FSP News - September 2006
FSP News - September 2006
John Stossel will be the featured speaker at the FSP's new Liberty Forum. Speakers will also include Sharon Harris of the Advocates for Self-Government, Jim Harper, a Director at Cato and Jack Cole of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. This event will be held in downtown Concord in February 2007. Enter this exciting Porcupine event in your calendar today!
New Hampshire ranks high in personal income (6th), the lowest in poverty, and residents are more likely to have health insurance, as reported in the Concord Monitor. The U.S. Census released the report August 29th.
Second Life is an online virtual world that now has an FSP presence! There is a "mixed reality" event planned for September 16th. Read about it on the FSP Forum and on its own new webpage - what's going to happen there?
First 1000 Blitzkrieg! Only 107 days remain to make the First 1000 pledge a success. In case you're just tuning in, the pledge was set up at the beginning of this year by Ian Bernard, host of the popular libertarian talk radio show Free Talk Live. The goal is to find 1000 brave souls willing to pledge to move to the Free State of New Hampshire by Dec. 31, 2008... but only if 999 others do as well. The pledge expires at the end of this year, and we are still several hundred patriots short of our goal. We're pulling out all the stops in our search for heroes of the Second American Revolution: an animated ad on the reason.com website; a full-page ad in the current issue of Liberty magazine (ad in paper version); an ad in the November issue of America's First Freedom, a publication of the NRA (ad in paper version); mass emailings and snail-mailings to FSP participants and friends. We're going to find 1000 Sons and Daughters of Liberty to pave the way for 19,000 more! Have *you* signed the pledge? If you would like to help us reach our goal, either by volunteering or by making a financial donation to pay for more advertising, contact us!
The 2006 Vans Warped Tour has come to an end and we'd like
to thank the dozens of people that helped make sure the Free State
Project had a presence on 13 stops of the tour. With the efforts of our
hard-working volunteers, we spread the message of liberty in our
lifetime to thousands of young people. FSP volunteers worked along side
other pro-freedom organizations present at the Warped Tour and a good time was had by all! We were shown in shots on the Warped: Inside and Out TV show and most importantly, we recruited 34 Friends of the Free State Project and 13 new FSP Members that we know of!
In June of 2006, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KID'S COUNT data snapshot, selected New Hampshire as the best state to raise kids for the fifth consecutive year. In its latest release of updated data, New Hampshire showed the lowest teen birth rate in the United States.
Action of the Month - Subscribe to Liberty. I mean that
in all meanings of the word. Subscribe as in "attest" that "Liberty in
Our Lifetime" is a worthwhile goal. Subscribe as in "sanction" that
liberty is the proper condition of rational people. And especially,
subscribe as in "pledging money"
to help advertise and demonstrate that the Free State Project is a
worthwhile plan to achieving liberty, for ourselves and others. - Phil Denisch
The FSP is a proud sponsor of Free Talk Live and each month the FSP News features the ongoing changes and growth of the show. This month some big things to announce! Mark and Ian, the Porcupine hosts of the syndicated radio show, webstream and podcasted pro-freedom talk show moved their studio and residence up the coast from Florida to New Hampshire! Both are First 1000 pledgers - join them in making the move! Also, the Podcast Awards 2006 announced that FTL was nominated and voted by listeners as the Best Political Podcast for the second year in a row! Another new radio station affiliate - 770 WAIS AM in Athens, Ohio brings the message to even more listeners.
The President's Corner this month updates us on the Liberty Forum, First 1000 promotion, media coverage, new movers and more. The latest FSP Signup Statistics have been compiled and the Board of Directors meeting minutes posted.
A sea of change is coming to the FSP in just four days - September 19th. Watch the FSP website for more...
Nik Ludwig, our Local Groups and Volunteer Coordinator, describes his Summer FSP road trip to San Diego. "If you want to start a FSP local group or need ideas on how to make your group more successful, write me or give me a call."
"What I can do is burst through the remaining obstacles getting in the way of my own life and proceed to live it now rather than in some undetermined fantasy future." - Lady Liberty in Ready, Set... An inspiring look at the freedom movement.
In New Hampshire
The Liberty Scholarship Fund awarded four $1,000 scholarships for 2006. The LSF encourages non-public educational opportunities for families in New Hampshire through its private scholarship program. The new LSF newsletter has details about the scholarships and the organization that was founded by Porcupines in 2003.
The FSP is referenced a couple of times at Answers.com in the New Hampshire page. It's billed as the world's greatest encyclodictionalmanacapedia and it's packed with great info about New Hampshire.
Read all about it in Free State Blogs this month:
- Free Stater wins primary Challenge; will be on ballot in November
- I chatted with the Governor this weekend...
- Off-Year Election Politics in the Free State
- Police Seizures: Eminent Domain By Another Name
- NH Executive Councilors Make Public Statements on Real-ID
- NH Identity Theft Among Lowest
- endless summer
- More, with Ian, Naz, and Gard on the War on Terror
- Against the Grain and Free Talk Live look at the London bomb plot and air security
The Keene Free Press has many Porcupine contributors and is available online, in addition to the print version.
Joel Winters was awarded the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance's annual Activist of the Year!
Are you ready to JOIN THE FSP, move to New Hampshire and help achieve Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join NOW! When you join, please also consider pledging to be one of the First 1000 to live in New Hampshire by December 31, 2008.
Participants in NH: 426
as of September 15, 2006