Monday, January 16, 2006

Bothered by illegal domestic spying? A tax code so complex that it requires a PhD. to understand? Tired that you can't have all the guns and drugs you want?

Well sign up now for the... Free State Project.

Yup, those wacky Libertarians have a new idea to turn one state into a Libertarian haven. The release I received follows:

The Free State Project Seeks THE FIRST 1000

The Free State Project announced today the launch of The First 1000
program, a program designed to speed the migration of liberty lovers
to the state of New Hampshire.

The Free State Project, begun in 2001 as the brainchild of Dr. Jason
Sorens, is committed to getting 20,000 individuals to agree to move
to New Hampshire where they will work to bring about a society in
which government's maximum role is protecting life, liberty,
and property. There are almost 7,000 signers to that commitment.

Already, over 100 individuals have moved to New Hampshire as part of
their commitment to the Free State Project. But signers are not
obligated to move until 20,000 have signed up. Now, the Free State
Project is challenging its participants and other freedom oriented
individuals to move to New Hamsphire sooner.

"We want to create a beacon for liberty in New
Hampshire," said Varrin Swearingen, FSP director and Vice
President. "Those of us who have already moved have seen what a
difference just a few people can make. We want to see for ourselves,
and show the rest of the world, what 1,000 can do."

Ian Bernard, an FSP participant, long time supporter, and host of
the Free Talk Live radio program ( is
promoting the challenge. Ian challenges 999 other freedom oriented
individuals to commit to a move to the Free State by the end of 2008.
The pledge terminates at the end of this year.

While the Free State Project has no official agenda other than
encouraging libertarian activists to move to New Hampshire,
participants are expected to work toward reducing government in the
areas they care most about. Some examples of issues being championed
by individual activists include fighting the exploitation of eminent
domain by private interests, decriminalizing marijuana possession,
and increasing educational freedom.

For more information about this, see

This is an interesting approach to politics. If we can't convince the electorate of the validity of our viewpoints, we will pick someplace to over-run.

The only thing missing is a call for Libertarians of child-bearing age so the right-thinking population could be increased in future generations. And Libertarians could begin adopting kids as well to keep swelling the Libertarian masses.

Republicans could target a "liberal" state such as Massachusetts to do the same thing. Democrats could flood a state like Utah.

It could be good for the economy. Lots of people moving around the country, buying homes, investing in their new communities.

Maybe the Libertarians are on to something.

1 comment:

SRBissette said...

This story has been kicking up some controversy in New Hampshire for a little over a year now -- lots of issues over support systems not in place for roads, schools, water, etc. and such. "Live Free or Die" -- It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.