Walter Williams Endorses Free State Project
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Jason Sorens, President
Free State Project, Inc.
Web site: www.freestateproject.org
Eminent Libertarian Economist Walter Williams
Endorses Aims and Efforts of Free State Project
August 7, 2002 – The Free State Project was endorsed this week by George Mason University economist Walter Williams in his widely syndicated column appearing in TownHall.com, WorldNetDaily, and other national media outlets.
The Free State Project is a non-profit organization that is in the process of gathering 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people to move to a single state in the U.S. in the attempt to establish a truly free society.
Rather than continuing the same failed strategies aimed at bringing Washington, D.C. to the light, the Free State Project aims at liberty in a single state. State taxes and wasteful state government programs can be repealed. The collaboration between state and federal law enforcement officials in enforcing unconstitutional federal laws could be ended. Utilities could be privatized, and inefficient regulations and monopolies could be abolished. Following these reforms at the state level, the state could pressure the federal government for the right to opt out of wasteful and unconstitutional federal programs and receive a tax rebate instead.
Since the FSP's founding in September of 2001 by Jason Sorens, a Yale graduate student in Political Science, over 600 people have decided that this route represents the most viable strategy toward the creation of a free society, and have signed up as participants. The Free State Project was in part inspired by a column written by Dr. Williams in September of 2000 titled, "It’s Time to Part Company."
Dr. Walter E. Williams serves on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics. He is the author of over eighty publications that have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, and Social Science Quarterly. Other popular publications that have included the works of Dr. Williams are Newsweek, Freeman, National Review, Reader's Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review. Dr. Williams has authored six books, including his latest, More Liberty Means Less Government.
For more information, please visit www.freestateproject.org.