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  • Libertarians Eye Wyoming for Relocation of 20,000 Persons

    07/23/2003 9:27:50 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 146 replies · 487+ views
    Cheyenne, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-23-03 | Olson, Ilene
    Libertarians eye Wyoming for relocation of 20,000 By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE – Wyoming’s low population and conservative mentality have put the state in a prime position be the target destination for 20,000 Libertarians as part of the party’s Free State Project. “We like Wyoming,” said Keith Carlsen, spokesman for the project. “It’s not only a beautiful state, but it has the lowest population. It’s easier to persuade less people. “Wyoming is one of the most pro-freedom, independent-minded states in the country,” Carlsen said. But Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Libertarians “are overestimating the receptivity of their...
  • Free State Project Announces Selection of Ballot Vote Certification Process

    07/21/2003 5:08:17 PM PDT · by archy · 13 replies · 235+ views
    Free State Project Announces Selection of Ballot Vote Certification Process ECL Chosen to Certify Important Vote Henderson, NV and Austin, TX – July 16, 2003 – The Free State Project (FSP) has created a voting and ballot system for its upcoming state selection vote, and has selected ECL as its Independent Ballot Tallying and Vote Certification organization. The Free State Project is a non-profit organization that is in the process of gathering 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people to move to a single state in the U.S. in the attempt to establish a truly free society. "Rather than continuing the same...
  • N.H. said a front-runner for libertarian splinter group

    07/17/2003 10:25:47 AM PDT · by archy · 92 replies · 308+ views
    Fosters Sunday Citizen ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2003 | Dean Abbott
    N.H. said a front-runner for libertarian splinter group By DEAN ABBOTT Staff Writer Like most mothers, Michelle Dumas is concerned about the kind of society her young daughter will grow up in. "I want to raise my daughter in a place free from violent crime, where she will have access to high quality education, and where personal responsibility is inherent in the culture," Dumas said. Concern for the kind of society where her daughter will grow up is one of the reasons why the 33-year-old Somersworth woman joined the Free State Project after discovering the group on the Internet about...
  • Free Stater allegedly arrested for passing out FSP literature at NRA convention

    04/28/2003 1:22:36 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 118 replies · 1,675+ views
    Free State Project ^ | 4/27/03 | DadaOrwell
    Morning, FReepers! I have some news I thought might interest you: Free State Project Member Services Director Tim Condon was apparently arrested Sunday for handing out FSP literature at an NRA convention in Orlando. This according to FSP president Jason Sorens. Many Free Staters and gun rights advocates were already angry at the NRA for leaning too far left on certain gun control issues. Yesterday's arrest seems to be focusing new attention on the NRA's perceived shortcomings. Details are on the FSP forum at:;action=display;threadid=1647;start=0#lastPost Dada Liberty in Our Lifetime
  • Libertarians Aim To `Breathe Free Air'

    03/05/2003 5:26:10 AM PST · by Katya · 60 replies · 206+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 23, 2003 | MAREGO ATHANS
    <p>Plans are under way for an invasion of New Hampshire. Or Wyoming. Or maybe Delaware, Montana or Alaska. Sparsely populated and independent in spirit, they're all attractive targets for a bloodless coup in the making. Within the next several years, according to plan, 20,000 Libertarians would move to a single state and begin infiltrating. They'd find jobs, join civic groups, get elected and take a hatchet to taxes and laws.</p>
  • The Free State Project: A Project for Idaho

    11/18/2002 7:26:58 AM PST · by Jack Black · 521 replies · 1,290+ views
    Idaho Observer via Sierra Times ^ | 11/16/02 | Hari Heath
    The Free State Project: A Project for Idaho What is a "free state"? Whatever a free state is, it's certainly not being served and protected by regimes posing as constitutionally authorized state and federal governments. Our current government has all the trappings of a police state; they are managed through emergency proclamations, executive orders, bureaucratic mandates and judicial fiat. We are further whipped into a frenzy by the propagandists of terror who have been given unconscionable and unconstitutional license by the corporately purchased buffoons in the legislative branch. Our nation no longer bears any real resemblance to the government our...
  • Project is a state of mind

    07/01/2003 12:38:51 PM PDT · by archy · 7 replies · 100+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | 06/27/03 | Susan Snyder
    Debra Ricketts would trade life in Henderson for a home on the range in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho. She could be lured to the mountains of Vermont or New Hampshire, the wilds of Alaska, the Maine backwoods, Delaware's river country or the plains of either Dakota. By September, Ricketts and other Free State Project members will choose where their moving vans will be headed to start a statewide, Libertarian-leaning community. "It's a big commitment for a better lifestyle and a quality of life that means a lot to me," said Ricketts, a computer information systems manager and treasurer of the...
  • Looking for more freedom

    06/23/2003 3:48:47 PM PDT · by archy · 13 replies · 147+ views
    the Rapid City Journal , Rapid City SD ^ | 06/18/03 | The Journal Editorial Board, Rapid City Journal
    Looking for more freedom By The Journal Editorial Board Wanted: One freedom-loving state where jobs are plentiful, taxes are low, government is small, laws are few and individual liberty is appreciated. How: 20,000 people pledge to move to a single state where their numbers can affect elections and change local and state laws to reduce taxes, remove regulations and close government bureaucracies. Where: A state with less than 1.5 million people and which spends less than $10 million in election campaigns - Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming. When: As soon as...
  • Libertarians Aim to Take Over a 'Free State'

    06/09/2003 10:41:16 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 159 replies · 504+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | June 10, 2003 | Bob von Sternberg
    The libertarians are coming -- maybe to one of the Dakotas, maybe to Montana or Wyoming, maybe even to New Hampshire or Vermont. Maybe. A plan is gaining traction among libertarians nationwide to target the most "freedom living" state with a small population, and start moving there en masse. If all goes as planned, as many as 20,000 of them would be living in that state by the end of the decade, their numbers large enough to start affecting public policy and potentially taking over the state legislature. "We're serious about this," said Jason Sorens, founder of the Free State...

    05/21/2003 12:59:30 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 55 replies · 343+ views ^ | May 21, 2003 | By David Brownlow
    That is what Morpheus, a character in the movie, “The Matrix,” said to Neo as he explained that the world had been largely destroyed in a great battle between the computers and the humans. The conquered humans were kept in a sedated state of mind, living in a dream world. All but a few were perfectly content to serve as slaves to the computers. Shocked that everything he knew of the world around him was only a virtual reality, Neo could barely breathe. The premise of the movie, while science fiction, quite accurately sums up the political situation in our...
  • Free State Project comes to Wyoming

    05/19/2003 9:40:30 AM PDT · by archy · 15 replies · 282+ views
    Casper [WY] Star-Tribune ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2003 | MATTHEW VAN DUSEN Star
    Free State Project comes to Wyoming By MATTHEW VAN DUSEN Star-Tribune staff writer One might compare the dining room of the Szechwan Chinese Restaurant in Casper where Libertarians met to discuss the Free State Project Saturday, to the reading room of the British Museum where Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital. In both places, political thinkers were trying to find a different way to govern people. Still, it's best not to mention Marx around adherents of the Free State Project. The project, devised by Yale doctoral student Jason Sorens, aims to have 20,000 liberty-minded people move into a sparsely populated state...
  • West prime candidate for Yale student's free state dream

    04/24/2003 6:28:09 PM PDT · by OriginalV · 14 replies · 246+ views
    The Olympian ^ | April 24, 2003 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    <p>COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Thousands of invaders have their eyes on Idaho. Or Montana. Or New Hampshire. The Free State Project hopes to persuade thousands of people who support limited government to move to one lightly populated state and rule the land.</p>
  • Free State Project activists have eye on Idaho

    04/24/2003 11:58:31 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 108 replies · 999+ views
    Spokesman-Review (via Free State Project website) ^ | April, '03 | Spokesman-Review editors
    COMMENTARY More activists have eye on state Our View: Libertarians' Free State Project looking around for what it hopes is fertile territory --- Don't look now, but another group of fringe political opportunists is seriously considering moving to Idaho en masse and co-opting its political machinery. The Free State Project is smitten by Idaho and Wyoming. Organizers view the two states as bastions for smaller government and individual liberty – and a good fit for as many as 20,000 Libertarians who are yearning to be free of Big Government. Idaho is the favorite among the "bigger" states – population around...
  • Turn me loose, set me free

    11/20/2002 4:01:42 PM PST · by watcher1 · 58 replies · 252+ views
    boulderweekly ^ | Oct-Nov 2002 | Wayne Laugesen
    Turn me loose, set me free by Wayne Laugesen ( Grab your gun, and tell the old lady to start packin' up the kids. It's time to move to Wyoming to create a free state. That's exactly what libertarian-minded people, from all over the country, are planning to do in droves. For too long, Libertarians have comprised the party of refreshing and popular ideas but no results. Like members of all third parties, Libertarians have enjoyed victories that are really just hollow consolations. Libertarians, for example, took majority control of an entire city council recently. Unfortunately, the pothole politics of...

    11/02/2002 9:11:20 AM PST · by madfly · 87 replies · 4,666+ views ^ | Nov. 1, 2002 | J.J. Johnson
    It began Wednesday morning, when I found myself totally obsessed with the Free State Project. This is the proposal to move a large number of right-thinking people to one state, and influence the politics of an entire state. Sure, I had heard about it before, but it lead to me spending most of the day trying to figure out why my mind had made such a mental shift and focus so suddenly. Then it dawned on me: Haitian Refugees. Let me explain.Before this comes back at me for some reason, I'd better first state that I do not speak...
  • Man sentenced for attack with porcupine feces

    03/14/2002 7:43:52 AM PST · by RippleFire · 8 replies · 29+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan) via ^ | March 13, 2002 | Barton Deiters
    Man sentenced for attack with porcupine feces Wednesday, March 13, 2002By Barton Deiters CHRONICLE NEWS SERVICE An unrepentant James Beal will spend 18 months in federal prison for throwing three 5-gallon buckets filled with porcupine feces, worms and parasites at workers in the Empire Post Office. The 62-year-old pleaded guilty in December to three counts of assaulting federal employees for the Oct. 18 incident, which occurred the day after he was fired for unsatisfactory work. U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist heard from victims Tuesday who told of the horror and disgust of being soaked with the fecal matter and the...