– an on-going series of interviews with our Liaison Leaders.
While the FSP is looking for activists who support liberty for all, we can find libertarians in many different communities of ignterest, each with its own priorities and reasons for valuing freedom. It makes sense for some members of these communities to interface with their own, since they are more likely to empathize and speak the same language, figuratively speaking. This has been going on informally since the FSP's inception, but we are formalizing it a little.
Below is a list of interest groups and people assigned as liaisons. The list is not exhaustive, and the people are not exclusive. We ask that the liaisons make efforts to reach out to their communities, and we ask that anyone else doing so keep the liaisons informed, so as to coordinate activities.
Feel free to suggest additional interest groups, especially if you are willing to volunteer as a liaison yourself, if you believe that connecting with them will help further the FSP mission. Please send any feedback to the Coordinator: Wade Bartlett.
Also, you can visit the Interest Group Liaisons discussion board in the FSP Forum.
For Immediate Release
February 13, 2009
New Hampshire Once Again Shows the Way to Freedom
CONCORD -- As it has done in the past, New Hampshire is once again leading a pack of states in taking a stand against intrusive government.
News on Mike Fisher
On May 9, 2005, Mike Fisher, an FSP participant, violated NH's licensing
laws at the State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics in Concord.
The purpose of the event was "to call attention to the State's intrusive
and unnecessary licensing restrictions on entry-level workers and entrepreneurs
in many industries," according to Fisher, the activist heading up the effort
through the NH Underground. "In a free
country, people do not need permission to start a business. We are no longer
free to make a living without government approval."
It is a misdemeanor in New Hampshire to sell services such as manicures,
haircuts, or massages without a license. These licensing laws were expanded in
January to include all tanning businesses.
This event has received much media attention. Here are several
references to media and other coverage: