FSP News - August 2007
FSP News - August 2007The Liberty Forum 2008 - 'Moving Liberty Forward' is now scheduled! It will be held January 3 - 6, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, New Hampshire. This may seem like a strange time to have the Liberty Forum, but remember this is New Hampshire, home of the nation's first primary and we have special plans for that...(tba)..
We listened to your comments from the first Liberty Forum, and this year promises to be even bigger than last year. There are six confirmed nationally known speakers so far, but we aren't letting the cat out of the bag just yet! We're offering a special "earlybird discount" - $219 for the entire event. This includes a full pass to all speakers and events, the Friday night dinner and the Saturday night dinner. Register early for the best price! Early registration is coming - watch the FSP website for announcements and details. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Ever wanted to help coordinate PorcFest? Well, here's your chance! We need a co-Coordinator for PorcFest 2008 to help backstop Rich Goldman, who has generously volunteered to head things up again for next year as Coordinator. Duties would include writing PR blurbs, coordinating the events calendar, and possibly being the liaison with GunstockAcres.com, hired to assist us with local NH outreach and exposure. Being a NH resident isn't a requirement, but it's definitely a plus, as are good writing skills.
Are you a social butterfly? Like to attend events that would interest Free Staters or beg for FSP representation? We're looking for you! We are seeking an Events Coordinator to develop new opportunities and coordinate with us for FSP publicity and presence at existing venues whose audiences coincide with FSP's. The job description includes:
- ensures that the FSP is maximally represented throughout the year and around the country at events where we are likely to pick up recruits
- maintains a database of events
- proactively seeks out new events at which the FSP can recruit and/or gain publicity
- serves as initial liaison between FSP and event organizers
- locates FSP volunteers to speak and/or man vendor booths as needed
- ensures that FSP event representatives are adequately supplied with merchandise and supplies, such as banners and brochures
- solicits feedback on events in order to judge their success
What kind of events could we use your help coordinating? How about the Big E as a great example? We would provide information on prior and existing venues, and help with volunteer coverage.
Have you been a natural contact for potential volunteers, a nexus online or in your community? We could really use your help!
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to answer occasional email inquiries, point potential volunteers to the right FSP person, and revive the weekly volunteer teleconference and gab session. Duties include:
- recruits volunteers for key positions
- responds to volunteers' offers of assistance; providing all who ask with at least one task
- maintains the How to Help list of volunteer activities
We have the details and organizational support to get you going, and are in the process of updating the Organization Chart and volunteer contacts to make things easier for you. It's up to you, but if you're good at this, you could develop the role to lead the Doers Meeting at PorcFest every year, and certainly be the liaison to FSP management concerning volunteer needs, goals and ideas.
If you're interested or have questions about the positions above, please email our VP of Ops (and current de facto Volunteer Coordinator) Lynn Pina. Come and have a good time, and use your people skills for the FSP's benefit by taking on one of the above roles and making it your own! And, if the above jobs don't appeal to you, just let us know what you'd like to contribute - all are welcome.
Action of the Month - Make your mark, with a Bookmark. The wonderful bookmarks designed by Jon Maltz are great for at least two reasons. One, they work very well as a place-marker in any book or magazine you're reading. It's very simple, you just place this thin, but sturdy, piece of laminated paper between the pages where you stopped reading and close the book. When you're ready to start reading again the bookmark is in-between the pages you were reading last! Amazing, pure genius! (It's OK, you can laugh now) There's no end to the remarkable abilities of these wonderful items. These bookmarks actually have writing on them, also. Starting off with "Join the Second American Revolution" and ending with "We look forward to welcoming you home" these bookmarks are also great for advertising and recruiting (reason #2).
Visiting your local tax-funded library and inserting them in books by Rand, Heinlein, any of the founding fathers or other books as appropriate, may bring home another liberty-minded person to the Free State of New Hampshire. Some may consider the local bookstore instead, but there are private property issues to consider, so please act as the moral agents we know you all are. For ideas on books to make your mark with, see this forum topic. - Phil Denisch (PD)
Free State Match - Congratulations to Art Curtis! - Winner of the FSM#2. He'll be receiving a gift certificate as well as a small, silly prize for beating my score <grumble, grumble>. Join us in The Great Donkaphant Hunt of 2007 (Targets to be received by October 10) - A great hunt is afoot! Be sure to arm yourself appropriately for this most dangerous of seasons. Don the Helm of Lucidity to keep your head clear while the candidates attempt to pour an endless stream of banality into your brain. Be ready with the Crystalline Shovel to keep your path clear of equine excrement and pachyderm poop. Don't leave home without your Wallet of Peril to keep out the grasping hands of political operatives. And last, but not least, go forth with the Shootin' Vest of Alacrity to keep your spirits high in the dark times ahead. See Free State Match details. - PD
Merchandise - (You know the tune)
Freedom on stickers and freedom on magnets,
Bright pewter keychains and cool cotton ballcaps,
F-S-P Bookmarks are 50 for 5,
These are a few of our merchandise things.
Standard white t-shirts and S-O-I magnets,
Matches and Patches and pins for your jacket,
Platters that fly just like porcs had their wings,
These are a few of our merchandise things.
When the law bites,
When the vote stings,
When you hear the lies,
Just simply remember our merchandise things,
And then you will see the prize.
(Please visit soon, before the ghosts of Rodgers
and Hammerstein catch up with me :) - PD
Former FSP VP, Organizer, early-mover and attorney Evan Nappen is profiled in the August issue of BLADE Magazine. The article profiles Evan and his legal specialty of "...defending those who are charged unjustly with gun or knife crimes."
New state rankings roundup: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New Hampshire (pdf) had the steepest decline in traffic fatalities in 2006. In The Best States for Business, a Special Report by Forbes, ranks NH as 1st in Labor, 5th in Quality of Life and 14th Overall. As reported by WebMD, the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation primarily focused on health care, ranked NH as tied for 3rd in state health system performance.
In New Hampshire
Free State Blogs provides "boots on the ground" info on what's happening in the Free State! It also provides "positive community feedback to those who are thinking about moving to the Free State". This month:
- Policing the police
- Machine gun shoot
- Every legislator should be required to watch...
- Washington a Force for the Good?
- Radio Interview
- Ron Paul Sign Wave at the Head of the Square in Keene NH, on Saturday!
- Free Minds TV
- The Keene Weekly News, July 6, 2007
- This is Freedom
- Jailed in Defense of the Constitution
- Walking for Ron Paul
- No security at Sky Harbor
- Feds Arrest Activists at Keene IRS Building
- New Hampshire in View
- hot air
- can't get there from here
- Lethal Legality
- Ron Paul 6th out of 16 in WMUR/UNH Poll
- To harass and annoy
- An example of a Verbal Ninja
- An Orderly Society
- Fantastic News (more pundits overheard grumbling)
- Victory Against Income Tax (experts quoted as saying "pfft...whatever")
The August 2007 print edition of the Keene Free Press is now available online in pdf format. The Keene Free Press is the free online and print news and opinion publication covering Keene and Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
The NH Underground Calendar lists liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. The NH Liberty Calendar also tracks NH events. Check the calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events!
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
- If you've moved to NH or otherwise, please update your contact info
- 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!
Participants in NH: 475
as of August 15, 2007
Three Bedroom home in NH offered for sale by FSP member
Located in Claremont, NH, just minutes from I-91, lakes and ski areas. Listed at $119,000. Ready for immediate occupancy. We own the property next door. If you're ready to make the move, this is a great entry property. Live free or die!
For more details see the realtor's site or email the owners for more info.