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Free State Project

 
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The Free State Project is a Libertarian movement in which Libertarians pledge to move to New Hampshire within a time frame in order to influence local and state politics. See the link:

https://freestateproject.org/

This is not a secession movement. More of a proving ground. Prove to the world the superiority and efficacy of the Libertarian philosophy{Bias is all mine}. I love the flag. A remake of the Gadsen flag. "Don't Tread on Me!" with a porcupine instead of a copperhead. A mild vegetarian woodland creature just minding its own business , but if you mess with it your liable to regret it. They have not achieved the 20,000 pledges yet , but the movement has already generated percentages of up to 25% Libertarian in some N.H. districts.

What say you to this approach? If you think your political philosophy - left or right - is rational and effective would you attempt such an endeavor?

{Stand by for a permie alternative which I will post soon in the Ulcer Factory}
 
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I think it's an interesting experiment and it looks like people are doing a good job of documenting it which, I feel, is critical in these kinds of experiments. What works, what doesn't, why not, what should be changed, etc.

So when are you moving?
 
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Jennifer asks : "So when are you moving?"

Not ! It's a great idea but I can be an ornery old curmudgeon where ever I am.
 
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While a dig the "Free State Project" as a valid and personally enjoyable plan , link instead to my post in the Ulcer Factory and grok my motivation for this post to begin with :

https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/41565#325288

 
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Believe it or not, I was in on the formation of the free state project,many years ago.
We had a forum and had loads of lively debate about which state would be the" free state". In the end New hampshire won the vote.
Some of us did not want to move out east and so we started to talk about a western alternative.
Wyoming had gotten the second place finish in the voting and so ,for many years folks have been gathering in North eastern Wyoming.
The forum for free state wyoming is not very active anymore as all of the folks who did move are working offline.
They are not as political as the New Hampshire bunch but one of their members ran for Governor this year!
I think the premise is a good one, gathering enough like minded folks in one area to build the kind of community they want to live in.
 
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Here is the original announcement of the project.

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2001/libe131-20010723-03.html
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