January 2012 Newsletter
Basket Brigade: Free Staters Live Their Principles and Deliver Help to Needy Families
More than fifteen Free Staters spent Sunday, November 20, distributing Thanksgiving baskets to 52 needy families in Concord. The event organizer, Amanda Boudin, explains: "I moved to New Hampshire from Texas in 2010. My dad and I used to do a Basket Brigade together in Dallas. The first year, he had only one basket to hand out, but it eventually grew to 400. My dad passed away from cancer earlier this year. When I realized there was no Basket Bridage in New Hampshire, I decided to start one here to honor him." The original Basket Brigade was launched by motivational speaker Anthony Robbins more than 30 years ago. "Everyone has the need to contribute," his website says. "It is one of the six human needs. If you give from your heart, it will come back to you tenfold." The Free Staters worked with the local charities to identify needy families in Concord, many of whom are refugees. "I like that," says Boudin. "In some ways, Free Staters are political refugees, so it's a natural fit. This is a perfect example of living our ideals, since we believe private local charity is the best solution to a community needs." Check out the video (and the other video)
FSP In The News
GQ Interviewed Carla Gericke, the President of the FSP There were many recent articles about the FSP and how it relates to the New Hampshire Republican Primary. The list of articles includes articles by Yahoo, Examiner, The Diplomat, and even Aljazeera.
Updated version of the 2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report
The NH House finally voted on the last of the bills that Governor Lynch vetoed in 2011. Two of the bills were overridden by the legislature and the 2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report was updated. Over 60 pro-liberty bills and 2 pro-liberty resolution passed in NH in 2011. 3 pro-liberty bills were vetoed by Governor Lynch. Read the blog post on RonPaulForums.com
Action of the Month
Ron Paul just came in 2nd in the NH Republican Primary and the New Hampshire Democratic Primary (due to write-in votes.) Four years ago, Ron Paul received around 8% of the votes in the NH Republican Primary. This time he received nearly three times that amount and even received more votes than President Obama. Ron Paul historically does better in caucus states and the campaign focused much more on Iowa. In fact, over 300 official youth volunteers joined the IA campaign; whereas, only 100 official youth volunteers joined the NH campaign. Despite all of that, Ron Paul did better in NH than IA. Why? Much of the difference was due to the more libertarian culture in NH and the actions of Free State Project participants living in NH. Love or hate Ron Paul, it is clear that FSPers have the ability to even affect national races in NH. Do you know any people that like Ron Paul in your area? Please tell them about how well Ron Paul did in NH. Please tell them that Ron Paul is surging right now in South Carolina because of his success in NH. Ron Paul may not become president. If that happens, people should know about how well Ron Paul did in NH. It is yet another reason for some people to consider joining the FSP and moving to NH. Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum.
Facebook Page of the Month
You may have seen the many news stories about Ron Paul's freaking giant. Chris Lawless, a Ron Paul volunteer and the man that runs the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, was standing on the stage on an elevated platform when Ron Paul gave his speech for coming in second in the New Hampshire Republican Primary. Several reporters decided this was a story and wrote article about it. You may remember Chris Lawless as he spoke about the FSP on John Stossel's show last March. If you want to keep up with the latest happenings and thoughts of this giant; then, you must like his facebook page.
Websites of the Month and Facebook Pages of the Month for all of 2011
Do you know the history of the Website of the Month and the Facebook Page of the Month? Do you know how sites are selected? Are you interested in seeing the list for all of 2011? Today is your lucky day because here are both lists in their entirety. Don't forget to like all of the pages :)
Is anything more attractive than the Free State Project? Perhaps the question should be: Is anything more attracting than the Free State Project? Pulling in Liberty Lovers from all over to help realize Liberty in Our Lifetime is a virtuous endeavor indeed. The allure of personal freedom is quite fetching, an invitation of homecoming to a land of serenity you only dreamed about. A pure, honest siren-song of hope and the future, not luring sailors to their doom, but kindling a fire in the heart of free folk everywhere. Like a magnet drawing on the strong, iron psyche of those who refuse to lick the hand that aims to bind them. And, funny that, speaking of magnets we have some great new ones on the FSP Store page! OK, they’re our regular sticker designs – but now they’re on magnets. Just think of it, they stick to metal! (well, metal with a high ferrous content anyway) Who would have thought the government would let such a useful item into the hands of the populace! Think of all the applications! So many things are made of metal that can display the glory and honor of the Free State Project. How about a Live Free or Die on your mailbox. Wouldn’t a Liberty in Our Lifetime look great at the construction site? The student union sure could use a Live Free or Spaz. What cyclotron wouldn’t be spruced up with a Classic FSP bumper sticker. And your car will thank you for finally getting one of our awesome stickers on it; and without getting it all mucilaginous, I might add. These come off cleanly and can be replaced, rotated, and shared as desired. Let’s all help the message stick by letting everyone see the Free State Project.
Thanks to Liberty Activist Printing
Liberty Activist Printing was born out a desire to supply liberty activists and limited-government-minded political candidates access to premium quality printing at deeply discounted prices. Check out our online print shop for all your printing needs, from business cards to banners—_ for liberty activists, by liberty activists._
Thanks to Family Chiropractic of Merrimack
At Family Chiropractic of Merrimack, we provide true health care to our patients. Not the Government (FDA, CDC, NIH) backed, big phar controlled, drugs for all system; that is simultaneously bankrupting our country, creating insane profits for politicians and big pharma while turning the USA into the sickest country on the planet. Smart Americans want an alternative, we offer that alternative.
Thanks to the Center for Objective Health Policy
The Center for Objective Health Policy advocates rational, rights-respecting solutions to improving healthcare. We provide analysis and commentary from a free-market perspective, and we raise money to provide free books to interested medical students through our outreach program called The Lucidicus Project. We need your support today! * * * _The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else. freestateproject.org_ * * *
Free State Blogs
What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question.
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Liberty Calendar tracks lots of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar lists some liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. For Keene specific events, check out the Free Keene Calendar. Check the calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events! * * *
FSP News Thanks & Statistics
FSP News circulation: 14,700. Back issues are available. Got FSP news? Please submit content by the 12th of the month. Thank you to all advertisers and contributors. FSP Participants - here are some quick links: * Check out NH housing and other community & logistical information at NH Info Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and work with us towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join here! ** * * * **Participants: 11,298 Participants in NH: 988 _as of 01/15/2012_ The Free State Project (FSP) is an effort to recruit 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty and property. The work of creating and sustaining such a society in New Hampshire is the job of residents, including project participants, not the Free State Project itself. The FSP does not endorse any specific changes to government or strategies to achieve them. The FSP does not take positions on issues, candidates, legislation, places to move within New Hampshire, tactics or methods of action. The one stipulation the FSP does make is that people who promote violence, racial hatred, or bigotry are not welcome. Reporting by the FSP on participant activity or NH events on the website, in the newsletter, or in any other place does not represent support or endorsement and may not portray the diversity of opinions and activities that exists among participants.