FSP News - July 2011
Send the FSP to FreedomFest 2011!
Gary Johnson endorsed the Free State Project
Gary Johnson, former two term Governor of New Mexico and current candidate for President, attended PorcFest and was asked about the FSP. He said it's "a wonderful idea" and hopes it will be a model for the rest of the country. Full video here.
Jason Sorens in the New Hampshire Union Leader
William Ruger and Jason Sorens, the founder of the FSP, wrote an opinion piece for the New Hampshire Union Leader about their new Mercatus Center report. The article is about their report, New Hampshire and possible reforms in NH.
Credits rolling. People cheering. Cameras flashing, rain splashing, and tears streaming.
These images flash in my mind whenever I think about the premiere of our long-awaited documentary, Libertopia. Debuting the film at Porcfest 2011 was a first, not only for our small production team, but also for the Free State Project, and the heightened emotion of its manifestation was palpable in the pavilion that rainy Friday night. It’s hard to express what it feels like to introduce a project to the public after three years of toil… Maybe like being pregnant for 36 months?
Libertopia is an 86 minute foray in to the lives of three FSP participants: 18-year-old Andrew Carroll leaves his friends and family behind to seek office in New Hampshire. Matt Simon plants roots in his new, NH community and struggles upstream to legalize medical marijuana. Will Buchanan hikes for nine months along highways, past skyscrapers and through small towns across America on his Walk for Liberty. Peppered throughout the film, we learn about the Free State Project and the libertarian philosophy that drives it. Now we just need some champions.
Yes, the love child of my co-producer and myself is finally out of our heads and on physical DVDs, ready to travel spreading its message of liberty, activism, and its people. We’re officially launching our Libertopia Screening Series. Our plan: to fill homes, libraries, theaters, and venues across the country with screenings of the documentary. By showing our film, you can:
1. Educate your family and friends about libertarianism (the basic tenets and why you care)
2. Support the principles of the Free State Project (liberty, personal responsibility, and activism)
3. Create your own Libertopia (Connect with other liberty minded people in your community)
For more information, contact our Producer of Marketing and Distribution, Siku@Libertopiafilm.com, and we’ll do our best to make it easy for you. Also, join our facebook page (Facebook.com/Libertopia) and mailing list (Libertopiafilm.com) for updates on when and where these events will be happening.
We hope Libertopia will engage you. Each subject in the film is on a journey, and one can see that often life's greatest rewards are born from taking on a big challenge. I know that making this film has been ours.
Thank you always for your support!
Christina Heller & CraIg Goodale
Action of the Month
Last month the Action of the month was to attend Porcfest and tell everyone how much fun and convincing the event was to you. This month, the Action is to continue to spread the good word and to help you here are a few items you may want to share. The TV show Adam VS the Man was recorded live from Porcfest. The NPR podcast Money Plant did an episode on Porcfest. Robert Murphy of the Ludwig von Mises Institute spent five days at Porcfest and wrote a wicked awesome article about his experience. So pick your form of media (video, audio or print) and share away. Action of the Month items are also posted on the FSP Forum. Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum.
Website of the Month
Free State Blogs - Free State Blogs provides boots-on-the-ground information about what's going on in New Hampshire. A large variety of bloggers post to the site including a pro-liberty NH based TV show, a pro-union Republican NH State Rep, a NH conservative media marvel, the best known NH Tea Party group, a philosopher and more. A recent post on the site details the changes in transportation regulations inside and outside of NH this year. Needless to say, this was a good year for the people of NH.
Facebook Page of the Month
New Hampshire Liberty Alliance - The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is non-partisan, non-profit all volunteer organization working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. The page will help you keep up with liberty elections, events and issues in NH. Now you don't have to live in NH to know whats going on politically in NH.
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.
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Liberty Calendar tracks lots of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar lists some liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. For Keene specific events, check out the Free Keene Calendar. 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.
Reporting by the FSP on participant activity or NH events on the website, in the newsletter, or in any other place does not represent support or endorsement and may not portray the diversity of opinions and activities that exists among participants.