The First 1000
What would you do to restore the liberty this country originally guaranteed? People move for a variety of good reasons – jobs, family, relationships, or just a change of scenery. Have you ever considered moving to protect our very freedom? Would you move to help prove libertarian ideas work?
In 2001, Jason Sorens, then a PhD candidate in political science at Yale, posited the question, what if the liberty-minded all gathered together in one place where their concentrated activism could make a real difference? Dr. Sorens' original essay gave birth to the Free State Project, with the goal to get 20,000 liberty-oriented individuals to move to one U.S. state where they will work towards a society in which government's maximum role is protecting life, liberty, and property. In 2003, at the 5,000 participant benchmark, a vote for which of ten candidate states should be chosen as the Free State resulted in the selection of New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die state. The FSP has now successfully found over 7,000 individuals committed to liberty who are willing to move to the Free State.
But many of us don't want to wait until we have 20,000 participants. We want to move now and we encourage every liberty-loving individual to join us, move now, be a pioneer for freedom, and become a beacon of hope in the Free State of New Hampshire.
WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF THE FIRST 1000!
We have launched a program called The First 1000. This challenge is issued to all freedom lovers. Dare to be one of The First 1000. Pledge to move to New Hampshire by the end of 2008, along with 999 others, and be trailblazers for Liberty in Our Lifetime.
Ian Bernard, long time supporter and promoter of the FSP, as well as creator and host of Free Talk Live, is hosting this pledge. Ian will move to New Hampshire if 999 others will too. Ian is already a signed FSP participant but he doesn't want to wait until we reach 20,000 signers. He wants to move now but he wants to make sure there will be at least 1000 like him coming to NH! Join him, pledge to move for freedom. Sign the pledge and agree to move to New Hampshire by the end of 2008. You don't need to sign the FSP Statement of Intent but we encourage you to do so if it appeals. What matters most, of course, is the outcome of Liberty in Our Lifetime! (Folks who have already moved to New Hampshire since 10/1/03 for this purpose are also eligible and are urged to sign the pledge.)
Freedom - now!
So far, more than 100 people have moved and become politically active in New Hampshire. That small number has already had a noticeable impact towards a freer society. Several early movers have run for office and some have won! More than a dozen are running for the State House of Representatives this year. Other early movers have been appointed to offices on school, budget, and planning committees/boards. The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, formed shortly after the project vote was announced, screens every new bill before the state legislature for its impact on freedom. Each year they publish a Report Card on how the state legislators voted and announce it during a fundraising dinner that honors the top pro-liberty legislators. One early mover founded a scholarship fund to help families escape the public school system and try private schooling or home schooling. Several instances of civil disobedience have been staged to bring to light overbearing state controls, as well as public gatherings related to social security card abuse, UN infringement of US sovereignty, and eminent domain. A small group of activists successfully blocked an attempt to ban smoking in all New Hampshire restaurants and bars. When one early mover wasn't happy with the laws concerning home schooling, she got the law changed. Other activists gained national media attention in their efforts to block RealID in the state.If just over 100 activists can accomplish so much, imagine what a difference 1000 activists can make! From running for office to speaking out at town meetings to simply being good neighbors – by demonstrating that the government doesn't need to manage us, we will prove that a world with more freedom is not only achievable but more efficient and fair! The First 1000 will prove the viability of the FSP concept.
For information on New Hampshire's thriving economy and high quality of living, see our New Hampshire Info pages and/or contact our New Hampshire Information team. To see how much is going on in New Hampshire right now, visit the New Hampshire Liberty Calendar and the New Hampshire Underground's Calendar.
Please, join us in New Hampshire! Dare to live in freedom! Be one of The First 1000!
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