Hi, excuse me for crossposting but I'm swamped and there would be some
I found the free state project site and think it's interesting, although I
can't commit to moving - my wife and I are pushing 50 and not in the best
physical or financial health at the moment. I think it would be nice if a
bunch of us in the Dallas area could take over a nearby town (I hear St. Paul
has libertarians on its city council already) or county so we could still be
near a decent sized job market, and I think whoever likes the FSP but is sure
they can't move that far would try to take over a nearby city or county they
could move to (or are already in), that would at least help. But I digress...
I'm in the far SE corner of Dallas, between Balch Springs and Seagoville, near
I-20 and BeltLine. I don't know if/when I could make it to a meeting but maybe
This isn't exactly FSP either but it would be neat if someone could do some
legal research and find a way for a town or county to effectively secede from
Texas and/or the US, even if it takes e.g. a petition and majority vote to
pursue and involves making some kind of payment, e.g. like historically, the
US bought the Louisiana Purchase, then later Alaska, etc. this would be the
same in reverse - not that we condone the idea of the State owning the land
anyway, but as a practical matter, if it would make it possible. Then maybe
even join the UN (yecch) if for no other reason than to have an
internationally recognized forum to protest in if the US then invades or
starts a war against us or blockades us or something... well, whatever... for
that matter, there's
which I haven't checked in a while but surely that
one's not ready yet either.
But anyway, I'm more into a virtual community at present, increasing liberty
for one consultant at a time via my computer consulting co-op, see the web
site below (which I need to completely rewrite). For our members, I've
effectively repealed 1706 (the tax law which discriminates against computer
consultants and other techies and makes it harder for us to be recognized as
Independent Contractors) and the 15.3% Socialist inSecurity payroll tax. What
I haven't been able to accomplish for the entire country, state, city, or
industry, I'm partly able to do for those who work for/through us at least,
even though they're all over the US. After our business achieves critical
mass, we could live anywhere as far as economics goes (although Northern
winters would be a problem). As far as exchanging opportunities to do business
together, we could help any company that needs computer consulting services or
wants to outsource their handling of contractors and maybe employees also.
Back to the FSP idea, I suppose that as the migration starts, maybe it would
be best to target a single city/county to have the most immediate impact even
in a small area, liberating one city/county at a time, so that some freedom
would be increased right away at the local area, rather than having to wait
until the whole state is free - I suppose it doesn't make much difference how
the state vote is distributed across the state to liberate the state somewhat,
or even if it does make a difference, then to the extent that it wouldn't be
hurt by concentrating on one city/county at a time, we should probably do
that. Just a thought.
Well, I mostly wanted to say hi and your groups look interesting. Thanks for
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