April 2012 Newsletter
Register for PorcFest now for a chance at an ounce of silver! If you register online before midnight on Tax Day, April 17th, one lucky VIP will have the choice between a 1oz FSP Silver Round or two 1/2 Legalize It! silver rounds. One Adult registrant will receive the silver the VIP does not opt for. If a chance at an ounce of silver is not enough to get you to register right now, if the fact that the registration price will go up on May 1st is also not enough, then if you're planning to be a judge in the Liberty Ladies of NH One Pot Cookoff, don't delay in registering. Tickets to that are selling quick, and there will not be any left by the time you show up in Lancaster. Thanks to all who have been registering early, particularly our generous Very Important Porcupines, we have been able to secure a number of speakers already. Among others, we will be welcoming returning guests Bob Murphy and Dan D'Amico, as well as new guest Benjamin Powell. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. The more folks register early, the more extensively we can plan stimulating programming for you. Agora Valley is quickly filling up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your site and get yourself an advertising package now. Interested in volunteering at PorcFest? Then cruise on over to the Happy Porcupine site and sign up!
New Hampshire Accolades
Pro-Liberty Votes in the New Hampshire House
Many pro-liberty bills recently passed in the NH House. The bills include marijuana decriminalization, a legalized hemp bill, a NH Constitutional amendment to prohibit the creation of a personal income tax, a NH Constitutional amendment to prohibit the creation or increase of any tax or fee without a 3/5 vote in favor in both the NH House and NH Senate, a NH Constitutional amendment reining in judicial rule-making authority, a NH House resolution affirming state power, a NH House resolution urging the the federal government to reduce the federal deficit, a NH House resolution urging the federal government to allow the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes and many more.
The FSP Message is Traveling
Blogging the Move
Becky Anderson is moving from Los Angeles to Manchester in June and doing her best to document the more practical aspects of planning and making a long-distance move for the FSP. The blog is The New Porcupine
Porcupines in Sin City
Do you live near Las Vegas? Gonna be there for business or vacation the first weekend of May? Want to meet fellow Free Staters? If so, you can help with FSP outreach at the Libertarian Party national convention, May 2-6 at the Red Rock resort (). We're setting up a breakout session (possibly two) during the convention for people to ask questions, get the latest news, and talk to NH natives and those who've made the move and are creating Liberty in their lifetime. We'll also be promoting PorcFest, which is just 6 weeks after the convention. The FSP has always been a huge topic of interest, and with our growing numbers and successes, it's sure to be again. If you'd like to help, please contact Rich Tomasso at email@example.com (You don't need to be an LP delegate to help). Thanks.
Action of the Month
Did you used to be very excited about the Free State Project but lately, your excitement is waning? That's normal and OK. Want to kick up the excitement? Read the 101 Reasons to Move to New Hampshire. Perhaps you are still very excited but you are having trouble convincing a family member or friend? Share the 101 Reasons to Move to New Hampshire with him or her. Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum.
Website of the Month
- Porc Therapy is a pro-freedom relationship talk show that takes a unique look at the question of how we can attain the most individual liberty possible, starting with our personal lives and relationships with others.
Facebook Page of the Month
The Bardo Farm is evolving an approach to interweaving sustainable gardening and livestock practices, self-sufficiency skills, energy conservation and production, self-discovery, and economic development as one path to freedom in the Free State. Check out photos from Bardo Farm Fest 2011 or learn about Bardo Farm Fest 2012 in the Facebook group. * * * 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, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else. freestateproject.org_ * * *
Free State Blogs
What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question.
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Liberty Calendar tracks lots of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar lists some liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. For Keene specific events, check out the Free Keene Calendar. Check the calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events! * * *
FSP News Thanks & Statistics
FSP News circulation: 14,685. Back issues are available. Got FSP news? Please submit content by the 12th of the month. Thank you to all advertisers and contributors. FSP Participants - here are some quick links: * Check out NH housing and other community & logistical information at NH Info Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and work with us towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join here! ** * * * 24]25Participants: 11,769 **Participants in NH: 1,021 _as of 04/16/2012_ The Free State Project (FSP) is an effort to recruit 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty and property. The work of creating and sustaining such a society in New Hampshire is the job of residents, including project participants, not the Free State Project itself. The FSP does not endorse any specific changes to government or strategies to achieve them. The FSP does not take positions on issues, candidates, legislation, places to move within New Hampshire, tactics or methods of action. The one stipulation the FSP does make is that people who promote violence, racial hatred, or bigotry are not welcome. Reporting by the FSP on participant activity or NH events on the website, in the newsletter, or in any other place does not represent support or endorsement and may not portray the diversity of opinions and activities that exists among participants.