FSP News - November 2009
FSP News - November 2009
Google it, you'll like it
I was in Anchorage, AK after several months traveling the US. The
next day in the early morning of my arrival, I saw a guy watching an
old movie in the common area. I said good morning and I sat down. He
started a conversation and it led to politics and how the government
should be. Then he asked me if I knew about the Free State Project. I
said no. Then he told me I should Google it. I asked, “What is it
about?” He looked at me and said with confidence, “Google it, you’ll
like it.” I spent days looking over the videos and reading about it.
Three weeks later I moved to NH
The waiting...over. The sun...shining. The angels...singing. Free State Project silver rounds are now available from the FSP store page. (http://www.freestateproject.org) The pure, one-ounce silver round (don't dare call it a coin) is ready and waiting. Why a "round" and not a "coin"? Well, a coin is what the government makes and a "round" is the cool way numismatists refer to non-government issued flat, round, metal slabs. Although from the numismatic point of view, it's probably an insult. As if these beautiful discs of silver have no charm, no uniqueness, no purpose. They think they're just a "round", a slug, a blank. Now that just won't do. I guess you could call them "medallions", which is kinda cool, like a "metal lion" roaring for freedom. I can see it now. Our top story tonight: "The silver porc's bellow, heard through-out the land bringing stability and honesty to economies everywhere". Well, ok, maybe not. How about "sabot". Yeah, solid money, conforming to the laws of economics, running along the rifling of a straight-shooting economy with honest money for honest people. No, huh? The aesthetic approach? A thing of beauty? A gleaming, shining example of man's mastery over the rough and random world around us. A resplendent reminder that man can create beauty from the gritty dirt of the earth. Turning mud and stone into shining objects that tempt the eye to linger. An object that caresses the eye, and the brain working behind it. An object telling us that haphazard nature, while fascinating, has no choice but to look as it does. While a creating man can take the savage roughness and turn it into an exquisite object of pulchritude and style. Too high-brow? Snobbish? Yeah, you're right. Perhaps "round" is the best term. Plain, solid, everyday. So while we wait for the New Miss Mad-Ticks to give 'em a name, I'll sit here calmly, enjoy the sun's sheen on FSP silver, and listen to the angels sing.
For donors that received an SP (Silver Porc): I hope to be receiving the plastic cases for them any day now. (Darn, more waiting) If you want one for your silver porc - you know to keep it all fine and clean, passing it down from generation to generation, as a venerated family heirloom - send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll get one out to you. For you hard-core gold-buhgs who expect the SP to be a working piece, being exchanged hither and yon as a vital part of a dynamic, reality-based economy; well you don't need such namby-pamby things. You want to handle the heft of the metal, feel the delicate cut of the design, trace your fingertips along the flutes, and hear the signing, ringing sound of the pure silver as you flip it through the air to a waiting vendor, completing the voluntary exchange that benefits you both as together you say; "Thank you".
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In New Hampshire
At the ballots
Liberty-lovers had many great victories at the ballot box in New Hampshire on November 3rd. Free Staters are helping to install small-government candidates in districts where "politics-as-usual" would never have let such candidates succeed. A spending cap (capping the rate of spending increases to the rate of inflation) passed in Manchester, New Hampshire's biggest city. A liberty activist has been elected to Nashua's Board of Education. A Free-Stater won his race for Selectman, while a Friend of the FSP won his race for Alderman. These victories are encouraging for those who hope for greater freedom in New Hampshire, and they would not have occurred without the Free State Project.
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:
- Free-Staters in the NH Legislature: What Have They Done?
- Time To Take Control In Hooksett
- 2009 Local Election Results
- 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!
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.
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