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New Hampshire has the 3rd Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Nation!

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Need one or two? New Hampshire has them!

That’s right, our state of New Hampshire has the third lowest not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the nation. New Hampshire has the lowest rate in the East. Also, the lowest rate in the Northeast. We have the lowest rate in New England. Looking for a job? Go to New Hampshire young man.

BTW, the only other state in the Eastern United States with a very low unemployment rate is border state Vermont.

At 3.0%, Sullivan County has the lowest unemployment rate of any county in New Hampshire. The rate in Grafton County is 3.1%. Merrimack County and Belknap County follow at 3.2%. The rate is 3.3% in Strafford County.

1st Amendment Win: Ballot Selfies Totes OK, Court Says

New Hampshire is no stranger to strange political stories, a fact Mother Jones noted about a 2012 race in which two FSP early movers were involved. This time, the issue was whether ballot selfies--a photo you share on social media showing who you voted for--was constitutionally protected speech.

Backstory: A law went into effect on September 1, 2014 making ballot selfies illegal in New Hampshire. A handful of activists and state legislators took ballot selfies during the November election. Attorney and early mover Brandon Ross posted his on Facebook with the tagline: "Come at me, bro."

Big Bro did come at him, and several others, sort of. The Ballot-Selfie Brigade was placed under investigation by the NH Attorney General, but no one was formally prosecuted or charged under the law, which calls for a fine of up to $1,000 per violation.

Producing Something at the End

FSP early mover Kristine Boncer not only exerts the fullest practical effort by volunteering for FSP events like PorcFest where she ran registration in 2015, and Liberty Forum where she managed the Courtesy Room this year, or by editing the FSP newsletter, Kristine is also a small business owner and artisan.

The Union Leader recently caught up with Kristine at the 82nd annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair:

"Kristine Boncer was very still as she slowly and methodically fed her grass-green wool into the spinning wheel. Except for her feet. Those moved in time with the wheel, slowly and surely, with a rolling up and down motion of a cat kneading its blanket before curling up for a nap.

'It is very relaxing,' Boncer said, looking up, but never losing stride. 'I love the tradition of it. It's something my grandmother used to do to clothe her babies.'

NH: Top Ten in "Best States for Gun Owners"

Guns&Ammo recently did its annual rating of "Best States for Gun Owners 2015." Last year, New Hampshire came in 25th place. An early mover contacted the magazine about that rating, detailing how they got New Hampshire's wrong. This year, New Hampshire moved up 15 spots, and now rates in the Top 10! Says the early mover: "I still think we should be in the Top 3, but this is still good for attracting movers from nearby northeast states." Live in New England? Love guns? Love liberty? Join the Free State Project, where your gun rights matter!

From the article:

Mover Story: Jenn Coffey

I made the move June of 2005. Mover number 108, and clueless. I knew nothing of activism, civil disobedience, lawmaking or speaking up as an individual. I had no idea how I, as one person, could help advance liberty.

I did not truly grasp what freedom is really about, until I made the move.

Should Liberty Lovers Leave the United States?

Free State Project president, Carla Gericke debates James Guzman at Panam Post, answering the question: "Should Liberty Lovers Leave the United States?"

Says Gericke: "The solution is not to scatter liberty lovers to the four winds, but, as innovators, to find ways to build a better future together." Read more at PanAm Post.

Photo: Top of the "Live Free or Die" monument in Bicentennial Park in Nashua, NH - photo by James Walsh (source: http://goo.gl/jjy8zi)

Free Staters Attend Democrat Hosted Information Session About... Free Staters?

Last night a group of Free Staters attended the Hampton Democrats monthly meeting where Zandra Rice Hawkins from Granite State Progress (GSP) gave a presentation on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Free State Project (FSP). As in the past, Rice Hawkins failed to reach out to the FSP to make sure she has the facts.

From the invite email: “Zandra Rice Hawkins will provide an update on the Free State Project and ALEC. If you are not familiar with either of these 'initiatives' you should plan to attend – you will surprised and concerned at the amount of influence these two groups are playing – and hope to play – in New Hampshire. Each of these promises to be VERY educational — pleas (sic) plan to join us.”

Joel Valenzuela, blogger and activist at the Rights Brigade, a new liberty outreach venture, wrote about the evening HERE.

Real NH: 100 Things to Do

The Concord Monitor recently posted a list of things to do to discover the "real" New Hampshire. Read it here.

One notable, which is true, and which is another reason New Hampshire is a great pro-liberty destination: "16. See in person every major candidate running for president. As soon as one election is over they’ll start showing up campaigning for the next one, even if it’s four years off. A great to place to find them is Lindy’s Diner in Keene, and be sure to try an order of onion rings when you’re there."

August 2015 Newsletter

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, It's Only a Matter of Time... Check out the latest Outreach Activism, media from PorcFest, and the Free State Project Town Hall project in this newsletter that is chock full of liberty goodness!


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