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To: Jack Black
"So if we, the citizen frogs, are not to be gradually boiled in the hot water of creeping socialism SOMETHING different has to happen. If this is a bad idea, or a useless one, what's a good one?"

That's a very good question, and one that doesn't seem to have a good answer at the moment. This Free State thing is simply not going to work, though. There just aren't enough people involved to make it work. It's doubtful if they will ever reach their goal of 20K, and that's not nearly enough.

It took a long time to get where we are, and it will probably take a long time to get somewhere else.
17 posted on 09/24/2003 2:47:08 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
This Free State thing is simply not going to work, though. There just aren't enough people involved to make it work. It's doubtful if they will ever reach their goal of 20K, and that's not nearly enough.

It's not been that long ago that we were told how long it would really take before we assembled the voting 5000, and that's now coming to pass a year ahead of the expected schedule. My guess is that 15,000 more for the combined 20,000 will be signed on in the same time it took us to get the first 5K, about twenty-four months, more or less.

So whether the eventual further effort will be successful or not is an open question, and we shall see. But it is certain that we will not succeed if we do not try.

Maybe in a couple of years from now, your pessimism will be proven correct. Or maybe it'll be good for a chuckle. We shall see.

-archy-/-

38 posted on 09/24/2003 8:09:51 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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