Skip to comments.HAITIANS AND THE FREE STATE PROJECT
Posted on 11/02/2002 9:11:20 AM PST by madfly
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Indeed. I put a lot of effort in the last presidential campaign here in Tennessee in hopes that a defeat of Al Gore in his home state [and home county] would have an effect on the later voting in California. I should have known they'd find a means to avoid releasing the embarassing info until that wasn't much of a factor.
What I hadn't counted on was the Florida voting challenge, with a critical number of electoral votes in the balance. Had Gore taken Tennessee, he'd have had enough electoral votes that the brouhaha in Florida wouldn't have mattered, so we did the right thing, if for the wrong reason. And Gore carried neither his home state, his home county, nor his home voting precinct.
So don't give up on your efforts at home, nor your hope for improvement in the South. Indeed, one of the reasons I've held off from climbing on the FSP project bandwagon for as long as I have has been the fact that their target states with the best potential for success are mostly in the West and Northeast, with none in the South.
So the FSP is not the only egg in my basket either, but it's certainly a good egg to have in there. Neither do I particularly consider myself a Libertarian, but I reckon they'll do to have as neighbors.
Though New Hampshire is landlocked, and the freestaters would prefer to have their seaport access, just in case a little federal extortion to bring them back in line is tried. Neither does current New Hampshire law appear to support ballot initiatives, one tool which the new resident voters hope to avail themselves of to reinstitute governmentr as a servent of the electorate. New Hampshire's 1,235,000 population might also require more sizable numbers than the 20,000 initial prospectives required for the project to achieve success in some other states with a smaller population and lower number of registered voters. But we'll see.
I agree. The "large "L" libertarians are hard to get along with and their platform is goofy. The small "l" leaning types are kool. Either one however beats a liberal or a government loving RINO by a long shot.
Your point about the size of the indigenous popluation is a valid consideration however one positive aspect is that New Hampshire's population is not, for the most part, of the same statist, liberal mind set as Vermont's or Mass.'s, yet.
Maybe you should move to Utah.....
Looks like it.
Very cool ...
Without a doubt, having children and rearing them yourself is probably the single most terrifying act of rebellion one can wage against the Machine.
I'll keep you and your future family in my prayers.