We Made the Move!
We Made the Move!
This page is for people who have "made the move" to New Hampshire to tell their stories. (We feel that each move by each family to the Free State is a heroic adventure!). If you've just made your move, or if your move is imminent, please contact us. We'll provide you with some questions and information about how to tell your story. Thanks for being Porcupines, all of you!
||11/25/08||When I first heard about the Free State Project I felt the same
excitement that I experienced when I heard they were forming a National
Libertarian Party back in early 1972. Read more...
|Amy & William
William and I joined the Free State Project over 5 years ago while living in Arizona. What a great idea?! Joining other liberty loving people to show the rest of the sheeple what true freedom and prosperity is. We were one of the fortunate ones who actually got to vote on which state we thought would best fit this endeavor. I am one who enjoys the heat so, needless to say, New Hampshire was not my first choice. It was not surprising that it was the popular choice though. It's the “Live Free or Die” State, man! Read more...
|Carla & Louis
My husband and I moved from New York at the end of February 2008. Moving to New England at the end of February is not a smart idea. Moving to New England at the end of February with a newly adopted puppy, in a Penske truck you’re driving yourself, in a heavy snowstorm? Downright stupid. The upside? Read more...
|Lots of movers
||2007-2008|| Dave Ridley of Ridley Report, videographer extraodinaire and FSP First Mover, has done a series of interviews with FSP movers. Visit his site and search for "Moving to NH." Watch the revolution!
|Kevin, Jessica and two kids
It's not easy giving up your past and starting new careers from scratch. Terrifying, in fact. But we realized that it was better to start with nothing and raise our kids in a place that honored their individuality and didn't constantly use their school days to instill the primacy of "the collective". Read more...
|Ian and Mark of Free Talk Live||9/6/06||
The Free Talk Live hosts Ian and Mark make the move! Ian explains the joys of property ownership and the woes of dealing with tenants, and they are welcomed by a variety of fellow FSPers. Listen to it now on our podcast page!
|Lots of movers||2005-2006||
While there have been lots of movers, we haven't updated this page much. If you've moved, and want to tell your story, let us know!
Brian moved from the AW (Authoritarian Wasteland) region of Michigan to the Free State in the summer of 2005. He wrote a series of 12 weekly journals describing life in the Free State from a newcomer's perspective, and he posted them here. Many people were happy to read these helpful, humorful little bread crumbs. Based on his journals, Brian has now written a visionary new book on the freedom movement, Lulu.com Please access that site for a free preview or for purchase.
"There were moments of telling myself to get a grip and remember that I had been waiting for this day for a long time. There was a moment of telling myself this might well be the biggest thing I ever did, and it would make a great story, and damn I'm cool. That was a good moment; I liked that moment."
Some people have all the luck! Meet Patty Evans, whose roundabout introduction to the Free State Project may have resulted in the shortest move into New Hampshire of any migrating Porcupine.
|Margot & Bradley Keyes||3/02/05||
It's well-known that many people respond with a "you're crazy!" when FSP participants announce intentions to move to the Free State and live in liberty in their lifetimes. To many people, such a move for individual freedom is just too radical...even for people who profess to believe in real liberty. But for the Keyes family, there wasn't any hesitation at all.
"Ten months ago I was unemployed, living at home with my parents, and struggling to finish grad school. ... All that changed, however, on a fateful day in May. ... The last few months I've spent in New Hampshire have given me a tremendous sense of self-confidence and satisfaction."
Russell Kanning moved for love! Call it "Porcupine love".
Are you scared of taking that leap into the unknown? Of moving and living in freedom in the Free State? So are lots of others! But you need not fear. A steady stream of Porcupines is making the migration into New Hampshire right now. Here's the story of one of them ...
|Jean & Neil Alexander||11/26/04||
The Alexanders, a family of five from Selma, are leaving Oregon. They're not seeking work, to be closer to family, or looking for better weather. The Alexanders are leaving for liberty.
|Varrin & Edi Swearingen||11/11/04||
Meet Varrin and Edi Swearingen, refugees from the Peoples Republic of California, who "made the move" with their two children, Edison (age 4) and Erin (age 3), in late October 2004 to the Free State of New Hampshire. Although they had originally "opted out" of New Hampshire, that quickly changed.
"After my first visit to New Hampshire in the summer of 2003, I could barely think or talk about anything else. More than a year later, and after 5 months of being a New Hampshire resident, I still can't think about anything else. I love this place!"
"When I first heard about the Free State Project, I was actively looking for a good place to resettle with my daughter Kira. The Free State Project struck us like a lightning bolt: An opportunity to move to a beautiful part of the country, and to be a part of an important movement for liberty in our lifetimes."
|Dawn Lincoln, Jaclyn & Kelsey||10/19/04||
It's not easy being a single Mom, especially when you're responsible for homeschooling two nearly-teenaged daughters. But Dawn Lincoln makes it look easy. She and her daughters made the move to the Free State only six months after New Hampshire was chosen.
"Dave Mincin here! I made the move from Pittsburgh, PA."
"I was a really early mover ... I am currently working in MA, and living in Southern NH."
"When I was still only vaguely aware of the Free State Project, my friend Herb was telling me on the phone that I should move to New Hampshire because it was a 'libertarian state'. I wasn't sure what evidence he had of that other than what he had read on a license plate, 'live free or die'."
Other related pages:
- NH Guestbook - Porcupines Visiting NH
- FSP Welcome Wagon - Helps welcome Porcupines to NH and get settled in their new state
- Welcome from NH Residents