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  • Jason Sorens
    Below is the message Amanda Phillips sent to the Washington Post correcting their grossly biased statement about the Free State Project. ... Date: Fri, 22 Jul
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 25, 2005
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      Below is the message Amanda Phillips sent to the Washington Post
      correcting their grossly biased statement about the Free State Project.

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 17:52:36 -0400
      From: "Phillips, Amanda" <APhillips@...>
      Reply-To: organizers@...
      To: "Organizers (organizers@...)"@unspecified-domain,
      organizers@...,
      "FSP Jon Maltz (jmaltz@...)" <jmaltz@...>
      Subject: [FSP-Organizers] FW: correction - Free State Project

      Thanks to both Alan & Steve - I consolidated & sent the following to the
      Post this afternoon.

      Thanks all!
      Amanda









      Your story, "Gun Cache Seized In Home, Police Say"
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/21/AR2005072102
      236.html
      <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/21/AR200507210
      2236.html>
      indicates that the man found to have explosives and to be operating a
      methamphetamine lab also had literature from the Free State Project
      (www.freestateproject.org). I'd like to correct a serious error in your
      article: The Free State Project is not an "anti-government group" and it is
      not our intention to "oust" the government of New Hampshire.



      The Free State Project is simply an effort to migrate 20,000 liberty-minded
      individuals to New Hampshire to work within the political system to increase
      freedom in that already relatively free state. By being good, law abiding
      citizens and a credit to our communities, many Free State Project
      "Porcupines" believe they can vote for, and run as, candidates for political
      office. As libertarians, we have a tradition of non-aggression (the
      Non-Aggression Principle), and we have absolutely no intention of committing
      violence against our neighbors and friends. Speakers at FSP events have
      included former state legislator Don Gorman, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX),
      former NH Governor Craig Benson, and endorsers include the economist Walter
      Williams and others. Your statement that we aim to "oust" the government of
      New Hampshire is completely false.

      We reject the insinuation that correspondence "between" Fox and the FSP
      implies any sort of formal connection; he was probably in possession of one
      of our direct-mail advertisements. Doubtlessly he also had copies of a Bible
      and, since he lived in Maryland, the Washington Post. Shall we mention this
      "literature" and thereby tarnish the Bible or the Post? Does the Washington
      Post really believe that the FSP, a 6600 person, law-abiding, demonstrably
      peaceful organization, is really implicated in the illegal activities of a
      single law-breaker?



      Peacefully Yours,

      Amanda Phillips

      President

      Free State Project
    • Thomas Simmons
      My testimony last night.... http://tullyspage.blogspot.com/ http://tullyspage.blogspot.com/ ... ____________________________________________________ Start your
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 26, 2005
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        My testimony last night....

        http://tullyspage.blogspot.com/

        http://tullyspage.blogspot.com/
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