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  • 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.
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Free State NH on verge of nation's best gun freedom

    02/27/2004 5:48:39 PM PST · by Dada Orwell · 24 replies · 477+ views
    In addition to the many other growing freedoms in NH, there is a bill now making its way through the NH House that I understand will give NH the most gun freedom (under the law) of any state. Currently they are only in the top 3 or 4. http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=31;action=display;threadid=5454 I hope this attracts a healthy number of gun nuts from slave states! Liberty in Your Lifetime www.freestateproject.org
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • 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
    10/31/03
    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...
  • 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 (http://www.freestateproject.org) 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...
  • [NH] Senator's wife kidnapped by armed robbers

    10/07/2003 9:19:53 AM PDT · by conservativeinbflo. · 112 replies · 525+ views
    www.abcnews.com | October 7, 2003 | abcnews.com
    Breaking on ABC... does anyone know who's wife this is? I haven't heard anything more!
  • 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 rep8@wyomingnews.com 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...
  • 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 shaberman@seacoastonline.com 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...
  • Democrats lash out at Benson, Free State Project (MORE WHINE FROM NH DIMS)

    10/01/2003 7:47:31 PM PDT · by Sparta · 24 replies · 246+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 1, 2003 | KATE McCANN
    CONCORD, N.H -- State Democrats lashed out against Gov. Craig Benson and the Free State Project, which said Wednesday it wants to bring 20,000 libertarians to New Hampshire to influence public policy.
  • New Hampshire wins 'free state' vote

    10/01/2003 9:38:17 PM PDT · by archy · 58 replies · 697+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01 October 2003 | WND staff
    New Hampshire wins 'free state' vote Thousands of libertarians to move to state, work for more liberty Posted: October 1, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com A group of 4,500 libertarians who all agreed to move to one state to work toward restoring certain personal liberties and limited government has voted to choose the state of New Hampshire as a new home. The Free State Project, which has been collecting commitments from members to move to the winning state for two years, announced the results of its balloting this morning. Ten states were under consideration, with New Hampshire prevailing...
  • Ready To Vote With Their Feet

    10/01/2003 7:47:27 PM PDT · by archy · 5 replies · 142+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 01 Oct 2003 | staff
    Ready to vote with their feet Originally published October 1, 2003 THIS CENTURY'S first potential large-scale political experiment takes its next baby-step today. The 5,400-some folks in the Free State Project will find out which of 10 low-population U.S. states their majority picked to conquer by persuasion. If the Free Staters can swell their ranks to more than 20,000 by 2006, all have pledged to move in (but not live together) across the favored state by 2011. The goal for this small-government-loving cadre is classically American: to get their voices heard by tipping the political scales in their favor. Active...
  • 'Free staters' pick New Hampshire to liberate for sex, guns and drugs

    09/30/2003 7:24:17 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 136 replies · 421+ views
    Guardian ^ | October 1, 2003 | Joanna Walters
    A libertarian movement promoting "minimalist government", the free market, drugs, prostitution and gun ownership plans to infiltrate New Hampshire to create a breakaway American regime, its leaders will announce today. The Free State Project, which has supporters in the UK and worldwide, will reveal today at a meeting in New York that its members have voted for the small but highly-symbolic north-eastern state as its target to win power. Project chiefs will now try to persuade 20,000 people to move to New Hampshire and sway the electorate towards blocking federal "nanny" laws and social restrictions. Jason Sorens, a lecturer in...
  • Libertarians Moving to N.H. to Establish 'Free State'

    10/01/2003 2:46:47 PM PDT · by archy · 70 replies · 550+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, October 01, 2003 | associated Press
    <p>CONCORD, N.H. — A group of libertarians announced a project Wednesday to get 20,000 Americans to move to New Hampshire and work to transform it into a "free state" with fewer laws, smaller government and greater liberty.</p> <p>New Hampshire, whose motto is "Live Free or Die," beat out nine other finalists for the Free State Project. Wyoming was runner-up in balloting conducted by about 5,000 members of the project around the country, vice president Elizabeth McKinstry said.</p>
  • Libertarians Pick N.H. for 'Free State'

    10/01/2003 1:02:12 PM PDT · by luckydevi · 78 replies · 281+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Oct 1, 2003 | KATE McCANN
    Libertarians Pick N.H. for 'Free State' By KATE McCANN Associated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. (AP)--A group of libertarians announced a project Wednesday to get 20,000 Americans to move to New Hampshire and work to transform it into a ``free state'' with fewer laws, smaller government and greater liberty. New Hampshire, whose motto is ``Live Free or Die,'' beat out nine other finalists for the Free State Project. Wyoming was runner-up in balloting conducted by about 5,000 members of the project around the country, vice president Elizabeth McKinstry said. The 5,000 members have already pledged to move to the selected state,...
  • Free State Project Picks New Hampshire

    10/01/2003 8:35:16 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 78 replies · 404+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10-1-2003 | Free State Project
    Group aims to recruit 20,000 liberty-minded individuals to move Membership vote selects NH out of ten candidates for planned migration Free Staters hope to reinforce, enhance "sphere of individual liberty" in the Live Free or Die state Project has earned backing of NH governor, some state legislators Trickle of early movers expected to start this year Aiming to preserve one bastion of freedom in the age of intrusive government, members of the rapidly growing Free State Project (FSP) have made a crucial decision. Voting via mail-in ballot after months of feisty debate, Free Staters chose New Hampshire as their...
  • New Hampshire court rules trash is private

    09/29/2003 3:37:22 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 138+ views
    WSTM, Central New York ^ | September 29, 2003 | AP
    Concord, New Hampshire-AP -- What you throw away is your own business. That's the gist of a ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court -- that your garbage is private even when it's out on the street for collection. The decision runs counter to previous rulings by the U-S Supreme Court and high courts in other states. But New Hampshire justices say their state constitution provides a stronger expectation of privacy than the U-S one. The decision came in a case in which police searched a man's trash and found wire scrapers coated with marijuana residue. Then they got a...
  • Group Votes to Pick State for Experiment

    09/24/2003 8:31:24 PM PDT · by archy · 33 replies · 295+ views
    Associated Press [via Yahoo News] ^ | 09/21/03 | Kate McCann • Associated Press
    U.S. National - AP Group Votes to Pick State for Experiment Sun Sep 21, 4:14 PM ET Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! By KATE McCANN, Associated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. - Some 5,000 liberty-minded Americans have been holding an election, but for a state rather than a candidate, and the one they choose will be a laboratory for what they call the biggest experiment in democracy since the Revolutionary War. Balloting concludes Monday, and the winning state is to be announced Oct. 1. Then members of the Free State Project hope to quadruple their numbers within two...
  • Thinking small, Free State Project hopes for big things

    09/24/2003 12:15:27 PM PDT · by archy · 54 replies · 411+ views
    Palm Beach [FL] Press Journal ^ | 22 SPT 2003 | Kenric Ward
    Thinking small, Free State Project hopes for big things By Kenric Ward Press Journal opinion page editor September 22, 2003 On Thursday, a group called the Free State Project begins its countdown to freedom. That's when balloting closes for selection of a "free state." Over the past year, the libertarian-minded organization has been gathering members, mainly in cyberspace, with a goal of designating a single state as a new home. Not since the Mormons' transcontinental migration of the late 1840s has there been such a large, organized effort to move an entire group of Americans to one location. But...
  • Ready to move? Free State Project will announce the chosen state on October 1

    09/20/2003 4:18:54 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 71 replies · 1,048+ views
    Free State Project ^ | Sep., 03 | Free State Project
    The ballots have been mailed to Free State Project participants - and the voting result will be announced on October 1. The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S., where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the...
  • Free State Project Media Advisory

    09/24/2003 10:22:42 AM PDT · by archy · 21 replies · 277+ views
    Free State Project Pressroom ^ | 23 SPT 2003 | FSP Staff
    Free State Project Media Advisory PRESS CONFERENCE MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Elizabeth McKinstry, Media Relations Free State Project, Inc. Phone: (734) 904-5712 Email: emckinstry@freestateproject.org Website: www.freestateproject.org WHICH STATE WILL BE THE FREE STATE? Drop by to find out: October 1, 2003, 11:00 am. 1050 Restaurant Skyline Hotel 10th Ave. at 50th Street New York City Group seeks migration of 20,000 liberty-oriented individuals to one small state. Results of membership-wide "Which State?" vote to be announced at press conference. Flag of winning state to be unfurled during the celebration. The Free State Project (FSP) is a plan in which 20,000 or...
  • Freedom, ho!

    09/15/2003 9:58:35 AM PDT · by archy · 20 replies · 171+ views
    The Las Vegas NV *Mercury* ^ | Thur 11SPT 2003 | Larry Wills
    Thursday, September 11, 2003 Copyright © Las Vegas Mercury Freedom, ho! Libertarians prepare to haul ass for a guv'ment-free clime By Larry Wills Like the Mormons of the 19th century pushing their carts along the Platte River, as many as 100 disgruntled Nevadans soon may be driving their U-Hauls out of town, singing "I'll Fly Away." They are among 5,000 Libertarians nationwide who are searching for the state with the most freedom and the least government. Just where that'll be--New Hampshire, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska are in the running--depends on the outcome of the members' vote Oct. 1 "It's quite...
  • Free-staters eye New Hampshire, Wyoming

    09/08/2003 11:01:44 AM PDT · by archy · 63 replies · 235+ views
    Associated Press via the Casper WY Star Tribune ^ | 06 September 2003 | Kate McCann
    Free-staters eye New Hampshire, Wyoming By KATE McCANN Associated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. -- About 20,000 liberty-minded people soon may be putting New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto to a serious challenge. Members of the Free State Project, inspired two years ago by a Yale graduate student, will announce their chosen state on Oct. 1, and New Hampshire could well be it. The group is also considering Wyoming and several other states. If it's New Hampshire, 20,000 of them say they will move here within five years to work for smaller government, fewer laws and individual liberty. Project members...
  • Free State Project hits crucial 5,000 member mark

    08/15/2003 7:53:21 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 56 replies · 1,077+ views
    http://freestateproject.org
    This just went up on the FSP website. --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth McKinstry, Vice President Free State Project, Inc. Phone: (734) 904-5712 Email: emckinstry@freestateproject.org Website: www.freestateproject.org Free State Project hits crucial 5,000 member mark August 13, 2003 Celebrity writer Boston T. Party becomes 5000th "Free Stater" Group aims to migrate, free one state from "Big Gov." 5000th sign-up considered key milestone Event triggers crucial vote: Which state will become the Free State? One year ahead of schedule, America's fastest-growing liberty movement has just crossed a rubicon. This week Colorado author and privacy activist Boston T. Party became the...