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  • April 14, 2011: Leading party says Soros prepares “Libyan scenario” for Ukraine

    02/18/2014 5:36:03 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 69 replies
    Russia Today.com ^ | 14 April 2011
    Ukraine’s leading political party has said that the international financier George Soros has been preparing a “Lybian scenario” for the country. ­The head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Aleksandr Yefremov said in a televised comment on Wednesday that he had information that George Soros had allocated funds for the overthrow of the Ukrainian political authorities. “I even have information that Soros has allocated certain funds in order to prepare a certain group of young boys here in Ukraine who could launch any existing projects based on the North Africa examples,” Yefremov said. He also added that he hoped...
  • Freedom in the 50 States; An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom

    06/17/2011 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 48 replies
    Mercatus Center, George Mason University ^ | June 7, 2011 | Jason Sorens, William Ruger
    This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. It updates, expands, and improves upon our inaugural 2009 Freedom in the 50 States study. For this new edition, we have added more policy variables (such as bans on trans fats and the audio recording of police, Massachusetts’s individual health-insurance mandate, and mandated family leave), improved existing measures (such as those for fiscal policies, workers’ compensation regulations, and asset-forfeiture rules), and developed specific policy prescriptions for each of the 50 states based on our data and a survey...
  • Free State Project - Liberty in Our Lifetime

    Are you frustrated at the loss of freedom and responsibility in America, while the growth of government and taxes continues unabated? Do you want to live in strong communities where your rights are respected, and people exercise responsibility for themselves and in their dealings with each other? If you answered "yes" to those questions, then the Free State Project has a solution for you. What the Free State Project is... The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life,...
  • 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,...
  • Plan B - Freestate Project

    11/04/2008 8:47:39 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 83 replies · 2,654+ views
    I have been looking into this for quite a while now. I found out about it from Walter Williams. The American government has been steadily eroding our constitutional rights for quite some time. Conservatives have been successful in slowing this negative process for a time, but we may have reached a tipping point. I have been criticized on FR for talking about secession. It is something to consider. The American government has broken its contract with the people and the states. Freestate Project is not exactly a secession movement, but it is an opportunity for freedom loving citizens to gather...
  • Open carry litter pickup raises eyebrows in New Hampshire's "worst neighborhood"

    10/30/2007 7:52:23 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 15 replies · 186+ views
    Armed Free Staters begin cleaning up their neighborhood. Not very many of us showed up for this first one, but it will get bigger with time...and the area around my place sure is clean now! Story aired on the Ridley Report at: http://RidleyReport.com you may have to scroll down to find the right story.
  • The Tale of the Invisible Seven-Hundred-Mile Fence

    01/06/2007 8:31:55 AM PST · by joanie-f · 169 replies · 3,740+ views
    self | 6 January, 2007 | joanie-f
    Ever since the crisis at our southern border was recognized as one, there have been countless meaningless rumblings, and one actual piece of ‘legislation’ (not suprisingly, still unsupported by the funds to back it up) from congress -- all aimed at suppressing citizen outrage regarding our open borders -- none of which is destined to see realization. When it comes to genuinely and resolutely addressing the crisis occurring across the border, everything that emanates from Washington is simply window dressing. To the majority of opportunistic traitors in our government, the invasion that is destroying our national identity, making a...
  • LOST LIBERTY HOTEL GETS SECOND WIND--AN AIRPORT

    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>
  • Wyoming sues feds over gun rights

    05/11/2006 10:42:47 AM PDT · by archy · 68 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Casper [WY] Star-Tribune ^ | May 10, 2006 | TOM MORTON
    Wyoming sues feds over gun rights By TOM MORTON Star-Tribune staff writer Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Wyoming is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, centers on whether its the federal government or the state that has the final authority to restore gun rights to those guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. Under federal law, people convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence used to be prohibited from possessing a firearm. In 1986, that changed: Those convicted could own a gun if their records were expunged. A new...
  • Wyoming targets ATF in suit over gun rights

    05/11/2006 8:13:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,010+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 11, 2006 | Dan Lewerenz
    Associated Press CHEYENNE - Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank has sued the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying the agency is relying on a "hyper-technicality" to refuse some Wyoming residents - people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence - the right to bear arms. "We really are arguing about what is an 'expungement' - that is the critical question here," Crank said Wednesday. "Essentially, what the dispute involves is the meaning of the word 'expungement' and how it is applied to firearms disability under federal law," said Eric Epstein, division counsel for the ATF field office in Phoenix....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Critic tries to get Souter's home seized

    07/01/2005 6:16:48 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 22 replies · 1,171+ views
    CNN ^ | 30 June 2005
    A critic of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that governments may seize private property for economic development is suggesting the process be used to replace Justice David Souter's New Hampshire home with a hotel. "The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare," Logan Darrow Clements wrote in a fax to town officials in Weare Tuesday. [. . .] Clements is CEO of Los Angeles-based Freestar Media, which fights "abusive" government. "This is not a prank," he said...
  • NH: Free Stater behind anti-Souter land grab

    Looks like the man trying to take over Supreme Court justice David Souter's New Hampshire home is a Free Stater (www.FreeStateProject.org). He's retaliating against Souter's support for eminent domain abuse in this weeks Kelo vs. New London ruling. From the Concord Monitor: http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050629/REPOSITORY/506290321/1031 'Hotel' targets Souter's home Property rights advocates make protest personal By MEG HECKMAN Monitor staff June 29. 2005 8:00AM A letter that emerged yesterday from the fax machine in the Weare Town Hall has thrust Supreme Court Justice David Souter's beloved farmhouse into a national debate over property rights. Souter, a longtime Weare resident, joined in a...
  • 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...
  • The Free State Project...

    05/27/2005 1:28:06 PM PDT · by NHAntiMassRedRebel · 78 replies · 999+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | May 27, 2005 | NHAntiMassRedRebel
    Danger! Unlicensed manicurist on the loose! FEAR NOT, gentle people of New Hampshire. Mike Fisher has been apprehended. For the time being we can rest easy knowing that this man is unable to file another fingernail without the proper credentials. On Monday two Concord police officers arrested Fisher for manicuring without a license. In New Hampshire, it is illegal to give someone a manicure unless you have first graduated from high school or obtained your GED, “(h)ave completed a course of at least 300 hours of professional training in manicuring, in a school approved by the (state Board of Barbering,...
  • 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...
  • Hudson (New Hampshire) chief in the middle of immigration fight

    05/24/2005 5:07:38 PM PDT · by TFine80 · 27 replies · 694+ views
    Lowell Sun ^ | May 24, 2005 | DENNIS SHAUGHNESSEY
    HUDSON, N.H. -- Police Chief Richard Gendron finds himself in the middle of a national debate centering on immigration laws after citing two illegal immigrants on charges of criminal trespass. Yesterday, moments before a group of about 20 protesters entered the police station to voice their objections to the policy, a delegation from the Statehouse presented Chief Richard Gendron with a plaque commending his actions. Applying a state law that governs criminal trespass, Hudson police cited two illegal immigrants on May 10 who were stopped for driving with a broken headlight. The pair, Sergio Robles Ruiz and Margarito Jaramillo Escobar,...
  • 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...
  • NH govt. backs down in faceoff with Free Stater

    05/06/2005 8:29:36 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 10 replies · 1,112+ views
    NH govt. backs down in faceoff with Free Stater Concord, NH 5/6/05 After filing an injunction to stop Newmarket resident Mike Fisher from administering an unlicensed manicure in front of the licensing board office, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office has unilaterally backed down and withdrawn the injunction. Last week, Fisher (a Free Stater), announced he would show up in front of the New Hampshire Board of Barbering and violate the licensing laws it enforces. He will be administering a manicure, for profit, without a license....hoping to get arrested and drawing attention to his cause: The crusade to eliminate licensing...
  • NH govt. backs down in faceoff with Free Stater

    05/06/2005 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 1 replies · 336+ views
    NH govt. backs down in faceoff with Free Stater Concord, NH 5/6/05 After filing an injunction to stop Newmarket resident Mike Fisher from administering an unlicensed manicure in front of the licensing board office, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office has unilaterally backed down and withdrawn the injunction. Last week, Fisher (a Free Stater), announced he would show up in front of the New Hampshire Board of Barbering and violate the licensing laws it enforces. He will be administering a manicure, for profit, without a license....hoping to get arrested and drawing attention to his cause: The crusade to eliminate licensing...
  • NH Attorney General threatens arrest of Free Stater

    05/01/2005 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 36 replies · 1,860+ views
    Concord, New Hampshire, April 30, 2005 Seacoast entrepreneur Mike Fisher doesn't look the part of a manicurist - or an outlaw. But he's about to become both. Invoking the patron saint of civil disobedience, Fisher plans to violate New Hampshire's cosmetology laws - right in front of the officials who enforce them. And representatives of Attorney General Kelly Ayotte have already threatened him with arrest. Fisher, 23, of Newmarket, is one of the 100+ "Free Staters" who have moved to New Hampshire since it was targetted for migration by a libertarian group, the Free State Project. In general, New Hampshire...
  • 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
  • Free Stater's celebrate 100th "liberty migrant" to New Hampshire

    03/20/2005 4:03:57 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 4 replies · 579+ views
    There are now 101 "Free Staters" who have moved to New Hampshire. The Free State Project is a movment working to bring 20,000 freedom lovers into New Hampshire and create a haven for liberty... Virtually all 101 have become active in New Hampshire politics, either in media, legislation or by running for office. They have formed a PAC, a charity to help kids escape public schools, completed hundreds of letters to the editor and talk radio appeareances in-state. They've also established New Hampshire's most active web forum (nhfree.com) and several now hold minor public offices. Other accomplishments include the establishment...
  • NH Free Staters protest Fed ID card

    03/19/2005 2:33:31 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 10 replies · 538+ views
    www.FreeStateProject.org
    Nine Free Staters in New Hampshire showed up in front of U.S. Senator John Sununu's Manchester office this afternoon to urge him and Senator Gregg to vote against "Real I.D." Real I.D. is a proposal to force states into a federal I.D. system. This was one of the Free Staters' less successful protests, as it was less well-attended and generated less media coverage than usual. But participants agreed it's important to do *something* against this proposed violation of the Tenth Amendment, which hold that powers not specifically delegated to the Feds in the Constitution are automatically given to the states...
  • Free from MA!

    01/20/2005 5:55:50 AM PST · by bookish_lass · 29 replies · 1,123+ views
    NH Underground ^ | 01/17/05 | Kat Dillon
    Jim Perry in "Escape from Massachusetts" Fed up with high taxes and the Massachusetts nanny state, Jim Perry joined the United States' fastest-growing freedom movement, the Free State Project, and publicly broke his bonds from big government. To symbolize this event, Jim chained himself to a pole in Massachusetts at its border near Nashua. Freestaters at the event witnessed thousands of cars pouring in to New Hampshire from Massachusetts for sales-tax-free shopping. Jim remained chained for about an hour, holding a sign urging people to "Cut the chains of statism. --freestateproject.org". Compatriots in the Free State Project handed out flyers...
  • The First Free State Project

    12/28/2004 10:16:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,111+ views
    Reason ^ | December 27, 2004 | Jackson Kuhl
    The brief, tumultuous history of Franklin. Never heard of the state of Franklin? Its existence was brief, from 1784 to about 1788, though as with such still-existing post-Revolution states as Maine and Vermont, self-rule had been the norm there for years beforehand. In 1769 Virginians began settling the Watauga River in what is now the northeastern tip of Tennessee. Three years later the Articles of the Watauga Association bound these settlements together for mutual defense and negotiation with the surrounding Cherokee. When a survey revealed Watauga Association lands to be within North Carolina’s claim west of the Appalachian Mountains, the...
  • Parting Company Is An Option

    12/21/2004 7:01:52 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 63 replies · 1,576+ views
    Walter E. Williams, George Mason University ^ | February 26, 2004 | Walter E. Williams
    Parting Company Is An Option by Walter E. Williams My last essay in Ideas On Liberty, "How Did We Get Here?", provided clear evidence that Congress, the White House, as well as the Courts, had vastly exceeded powers delegated to them by our Constitution. To have an appreciation for the magnitude of the usurpation, one need only read Federalist Paper 45, where James Madison the acknowledged father of our Constitution explained, "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The...
  • Armed NH Resident Torch UN Flag

    12/18/2004 4:19:16 PM PST · by bookish_lass · 96 replies · 4,380+ views
    New Hampshire Underground ^ | 12/18/04 | Kat Dillon
    For Immediate Release December 18, 2004 SUBJECT: NH residents torch UN flag Liberty lovers from across the Live Free or Die State converged on Keene, New Hampshire today to demonstrate their defiance of the United Nations. Twenty citizens from Keene and as far away as Rochester and Etna joined in opposing the UN by burning multiple UN flags. A promised counter-protest failed to materialize. Various reasons for disgust with the UN drew this group together. Some were there in opposition to UN attempts to ban private gun ownership as was proposed at the 2001 UN Small Arms and Light Weapons...
  • Reason Mag article on Free State Project

    12/10/2004 6:19:47 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 33 replies · 1,711+ views
    "Revolt of the Porcupines" This is the latest media coverage of the Free State Project, our movement which is working to bring 20,000 liberty lovers to New Hampshire, reduce government, etc.
  • New Hampshire loosens concealed carry rules for nonresidents

    12/06/2004 4:30:22 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 18 replies · 2,451+ views
    New Hampshire, generally considered third or fourth most gun friendly state, has just become a little more friendly. http://www.freestateproject.org/news/media_archive/0206.php
  • Two Free Staters marry at first sight

    12/02/2004 4:56:23 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 12 replies · 1,067+ views
    http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=38;action=display;threadid=8837 Free Staters are people who move to New Hampshire for more freedom and promised to actively protect/enhance that freedom. One of them apparently just married the first female free stater he saw after he got off the plane!
  • Free State project on Liberty Watch Radio Dec. 5

    12/02/2004 4:26:11 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 4 replies · 445+ views
    Details at http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=25;action=display;threadid=8858 The Free State Project is the movement working to get 20,000 liberty lovers moved to New Hampshire so they can secure one beachead for freedom in this increasingly overregulated world. The guy they are inteviewing is one of the 150 or so who have moved there already as part of this effort.
  • Free Stater-dominated PAC wins 8 of 9 in New Hampshire

    11/14/2004 8:46:31 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 5 replies · 499+ views
    www.freestateproject.org
    Got this from the NH Liberty Alliance, the PAC started by Free Staters (libertarian leaning folks moving to NH for more freedom) 8 OUT OF 9 ENDORSED CANDIDATES WIN ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 2, 2004 The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA) is pleased to announce that all but one of our endorsed candidates for statehouse elections this year have won election or re-election, including the Legislator of the Year, Michael Harrington of Strafford. The candidates received financial support and were provided with volunteers on Election Day and before. The NHLA also distributed our Liberty Rating scorecard to key districts to inform...
  • My Last Date in the Nanny State

    10/15/2004 3:15:10 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 3 replies · 408+ views
    Dada Orwell
    Here's an essay I wrote that I thought my Freeper friends might enjoy; it's published over on the Free State Project's site at http://www.freestateproject.org/about/essay_archive/lastdate.php My Last Date in the Nanny State by Dada Orwell Okay I will come clean here right off the top. There's some bait-and-switch in the title of this article. Yeah sure, I did have a date last week, and yes it did involve the usual blank stares when I brought up the subject of freedom. But I'm referring more to a date on the calendar: July 14. It's my last business day at work before moving...
  • Free State Project: Striving to be good neighbors

    08/24/2004 11:10:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 799+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | september 2004 | www.lp.org
    The Free State Project is picking up speed as Libertarians and other freedom-minded people begin moving to a small state where they hope to make a big difference. New Hampshire was chosen last fall as the destination for thousands of small-government advocates who are promising to move in and try to staunch the onslaught of socialism. Now they're starting to make good on their promise. An estimated 300 or 350 Free Staters (or Porcupines, as they call themselves) attended the first semi-official gathering in New Hampshire June 24-27. Though the Porcupine Freedom Festival wasn't officially sponsored by the FSP, "it...
  • Free State Project organizer killed

    http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=7679;start=0#lastPost He was from Houston. The Free State Project is that group working to get 20,000 liberty-lovers to move to New Hampshire and carve out one sphere of Freedom in "Amerika."
  • Poll Shows Kerry Hanging Onto Slim Lead In N.H.

    04/30/2004 3:47:26 PM PDT · by DM1 · 50 replies · 357+ views
    WMUR Channel 9 NH ^ | April 30, 2004 | WMUR
    DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire residents are closely split on who they plan to vote for in the nest presidential election. N.H. Battleground State In Election A new poll will be released next week by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Pollster Andy Smith said the poll will show Sen. John Kerry with a slim lead over President George W. Bush, but there are signs that could change. Since February, the president's approval ratings have remained in the high 40s, but Kerry's numbers dropped dramatically over the last two months, from 57 to 46 percent. Smith said he's not...
  • Free Staters attain majority on NH governor's panel

    04/19/2004 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 50 replies · 339+ views
    Got this from the Concord Monitor... Just six months after picking New Hampshire as the "Free State," and years before any of them are even required to move....members of the Free State Project have attained an overwhelming majority on one of the governor's inefficiency committees. http://freestateproject.org/news/media_archive/0198.jsp The FSP is a nationwide movement aimed at persuading 20,000 liberty lovers to move to New Hampshire, reinforce the feisty freedom movement there and reduce the size of government by two thirds.
  • Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Free State Project

    03/26/2004 3:13:19 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 23 replies · 466+ views
    The national board of the Republican Liberty Caucus has just voted unanimously to endorse the Free State Project. http://www.freestateproject.org/about/endorsements/index.jsp#rlc That's the movement working to get 20,000 liberty-lovers relocated into New Hampshire for the purpose of preserving one free place in this increasingly socialist-infested nation. The national Libertarian Party, however, has voted not to endorse the FSP.
  • Give 'Em Liberty

    03/12/2004 2:23:14 PM PST · by Solitar · 26 replies · 368+ views
    Readers Digest, hard copy page 22 ^ | March 2004 | Readers Digest
    The Big Idea Give 'Em Liberty March 2004 One of our political system's greatest virtues is that every vote counts. Now, one group of voters plans to move to one state, so that their votes count together. The Free State Project is a simple, if radical, concept: Mobilize enough people with libertarian views – lowering taxes, cutting social programs, privatizing schools, relaxing gun laws – to live in one state in order to create a viable third part that will shape local government. "The idea is that, incrementally, we'll move to a freer society." says founder Jason Sorens, a Yale...
  • Book Review: Molon Labe by Boston T. Party

    03/04/2004 10:29:15 AM PST · by Jack Black · 38 replies · 2,638+ views
    CrashDisc ^ | 3/4/2004 | Jack Black
    Molon Labe by Boston T. Party Molon Labe is a Greek phrase that dates back to the battle of Thermopylae. A small contingent of 300 Greek soldiers faced off a huge Iranian army of a half million men. The Iranians told the Greeks "we don't want to kill you, send out your arms and we will let you live" to which the Greeks responded "come and get them" (Molon Labe). The Greeks were slaughtered to a man but did hold the Iranians back long enough to allow reinforcements to arrive, and Greece herself was saved from invasion. Before reading the...