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  • My Turn: Don’t fall into trap set by Free Staters

    07/22/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 7-19-14" | Matt Murray
    We are well into the 2014 election season, and there’s a lot at stake. Not just control of the U.S. Senate, as newly minted New Hampshire resident Scott Brown ignores his GOP primary opponents in his rush to target incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Not just the perversity quotient of the U.S. House, as primary voters sort through which candidates – representing which wing of the Republican Party? – will challenge Democratic incumbents Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter. Not just the balance of power in the New Hampshire General Court, as we’re still trying to forget – or at least recover...
  • The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground For Bitcoin, 3D Printers, and Drones

    06/21/2014 3:35:02 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6-12-14 | Kashmir Hill
    Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of “freedom-loving people… establish residence in a small state and take over the state government.” The “Free State Project” call to action was in 2001. By 2003, five thousand people agreed to take part and they held a vote to decide which low-population state would be the staging ground for the libertarianvasion, which would be...
  • A libertarian utopia

    05/09/2014 6:19:54 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 266 replies
    Aeon Magazine ^ | 4-28-14 | Livia Gershon
    For a country where the national flag flies from front porches and convenience stores and where children recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning at school, we’re remarkably resistant to the notion of being governed. In the fall of 2013, the Pew Research Center found that only three in ten Americans trust the federal government to do what’s right ‘most of the time’. The self-conception of most Americans, with their visions of pioneers and plucky underdogs fighting for independence, is all about freedom. The flip side of that vision, however, is all about distrusting government. And ‘government’, in US political...
  • Americans line up to join 'no-fly' list

    11/11/2010 6:09:47 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 87 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Supporters say it enhances security aboard passenger jets, but critics say it is little more than government-sponsored voyeurism for Transportation Security Administration workers. The dispute is over the new enhanced airport security screening procedures that offer a choice of either a nude, full-body image X-ray scan or a hands-on-all-parts pat-down by a federal agent. And the controversy could be coming to a head. The Air Transport Association of America says it expects 24 million people to fly during the Thanksgiving holiday period, and an online campaign is urging everyone who flies the day before Thanksgiving – usually one of the...
  • Woman Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 8:18:34 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | GeorgeDonnelly
    The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.

    11/10/2010 2:41:57 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 12 replies
    Keene Sentinel ^ | Novermber 10, 2010 | Kyle Jarvis
    New Hampshire has many attractions, from natural beauty to relatively low unemployment. But for some, it’s the “Live Free or Die” image that has them packing up the moving van and heading to the Granite State. In addition to an active state Libertarian Party, New Hampshire is home to several growing “pro-liberty” organizations that share many of the same ideals. These include the Free State Project and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, which take different approaches to the same goal: more freedom. And then there’s Free Keene, a loosely arranged group of local residents who’ve caused quite a stir in...
  • To Free Republic: thank you for unbanning me

    11/09/2010 10:33:13 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 74 replies
    Me (vanity)
    Thank you for un-suspending my account. I will continue to use your site to encourage more conservative liberty-lovers to embrace liberty movements and liberty-leaning politicians.
  • Free Staters compete for movers, viewers (New Hampshire)

    11/09/2010 10:14:48 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    The Free State Project has become so successful that there's enough liberty activists in the state so much so that they compete for new movers in their towns.
  • Finding Life and Liberty in the Free State Project, Part 1

    10/19/2010 8:20:36 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2007 | ShuvominNH
    You know about the Free State Project, but how is it going? Can we really move 20,000 freedom lovers to New Hampshire, and why would we want to? What's life really like for those who have already moved? Find out!
  • (Vanity) Why Freepers and other mainstream conservatives should embrace the NH liberty movement

    10/16/2010 9:36:08 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 4 replies
    Me (vanity)
    I think in this political climate one of the best things GOPers and libertarians can do is join together and support the Free State Project in NH. No, I'm not talking about the potheads in Keene who are unrepresentative of the FSP anyway. I'm talking about the real goals set forth by the founders of the movement who seek to ensure absolute personal liberty and end government tyranny. Yes NH has been pretty liberal lately but it is a small state and still on the fringe between liberal and conservative. There is no reason why it can't be taken back...
  • Oath Keepers prep lawsuit against NH bureaucrats

    10/16/2010 4:30:32 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 16, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Oath Keepers prep lawsuit against NH bureaucrats. Child protective bureaucracies named affiliation with their rather innocuous organization as one reason for seizing a baby. Sponsor: http://FreeKeene.com
  • No law against topless, but ... Keene police arrest protesters [NH]

    07/20/2010 9:12:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    UnionLeader ^ | July 20, 2010 | MELANIE PLENDA
    KEENE – In the streets of Keene: Bare bosoms, yes; breast painting and booze, no. Several people were arrested Sunday shortly after 6 p.m. when a bystander reported people were drinking alcohol and taking off their clothes in Central Square downtown, police said. Keene Police Lt. Darryl Madden said no one was arrested for nakedness, which is not illegal in Keene. "One woman was topless ... and she was getting her breasts painted by another woman," he said. "There's no law against being naked, but you can't be lewd or lascivious. And one person groping someone's breasts and saying lewd...
  • 130+ Reasons to Move (to Keene, New Hampshire)

    09/16/2010 4:53:02 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 18 replies
    Free Keene ^ | Unknown
    A lot has changed in Keene since this list was originally published in March of 2008. Since then the activist population here has increased significantly and more activists are arriving each month while still others are planning their moves to Keene. Keene is still the best destination for pro-liberty activists, now more than ever! From an activist perspective, it is challenging and full of exciting, ground floor opportunity. Whatever your brand of activism, whether political, disobedience/noncooperation, or media, you are welcome here. Here are some reasons why you should consider a move to Keene. Please feel free to link to,...
  • I'm thinking about joining the Free State Project in New Hampshire. How should I get started?

    09/15/2010 9:09:18 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 18 replies
    Me (vanity)
    I'm thinking about moving to New Hampshire with the Free State movement (
  • Statistical Estimates of the Future Impact of the Free State Project

    09/03/2010 10:27:10 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 1 replies
    pileusblog ^ | Jason Sorens
    In a recent series of posts (finale here), I estimated the size of the liberty constituency in each state by conducting a principal components analysis of four variables: per capita donors to the Ron Paul campaign, unexplained Ron Paul primary vote share, mean Libertarian Party presidential vote share 1996-2004, and Libertarian Party presidential vote share in 2008. Then, I regressed estimates of individual freedom from the Ruger-Sorens Index on the estimate of liberty constituency size, finding that states with larger liberty constituencies have more freedom. [snip] To do this, I first added 2000 Ron Paul donors and Libertarian Party voters...
  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
    I want to have a sane discussion on Ron Paul and the growing Liberty Movement. Every time I or other freepers bring up we get people telling us Dr. Paul is crazy or we are crazy to support him and other constitutionalist politicians. When I posted a video on the success of the Free State Movement in New Hampshire ppl responded with "your crazy" and hinting the movement had failed. How could ppl say the movement failed when they've had numerous successes? I see liberals and commies such as this weirdo mock us which I would expect but why the...
  • NHGOP Denounces NH Dem Candidate's Palin Death Wish ("too bad Palin wasn't on Steven's plane)

    08/11/2010 11:13:32 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 181 replies · 4+ views
    New Hampsire GOP ^ | 11 AUG 10 | dcbryan1
    <p>CONCORD – The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today denounced Democrat NH House candidate Kevin Halloran’s public death wish for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The Party also called on Governor John Lynch and Congressional Candidate Ann McLane Kuster to personally denounce his hateful remarks and call for him to apologize to the Palin family.</p>
  • Spokesman for state’s rights to speak on candidate’s behalf

    08/07/2010 10:20:15 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 3 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | August 7, 2010 | Telegraph staff
    HOLLIS – The founder of a center devoted to state’s rights will speak at a campaign stop for gubernatorial candidate Jack Kimball at Lawrence Barn on Saturday night. Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, will appear via video from Los Angeles to be interviewed and will take questions from the crowd, according to spokesman Christopher Heneghan. The event will be held at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road from 6:30-9 p.m., and will include refreshments and music, Heneghan said. “Everyone who knows me understands that I am passionate about upholding the entire Constitution,” Kimball said. “But it has...
  • 10,000 pledge "liberty migration" to NH

    08/03/2010 2:11:36 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 98 replies · 16+ views
    Youtube ^ | March, 15, 2010 | RidleyReport
    This is "old news" from March but it's something we need to be aware of. These people are leading the fight against big government and for the Constitution and liberty. I'm thinking about packing my bags to New Hampshire any day now.
  • Romney continues to lead in NH

    07/28/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 28, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    Mitt Romney continues to look like an overwhelming early favorite for the 2012 New Hampshire primary but the most surprising thing about our newest set of numbers there may be that Ron Paul's in third place, outpolling Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin (albeit by small margins.) Romney leads the way with 31% to 14% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for Paul, 12% for Huckabee, 9% for Palin, 3% for Tim Pawlenty, and 1% for Mitch Daniels. Observations from the numbers: -Among voters who are more likely to support a candidate endorsed by Sarah Palin...Romney leads...with 29% to Palin's 21%. We've written...
  • Should Arizona secede?

    07/29/2010 6:34:13 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 160 replies · 7+ views
    WashingtonTimes.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Judicial activism is pushing America to the breaking point. This week, a federal judge blocked key provisions of Arizona's immigration law, thwarting the will of the people. The decision was ominous and will reverberate for years to come. Judge Susan Bolton, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, is a liberal elitist who believes judicial imperialism trumps democracy. Her ruling states that local police cannot check the immigration status of people arrested or stopped for violations of the law. In her view, that would amount to an abuse of civil liberties and unduly burden the federal immigration system. She also stipulated...
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.
  • I Was Banned For Not Tipping

    01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by big black dog · 345 replies · 7,718+ views
    Every Tuesday I go to Murphy's Taproom in Manchester to hang out with a bunch of liberty-oriented people. This is a famous event among Free-staters. About 40-60 people gather weekly for about 4 hours and eat and drink and are merry. I'm no longer allowed to go there, because I don't tip. I've written some of my thoughts about tipping in the past, and have since fleshed out my position in my mind, so I won't focus here on the reasons to tip or not to tip. Here, I want to merely explain what happened tonight. About 6 weeks ago,...
  • Will New Hampshire Adopt Same Sex Marriage? (Conservative New Hampshire is the next target)

    05/01/2009 7:53:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 725+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/1/2009 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    How are Democrats able to push their hyperliberal agenda in what otherwise appear to be conservative states such as Colorado and Iowa? Who is behind the sudden rush of laws allowing same sex marriage? According to Focus on the Family (FOTF), the answer is Tim Gill, a gay multi-millionaire in Denver who has dedicated his time and fortune to filling state legislature after state legislature with Democrats who support same sex marriage. His latest target is New Hampshire, and as of now New Hampshire Governor John Lynch refuses to say whether he will or won’t veto HB436, the pro-same sex...
  • Free State project is moving slowly: Like-minded people still coming to the Granite State

    09/01/2008 6:47:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies · 317+ views
    Keene Sentinel ^ | August 21, 2008 | Phillip Bantz
    Nearly five years have passed since the Free State Project adopted New Hampshire as its home base and began the task of convincing 20,000 activists to commit to uprooting their lives and moving here. They would come in droves, the plan went, overwhelming the sparsely populated state and ultimately changing the way big government works by limiting its power through free-market solutions. There would be tax reductions; regulations such as being required to have a driver’s license to get behind the wheel of your own car would be relaxed or scrapped; power would be restored to the people and the...
  • NH: Soviet defector goes on the run, compares U.S. to U.S.S.R.

    04/05/2008 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 12 replies · 139+ views
    New Hampshire homeschooler Elena Katz and family flee NH in protest of the state's controversial "child protective" division. Katz says she first fled the Soviet Union over 20 years ago. http://youtube.com/watch?v=8mv5zXazqU0
  • Free State Project -= Procupine Freedom Festival 2008

    02/28/2008 9:16:56 PM PST · by terryandie · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival PorcFest 2008! When: June 9th – 15th Where: Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire Who: Liberty activists moving to NH or already there Why: Socialize, learn about NH, meet with Freedom/Liberty lovers for a week, have FUN How: Registration Details are at http://freestateproject.org/festival/ PorcFest 2008 is to showcase New Hampshire and the FSP community. Attendees will be able to choose from events in several categories: * Bus Tours: organized trips to various parts of NH * Outdoors: planned hikes and events exploring the environment of NH * Activism: engage in pro-liberty activism in...
  • Free Stater babes jello-wrestle 4 charity at Pembroke, NH

    11/11/2007 6:39:27 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 9 replies · 357+ views
    Thought you Whistlestoppers might enjoy this...the sticker side of the liberty activism in New Hampshire: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rrNFWfPeEkw
  • Will Ron Paul attend the NH Liberty Forum in January?

    09/15/2007 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 21 replies · 468+ views
    Invitation to u FR folks: get your butt to New Hampshire Jan 3 - 6, 2008. That's the second annual New Hampshire Liberty Forum, put on by the Free Staters. It's a good chance to experience NH and decide whether you really want to remain in that authoritarian state you currently live in. Keynote speakers have yet to be announced, but last year's speakers included presidential candidate Ron Paul and John Stossell from ABC news....plus, it seemed, half the NH legislature. We had a lot of fun; turnout was around 300. And of course there's a lot more going on....This...
  • Why I'm a Free Stater

    02/17/2007 12:50:47 PM PST · by The Coffee Coaster · 2 replies · 170+ views
    The Coffee Coaster Column: Why I'm a Free Stater ^ | February 9, 2007 | Brian Wright
    2007 February 09 Copyright © Brian Wright The Coffee Coaster™ Why I'm a Free Stater

    06/19/2006 10:21:15 PM PDT · by Freestar · 22 replies · 1,528+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | 06/06/19 | Logan Darrow Clements
    <p>LOST LIBERTY HOTEL GETS SECOND WIND--AN AIRPORT Eminent Domain for Hot Air Balloons?</p> <p>"I'm looking for a small town in New Hampshire to make a loud roar against the Kelo decision on its anniversary-June 23rd," stated Logan Darrow Clements.</p> <p>According to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in "Kelo vs. City of New London" a government may use eminent domain to seize homes and land to promote economic development or increase tax revenue. Meanwhile, New Hampshire statute XXXIX chapter 423 allows a town to seize land for an airport outside its border. Since this statute does not require the land to be adjacent territory any town in New Hampshire could seize land inside any other town. Thus any town in New Hampshire could seize David Souter's land in Weare, N.H. or Stephen Breyer's land in Plainfield, N.H. for the creation of an airport.</p>
  • NH: Free Staters kill statewide smoking ban

    05/18/2006 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 70 replies · 1,487+ views
    Freepers...your thoughts? From NHfree.com 5/15/06 New Hampshire's Free Staters kill smoke ban Acting nearly alone against the American Cancer Society and a massive juggernaut of established lobby groups, a few dozen Free State Project members have managed to preserve New Hampshire's hands-off approach to smoking in bars and restaurants. N.H. is currently the only state in New England which allows consumers and businesses to make the "smoking decision" for themselves, and last month's vote assures that the market - rather than state regs - will determine smoking policies in 2007. While Free Staters have been on the winning side of...
  • House reverses course, supports expanded use of deadly force (NH)

    04/28/2006 7:01:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 511+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | April 26, 2006 | Anne Saunders
    Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- Gun owners and advocates carried the day in the House on Wednesday. In a surprise turnaround, the House supported legislation it defeated last month that would give people more leeway to use guns to defend themselves in public places. It also voted for a bill to bar the state from taking guns or ammunition from people during a state of emergency. "Nothing should chip away at our freedom," argued Rep. Lynne Ober, R-Hudson. If weapons had been confiscated centuries ago, "we might have been singing God Save the Queen," she said. A Senate-passed bill gave...
  • New Hampshire House votes to defy Fed ID

    03/12/2006 2:26:43 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 24 replies · 713+ views
    As always, eager am I to get the Freeper take on latest developments in the Free State: New Hampshire House votes to defy Fed ID March 12, 2006 Libertarians are celebrating after the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 270-84 to refuse cooperation with the hated "Real ID" act. Real ID is a Federal mandate which attempts to force states into a standardized drivers license system at taxpayer expense. Freedom advocates argue it would be at the expense of privacy as well, giving the Feds too much power along the way. Federal officials have said it would help them track...
  • Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try

    11/15/2005 6:22:45 AM PST · by robowombat · 44 replies · 900+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Josh Burek
    Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try By Josh Burek | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor MONTPELIER, VT. – Politics, like fall foliage, turns faster in Vermont. The state was out front opposing slavery and first to approve civil unions. And if the activists who met here last month succeed, the state will set another precedent: first to secede since 1861. No, this wasn't a clandestine meeting of militants. It was a convention for Ver- monters, held in the plush, gold-domed capitol. And its keynote - that separating from the United States is a just remedy for the federal...
  • "A Candid World" (documentary)

    01/31/2006 11:20:11 PM PST · by a_candid_world · 7 replies · 246+ views
    2/1/06 | Tom Caruso
    Hello, Just wanted to let everybody know about a documentary film I'm producing, "A Candid World". It deals with a lot of issues discussed on this website. If you're interested, check out the website at www.candid-world.com and let me know what you think. Thanks, Tom
  • Outsourcing City Hall - A leaner, more efficient way to push people around

    01/03/2006 8:38:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Reason ^ | January 3, 2006 | Jesse Walker
    A leaner, more efficient way to push people around At the beginning of 2005, Sandy Springs was an unincorporated Georgia suburb with a history of grousing that its taxes were subsidizing the rest of Fulton County rather than funding needed services at home. At the beginning of 2006, it is the seventh largest independent city in the state, population circa 85,000, and has mostly succeeded in crawling out from under the Fulton authorities' rule. The wealthy town's new government consists of a mayor, a city council, and a skeleton crew of public employees. Nearly everything else, from public works to...
  • New Hampshire bill aims to prevent Katrina-style gun seizures

    01/03/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 25 replies · 1,275+ views
    January 2, 2006 Concord, N.H. Concerned by perceived abuses of Federal power during the Katrina crisis, New Hampshire state reps are reviewing a bill which would criminalize certain weapons seizures - even if the perpetrators are Federal officers. House Bill 1639-FN, prohibits the confiscation of lawfully owned and lawfully carried firearms during a state of emergency, making a felon of any law enforcement officer who attempts to seize such a firearm during a disaster. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Paul Hopfgarten at the request of local Free Staters - members of a group trying to recruit freedom lovers to...
  • Armed New Hampshirites torch UN flag again

    12/19/2005 6:13:53 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 42 replies · 1,772+ views
    Dec. 19, 2005 Carrying pitchforks, revolvers and pistols, 21 New Englanders came together in southwestern New Hampshire Sunday for the Second Annual UN Flag Burn. All smiles despite sub-freezing weather, most indicated they are members of NHfree.com, a local offshoot of the Free State Project. Demonstrators focused particular scorn on the UN's repeated efforts to support gun bans around the world. But a more subtle goal is to re-inforce New Hampshire's Live Free or Die reputation, drawing additional freedom lovers to move to the state. "This kind of thing helps get the word out," says activist Dave Ridley of Keene....
  • Pistol-packers challenge police (NH)

    10/31/2005 9:43:58 AM PST · by neverdem · 111 replies · 3,372+ views
    The Union Leader (NH) ^ | October 30, 2005 | ROGER TALBOT
    Police took Michael V. Pelletier’s loaded pistol while he browsed in a bookstore; David K. Ridley’s mistake was to change jackets in a mall parking lot, and Penny S. Dean’s encounter happened during a late-night constitutional on a city street. Because the New Hampshire Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms — no license needed, unless the weapon is concealed — all three got their guns back within minutes, but the confrontations caused them unease. “The bottom line is that this type of thing shouldn’t be happening in a state where (carrying a pistol) is perfectly allowed,” said Dean, a...
  • Libertarians and the Free State Project

    10/09/2005 3:00:11 PM PDT · by ct235 · 39 replies · 1,032+ views
    Original writing | October 9, 2005 | Tim Condon
    LISTEN, Libertarian! By Tim Condon October 9, 2005 Libertarians are such losers. I know, this is not a way to endear myself to them, even when my best friends are all libertarian or near-libertarian. But success is staring them in the face, and a significant proportion of them deploy massive brainpower and argument to make sure that nothing ever gets better. It's incredible. LISTEN, libertarian! It's over 30 years later, and we're still hearing endless platitudes that keep us from gaining political power in the service of individual freedom. "All we need to do is a better job at selling...
  • There might be something about Islam

    07/15/2005 8:01:45 AM PDT · by manny613 · 51 replies · 1,072+ views
    As Brits stiffen their upper lips and politicians hustle to reiterate that Islam is not the problem, cognitive dissonance grips the planet. If Islam is not the problem, what is? And are we not inviting self-defeat by refusing to recognize that Islam is at least part of the problem? Now that xenophobes are licking their chops, let me offer the requisite disclaimer. Most Muslims despise the barbaric tactics of radicals who have hijacked their religion in order to justify killing innocent civilians. The majority of Muslims don't deserve contempt from non-Muslims any more than infidels deserve "justice" administered by maniacs.
  • Keene man arrested in airport protest

    06/12/2005 6:54:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies · 920+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2005
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - A Keene man who planned to try to board a flight carrying nothing but a Bible and a copy of the Declaration of Independence was arrested Saturday at Manchester Airport. Russell Kanning, 35, was arrested after refusing to comply with security screening procedures and refusing to leave the screening area, according to the Rockingham County sheriff's department. He was charged with criminal trespassing and was being held at the Rockingham County jail. Kanning, an accountant and staunch Libertarian, said last week he hoped his actions would highlight what he considers overly burdensome state intrusion. ``They're not going...
  • Libertarian talk radio surges in New Hampshire

    05/26/2005 3:25:46 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 39 replies · 1,479+ views
    Not sure how much to read into this...but in the 9 months since I moved to New Hampshire I've noticed a lot of changes in the talk radio culture, mostly positive for local freedom lovers. When I first got here to Keene in late August '04, there was apparently only one local libertarian talk show in the state - Gardner Goldsmith's program airing 3-6PM weekdays on WGIR-AM. Now he airs an extra hour each day, and his signal reaches about half the homes in the state. Southwestern New Hampshire's main radio station had no local libertarian show last year, but...
  • NH: Man without I.D. vows to board flight or be jailed

    05/22/2005 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 208 replies · 3,272+ views
    From NHfree.com Man Without I.D. Vows to Board Flight or be Jailed Manchester, NH May 21, 2005 Inspired by New Hampshire's "outlaw manicurist," another Granite Stater is stepping forward to peacefully defy license-related laws. Thirty-five-year old Russell Kanning of Keene has announced he will approach a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Manchester airport on June 11 and refuse to cooperate with the requirement to show ID. "I will either board the plane without I.D. or be arrested," he says. "In a free country you do not need government permission to travel." Kanning has a ticket to Philadelphia and, if...
  • Free State protest misses the mark (Editorial)

    05/16/2005 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Conservative Infidel · 3 replies · 427+ views
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | 5/15/2005 | Editor
    Buff and polish stunt proves need for health and safety regulationsIf Mike Fisher was hoping to gain sympathy for those tired of government red tape and bureaucracy by getting arrested Monday, he failed.A member of the Free State Project, Fisher arranged to give a fellow Free Stater a manicure outside the office of the State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics. Doing so without a license, earned him a visit with a judge and two days in jail.Fisher had arranged the stunt to draw attention to what he called "out of control" licensing requirements by the state.As Free Staters, Fisher...
  • They still just want to be free (Free State Project)

    04/21/2005 2:16:53 AM PDT · by Solitar · 29 replies · 983+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | April 17, 2005 | Dan Barrick & Meg Heckman
    The Free State Project has won some converts. Also: The lowdown on mercury - in loons and maybe legislators' hair. We're calling a truce this weekend. Today - and today only - there'll be no talk of budget bills, school funding plans or Medicaid reform. We got enough of that last week, and there will be plenty more hot air steaming out of the State House to keep us busy next week. Instead, let's revisit some old friends: the Free Staters. It has been 18 months since the Free State Project chose New Hampshire as its home, with the hopes...
  • New Hampshire votes to maintain school gun freedom

    03/31/2005 10:40:59 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 10 replies · 505+ views
    The New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly to kill a gun control bill which would have restricted the possession of guns on public school property. NH will continue to be one of a tiny handful of states that still respects the 2nd Amendment in and around schools. I and other Free Staters had a chance to testify against this bill back when it was in committee and won the hearing's only standing ovation! The committee voted our way narrowly, recommending 7-6 that the "control freak" bill was "inexpedient to legislate." That enabled yesterday's stunning victory in the House. Details at http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=734.0
  • NH law saves Free Stater in open carry incident

    03/23/2005 10:54:40 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 7 replies · 696+ views
    Well it was me and the New Hampshire Constitution vs. five gunmen in Salem this week, all wearing badges and threatening me with arrest for exercising my right to open carry a holstered pistol. Third time I know of this has happened to a Free Stater. Score: Free Staters 3 Police Staters 0 Details at: http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=661.0 More on the Free State Project: www.FreeStateProject.org
  • NH Free Staters defend family from local zoning board

    01/27/2005 11:42:52 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 11 replies · 698+ views
    Free Staters are continuing to rattle the cage in New Hampshire...six years before any of them were even committed to move there. This time it's a fight with the Hampton Zoning Board and its attempt to bankrupt a local family for minor violations: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/01262005/news/61060.htm