM PDT by Dada Orwell
Morning, FReepers! I have some news I thought might interest you:
Free State Project Member Services Director Tim Condon was apparently arrested Sunday for handing out FSP literature at an NRA convention in Orlando. This according to FSP president Jason Sorens.
Many Free Staters and gun rights advocates were already angry at the NRA for leaning too far left on certain gun control issues. Yesterday's arrest seems to be focusing new attention on the NRA's perceived shortcomings.
Details are on the FSP forum at: http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=1647;start=0#lastPost
Dada Liberty in Our Lifetime freestateproject.org
By the way, there's a lot of anti-NRA commentary over there. I respect the gist of it, but I think working to preserve and advance 2nd amendment freedoms within our legal system is important, even if it's a contradiction in terms to some. I think things would be a lot worse without the NRA.
They came very close to that dream in the 1970s, on an island in the Vanuatu group which declared independence under the guidance of a group of Australian and American Libertarians, including their then-candidate for President. The revolt was put down with the aid of foreign troops, including Australia's.
Oh brother. You've just blasphemed every libertarian and Libertarian from Maine to California. Stand back... incoming!...
When I was a boy, I asked my father what the difference was between a Libertarian and an Anarchist. His reply was brief:
"About ten thousand dollars."
The older I get, the more I appreciate the wisdom in his offhand comment.
This is the first major effort to get some tens of thousands of Jeffersonian Classical Liberals, traditional Ike or Goldwater Republicans, and Blue Dog Democrats off their collective couches and MOVE to do something better than just griping.
Every one of us freedom-hungry gun owners should jump on this bandwagon because we are outnumbered and outvoted every place else. In the Free State our chances will be ten to a hundred times better because, obviously, we are losing out where we are because most of the much-vaunted "80 million gun-owners" (trap shooters, etc.) vote against us (as evidenced by the last few Presidential elections).
There could be 20 million if one quarter of gunowners got seriously active and moving for Freedom -- then Free Staters could do all ten candidate states -- or, better yet, stop our losses where we are. It used to be in Pennysylvania that if a politician crossed the hunters and gunowners, his career was over. Not any more. Those hunters and gunowners voted for the likes of Gore (in spite of my arguments).
There are supposedly 80 million gunowners. Can we round up ONE IN ONE THOUSAND GUN OWNERS to help? Surely there are 80 thousand who will move to another state for Freedom. Our ancestors did a heckuva lot more than that. They moved across the ocean to to gain Freedom (and before the Native Americans criticize that statement, they too moved across an ocean to get here).
Though some criticize "losertarians", the eighty million gun owners have not been doing any better -- compared to where we were in the old days in the book UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. Though it seems like we are wasting our time with some critics, they keep sprouting like bad weeds. Our job will never be done. Thank you to all those holding the fort against spoiler critics who have nothing better to do than to pull down anyone who offers a better idea to get out of this basket of crabs headed for the boiler. On the other hand, we have some critics on the FSP forum who criticize us for being too cautious -- we figure they are agents provocateur (their behaviour sure meets the description).
The Free State candidate states are only those with less than a 1.5 million people. Ideally they should have less than a million people. 20,000 classical liberal activists will have a tough go of it even in states with half that population. Thus Arizona and other big states never made even the first cut. Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Hawaii were culled in the second cut. Nevada, West Virginia, and New Mexico were culled in the third cut. Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire and even Montana are likely too big to change for Liberty in OUR Lifetimes (and I'm over fifty).
Wyoming is indeed one of the strongest contenders. Free Staters can keep the Californicaters from Colorado from Denverizing Cheyenne. Free Staters are determined to help Wyoming folks hang on to the Liberties they have left and to recover what they've lost. Yes, the Free Staters likely will be assimilated by the best of Wyoming -- that is a good thing.
Click Here to Free Wyoming
Seriously pragmatic libertarians (and there are a few thousand of us in there fighting from elected offices) are welcome to help. The others won't get off their never-get-dirty-with-politics lazy butts because they are scared of actually catching that office they've been chasing or criticizing.
At the following link is one of my contributions to the Free State Project. Changing State Government from the Bottom Up
The above tactics can help where we are IF we had enough activist allies fighting for freedom. But I know all too well that we don't. With concentrating our efforts on one state first, Freedom can win again. THEN the next state, and the next, and the next...
P.S. This project is not a secessionist movement. Neither is it a bunch of secessionists, anarchists, and racists. The Free Staters don't need or want such trouble.