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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.
  • LIVING FREE

    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...