Free State Project Vice-President in Coeur d'Alene
Elizabeth McKinstry, Vice President
Free State Project, Inc.
Phone: (517) 437-4341
Web site: www.freestateproject.org
Free State Project Vice President Speaking in Coeur d'Alene
March 24, 2003 – Elizabeth McKinstry, Vice President of the Free State Project, will be speaking in a forum hosted by Libertarian Party of Idaho at North Idaho College on Saturday, April 5. Other speakers include author Dr. James Payne, Dr. John Beck, Gonzaga School of Business, Mr, Bill Denman, an economist and political activist in the state of Idaho, and Mr. Rob Chase, a Washington state activist and Libertarian Party candidate for Congress.
The Free State Project is an effort to identify the best state for advocates of strictly limited government to move to and live in, and to obtain commitments from those willing to move. There are ten states being considered by the Project - Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Maine - and once 5,000 commitments have been obtained, the state will be chosen by a membership vote. The Free State Project currently counts over 3,000 members committed to moving.
The attraction of Idaho for many members of the project is the fierce independence of its residents, and its commitment to the ideals of individual liberty. Idaho residents may find themselves a group of political friends and allies in the Free State Project members, all of whom recognize the virtues of self-reliance, individual freedom, and small state government.
"The Free State Project is the result of the long-standing American traditions of individual liberty and limited government," says FSP Vice-President Elizabeth McKinstry. "Whichever state we choose, we hope to integrate fully into existing communities and work alongside longtime residents to hold politicians accountable, and to make government smaller and more responsive to citizens' concerns."
Elizabeth McKinstry has been Vice-President of the Free State Project since its incorporation, and lives in Hillsdale, Michigan. She has spoken on behalf of the FSP numerous times.
The event will be held in the Driftwood Bay Room of the North Idaho College Student Union Building, at 6pm. For more details on the event, contact Rob Chase at Rchase340@cs.com.