Many notable people in the Liberty Community have endorsed the Free State Project, and some are even signed up as Participants. If you know of an endorsement to add, let us know.
"This is a laudable goal and many Objectivists are taking part in the project. Any lover of liberty would wish the project to succeed. TOC will continue to offer the philosophical ammunition such fights for liberty ultimately depend on."
The Republican Liberty Caucus Board unanimously approved this FSP endorsement:
"The Republican Liberty Caucus endorses and supports the objective of the Free State Project (FSP), to gather together liberty-lovers in a single political subdivision of the United States, specifically New Hampshire, in order to 'exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property.'
"We urge RLC members to support the FSP effort and work within the Republican Party of New Hampshire to reduce government power by promoting the ideals of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise."
Bill Westmiller RLC [National] Secretary
At the January meeting of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire's executive board, the party officially endorsed the Free State Project by unanimous vote.
"New Hampshire 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, and will seek to further improve upon and enhance New Hampshire's standing as the liberty-leader among the fifty states.
"The LPNH has formed the 'Welcome to the Granite State' Committee to coordinate efforts promoting New Hampshire as the most desirable Free State candidate. This committee will work with other activists and FSP members to attract people seeking liberty and the spirit of independence that are so well represented in the Granite State."
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"I think FSP is a TERRIFIC idea. I know a lot of people have botched 'new country' and 'let's take over a county' ideas, but FSP is different. Not only do they have the best plan I've seen for actually making it happen, it's one that doesn't ask people to front a bunch of cash or risk making any moves, until a critical mass has been reached. Even if it's a long shot, the chance of having an example of freedom at work – that 'shining city on the hill' – is too good to pass up."
Louis James was president of the Henry Hazlitt Foundation.
"FSP is a super idea. As one who believes strongly in the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand, I am proud to support the goals of the Free State Project. The views of the FSP resonate extremely well with mine and I strongly support them. That you have chosen New Hampshire the 'Live free or die' State is even more reason for giving you my full support."
Ted Sares is a semi-retired private investor who lives in the White Mountains area of Northern New Hampshire.
"Imagine what could be done: re-privatize education, re-privatize medicine, re-privatize charity, end drug prohibition … bring back industrial hemp development, self-regulated fisheries, and on …
"I urge all of Maine's Libertarian-minded people to join the FSP."
Fred Staples, Chairman of the LP of Maine, in the Maine Libertarian newsletter.
"For the first time, I think I've seen a path that is both principled and practical. Not the whole path, but some firm steps that both accomplish good in themselves and open up great possibilities. And the best part is that it's a path most statists can't object to, one that uses the premises of the existing federal system to achieve a fair first test of libertarian ideas within that system. Even opponents of libertarianism, if they are fair-minded, should welcome this reality check. Libertarians should cheer it on and join it.
"Liberty in our lifetime? I think this might be how to get there."
Eric Raymond is an author and software guru.
"The Libertarian Party of Alabama endorses the Free State Project as an alternate, but also complimentary strategy to the LP strategic plan of bringing about a free, peaceful, and prosperous society that is based on individual liberty, economic freedom, and limited government."
Mike Rster, Administrator – Libertarian Party of Alabama.