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"Imagine what could be done: re-privatize education, re-privatize medicine, re-privatize charity, end drug prohibition … bring back industrial hemp development, self-regulated fisheries, and on …
"I urge all of Maine's Libertarian-minded people to join the FSP."
Fred Staples, Chairman of the LP of Maine, in the Maine Libertarian newsletter.
"It began Wednesday morning, when I found myself totally obsessed with the Free State Project … It would be nice – it would be so nice, to have my personal liberty protected by another entity. Perhaps a state; where medical records remain private, where I can keep what I earn, defend myself against a threat – a STATE where I can live FREE."
See the full text here.
J.J. Johnson is Editor of Sierra Times.
"I think FSP is a TERRIFIC idea. I know a lot of people have botched 'new country' and 'let's take over a county' ideas, but FSP is different. Not only do they have the best plan I've seen for actually making it happen, it's one that doesn't ask people to front a bunch of cash or risk making any moves, until a critical mass has been reached. Even if it's a long shot, the chance of having an example of freedom at work – that 'shining city on the hill' – is too good to pass up."
Louis James was president of the Henry Hazlitt Foundation.
Libertarian author Vin Suprynowicz is a signed member of the FSP, and at a recent convention said,
"I find it sad that these people have to beat the bushes to get 20,000 to cross state lines to preserve liberty, when our founding fathers were willing to die to do the same."
See the 10/17/02 press release about Vin becoming an FSP member.
October 17, 2002 – The Free State Project recently gained a new member, noted libertarian author and speaker Vin Suprynowicz. While speaking at the New Hampshire Libertarian Party convention, Mr. Suprynowicz announced his intention to sign up for the project, and inspired others to do so with his statement that he would be happy to "cross state lines to preserve liberty, when our founding fathers were willing to die to do the same."
The Free State Project is a growing movement with the aim of obtaining signatures from 20,000 people who commit to move to a single, low-population state of the U.S. and work to institute political reforms there. Since the FSP's founding in September 2001, over 1500 people - including Mr. Suprynowicz - have decided that this route represents the most viable strategy toward the creation of a free society, and have signed up as participants. For more information about the Free State Project, please see the website, freestateproject.org.