FSP News - May 2009
FSP News - May 2009
The 6th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival
The 6th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival is just over a month away. Join us June 25th through the 28th, or show up early. Porcupines will start to camp out from Monday, the 21st. If you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for? This year's PorcFest is going to be the biggest yet, and you don't want to miss the fun!
As the liberty movement in New Hampshire grows, so does the number of liberty-oriented media outlets. New Hampshire is home to bloggers, television and radio personalities, newspaper journalists, videographers, and podcasters. PorcFest is the best place to meet many of these people who are changing and challenging the rules of news media.
- Meet Pete Eyre, Jason Talley, and Tom Pearson of The Motorhome Diaries. Learn about their ongoing odyssey across the country in an RV. Hear about the people they've met as they promote voluntaryism in their search for freedom in America.
- Join the hosts of Free Talk Live, Ian Freeman and Mark Edge, as they broadcast their nationally syndicated radio show on site at PorcFest. Be part of the live audience and maybe even win some cool swag.
- Meet Toby and Nick, the hosts of Free Minds TV. The cast and crew of Free Minds TV and Radio will be on site throughout PorcFest interviewing attendees, capturing highlights, and encouraging people to "Think Outside the Box."
- If you see a guy with a backpack on his back and a video camera in his hand, there's a good chance you've run into Dave Ridley of RidleyReport.com. Dave's video blog attracts thousands of hits daily, and there's no question that his videos have influenced recent public policy here in New Hampshire and beyond. Attend PorcFest and you might end up starring in a "Ridleo."
- Meet the people keeping New Hampshire residents informed about goings-on at the State House. Capitol Access is a Concord-based television program hosted by fellow Porcupines Denis Goddard and Lydia Harman. If you've ever considered running for a public office in New Hampshire, these are the people you want to meet.
- Meet radio personality and author Gardner Goldsmith, and director at Antiwar.com Angela Keaton at Soapbox Idol on Friday night. Not only will they be judging your 3-minute rant in true 'Idol' style, but strike up a conversation with them afterwards about the ins and outs of new media.
- Also in attendance will be many of the bloggers, documentary filmmakers, and podcasters who make up the rich and influential New Media that is changing the way people get their news. Meet the creators of Homeland Stupidity, Liberty Conspiracy, Anarchy In Your Head, Obscured Truth Network, Surrealpolichick (our very own PorcFest organizer!), FreeKeene, The New Hampshire Free Press, and many more!
Join the discussion
Have you visited the FSP's Message Board, or Forum? It's an interactive discussion board filled with ideas and opinions about the Free State Project, and it's a good place to ask questions or simply browse.
Let me introduce our new sticker. It's a trés-chic black-and-white beauty. Notice the clean lines, the easy readability; and the slogan that brings hope to all that understand it. "Liberty in Our Lifetime", boldly proclaimed in uncompromising letters. The new sticker was recently overheard at a fancy shindig saying how proud it was to be a part of the FSP's merchandise offerings. The "Don't Tread on Me-Porcupine" flag, a close personal friend of mine, told me the sticker also said that even though it was only four inches wide and three inches high he felt like a sticker that could cover the world! Even the shiny keychain, known for it's rigid sense of style and good taste, was impressed by the new sticker, commenting on how the black background and white lettering made for a particularly stand-out look. Not all the reviews were positive, however. The porcupine hand puppet didn't think the new sticker looked "fuzzy" enough. Most onlookers did agree that the sniping, negative comments, and disapproval coming from the older stickers was just a case of pertness envy. I hope you'll all welcome the newest member of the advertising family with open arms, and good ideas on where to place the new sticker. (The all over the body "Hey look at me, I'm the sticker man!" probably is not the way to go) The new LIOL sticker is a fine complement to the FSP's line of merchandise that advertises, reinforces, and inspires us all to have "Liberty in Our Lifetime". Visit the store to get FSP stickers and other stuff.
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:
- Talking about the Free State Project
- Sam's Jail Blog: Sunday, May 10
- SB2 Hijinks in Fremont
- Dis Union
- 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!