FSP News - June 2011
June has arrived! Are you ready for Porcfest?
We have been talking to you for months about our funtastic Porcupine Freedom Festival. You have learned all about our speakers and our childrens' activities, dubbed the Family Zone, as well as how to get here with our Convoys. We've given you so many reasons to come, bring a friend, and mingle at this event on our blog that we just don't know how you could resist!
If you haven't taken the time to register but plan on coming, please consider doing so as it helps cover our up front expenses. This is where you can also give a few extra dollars for a donation to our operation as well. (We also have a widget on our Porcfest.com site or you can PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the info "PF$" to make sure it gets allocated for this project.) Last minute sponsor opportunities are always available! Contact Curtis@Porcfest.com for more details ASAP.
For those of you already registered we wanted to throw in some last minute information:
Please bring FM radios. We will be broadcasting locally where you can hear music, vendor spotlights and stay up to date with the latest Porcfest event. Stay in the know with the radio!
If you want to be even more in touch with what is happening, get on our bandwidth. Using 2-way marine radios, we will be communicating with staff, vendors, first aid and more. Cell phones aren't very effective in the area so if you want to make sure to stay in touch with your friends or favorite food place at Porcfest, then pick one up before you arrive (we're using this one).
Anyone who registered early should go back and make sure to pick up tickets to Buzz's Bigger Gay Dance Party or go back and simply make a donation to help keep things running smoothly right from the start. We appreciate everyone who has registered and we cannot WAIT to get there next week. Get your game face ready because we are GO for fun!
Mercatus Center Report: NH Freest State in the USA
In its newest report about ranking American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres, New Hampshire again placed #1. The full report can be reviewed here. There's also a video about the report, which includes Jason Sorens, founder of the Free State Project.
PorcFest is almost here and before you know it, you’ll be strolling through the bucolic pleasantness of Agora Alley. No doubt you’ll come across a most fantastic sight – the Free State Project merchandise site. So many items will be there to enchant you; it will be hard to choose. Do you take home a cuddly stuffed porcupine? Perhaps your FSP t-shirt is getting a bit ragged; feel free to size up a new one. How about that Custom FSP Buck you’ve been eyeing up for a while (and you know you have), there aren’t too many left; you’d better get one before they’re gone. How about a daily reminder that “Liberty in Our Lifetime” is on the horizon, a shiny keychain is just the thing. Brand new, never-before-seen-at-PorcFest reverse car window decals will be waiting eagerly for your precious caress. Sparkly, glowing, FSP copper rounds will mesmerize you. Whether you want one in a clear protective case, or a tube of twenty to trade elsewhere in the alley (with those who voluntarily accept them, of course), they will be waiting for you. There’ll also be pins and bookmarks and stickers and flags and, oh, so many more things for you to delight in. So be sure to perambulate by RV site 15 and take a look at all the wonderful stuff available, the porc in you will be glad you did.
FSP and Nullify Now! LA
The Los Angeles FSP group held a tabling event at the final stop of the Nullify Now! tour featuring headlining speaker Thomas E. Woods Jr. Through historical writings, case studies, and speeches by the Founding Fathers, more than 10 speakers presented logical, moral, and constitutionally sound cases for nullification. We want to thank Michael Boldin and Bryce Shonka of the Tenth Amendment Center for coordinating the tour and for graciously inviting us to setup a table. FSP LA had quite a handsome spread of outreach materials, complete with a plush porcupine that was on the receiving end of some heavy petting. FSP literature found their way into the hands of dozens of intrigued conference goers, a good portion of which expressed their interest in attending our future meetings. Would you like to reach more activists outside of NH? Start or re-energize a local group near you!
Send the FSP to FreedomFest 2011!
FreedomFest is an annual gathering of thousands of liberty-oriented individuals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Help our intrepid FSP representatives trek to the other side of the country to spread awareness of the Free State Project (and maybe find a few signers too!).
Currently, the FSP is slated to give a talk on the history and purpose of the Free State Project--but we have to get Carla and Chris there first!
Action of the Month
Thank you for taking to time to read the Action of the Month column in the past and doing the actions that spark your interest. For June, the Action of the month is special in that it both helps spread the idea of the FSP and is a whole lot to do! Attend the 2011 Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH and then tell your friends, family, co-workers and associates about how much fun you had. 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
NH Capitol Access - NH Capitol Access covers NH politics and political activism with a skeptical, feisty and flinty edge. The focus is generally on upcoming legislation, citizen involvement, the nature of government, and the NH Constitution. If you want to know about political happenings in NH, this is the TV show for you.
Facebook Page of the Month
Liberty Conspiracy - Liberty Conspiracy is a seriously educated and yet humorous take on politics, music and a whole lot more by Gardner Goldsmith. Liberty Conspiracy believes in the power of Invisible Hand, in exposing the fallacy of the Broken Window, in promoting economic and political liberty, and in freeing the mind to allow for true creative potential.
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.