Delaware Libertarian Party Convention Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jason Sorens, President
Free State Project, Inc.
Phone: (828) 225-1951
Free State Project President Speaking in Delaware
March 7, 2003 - Jason Sorens, founder and president of the Free State Project, will address the Libertarian Party of Delaware state convention tomorrow. The Free State Project is an effort to identify the best state for libertarians and other advocates of strictly limited government to move to and live in, and to obtain commitments from those willing to move. Delaware is one of the ten states being considered by the Project, and once 5,000 commitments have been obtained, the state will be chosen by a membership vote. The Free State Project currently counts over 2,800 members committed to moving.
The Free State Project (FSP) was recently featured in stories in the Wilmington News-Journal and Baltimore Sun. "The Libertarian movement has existed for decades and produced leading intellectuals and Nobel Prize winners, but despite all that it hasn't had much influence on a national level," said Sorens for the Sun story. "I think it's time we concentrate our resources in a place where we have a shot at actually winning."
Delaware is known for its pro-business environment, but has been trending leftward in recent years, with its statewide ban on indoor smoking, Wilmington's "pre-crime" profiling database, and new gun registration proposals in Wilmington. Many Free State Project members believe that Delaware retains its heritage of economic liberty but is increasingly trampling on its citizens' personal rights. On the other hand, two reports on Delaware on the FSP website, freestateproject.org, are mostly positive, noting the favorable job climate and compact area.
The Libertarian Party of Delaware will be holding its convention on Saturday February 8th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Smyrna Fire House Social Hall, 103 W. Commerce St., Smyrna (opposite First Presbyterian Church).