FSP News - November 2006
FSP News - November 2006
TIME magazine featured the Free State Project in the November 13, 2006 issue! The full-page article appears on page 46 in the Nation section. Titled How to Stage a Coup, American-Style. The article is also available online at TIME.com.
The First 1000 Pledge - "I will move to New Hampshire by 12/31/2008 where I will work to bring about a society in which government’s maximum role is protecting life, liberty, and property but only if 999 other liberty minded individuals will too." - Ian Bernard, Free State Project Participant On the fence? Jump off...to the Free State! Join the First 1000!
Patricia Evans left a First 1000 comment; "I made the move in June 2005, so signing this pledge is easy! As I said in my 'I Made the Move' story, there is a level of grassroots political activism here in New Hampshire that I haven't seen since the early 1970's. Free State Project early-movers are already taking active roles in their new communities in so many different ways. The Free State Project early-movers are like true pioneers, laying the groundwork, clearing the fields, and planting the crops that will support the liberty-loving communities of New Hampshire's future, and I'm proud to be a member of this group!"
REGISTER NOW for the 2007 New Hampshire LIBERTY FORUM - Attaining Personal and Economic Freedom in America's Freest State - Brought to you by the Free State Project, February 22 - 25, 2007 in Concord, New Hampshire. Keynote Speakers:
- John Stossel will deliver a speech on The Enemies of Liberty, on Saturday following a four-course meal. Mr. Stossel will be available to sign copies of his books.
- Michael Badnarik - was the 2004 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and 2006 candidate for Texas Congressional District 10. An FSP Participant, Mr. Badnarik will speak Friday night following a buffet-style dinner.
There will be multiple program "tracks" from which attendees can choose based upon their interests. Program Speakers include:
- Sharon Harris, author and libertarian visionary, President of the Advocates for Self-Government
- Jack Cole, Founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
- Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, CATO Institute
- Christopher Gronski, New Hampshire Coordinator for the We The People Foundation
- Joe McQuaid, Publisher of New Hampshire's statewide newspaper, the Union Leader
- Bill Westmiller, National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus
Engaging and interactive Panel Discussions include Broadcast, Print and Web Media, Education, 2nd Amendment, and Taxpayer Activism. During the 3-day convention, activists will hear about the political action methods already being effectively employed in New Hampshire. Members of the Free State Project community will enjoy the chance to meet, socialize, and get a firsthand New Hampshire experience. New Hampshire residents will learn about the Free State Project, meet its Participants, and understand their stake in its goals. Attendees will find a positive, enthusiastic environment and emerge excited about the reachable common goal of creating a State that is personally and economically free! The 3-day Convention will be held in historic downtown Concord. The hotel is within walking distance of the State Capital, where some of the programming will take place. Join us for the Liberty Forum. Register now - early discount ends Nov. 23rd.
Researchers find that New Hampshire is the least corrupt state in the nation. The 28 page study, Weathering Corruption, published by the Merctus Center at George Mason University, was authored by West Virginia University economics professors Peter T. Leeson, Ph.D. and Russell S. Sobel, Ph.D. Their research explores the effect of FEMA-provided disaster relief on public corruption. The Concord Monitor covered the release of the research.
Brian Wright, author of the FSP-related book, New Pilgrim Chronicles - his new book developed from his Free State experience, was interviewed (mp3) by James Hughes, executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). Dr. Hughes is the former executive director of the World Transhumanist Association, which is dedicated to extending and enhancing human capabilities and longevity. Hughes is sympathetic to the idea of the Free State Project and enabled Brian to expound on the depth, diversity, and success of our community.
FSP Volunteer Positions Available
Thanks again to all who have been working to keep the FSP moving forward. While you are enjoying the holidays this month and next, think if perhaps you might be the perfect person to fill one of these exciting roles - we'll help you get started:
FSP EVENTS COORDINATOR – Keep tabs on all the events happening around the country where the FSP might gain recruits and arrange for FSP representation. We have some tools already on the FSP website to help you manage events and volunteers, and we are constantly improving these to make it easier to organize events.
NEW HAMPSHIRE INFO COORDINATOR – This important position is responsible for the NH Info section of the FSP website, including updating and keeping current the information on jobs, housing and real estate, and community events and activities. You are encouraged to recruit other volunteers to help you with the various areas within NH Info. Lynn Pina, current NH Info Coordinator, will be taking on other roles in the FSP but will help you get oriented and up-to-speed.
Look for the latest President's Corner, due to be posted later today, for New Hampshire election comments and an update on the Free State Project!
Action of the Month - S'virtual, s'online, s'marvelous. Are you leading a secret life...online? If so, let me suggest you mention the Free State Project to all your friends' avatars. Whether virtual or veritable, spread the word of Liberty in Our Lifetime to all who cross your path. Word of mouth is the very best way to light the fires of liberty in our friends and neighbors. It doesn't matter if they're simulated or solid, letting them know there is a path to liberty is a bona fide gift in any life. So, "lay down a rubber road to freedom" or follow that electron path to liberty, the free[er] state of New Hampshire waits for her sons and daughters to come home. Be sure sure to mention/add/promote the FSP in your friends list, etc., such as MySpace, Facebook, Gimme Liberty in Secondlife and the Atlasphere. - Phil Denisch
Just like real freedom-lovers, our stuffed animals are cute, cuddly, and just plain adorable. Unlike true liberty-minded people these are also puppets. Santa versions wear a Santa cap and are raring to give peace, freedom, and voluntary cooperation this holiday season (and they'd push Leonard Read's freedom button given half the chance ;). But they are rather sensitive, so don't forget to sing "Here Comes Porcer Claus" before they go to bed on Christmas Eve. Lot's of gift ideas in the Merchandise Center!
In New Hampshire
Free State early mover is elected as a State Representative. Share the victory speech with all the pro-liberty activists you know. The NH Constitution was amended to end private eminent domain transfers. More New Hampshire election coverage by Denis Goddard at Free State Blogs.
Free Stater and eminent domain protester, Lauren Canario remains in jail after being arrested on September 23rd while sitting on the porch of one of the Fort Trumbull homes taken in the Kelo Decision. Lauren's courageous silent protest is being updated on the NH Underground Wiki and discussed on the forum.
Chronicles of Progress Toward Freedom in New Hampshire. Free State Blogs has entries this month by a host of Porcupines and friends. The following blog titles appear this month:
- New Hampshire Election Results
- Union Leader features "Gimme Liberty Bar"
- secession central (Part 2 of 2)
- NH Local Election 2006: my experience in running for the Concord School Board
- FSP Article in Time Magazine
- If you're not for lower taxes and less government...
- live...from secession central!
- Free Stater Runs for School Board, Slams Unions
- NH Taxpayer Radio - Your Only Source for Intelligent Insider News in NH
- New Hampshire Liberty Alliance Releases Candidate Endorsements
- butterfly effect
- A New Hampshire Prayer
- In Response to the Income/Sales tax-mongers
- Yes Virginia, there *is* Voter Fraud in NH!
Are you ready to JOIN THE FSP, move to New Hampshire and work towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join NOW! When you join, also consider pledging to be one of the First 1000 Free Staters to live in New Hampshire by December 31, 2008. Jump off the fence!
Participants in NH: 436
as of November 15, 2006