March 2012 Newsletter

PocFest Is Coming

Registration is open for the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival! The 9th annual PorcFest will be this June, from the 18th to the 24th. Register online before April 17th and you may win some silver rounds. One Very Important Porcupine will get their choice of either a 1oz FSP silver round, or two 1/2 oz Legalize It silver rounds, and one Adult registrant will receive the other. If you've already registered online, congratulations you're in the running. A brief message from the main organizers, Sharon & Jason Osborne We are very excited about organizing PorcFest 2012. Not only do we have a great set of volunteers and helpers working to make this year educational and fun, but we already have quite a lineup of speakers and events including economist Bob Murphy, secessionist Bill Buppert, Freedom’s Phoenix, Free Talk Live, NH liberty activists, mixers and a family day. We also have favorite events returning like the One-Pot Meal Cook-Off sponsored by the Liberty Ladies of NH, Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party, and the Bardo Pig Roast. A new type of registration is available this year, the VIP, or Very Important Porcupine. For only $100, you receive general admission, a special invitation to the Donor Dinner, and access to the VIP Lounge. Also, be sure and contact Roger’s Campground directly to book your campsite. If you've attended before you may remember the One-Pot Cook-Off, sponsored by the Liberty Ladies of New Hampshire. This will be the 6th annual One-Pot Cook-Off. Don't let your friends out-cook you! Compete against your fellow porcupines for LARGE CASH prizes and bragging rights! No entry fees for contestants, just cook up your best 'one-pot' main dish and let the judges at it! Eating is more your thing? Come out to cast your vote. $8.00 to dine/judge (under 5 years eat FREE). Register today, to compete or judge. Please visit our Facebook event page "PorcFest 2012 Cook-Off" or email Edi Swearingen for more details - edi@sugargroup.net. Don't delay! This event sells out and you don't want to miss it! Do you love Freedom? Do you love Bacon? Do you want to express both feelings on the same t-shirt? Announcing the limited edition Porcfest 2012 shirt. We’re giving away a BACONer’s dozen to the first 13 who donate $100 or more. The porcupines have graffiti’d our pretty [Porcfest shirts][5] with some nonsense about bacon. We must get rid of these now ruined shirts (at least porcupines can spell better than cows) before we can start printing the official 2012 T-shirt so help us out and become a [Porcfest sponsor][6] today. 7

Send your donation (of any size!) to merchandise@freestateproject.org. Be sure to include “BACON” and your t-shirt size in the comments if you donate $100 or more. If you hate Paypal, contact jason.osborne@porcfest.com to arrange alternative payment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to express your love of bacon and liberty.

Thanks to Liberty Forum Participants

Huge THANK YOU to all the sponsors, vendors, speakers and attendees of the 2012 Liberty Forum. It was a huge success and the biggest event held yet. John Bush and Jeffery Tucker set the proper tone with a great opening. There were talks on Bitcoin, School Choice, Marijuana reform, and more. Peter Schiff gave a great investment seminar and followed up with an Amazing keynote speech. Joel Salatin packed the room on Saturday night and told us about the abuses of the US 'DUH'. If you have comments or questions (or how to make it better... email libertyforum@freestateproject.org ) Check the Liberty Forum Facebook page for videos as they appear. Stayed tuned for details regarding 2013 Liberty Forum.

Free State Project participant interviewed on Fox Business News about the Free State Project

Representative Cameron DeJong was interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Fox Business show Freedom Watch about the New Hampshire Primary and the Free State Project.

Action of the Month

Tax day is quickly approaching. The IRS demands that you spend a lot of time filling out a bunch of paper work or pay someone else to do it for you. What do you get as a reward? You get to pay the IRS out of every check and possibly even more money on or around April 15th. It is a very frustrating process. You might know someone that is annoyed with the hassle and loss of their hard earned money. On the bright side, this is a great opening to tell someone about the Free State Project. Surely you know at least one person that complains about this process. Mention that people are doing something about it. Explain that people are voting for lower taxes with their feet by moving to personal income tax and general sales tax free New Hampshire. Explain how people are working to reduce the already low taxes in NH. Share the FSP website, Facebook page or Facebook group with them. Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum.

Website of the Month

- Free Concord is a blog located in Concord, NH. The blog covers liberty issues in Concord, statewide and even pertinent issues from around the county.

Facebook Page of the Month

Free State Project - You likely knew that the Free State Project has a Facebook page, right? If not, please like right now. There is also a very useful FSP Facebook group. Interesting information about the FSP and NH activity is posted to the group. Free feel to join in the discussion or ask a questions about the FSP or NH.

Merchandise

ooooOOOOOOoooooOOOOoooo Listen to the song of the siren. ooOOOOoooOOooOOOOOoo Hear the mellifluous strains of freedom calling to you from the Free State. ooOOOooOOOOOoOOoo Do not fear the rocky shoals that must be traversed to attain liberty. ooOOOoooOOooo Leave behind the socialistic predations of the rapacious leviathans. OOooOOoooOOo The only way they can take you from cradle to grave is if you are born in a coffin. oooOOooOOo Attend the honeyed voice of an unshackled life. oooOOOooOOooo Do not spend your few precious days on this glorious sphere bobbing on a sea of prevarication littered with the flotsam of a corrupted dream. oooOOOoooOOOooo Pay heed to the dulcet tones calling you home from the ocean of despair. oooOOOoooOOoo Come to the shore of Liberty in Our Lifetime, end your squandered time of being cast about, subject to the bloviating winds of those that would subdue you. oooOOOooOOOooOO The welcoming strains of New Hampshire are calling you from an angry ocean strewn with the wreckage of a once brave craft. oooOOOOooOOooO Leave behind the heaving main that tosses you about, leave behind the sucking leeches that gulp in your life and give nothing in return, leave behind clamoring gulls who squawk and screech for endless morsels of your life. oooOOOooOOoOoo Hear now the lucid leitmotif of the home of the free and the land of the brave. oooOOoooOOOoooOOo Bring your constraining coffin up against the granite shores of liberty and abandon its shattered husk. Rise up from the unctuous, polluted water of the past, let it drop from your newly-born body and then truly rise a sovereign of self. Speaking of naked bodies…it would look swell wrapped up in a new FSP polo shirt! Especially those bodies that have not yet moved to the Free State. Let everyone see, so they can ask and you can explain what the Free State Project is all about. Bumper stickers are great for getting the word out as well, and hey, you get one free with every order. Also in the new item department, we have "Starving the Monkeys" and at a very good price. Stop by the store today and see what else you might want to use to get the word out about Liberty in Our Lifetime. FSP Store Page * * * 15] _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

17 What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question.

The RidleyReport

Videographer Dave Ridley from NHFree.com is one of our Porcs on the scene in New Hampshire. See some of what's happening in the Free State on the RidleyReport.

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: 14,687. 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! ** * * * 28]29 **Participants: 11,690 Participants in NH: 1,012 _as of 03/15/2012_ 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. [5]: http://happyporcupine.info/porcfest-and-freedom-and-bacon/ (Porcfest and Freedom and…Bacon?) [6]: http://happyporcupine.info/sponsor/ (Sponsor)


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