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d_goddard
15 Aug 06,, 20:39
The Free State Project (http://freestateproject.org) is an attempt to achieve, in one well-chosen U.S. State, a rapid return to Freedom that small-government Republicans and the Libertarian Party have not been able to attain in over 30 years of effort.

The 2005-2006 legislative session is over and done with in New Hampshire.
This was the first session in which over 100 of the "First 1000 (http://freestateproject.org/first1000)" Free Staters had actually moved in-state.

In the blogpost below, I've listed some of our victories this year:
Free State Victories: 2005-2006 Legislative Session (http://freestateblogs.net/victories06)

Keep in mind -- all of these victories happened with just over 100 "early-movers", and not one Free-Stater in the State Legislature! This coming November, over a dozen Free-Staters will be running for State Representative positions. Representatives can submit any bill to the legislature, and can call for a full floor debate on any bill. Just think how much fun next year is going to be :)

When you are tired of watching your freedoms evaporate....
When you are tired of being a tiny minority fighting a losing battle...
When you are ready to fight for Freedom -- and win, come join us in the Free State!

Be part of the Second American Revolution: be one of the First 1,000 (http://freestateproject.org/first1000)

Bill
15 Aug 06,, 20:49
So what does this group offer to entice like minded indviduals to their state?

Anything beyond the promise of a utopian existance? Cause Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas are literally giving away land to attract new settlers. ;)

d_goddard
15 Aug 06,, 21:02
So what does this group offer to entice like minded indviduals to their state?

Anything beyond the promise of a utopian existance? Cause Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas are literally giving away land to attract new settlers. ;)
Hmmm.. I am just curious if you're the same "sniper" that hangs around on boards like Free Talk Live's (http://bbs.freetalklive.com)... or is that just a coincidence?

Anyway, the "draw" is simply what I've said: the ability to fight for freedom, and win.
We fought a proposed smoking ban: we were opposed by the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society... all large special-interest groups that wanted to use the power of the State to prevent people from engaging in a voluntary consensual activity on private property. And we won.
To the best of my knowledge, the only other state where a smoking ban has been defeated was in West Virginia, where I would imagine plenty of the legislature is on the payroll of the tobbacco lobby (one way or the other).

In NH, we were able to win the case by arguing on private property and free choice grounds.

The lack of state income or sales taxes is a draw, of course, as are the lack of things like seatbelt laws and motorcycle helmet laws. But those are fallout of this state's "freedom culture", as are the now much-reduced rules around homeschooling, etc.