N.H. chosen by Free State group for libertarian revolution
Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 10:03 AM
CONCORD, N.H (AP) -- Members of the national movement to bring 20,000
libertarians to one state have chosen New Hampshire for their revolution.
New Hampshire beat 9 other states to host the Free State Project. Some
members of the Free State Project want to eliminate public schools, others
will work to legalize medicinal marijuana, prostitution and restore gun
rights. All say they are committed to getting more residents involved in
The Project says more than 5,000 members are committed to moving to New
Hampshire. Some will move immediately, but the goal is to bring 20,000
libertarians to the state by 2005.
The Associated Press has learned New Hampshire was ranked first in votes
from every region in the country except the West. Wyoming was runner-up.
Next were Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Delaware, South Dakota and
Project Vice President Elizabeth McKinstry said New Hampshire won because of
low taxes, lean state government, local support for the movement and a
constitution which protects citizens' rights to revolution and secession.