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December 29, 2008»William Buchanan's coast to coast walk for liberty in support of the Free State Project is nearing it's end as reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader Dec.29,2008 article. William is planning to reach the New Hampshire seacoast on New Year's Day and reside with his wife Brooke in New Hampshire. MSNBC Local News carried the NH Union Leader's news article and WHDH 7News carried the Associated Press news story.
December 2008» The Free State Project - a more peaceful method. Bringing more liberties back into American life. Commentary by Walter E. Williams, The City Paper Dec.18,2008 Nashville,TN An editorial commentary on how “Liberty-minded Americans might organize … A far more peaceful method… where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates and a restoration of constitutional federalism.”
» William Buchanan Walk for Liberty has reached Vermont. The Bennington Banner Dec.13, 2008 article 'Free State' proponent walking cross country by Keith Whitcomb Jr., updates William Buchanan’s walk from Oregon to New Hampshire as he arrives in Vermont on his final leg to New Hampshire in his “Walk for Liberty”.
» William Buchanan's Walk for Liberty. The dailygazette.com Dec.9,2008 article, 'Free Staters' walk across country to get message out, by Jessica Harding. William Buchanan’s walk from Oregon to New Hampshire as he passes through Schenectady, NY on his “Walk for Liberty” to New Hampshire.
September 15, 2008
» Free State Project supporters winning the 2008 NH Republican primary, from the Concord Monitor Sept. 15, 2008 by SHIRA SCHOENBERGGOP
House ticket has Free State ties
Small government, low taxes, cut spending
Until recently, Garrett Ean, Pamela Ean, Travis Ingram and John Kalb were political unknowns. Two are college students. None had ever held elected office. But they have a lot in common: All advocate limited government, and three are involved with the state's libertarian groups. In contrast, everyone knew Elizabeth "Liz" Hager. Hager, 63, had served 13 terms in the New Hampshire House, was the city's only female mayor and is executive director of United Way of Merrimack County. She had a reputation as a legislator who got things done, even if her more liberal positions on some issues led to clashes with her own party. On Tuesday, the slate of Ean, Ean, Ingram and Kalb beat Hager in the Republican primary for the House seat in Merrimack County's District 12, which includes Concord's Wards 5, 6 and 7. The winners attributed their success to the resonance of their message. "The vast majority of voters in New Hampshire believe in small government, that we need to keep taxes down and provide for economic growth," Kalb said. Hard work also played a role. The Eans, who are mother and son, and Kalb campaigned diligently, going door to door and working together, with Ingram joining them at the end. Hager did not actively campaign. Observers say the four also received a boost from the low voter turnout, which tends to mean that the most ideologically driven voters show up. But some question whether the conservative ideas that can energize the Republican base in a primary will allow the winners to prevail in the general election. "The Republican Party in New Hampshire has historically been and still is more of a Rockefeller Republican Party, a moderate to liberal Republican Party," said Andy Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. "That's reflected in the candidates who typically get nominated and typically can win." Hager put it more bluntly on election night: "They're not going to win general elections. They can easily win a primary." Limited government The four winners all advocate limited government, lower spending and no new taxes. Kalb, 27, considers himself a friend of the Free State Project, which aims to move people to New Hampshire who believe in limited government and more personal freedom. The Free State Project does not endorse candidates, but several of its members started the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, which has a similar philosophy and is a registered political action committee. The Eans and Kalb are all members of the Liberty Alliance. The alliance contributed $50 to Garrett Ean's campaign. Kalb is executive director of New England Citizens for Right to Work, a group advocating for a "right-to-work" law, which means no worker can be forced to join a union or pay dues. He was one of five original signers of a petition favoring a tax cap in Concord, which would limit the city council's ability to raise the property tax rate by more than the rate of inflation. That petition drive was led by Irena Goddard, president of the Free State Project. Kalb said a couple of Free State members donated to his campaign, and two members volunteered for it. "I'm friendly with a fair number of them," Kalb said. "They're generally in favor of small government. They believe that government serves the people, not people serve the government." Calvin Pratt, a spokesman for the Free State Project, said of Kalb, "He just gravitated toward us. He's the same kind of constitutionalist that many Free Staters are." Both Eans have similar views on government. Pamela Ean, 55, a Merrimack Valley High School teacher and former police officer, is a member of New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and was also one of the original signers of the tax cap petition. As chairwoman of the Concord City Republicans, Pamela Ean is close friends with Goddard, who is the group's vice chairwoman.
August 31, 2008» The Boston Globe article assessing the Free State Project 8,500 Statement of Intent signers and the approximant 558 movers of the 20,000 person goal set in 2003 and also a new independent goal set by Ian Bernard of “Free Talk Live” of getting 1000 movers in the next 3 years.
» The Union Leader June 12, 2008 editorial of interviews of PorcFest attendees about PorcFest 2008, their activities and the Free State Project by correspondent Roger Amseden.
» Two stories of Dave Ridley's Group to pick up trash--and carry firearms and Armed cleanup draws mixed reaction in the Union Leader about cleaning up Manchester streets while exercising the right to bear arms in New Hampshire.
» Sandy Pierre I Married an Alien story in the Liberty Magazine April 2008 edition.
» The New Hampshire Magazine March 2008 article about the right place in NH to live category gave Calvin Pratt a Runner up spot. Calvin and Karen Pratt were mentioned previous article about their migration from New Jersey to NH as part of the Free State Project.
» The Yankee Magazine Travel section advertisement for PorcFest 2008.
» The town of Grafton, NH resident John Babiarz petion for a warrant towards smaller government as reported by the Concord Monitor» Ron Paul barred from New Hampshire "Debate" televise a town meeting from Manchester before attending the New Hampshire Liberty Forum in Nashua as reported by the Concord Monitor
» Barred from Fox News event, Ron Paul draws crowd at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum as reported by JOSEPH G. COTE for the Nashua Telegraph, January 7, 2008 - Fox News might not want Ron Paul, but plenty of people in New Hampshire do. The Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate closed the three-day New Hampshire Liberty Forum at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua on Sunday by speaking to a loud and adoring crowd. The Free State Project, a group that aims to have 20,000 people move to the state to pursue libertarian goals, organized the forum. Project leaders said close to 600 people attended the Paul speech. There were around 500...
» U.S, Sen. John Sununu and Rep. Ron Paul speak at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum as reported by ALBERT McKEON for the Nashua Telegraph, January 4, 2008 - U.S. Sen. John Sununu and presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul will be keynote speakers this weekend at a libertarian convention. Leaders of the Free State Project, a group that aims to have 20,000 people move to New Hampshire to pursue libertarian goals, hope the convention will spur those living outside the state to establish roots here. There are several goals for the forum," FSP spokesman Varrin Swearingen said. "One of them is to provide a...
» Free Stater Lauren Canario gets day in court as reported in the Bedford Journal, Hollis Brookline Journal, Merrimack Journal by the Cabinet Press,Inc. along with the cartoon by AnarchyInYourHead.com
September 15, 2007
» The FSP's booth at the MASS CANN Freedom Rally appears in a nice video, linked to in the FSP Volunteer Center.
» The FSP News for September has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
» The FSP is sponsoring a Fall Foliage Photo Contest! According to the New Hampshire Foliage Report, the New Hampshire forests will reach their peak beauty in early October.
September 14, 2007
September 11, 2007
September 07, 2007
» Though the FSP does not endorse any candidates, it continues to receive publicity from the Ron Paul campaign. From National Review: "Don't forget that New Hampshire is home of the Free State Project, and has always had a strongly libertarian streak. He is well represented here in terms of young volunteers." From Washington University: "Sounds like there's a Paul contingent in the audience. There oughta be, this is New Hampshire, after all, home of the Free State Project." From The Spoof: "This new 'signage' is visible from flights to the new Live Free or Die International Airport built by Free State Project members."
August 25, 2007
August 24, 2007
» An article about the FSP by Lynn Pina appeared in the July 2007 issue of the Mensa Bulletin.
August 23, 2007
» The Free State Project is running low on bookmarks. Since we give away far more than sell, we would appreciate your donations to cover the cost. Please click on the ChipIn module in the sidebar or this link to donate.
August 22, 2007
» Finding Life and Liberty in the Free State Project, Part 1 is now available on YouTube.
August 15, 2007
» The FSP News for August has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
July 29, 2007
» Long-time FSP organizer Evan Nappen profiled in BLADE Magazine.
July 18, 2007
» Brian Wright's essay on his experience at PorcFest 2007 is available.
July 15, 2007
» The FSP News for July has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
July 1, 2007» Free Minds TV 2007 PorcFest Special. A promo trailer is also available.
June 24, 2007
» Laconia Citizen article, Free-staters find common ground at Gunstock get-together
June 23, 2007
» Free Talk Live broadcasting from the 2007 Porcupine Freedom Festival
June 21, 2007
» Union Leader article, 300 Free Staters to gather in Gilford for 'PorcFest'
» Laconia Citizen article, Free-staters make camp at Gunstock
June 15, 2007
» The FSP News for June has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
June 5, 2007
June 4, 2007
Based on the initial success we had with ChipIn, we have decided to extend this PorcFest fundraising opportunity until the end of the festival (June 24th). If you can't attend PorcFest, this is a great way to show your support. And if you are attending and donate $500 or more, you will be invited to a special donor lunch on Saturday June 23rd at Gunstock with FSP leaders and VIPs. This ChipIn generated $1150 in donations for PorcFest 2007.
May 25, 2007
» In The Surprising Relevance of Ron Paul, Michael Crowley of The New Republic attributes much of Ron Paul's fund-raising success (#2 in New Hampshire) to FSP supporters. CBS News picked up TNR's article. As a sign of his growing momentum, Ron Paul will appear on The Daily Show on June 4th.
May 23, 2007
» The PorcFest 2007 Challenge raised $443, but it's not too late to contribute. You can always donate to the Free State Project
May 19, 2007
» Video of John Stossel's interview with FSP leaders at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum is now available on YouTube.com. Ron Paul's Liberty Forum speech has been viewed over 64,000 times!
May 15, 2007
» The FSP News for May has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
May 14, 2007
» A new bright yellow Gadsden Porcupine lanyard has been added to the store. Let the world know that you won't be tread on!
May 11, 2007
» Today Reason will host an FSP discussion featuring FSP President Varrin Swearingen in their new office in Washington, DC.
April 27, 2007
» The 'Late April' edition of the President's Corner is online, live from Gunstock in Gilford, NH.
April 21, 2007
» A new issue of the President's Corner is online. View it here.
April 20, 2007
» Hundreds of New Hampshire-themed posters now on sale via the FSP Store.
April 15, 2007
» The FSP News for April has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
March 29, 2007
For the fourth consecutive year, New Hampshire was selected by Morgan Quitno Press as the #1 Most Livable State! NH has the lowest crime and poverty rates in the country, as well as low unemployment and high health ratings.
March 25, 2007
» Congratulations to Jean Alexander and Irena Goddard, the two newest Board Members of the Free State Project. Jean also returns to her former positon as Secretary of the FSP.
March 15, 2007
» The FSP News for March has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
March 14, 2007
» The FSP will hold an election for an opening on the Board of Directors. If you are a Participant who wishes to run, or an active volunteer who wishes to vote, click for more info.
March 12, 2007
» Video clips from the Liberty forum are gradually apearing at Youtube.com.
» Brian Wright reports on the Liberty Forum in The Free State in Winter.
March 5, 2007
» The text of Varrin Swearingen's opening ceremony speech is now available.
March 2, 2007
» Ron Paul speaks to a packed hall at the 2007 NHLF
More Photos can be found here
February 25, 2007
» New Hampshire Union Leader: Free Staters see gains, obstacles
February 24, 2007
» Opening ceremony of the 2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum
View more photos
February 23, 2007
» New essay, The Collective Migration Problem by Steve Cobb
February 15, 2007
» The FSP News for February has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
February 12, 2007
» Evan Nappen's article about the FSP Buck Knife appears in the April 2007 issue of BLADE Magazine.
February 5, 2007
» Mark Owen mentions the FSP in The Welfare State: Shredding Society at lewrockwell.com.
January 23, 2007
» Free State Project press release on First 1000 success.
January 22, 2007
» Presidential hopeful Ron Paul (R-TX) will be a speaker at the Liberty Forum!
January 15, 2007
» The FSP News for January has arrived. Check your e-mailbox or read it now...
January 7, 2007
»From The Libertarian Enterprise: Voting Our Conscience.
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