FSP News - January 2009
FSP News - January 2009
Want to Visit New Hampshire?
If you are interested in visiting New Hampshire at any time of the year and experiencing the Free State Project community, we would be glad to show you around. Simply let us know through our brand new Visit NH page. Provide us some basic details and a representative of the FSP will contact you to facilitate your trip. Also, as this is a new site, if you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions, please forward them to email@example.com.
2009 Liberty Forum - Two Months and Counting!
Dick Heller, John Gatto, Mary Ruwart, Lisa Snell, Angela Keaton, David Bergland, David Nolan, and many more! The Liberty Forum is the place to be for exciting speakers, roundtables, and discussions about freedom and the many paths to liberty!
If you haven't made plans yet, now is the time! The Liberty Forum is less than two months away.
Too busy for a full weekend of liberty? Just want to see the speakers on Saturday? Only have time for the Friday Keynote dinner? A la carte pricing is now available. Check out the schedule and registration for details and more information!
Have questions or need more information? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Save the date! The Porcupine Liberty Festival is June 25 - 28, 2009 at Rogers Campground in beautiful Lancaster, NH.
- Outdoor Music
- Bus Tours
- Group Hikes
- Scavenger Hunts
- Kids Activities
- Team Sports
- Vendor Tables
- Pub Nights
- Liberty Ladies Cook-off
- Shooting Range Trisp
- Communal Meals
- and Much, Much More!
Online registration opens March 15, 2009
To book your accommodation, call Rogers Campground at 603-788-4885 (please note it is off-season, so leave a message and someone will call you back) or visit them online at http://www.rogerscampground.com/. Call before May 1, 2009 for your 10% discount.
Action of the Month - Librarything
How often have you read a book and thought, "Wow, everyone should read this!" How many books are on your shelves right now that meet that criterion? How often have you wondered, "Is there anyone else out there that reads these kinds of books?" and "What joy and knowledge could others gain, as I have, from these biblio-messengers?" Books, like heralds from some other's mind, from times recent as last year, or from millennia past, speaking their message of hope, or fear, or shame. Books can be papyrus teachers, sometimes so intimately engrossing that you feel the author to be a close friend or mentor. Sometimes they can seem cold and soulless with all the warmth of a black dwarf, frigid and dead in the blackness of space, only to have us discover, upon reading and reflection, that it contains diamonds the size of battleships. Some books shine with the brilliance of a hypergiant sun bathing us with philosophy and wisdom we could never see on our own. Then there are the deceivers, those books that seem to make sense, they seem to give truth and light, but are instead an insidious betrayal of all that is honest and good. Don't you wish there was a way to tell friends and like-thinkers of these wonderful books you have found? Don't you wish you could warn others of the banal, fallacious, and just plain stupid books you've trudged through and wish you hadn't? Wouldn't it be great to introduce someone to that One Book? That One Book that sets things in place, that makes order out of chaos, that rings so true like a thousand sonorous, silver bells gleaming in the bright rays of reason? Sounds good, yes? How about we make that 'One Book' a 'Those Books'? How about you go to the Free State Project Reading Group on Library Thing? See what other liberty-minded people have on their shelves. See what they say about the latest work by P. J. O'Rourke. See if it usually does start with Ayn Rand. See if you've missed a good Heilein read. See what to avoid and what you shouldn't. See if you can find Liberty in Our Lifetime. Can you handle the Mises? Can you find that rare Rothbard? A great portion of the world's knowledge waits for you in books. Finding the good, dodging the poor, and connecting with others who know the difference is what Library Thing can do for you.
237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, ...[wa wa wa] What? Oh, hi. I'm just counting FSP bumper stickers. 245, 246, 247, 248, ...[wa wa wa] Huh? Oh, well thousands. Yeah, really. Oh sure, me too. It'd be a lot better if all of these were on a car or sign or something. Much better to have them out in the world advertising the Free State Project, than here on the shelf collecting dust. 249, 250, 251, 252, ...[wa wa wa] Sure, we have plenty of t-shirts in stock as well. [wa wa wa] Magnets? Totally, look at all the magnets. There's an eight-pack, one of each, or five of each kind, or...[wa wa wa] Well, yeah, we have awesome pins, nice and shiny - and don't forget the Golden Porcupine pin you can only get if you're responsible for three people signing up (and I hear there will be some recent achievers of the Golden Porcupine pin at the Liberty Forum this year). Um, let me see 255, no, 522, no darn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ... [wa wa wa] Duh, of course we have Ultimate brand flying discs. Yes, with the FSP logo proudly emblazed on it, sheesh. 7, 8, 9, 10, ... [wa wa wa] Porcupine what?!? No, we don't have porcupine-scented body oil. [wa wa wa] Huh? No, we don't have any Official FSP Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Liberty Model Air Rifles. ... [wa wa wa] Eh? What's that? A what? Of course not, what self-respecting organization that promotes Liberty in Our Lifetime would carry a thing like that? [wa wa wa] Oh, that's what it means? Well, we do have toy stuffed porcupines, and I guess the small ones could be like babies, so sure we have them. They're hand puppets to boot. Ah, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ... [wa wa wa] Where? Well the web site of course! Uhg, go to freestateproject.com, then click on the merchandise link on the left. It's not hard, even a government employee could do it. [wa wa wa] Now don't you take that tone with me. Look I've got counting to do. [wa wa wa] La la la, not listening. 10, 11, 12,...
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:
- You spend, we cap - Jackie Cilley (D) Barrington
- NH: Debating authoritarians using the Molyneux approch
- Cannabis Protest in Keene
- Budgets can't be balanced with windfalls
- 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!
Are you looking to get involved with other liberty lovers from across the USA and around the world? With over 1,600 freedom fighters from 65 countries Bureaucrash Social is that place. Described as "a vibrant online activist community" it's the heart of operations for Bureaucrash. It's an easy, private and fun way to connect with other people and pro-liberty events in your area and share and view related videos and photos. Visit bureaucrash.com today, where you can get your daily fix of freedom. And be sure to check out our selection of thought-provoking clothing and accessories at our Contraband store and podcasts with liberty-minded thinkers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and activists at our Podcrash. All this and more, at bureaucrash.com.