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  • Libertarian Group Aiming for U.S. State Takeover

    06/05/2003 3:36:35 AM PDT · by Pern · 39 replies · 315+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 04, 2003 | Kristin Roberts
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Libertarians who hope to take control of a U.S. state's government and then do away with most of it are looking at 10 states as possible targets and aim to make their selection by October. Leaders of the almost 2-year-old Free State Project say membership is nearing a magic 5,000 mark, the number that the group has set as the trigger point for an internal vote on which U.S. state they should call home. Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming are all in the running. Under a plan by...
  • Fresnans join plan for Free State

    12/29/2003 11:31:43 AM PST · by jmc813 · 52 replies · 207+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | 12-28-2003 | John Ellis
    <p>For 27 of his 29 years, Varrin Swearingen has called Fresno home. The World Airways pilot lives in a nice house near Chestnut and Nees avenues. He's a member of Northwest Church. His parents are here, as is his wife's stepmother.</p>
  • Free State Project back in the News

    12/17/2003 8:33:55 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Free State Project back in the news today 2 months after that big media frenzy surrounding their choice of New Hampshire. Walter Williams wrote an article about them today and so did the Associated Press on Dec. 16: Williams: AP: For those who don't already know this is the effort to get 20K folks to move to conservative/libertarian leaning NH for more freedom and presumably attrit the government even further once they get there.
  • NH Free State Project members initiate PAC, think tank

    11/03/2003 3:45:11 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Free State Project members from New Hampshire have taken the lead in forming a PAC and think-tank, separate from but allied with the Free State Project. The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, as it is called, will serve to reinforce and assist many of the freedom-friendly organizations and leaders already active in NH. The "NHLA" plans to support liberty-friendly causes and politicians regardless of party affiliation, but an early ranking of NH politicians indicates Republicans may be the early beneficiaries. The 100 most liberty-friendly state reps are, it appears, all Republicans! NH already has some of the nation's least restrictive gun...
  • FREEPERS in NH? - Dean Pays Filing Fee Amid White Sheets and Confederate Flags.

    11/13/2003 3:45:30 PM PST · by Xthe17th · 44 replies · 301+ views
    Fox News (Brit Hume)
    Just saw this on Fox. Dean was in NH to submit his $1000 filing fee for the NH primary. There were protestors there waving confederate flags, wearing sheets (that you Dr. Raoul?), and holding "Dean McGovern" signs.
  • Free Staters still considering Montana

    11/02/2003 3:49:40 AM PST · by BullDog108 · 128 replies · 226+ views
    Missoulian (Montana) ^ | 11/2/3 | JENNIFER McKEE
    Free Staters still considering Montana By JENNIFER McKEEMissoulian State Bureau HELENA - A splinter group of the Free State Project - the folks trying to overwhelm the politics of New Hampshire by recruiting 20,000 Libertarians to the state - is eyeing Montana's own Granite County as a possible western alternative. Ben Irvin, one of the organizers of a group he called the "Western Free Staters," confirmed in an e-mail that Granite County is on the short list of places considered as an alternative to New Hampshire - ironically nicknamed "the Granite State." Irvin lives in Pocatello, Idaho, although he is...
  • Two Americas: for how much longer can we prop-up the failed "Blue" America?

    10/31/2003 10:26:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 142 replies · 289+ views
    In reading other posts here on FR and in spending most of the day just reading (I'm a reporter), I am again struck how the US has split into two countries: "red" Bush America and "blue" Gore America. That's nit news. What's most compelling is how Bush America is increasingly having to prop-up the utterly failed Great Society/Gore America, and for just how much longer such a situation can exist. Item: teacher disciplined for telling Mexican kids in her US class to stop disrupting the class (she's a "racist" for so doing). The other kids in the class continue to...
  • Libertarians Prepare Paradise in New Hampshire

    10/28/2003 10:32:46 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 97+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/28/03 | Limbacher
    When Libertarians went looking for a state to call their own, they picked one with the motto "Live Free or Die" - New Hampshire. If plans now afoot gel, they will influence the Granite State's politics and make the motto, taken from the words of Revolutionary hero Gen. Stark ("Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils") and adopted as the state motto in 1945, a living reality. As we reported a few weeks ago, after a lengthy competition to choose the state they want, members of the Libertarians’ Free State Project picked New Hampshire and...
  • Libertarians Pursue New Goal: State of Their Own

    10/27/2003 4:35:48 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 59 replies · 270+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 10/27/03 | PAM BELLUCK
    A few things stand out about this unprepossessing city. It just broke its own Guinness Book world record for the most lighted jack-o'-lanterns with 28,952. It claims to have the world's widest Main Street. And recently, Keene became the home of Justin Somma, a 26-year-old freelance copywriter from Suffern, N.Y., and a foot soldier in an upstart political movement. That movement, the Free State Project, aims to make all of New Hampshire a laboratory for libertarian politics by recruiting libertarian-leaning people from across the country to move to New Hampshire and throw their collective weight around. Leaders of the project...
  • Free State Project’s N.H. choice confirms state’s philosophy

    10/25/2003 3:36:27 PM PDT · by archy · 7 replies · 197+ views
    Portsmouth Herald, via the Rockingham News, Plaistow, NH ^ | Friday, October 17, 2003 | - Portsmouth Herald
    Free State Project’s N.H. choice confirms state’s philosophy The motto of members of the Free State Project could very well be summed up in a statement made by Henry David Thoreau over 150 years ago: "That government is best which governs least." In many ways, Thoreau could have been speaking about the philosophy of many New Hampshire citizens when he wrote those words, and now we are set to find out if that philosophy can be lived in our very complex modern age. On Wednesday, the Free State Project, which seeks to ultimately move 20,000 people to a state in...
  • FRN Columnists' Corner - "Springtime in New England" By Lady Liberty

    10/21/2003 3:01:37 PM PDT · by Bob J · 2 replies · 78+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 10-21-03 | Lady Liberty
    FRN Columnists' Corner "Springtime in New England" By Lady LibertySpring is traditionally the time for new beginnings. This year, however, it's the autumn that brings new beginnings, at least for those who wish to plant and nurture the seeds of liberty. On October 1, the results of a vote of the more than 5,000 members of the Free State Project were announced. The Free State Project is the embodiment of an idea suggesting that a sufficient number of political activists could work within the existing system to repeal unconstitutional laws and return us to a Constitutional republic, at least within...
  • Live Free or Try (Free State Project heads to New Hampshire)

    10/17/2003 1:57:04 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 16 replies · 113+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Oct. 15, 03 | Shawn Macomber
    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- After a nationwide search and an online vote, the Free State Project, recently chose my home state as the base of what they hope will become a libertarian renaissance. The plan is to move some 20,000 small government activists into the state, and begin a ground-up takeover of the government. The local Democratic Party greeted the libertarians' announcement with today's equivalent of a burning effigy, the hysterical press release. Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan accused Free Staters of harboring "a radical, antifamily agenda," and charged the group with wanting to "legalize prostitution, legalize drugs and eliminate public schools." This...
  • Give them libertarianism, and a moving van

    10/17/2003 4:08:18 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 39 replies · 183+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 17, 2003 | Seth Stern
    It wasn't just the cheap rent and quiet living that convinced Justin Somma to move from the suburbs of New York City to the southwestern corner of New Hampshire last month. Equally appealing to this libertarian-minded 20-something is his new state's lack of an income tax or even a motorcycle-helmet law. Mr. Somma's migration is just the first of many encouraged by the Free State Project (FSP), which has set out to flood New Hampshire with 20,000 people bent on shrinking government. This month, FSP members chose the "Live Free or Die" state as their destination in an online vote....
  • Springtime in New England

    10/14/2003 10:31:55 PM PDT · by archy · 14 replies · 127+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 10. 13. 03 at 23:38 | Lady Liberty
    Spring is traditionally the time for new beginnings. This year, however, it's the autumn that brings new beginnings, at least for those who wish to plant and nurture the seeds of liberty. On October 1, the results of a vote of the more than 5,000 members of the Free State Project ( were announced. The Free State Project is the embodiment of an idea suggesting that a sufficient number of political activists could work within the existing system to repeal unconstitutional laws and return us to a Constitutional republic, at least within a certain geographic area. Ten states with sufficiently...
  • Influx of Free Staters better than influx of Bay Staters

    10/06/2003 3:34:10 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 6 replies · 159+ views
    The Union Leader, Manchester, NH ^ | October 6, 2003 | Russ Hoyt
    I AM NEITHER a Socialist or a Democrat, so I welcome the Free Staters — the libertarian-leaning people who want to move here — to New Hampshire. I agree with political pollster Dick Bennett as he is quoted in the Oct. 2 edition of The Union Leader, that they will not all get their own way. However, I must disagree with his opinion that people moving up here from Massachusetts haven't changed things. I feel like I'm living in a suburb of Boston. I was born in Exeter in 1940 and still live there. Before I was old enough to...
  • Free State Group Chooses NH over WY

    10/02/2003 9:35:05 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 159+ views
    Cheyenne, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 10-02-03 | Fashek, Allison
    Free State group: 'No to Wyo.' By Allison Fashek Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Free State Project, a group of liberty-minded individuals, announced Wednesday that they have chosen New Hampshire over Wyoming as their future home. The group, which already has about 4,500 members, aims to recruit 20,000 people to move to the state in the next couple of years and reinforce its "sphere of individual liberty." Wyoming finished second out of 10 states that were candidates for the planned migration. The state fell to New Hampshire by a voting margin of 10 percent but finished...
  • Free State Project Picks New Hampshire

    10/03/2003 8:17:15 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 13 replies · 330+ views
    channel 31 news ^ | Oct 3, 03 | channel 31 news site
    NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Members of a national movement to bring 20,000 libertarians to one state have chosen New Hampshire for their revolution. New Hampshire beat nine other states in a Web site vote to host the Free State Project, the goal of which is to scale back government. New Hampshire residents varied in their reactions to the news, from an attitude of welcome to skeptical concern. Dallas Notter moved to New London from Southern California a few years back and said he sympathizes with the Free State Party. He said he made the move because he was fed up...
  • Question about New Hampshire Gun Laws

    08/08/2003 7:07:29 PM PDT · by DM1 · 10 replies · 582+ views
    ME | 8/8/03 | ME
    Hello Fellow Freepers I was wondering if any of you NH residents knew the requirements for a private citizen to obtain a pistol permit in the state? I am currently a Mass pistol permit holder but it is not for all lawful purposes.(basically i can purchase pistols/rifles and ammo but am only allowed to carry it in a locked container to and from target shooting areas). I was also wondering if your laws regarding this are similar to Mass as well and if not what i had to do to obtain one when i relocate up there. Thanks in advance
  • A word of caution for state’s ‘invaders’ [Nashua (NH) Telegraph Editorial]

    10/03/2003 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Living Free in NH · 37 replies · 228+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Oct 3, 2003
    KEY POINTSBACKGROUND: New Hampshire is the state that libertarians have adopted for their project to “revolutionize” government.CONCLUSION: This is an open country and libertarians may move to the Granite State at will, but they shouldn’t be surprised if their far-out ideas don’t go over with the rest of the population. The libertarians are coming – invited or not. New Hampshire by a vote of libertarians nationwide is their first choice for their “Free State Project.” They aim to attract up to 20,000 of like-minded individuals to move to New Hampshire over the next three years to eventually “revolutionize” its government....
  • Free State Project will come to N.H.

    10/03/2003 10:25:13 AM PDT · by archy · 6 replies · 215+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2003 | Shir Haberman
    Free State Project will come to N.H. By Shir Haberman PORTSMOUTH - The vote is in and the porcupines are coming! There is no indication yet how many will come or when they will arrive, but members of the Free State Project - who name themselves after the prickly rodent - voted last month and New Hampshire was the choice of 55 percent of them as the place to settle where they could make the most impact politically. "Our members’ philosophy is that being free and independent is a great way to live, and that government’s maximal role should...