FSP News - February 2010
Oyez oyez! The New Hampshire Legislature is now in session, and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is hard at work both within and without the halls of the State Capitol, fighting for greater freedom and more limited government in the Free State.
Formed in 2003, the NHLA is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire and has become a unique and increasingly powerful voice for liberty. An army of volunteers, many of them FSP Participants, use a custom online Bill Review System to review every bill and rate each one on its pro- and anti-liberty features. These ratings are used to produce "The Gold Standard," a weekly newsletter distributed by hand to state legislators. Some legislators have come to rely on this newsletter as a quick reference guide on how to vote pro-liberty in each week's session.
To help swell its all-volunteer ranks, the NHLA has hosted four bill review training sessions this month, attended by almost 50 people. A State House tour/citizen lobbyist training session in early January was attended by 30 activists. A candidate training session will be held on Feb. 6th at Murphy's Taproom, in Manchester.
You don't have to wait until you make the move to join the NHLA! For more information, please visit http://www.nhliberty.org.
Sign up now: Judge Napolitano is the Friday night keynote speaker. We also have dozens of other speakers including Thomas Naylor, founder of the Second Vermont Republic; Charles Johnson, founder of "Alliance of the Libertarian Left;" and Skip Coryell, founder of the 2nd Amendment March. And, of course, there will be hundreds of liberty lovers mingling and getting to know the Free State. We have also added a Sunday Brunch to the event. Sign up NOW as seating is limited for the special Friday night dinner.
T-shirts, t-shirts, t-shirts. We got yer t-shirts. Have we got any PorcFest t-shirts? Absolutely What year do you want? I should say, what color do you want? You want a classic tan, then go for a 2005. Carolina Blue? Then the 2007 PorcFest is for you. A cool, serene, white more your style? The 2006 shirt with pro art "is you". Feeling bad-boy? Looking for a cool-guy black? Then the 2009 shirt is calling you out. You may ask, "What about a dark blue shirt, got one of those?" Oh, you bet, the 2008 New Hampshire Liberty Forum shirt is the scene for you. And we're not just t-shirts, don't you know. We've got wristbands, and Frisbees, and balloons, and shiny silver things and soft, fluffy things. So go to http://freestateproject.org/store and get all your FSP goodies.
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
In New Hampshire
Free State Blogs
What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question. Here's just a sampling of this month's blog entries:
- Another Stab at NH Sovereignty
- The LLC tax: Blatant partisan trickery
- House Committee Votes 16-2 in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization
- more in Free State Blogs
Check the NH Calendars
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 News Thanks & Statistics
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
- If you've moved to NH or otherwise changed your info, please update your contact info or send a message to Moved@FreeStateProject.org to let us know.
- 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!
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.
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