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Libertarians Moving to N.H. to Establish 'Free State'
Fox News ^ | Wednesday, October 01, 2003 | associated Press

Posted on 10/01/2003 2:46:47 PM PDT by archy

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CONCORD, N.H. — A group of libertarians announced a project Wednesday to get 20,000 Americans to move to New Hampshire and work to transform it into a "free state" with fewer laws, smaller government and greater liberty.

New Hampshire, whose motto is "Live Free or Die," beat out nine other finalists for the Free State Project. Wyoming was runner-up in balloting conducted by about 5,000 members of the project around the country, vice president Elizabeth McKinstry said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Delaware; US: Maine; US: Montana; US: New Hampshire; US: North Dakota; US: South Dakota; US: Vermont; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: freestate; freestateproject; fsp; nh; porcupines
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To: AzSteven
If libertarian keeps my taxes down I won't begrudge him roasting a bone if he wants to.
21 posted on 10/01/2003 4:40:31 PM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: archy
My wife's family lives in NH. It's a great place.

One of the best parts is that the legislature has about 400 members. In such a small state, that means that you probably personally know your legislator.

And it also means that to "influence" the legislature, a special interest really has to get to a lot of people.

And it also means that it's very inexpensive to run for office, which has the effect that legislators don't need help from special interests or lobbists in the first place. They can just represent their community, and that's that.

I remember a great conversation I had with my brother-in-law about the town meetings in a smaller mid-state town. He was giving the town greef because they wanted to paint the school again too soon, cause it could wait another couple of years before it really needed it and it cost too much money. New Hampshites really get into the "direct democracy" thing in lots of the smaller towns.

It's a great place. Might have to think about joining these guys.

22 posted on 10/01/2003 4:53:48 PM PDT by narby
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To: archy
Just keep the blue dye away from these people up there.
23 posted on 10/01/2003 4:56:09 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: RJCogburn
Decent fishing here, Willie.....

Sounds good to me..
but I get a chuckle thinkin' about what a canfull of nightcrawlers would do to the psyche of those with pharmaceuticaly induced emotional impairments. LOL! Leeches and crickets and meal worms all make great bait as well!

24 posted on 10/01/2003 5:19:06 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: mvpel
Good luck with your move and all the best in your new place!
25 posted on 10/01/2003 5:21:17 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: archy
I'll start looking for jobs there.
26 posted on 10/01/2003 5:26:26 PM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: Willie Green
Even better...
...Drug use shouldn't be controlled by the federal government, but I want to retain the right to recognize recreational drug users for possessing a fatal flaw in judgement.

Specifically, I want to recognize them as idiots.
27 posted on 10/01/2003 5:35:38 PM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: archy
We moved here from South Carolina a few years ago. It was definitely more socially conservative down there. I was surprised at how liberal and PC it is in New Hampshire.

It is very, very expensive to live in southern New Hampshire. Whatever you do, stay away from Bedford. We have a real mess on our hands with the schools. Half the town is very angry with the other half, and our taxes are going to increase greatly no matter what is decided in the upcoming election and really soon, too.

28 posted on 10/01/2003 5:38:57 PM PDT by BoomerBabe
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To: narby
One of the best parts is that the legislature has about 400 members. In such a small state, that means that you probably personally know your legislator.

And they're not getting rich at a salary of $100/year.

29 posted on 10/01/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT by RJCogburn ("I want a man with grit."..................Mattie Ross of near Dardenelle in Yell County)
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To: archy
However many people you move to your "free state", expect the libs to import that many Somalians, Djiboutians, Ethiopians, Mexicans, or some other refugee group who will immediately become voters and welfare recipients, nullifying any positive effect you might have.

I hope this thing works out, though, and spreads.

30 posted on 10/01/2003 5:59:33 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: BoomerBabe
It is very, very expensive to live in southern New Hampshire. Whatever you do, stay away from Bedford. We have a real mess on our hands with the schools.

Bedford is not at all the only place with major school problems, within NH borders or without. But I believe I'll take your advice.

-archy-/-

31 posted on 10/01/2003 6:10:48 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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To: AmericaUnited
But you also pay no personal income tax or state sales tax. Those two alone are worth several thousand dollars a year.
32 posted on 10/01/2003 6:12:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Lizavetta
However many people you move to your "free state", expect the libs to import that many Somalians, Djiboutians, Ethiopians, Mexicans, or some other refugee group who will immediately become voters and welfare recipients, nullifying any positive effect you might have.

I hope this thing works out, though, and spreads.

We've considered that, and have considered a couple of possible counters. Thanks for the concern, and especially for the good wishes.

-archy-/-

33 posted on 10/01/2003 6:12:26 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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To: Maelstrom
Jobs north of Concord are relatively few.
34 posted on 10/01/2003 6:17:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Maelstrom
I'll start looking for jobs there.

What sort of line are you in?

The Porcupine relocation services ought to be coming online with a lot of information along those lines very shortly, now that we know which state to concentrate upon.

-archy-/-

35 posted on 10/01/2003 6:20:56 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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To: BoomerBabe
What happened to the rural/urban vs. suburban, and rich vs. poor school funding issue in NH. I posted a good deal of articles on it in the past, but have fried my last computer and all of my catergorized thread lists. I was interested because here in NJ we were going through the final phases of a similar court mandated situation. Now it seems to be a future bone of contention once again.

36 posted on 10/01/2003 6:22:13 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander ((posting without reading since 3/25/1999))
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To: mvpel
My company installed and commissioned a gas turbine and waste heat boiler in a paper mill up in Groveton (waaayyy up north) and I spent the better part of three months in Lancaster. There is a small town just north of the Franconia Pass called Littleton. I just love that town. It is right out of a Rockwell painting. Kids walking in groups to school, nice little houses along the road. If I were to move anywhere, I would like to move there. I sure would miss my nice long Tennessee summers, though.
37 posted on 10/01/2003 6:22:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: The South Texan
Just keep the blue dye away from these people up there.

Oh no! You mean we can't have these guys perform at the annual FSP barbecue!?!?!


38 posted on 10/01/2003 6:23:27 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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To: GOPcapitalist
I wonder if a limpertarian will actually win a race now.
39 posted on 10/01/2003 6:25:07 PM PDT by BUSHdude2000
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I just might move there soon. It is very nice. So is Littleton and Gorham.
40 posted on 10/01/2003 6:28:05 PM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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