From the Queen's Quill: September News from the Free State
This time of year, when New Hampshire is ablaze with reds, oranges, and golds, I’m reminded of Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”--except real physical gold in your grubby own paws, that is!
In the Spotlight: Please help send me to Libertopia in San Diego later this month. I will be doing a talk about the FSP, manning the booth, and will be working hard, hard, hard to get more people to move to the Free State. Every bit counts. Thanks for your support!
Liberty Forum (February 23-26, 2012): We are delighted to announce Joel Salatin will be one of our keynote speakers. Salatin, author of seven books, including YOU CAN FARM: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Business is know for his dirt-under-the-fingernails writing punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. Stay up to date by joining the Liberty Forum Facebook group.
LibertyFest II: Whatta night! We joined hundreds of liberty lovers in my old stomping ground of New York City. We unveiled the new FSP marketing materials and banners. We hobnobbed. I gave a brief speech about the coming Zombie Apocalypse--hey, those New Yorkers need to be forewarned! Said one attendee in an email afterwards:
"Thanks for your awesome speech on Saturday. Even though Dan Halloran obnoxiously dismissed the FSP, I thought you presented the case superbly. It seems logical to grow and nurture infant liberty in the fertile soil of New Hampshire rather than start from scratch in the barren land of Mordor. I think people (even liberty folks) want to dismiss the FSP simply because the sacrifice of moving is too great. Of course they may have families and good jobs that keep them in place. However, I think the opposite - the sacrifice of living without freedom is too great to stay put. Thanks again for your courage, persistence and passion. Be there soon."
MassCann: More than twenty Free Staters hopped on the Porcupine Party Bus and crossed the border into Taxachusetts to spread some Free State love at the 22nd MassCann Freedom Rally. Thanks to Denis Goddard for organizing the booth, Sovereign Curtis for organizing the bus, and, of course, all who helped spread the good word. We snagged more than a dozen new signers!
Movers and Shakers Inaugural Appreciation Party: Not only did we get to thank the volunteers who keep the FSP ticking, we also met and hung out with many, many new movers. It was amazing to see so many new faces! Thanks to the Bardo Farm for letting us use their beautiful apple orchard. The Movers and Shakers party will become an annual event, one that celebrates the folks who choose to up-and-move, and those who continue to support our all-volunteer organization with their time and efforts. Not on the guest list? You know what you need to do!
Support Structures: Did you know there’s an FSP job alert page on Facebook where you can find listings of jobs in the Free State and surrounding regions? Join today. Also, find the FSP on Facebook.