FSP News - January 2006
WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF THE
The FSP invites you to be a part of the first 1,000 to move to New
Hampshire! Ian Bernard, Porcupine and Free Talk Live host, has
made this public pledge at PledgeBank.com "I will move to
New Hampshire by 12/31/2008 where I will work to bring about a society in which
government's maximum role is protecting life, liberty, and property but only if
999 other liberty minded individuals will too." Anyone who has moved to New
Hampshire since October 1, 2003, and all of you who pledge to move by December
31, 2008, can sign up to be a part of The First 1000. Be
one of the first 1,000 Free Staters in New Hampshire!
The Tennessee FSP Local Group has started off the year with a
recruitment challenge! For
every person who joins the FSP in January 2006, the TN FSP will donate ten
dollars to the FSP. This is the perfect opportunity for fence sitters to hop
off the fence and join - do you know any fence sitters? Vince Silvia has also
pledged to match the TN FSP with an additional ten dollars, and he challenges
any other Free Stater to match him. Join today!
Thinking of visiting or moving to New Hampshire? Please
contact the FSP Welcome Wagon to meet
other Free Staters in NH and to get advice or other assistance on your visit or
move. You have friends in NH!
The FSP wins Freedom Organization of the Year with NH
Underground coming in second in a recent poll at Strike the Root. NH Porcupine
activist Russell Kanning won second place for Freedom Fighter of the Year!
In its latest Tax & Budget Bulletin, No. 29 - January 2006, the
Cato Institute examined the size of state and local
bureaucracy. New Hampshire residents enjoy the fourth smallest state and
New Hampshire's state and local tax burden, as a
percentage of income, fell in 2005 for the third straight year
according to the
Tax Foundation. New Hampshire also retains its second lowest state
and local tax burden for the same three year period.
The Beacon Hill Institute released its State Competitiveness Report
2005 and New
Hampshire ranks second in the nation in terms of economic competitiveness.
Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors meeting minutes for the December 28,
2005 meeting are available for your perusal. Topics: open Board position,
Doers and Organizers email communication lists, First 1000 Pledge and the
FSP Volunteer Positions Available
The FSP is currently seeking enthusiastic and creative volunteers to fill
the following positions. We have several exciting positions available as we
revamp and expand the New Hampshire
Information area of the FSP website. These positions include:
NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING INFORMATION COORDINATOR - This
individual will research and keep their finger on the pulse of things related
to real estate and housing in the Free State. Useful tasks include becoming
familiar with real estate and housing resources in the state, being informed on
housing trends within the state and being able to direct folks interested in
moving to New Hampshire to resources to help them find places to call home.
NEW HAMPSHIRE RESEARCHER/WRITER - We'd like to find someone who can
research New Hampshire's history, climate, and/or recreation opportunities and
more and do custom write ups on them for our website and New Hampshire
Information brochures. If you like research and writing, this is the job for
you. Being in-state is not necessary for this task.
FSP NEWS REPORTER - A reporter to cover Porcupine activism and liberty news
in New Hampshire. Keep note of stories and links throughout the month and
report for the monthly newsletter.
Several other positions are available:
FSP EVENTS COORDINATOR - Keep tabs on all the events happening around the
country where the FSP might gain recruits and arrange for FSP representation.
Our current Events Coordinator, Sandy Pierre, has moved to the Free State and
is focusing on in-state activism, but she will be able to help her successor
get up to speed. See the FSP Job
Description page for more info.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR PROJECT MANAGERS – If you like working with
people and projects, I could really use some help in following up with our
increasing number of enthusiastic volunteers, finding the best roles to fit
their visions and talents, and helping them nurture their projects to fruition.
Note that several people can fill this position.
These are just some of the many volunteer opportunities
available with the Free State Project. You can view other openings on the Organizational Chart. Please contact
Volunteer Coordinator, Nik Ludwig, for
more information, and thank you for helping achieve Liberty in Our
The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Oh my, oh my!
What is that rushing, plummeting sound I hear? Is it the forced whoosh! of evil
alien spacecraft plowing through the atmosphere; ships glowing red from entry
burn and exotic eyes glowing red with a hatred of all things human? No, it's
the price of PorcFest05 Merchandise dropping like a gentleman's probity the day
after he's elected! Don't miss your chance, get 'em while they're hot (white
hot, that is, as in the gleaming beacon of freedom that is the Free State
Project). - Phil
Mark your calendar now for PorcFest 2006! Meet up with
your Free State friends again from June 23 - July 1, 2006 in the beautiful
White Mountains of New Hampshire. It's the event of the year - the 2006 Porcupine Freedom Festival!
Free Talk Live continues its run of growing popularity,
boasting the #1 podcast spot for the first week of voting in the new year, and
there are now over 12,500 podcasts available. Tune in to hear why this pro-freedom
syndicated radio show is so popular.
FSP Newswire provides links to important news stories
about the FSP or its Participants. This month there are six new stories from Foster's Online, Renew
America, NH Underground, InfoWars.com and Lew
In New Hampshire
New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
announces that Keith Murphy was elected the new Membership
Director. In a surprise tie membership vote with Joel Rauch,
Keith won a Liberty Dollar coin toss. The NHLA has plans to promote liberty in
2006 including legislative training sessions at the State House in NH, Mock
Town Meetings, so new people can see how town meetings work, reviewing of the
hundreds of Bills that are submitted to the NH General Court, the annual
Liberty Dinner and the NH Legislator Index.
The NH Underground's
2005 Year in Review covers the many, many activities of this growing group
of Free Staters and New Hampshire liberty lovers.
The Second Annual Lloyd Danforth Birthday U.N. Flag
Burning took place December 18th.
Watch the video that was shot at the event.
"House Bill 1639-FN, prohibits the confiscation of lawfully owned
and lawfully carried firearms during a state of emergency, making a
felon of any law enforcement officer who attempts to seize such a firearm
during a disaster. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Paul Hopfgarten at the
request of local Free Staters..."
Read the text of the Bill and Concord Monitor article.
NH View Tax - Becoming an "Informed No" Voter - Voter Fraud in
NH are just some of the tax topics currently covered by the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, keeping
an "Eye on Granite State Government" for us. No matter where you live, you can
tune into their weekly radio show webstream, NH Taxpayer Radio on Thursdays from
The NH Liberty Calendar
lists the upcoming events of 30 liberty-minded New Hampshire organizations.
FSP News back issues are available. Got FSP
news? - content
submissions are due by the 12th of each month.
Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and help achieve
Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join Now
Participants in NH: 388
as of January 15, 2006