TV segment about FSP
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TV segment about FSP
Unofficial transcript of WNDS TV-50 on-air news segment about FSP, with FSP member James Maynard. WNDS is New Hampshire's second largest TV station. This segment aired 7/28/03 at 7pm and 10pm.
|Note: The actual broadcast is now available online at James Maynard WNDS TV spot in NH.|
Female anchor: An organization called the Free State project is looking to move 20,000 libertarians into New Hampshire
Male anchor: The group wants to change the structure of government and News-Now's Eric Scheiner shows us how.
(cut to James Maynard)
James Maynard (FSP member): We're trying to gather 20,000 liberty minded people to move to one state in the union together. To work within local and state government to bring about a more financially responsible and socially tolerant government.
(cut to http://www.freestateproject.org/state.htm as the reporter talks it scrolls down from the Low Campaign Expenditures portion)
Eric Scheiner (Reporter): The idea is simple, yet revolutionary. And for libertarian members of the Free State Project New Hampshire is one of 10 possible destinations. A destination where political goals have already been established. Lowering property taxes being the first among many.
(scrolls as far down as Low Crime Rates, then cuts back to James)
James: We want to lower the Business Enterprise Tax, we want to lower the business property tax.
(cut to Colony Mill marketplace sign, then Ye Goodie Shoppe sign, Time Leon's "Family" Restaurant, Creative Encounters, Prime Roast coffee company while reporter talks)
Eric: Project members believe the influx of 20,000 libertarians would boost the economy. By buying and renting homes, and starting businesses, all while establishing themselves in communities and promoting the free enterprise principles of the Libertarian Party.
(cut back to James)
James: We're going to be going door-to-door, we're going to be working on warrant articles, on the school budgets...
(cut to reporter sitting in front of a PC on the FSP's homepage)
Eric: Nearly 5,000 people have signed up on the Free State Project website, agreeing to move to New Hampshire if it is chosen as the project's state. Final decision on the issue will come on August 15th.
(cut to James)
James: New Hampshire, as much as you can tell from the thousand or so people who go to the forum seems to be a front runner.
(cut back to shots of storefronts)
Eric: If the Granite State is chosen for the project there's still no deadline for the influx to begin. Nearly 15,000 more libertarians would need to agree to move to the Live Free or Die state before the Free State Project would get underway.
(cut to a closeup of the porcupine logo on the homepage, then the top of the homepage).
Eric: For WNDS News-Now, I'm Eric Scheiner.
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