FSP News - January 2007
FSP News - January 2007
What is YOUR Liberty Issue? Taxes? Privacy? The Right to Bear Arms? The War on Drugs? Liberty-minded New Hampshire residents are making strides! We will talk about the various successes & issues at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum from Feb 22 - 25, 2007 - Are you moving soon to the "Live Free or Die" State? Come to the "NH Info & Jobs" sessions; employment information and Realtors will be available to help you! Over 25 speakers including:
- John Stossel, award-winning author and journalist from ABC's 20/20
- Michael Badnarik, Libertarian presidential candidate and author
- Jim Harper, from the CATO Institute, speaking on REAL ID
- Bill Westmiller, national Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus
- Rob Kampia, Executive Director from Marijuana Policy Project
- Jack Cole, Founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
- Christopher Gronski, NH coordinator for the We the People Congress
- Joe McQuaid, Publisher of Union Leader, New Hampshire's statewide newspaper
- Jim Babka, President of the Downsize DC Foundation
- Geoffrey Segal, Director of government reform for the Reason Foundation
- Sharon Harris, President of The Advocates for Self-Government
and many more. . .
Participate in ENGAGING AND INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS - the Taxpayer Activism Panel, Education Panel, Broadcast Panel, 2nd Amendment Panel and more. Each panel will feature 4 panelists, representing interested organizations who will debate the issues and answer YOUR questions. Panelists include liberty-loving members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Register and read details here!
The Free State Project is very pleased to report that the First 1000 pledge reached its goal! Thank you to all those who worked so hard to make it happen, and especially to those who pledged to move to New Hampshire over the next two years. First 1000 Pledgers - join us to celebrate at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum! Come to the Free State in February, or to PorcFest in June...
PorcFest 2007! Make your advance plans now for this Summer's big 2007 Porcupine Freedom Festival.
It will be held from June 18 - 24th at Gunstock Campground in Gilford, NH. The theme for this year's PorcFest is "Discover New Freedoms, New Communities, and New Beginnings!"
Announcing open submission for PorcFest designs - we need designs for logos, t-shirts, and posters. If you are interested in submitting a design, please email Rich Goldman with your name and a brief description of what you intend to design by February 1st. You may submit more than one design and proper recognition will be given to all entries. The winning design(s) will be used in merchandise and related promotions and the designer will be awarded $100. The deadline for design submissions is April 1st. General PorcFest questions and comments may also be sent to Rich. See ya there!
Action of the Month - Go for the gold! The Golden Porcupine, that is. Do your part and reap the rewards. If three participants list you as the reason they joined the Free State Project, you can join the venerated rolls of the Golden Porcupine. There are no goofy handshakes and no silly songs, but there is a fancy gold pin you can proudly wear to proclaim your achievement. You will also get a certificate and have your name listed on the FSP website. Most of all, you will know you've done a fine job in helping us to achieve Liberty in Our Lifetime.
"My husband and I took a stand two years ago and moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. I don't know if the plan will work but the signs are good and we are optimistic. But, if nothing else, we are acting on our consciences." - by Jean Alexander in her essay, Voting Our Conscience, published in The Libertarian Enterprise.
Some intriguing new statistics shining a light on New Hampshire. The State ranking of mortgage closing costs for 2006 was just released by bankrate.com. And, newly updated figures from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count state-level data online measures the share of children under age 18 who live in households without a computer and children without internet access at home.
How's your aim? Shoot at your local range then send your targets in and may the best Porc win (prizes, fame, fortune, etc.) A different course of fire with multiple categories every time will keep things interesting. Free State Match #1 targets are due back by February 7th. Read all about the Free State Match Shooting Competition on the FSP website. Good luck!
Free Talk Live adds its 20th affiliate radio station and its a big one, with 50kW daytime and 24kW nights, NewsTalk 850 WFTL covers all of southeast Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami. Check for an affiliate in your region, listen on the web live or to archived shows. FTL was also featured in Talkers magazine.
Blogger Michael Hampton in Homeland Stupidity writes Save liberty before America finally destroys it - "The time has come for all of those who understand and love liberty to make a stand. That’s why I joined the Free State Project..."
Brian Wright's new article is on The Sacred Nonaggression Principle (SNaP). He indicates that this is the central role of the FSP. The SNaP article is currently on Brian's Coffee Coaster website and will be published in February by Liberty Magazine. Brian Wright is the author of the New Pilgrim Chronicles, a new book about his journey to the "freedom portal" of New Hampshire with the FSP. "SNaP out of it, man!”
In New Hampshire
After being held for 90 days in a Connecticut prison, eminent domain protester, Lauren Canario was released December 21st. Welcome home Lauren! The Keene Free Press reported and Free Talk Live interviewed Lauren just after her release - here's the mp3 file of the interview.
This month in Free State Blogs - on the ground blogging from the Free State with over 20 contributors, we have the following entries. Please visit the Free State Blogs website for full content!
Opening Day 2007
Happy New Year from the Happiest Freedom Fighter!
The Right to Know, The Right to Pledge and what CNHT does
NH is the best, and the socialists know it
so long, and thanks for all the fish
down by the old mill stream
A new Porcupine led organization, the Coalition for Common Sense is "an organized hub of information and activism, a vehicle by which New Hampshire citizens can communicate their desire for an end to Marijuana Prohibition." The new organization was formed to support House Bill 92, An ACT decriminalizing marijuana - removing the criminal penalties for possession of marijuana.
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!
Are you ready to JOIN THE FSP, move to New Hampshire and work towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join NOW! Come for a visit!
Participants in NH: 442
as of January 15, 2007