FSP Particpant wins LP nomination
For Immediate Release
May 31, 2004
SUBJECT: Free State Project Participant Wins Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination
Atlanta, Georgia After three rounds of balloting in a close race, the Libertarian Party (LP) nominated for its presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, a computer expert, constitutional scholar, and enthusiastic supporter of the Free State Project.
The Free State Project (FSP) is a plan for 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people to move to New Hampshire, where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. Participants pledge to work toward a society where the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The FSP chose the "Live Free or Die" state as its destination, and the migration has begun.
Badnarik writes, "Most people approve of libertarian principles, but they are not convinced that those principles will work in practice. The Free State Project will soon demonstrate that our principles not only work, but that they are absolutely necessary to living in a free society. Freedom is not a spectator sport. Please get involved!"
In fact, all three leading candidates for the LP presidential nomination are supporters of the Free State Project. Michael Badnarik and Gary Nolan are both signed participants, and Aaron Russo has given his strong endorsement. While the FSP is not associated with any particular political party and does not endorse any candidate for office, the FSP welcomes support from LP candidates and party members.
LP member and FSP Vice President Alan R. Weiss gave a nominating speech on Badnarik's behalf. Afterward Weiss said, "All three LP presidential candidates are outstanding defenders of liberty. Mike Badnarik has supported the FSP for well over a year, and we can't wait to have the Summer White House in New Hampshire."
FSP founder and Yale political science lecturer Dr. Jason Sorens commented, "Mike is a fantastic candidate. His passion and eloquence in favor of the values Free Staters believe in won over the LP; I look forward to his winning over many more Americans."
The Libertarian Party has for many years been the third-largest political party in the US, and stands for freedom and responsibility, both personal and economic.
The Free State Project, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, currently has over 5,800 participants, and is recruiting a total of at least 20,000 to move to New Hampshire.