FSP News - July 2005
PorcFest 2005 is a
week away! Join us in Lancaster, New Hampshire, July 23-31 for our big annual
gathering. At publication date, 341 people had signed up on the
“We’ll Be There List". There is still room for you at at the
Rogers Campground, a beautiful camping resort and motel high in the White
Mountains of the Free State. A press release was just sent out.
The PorcFest is
friendships, hiking, speakers, food, discussion, gun instruction, live music by
Poker Face, vendors, laser tag, polyamory gathering, talk, camping, mountains,
liberty, swimming, Badnarik's Intro to the Constitution class, NH town tours,
Circle of Liberty, vacation, Breaking the Chains, a Mock Town Meeting, Moving
to the Free State reports, Christian & Atheist gatherings, PorcFest Family
Dinner, educational voucher debate, & campfires!.
The Board of Directors of the FSP has requested your input. Jason
Sorens, FSP Chairman and Founder, brings this message to you:
With Free Staters continuing to move to New Hampshire ahead of the
20,000-signer threshold, and with our original September 2006 goal for 20,000
signatures on the horizon, we need to consider whether to change our Mission Statement, Statement of Intent,
or Participation Guidelines
Is there a way we can restructure the Project to increase our
chances of success in creating a free state, and in achieving liberty in our
lifetime? The FSP Board of Directors wants to hear what you
have to say.
You can post your ideas on our forum,
send them to us by
email, participate in the discussion at the upcoming Porcupine Freedom Festival (PorcFest) or
attend one of many to-be-scheduled local
group meetings in August to make your views heard.
We'll carefully consider all input we receive by September
1st, and we plan to make a decision on any changes by October 1st.
Thanks for your help in working toward a freer society!
The June edition of The
Quill covers the Porcfest of course, and features Tim Condon’s
popular serial, Supercharged Solitons, and an essay by J. Alexander
called Libertarian Women, that has sparked a dialog about where
libertarian women are and what they are doing for freedom. For some of that
dialog see Forum
New Hampshire wins 2005
Most Improved State award! Scott Morgan, President of Morgan Quitno Press,
the publisher of State Trends, 2nd Edition, said,
“Sometimes life just isn’t fair for states other than New
Hampshire,” said Scott Morgan, President of Morgan Quitno Press.
“New Hampshire won our Most Livable State Award earlier this year and has
performed well in nearly all of Morgan Quitno’s surveys.”
The Proposed FSP Budget for fiscal year 2006 shows upcoming departmental
expenditures. See how the income from merchandize sales and your donations is
allocated in this year’s budget. Also
posted this month is the Profit and Loss report for the first fiscal year
An FSP Operations
Report dated July 3, 2005 is now posted. This is the latest report by some
of the key people moving the FSP forward. What goes on behind the scenes?
This Commenorative Buck© Knife will first be available for sale exclusively
at the PorcFest. This very limited edition (100), numbered knife is a
collector's item of extraordinary craftsmanship and quality.
The FSP President, Amanda Philips spent a week at 'Rand Camp', more regularly
known as the 2005 Summer Seminar of The Objectivist Center. Wherever
Amanda goes, she leaves people thinking about the Free State Project.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision that governments may take
our private property for economic developement and to raise tax revenue, Logan
Darrow Clemons, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC and FSP
supporter, causes a big splash with his plan to turn the tables. The Lost
Liberty Hotel Project intends to use eminent domain to seize the New Hampshire
property of Supreme Court Justice David Souter. In an interview on Court TV on
July 12th, Logan said, "One reason is that there is a project under way
called the Free State Project, that's where people who believe in limited
government and maximum freedom, are all moving to New Hampshire, so that at
least one of the 50 states can be
as free as possible."
Free Talk Live listenership is
growing fast! Listen to the promo of the
show. There is a steady flow of new FSP Participants from FTL. Tune in: live
8-10pm ET Mon-Sat.
Upcoming events - see the FSP Calendar. If you'd like to suggest an event for
an outreach table or a speaker, please contact our Events
Coordinator, Sandy Pierre.
Make a last-minute PorcFest plan
FSP Website: http://www.freestateproject.org Liberty in our Lifetime