Re: [FSP] An example of brilliant reasoning about the FSP from the Boston Herald
- That is excellent....
except for the frozen shithole.... I love it here....
much more so then the socialist shithold of Kalifornia
that I was living in.
--- matt qpublic <mattqpublic@...> wrote:
> My response to the Boston Herald:http://news.bostonherald.com/editorial/view.bg?articleid=180744&srvc=home
> Seriously, what bonehead wrote this?
> Sure, I don't smoke, and I think it's great to be
> able to go out, and not be
> sick the next day, but when I did go out before the
> smoking ban, I simply
> made the choice not to go to clubs or bars that were
> too smokey.
> The business owner has no choice but to obey the
> law. The consumer can make
> their own choices by deciding what businesses to
> Of course, once you have a smoking ban in place, why
> not ban fatty foods?
> We did it in NYC. After that, you can ban dancing
> without a license. We
> did that too. Almost 100 years ago (originally to
> keep black people in
> their own neighborhoods). And the law is still
> enforced, not because we're
> racists, but because it generates revenue.
> I hope you enjoy the slippery slope that leads to a
> police state, while you
> use your freedom of speech to belittle those who are
> defending it, and your
> other rights as well.
> Furthermore, the fact that people are not jumping
> up, selling their houses,
> and moving to New Hampshire is no reflection on the
> appeal of Libertarians
> or the Free State Project. It may just have to do
> with not wanting to move
> to a frozen shithole like New Hampshire.
> >From: "Jon Isaac" <jon.isaac@...>
> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: [FSP] An example of brilliant
> reasoning about the FSP from the
> >Boston Herald
> >Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:55:27 -0500
> >Incredible! The astounding ignorance of the basics
> of libertarianism
> >exhibited by the "Boston Herald editorial staff"
> dazzles me. I console
> >myself by hoping that the hatchet job was written
> by a two year old having
> >On 2/4/07, tim condon <tim@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > *N.H. project up in smoke*
> > > By *Boston Herald editorial staff*
> > > Saturday, February 3, 2007
> > >
> > > *T*hey're just not making libertarians like they
> used to.
> > > Three years ago a merry band of these
> free-thinkers announced the "Free
> > > State Project," aimed at bringing 20,000 people
> to live in New Hampshire
> > > (you know, the "Live Free or Die" state, as it
> says on the license
> > > by 2007. The idea was to form a critical mass
> that could have an
> > > influence on public policies.
> > > But an Associated Press dispatch from Nashua
> last week reported that the
> > > 5,454 original participants around the country
> who signed a pledge to
> > > have grown to only about 7,500.(You don't have
> to actually move, it
> > > until 20,000 pledges have been accumulated and
> there was no indication
> > > how many had already done so.)
> > > Project director Varrin Swearingen observed, "It
> can be tough to start
> > > over," though he believes his savings in taxes
> moving from California
> > > for the move.
> > > He did, however, note that members who do live
> in New Hampshire have
> > > already made a difference "by lobbying against a
> measure that would have
> > > banned smoking in restaurants."
> > > Could this be a clue to what appears to be the
> lack of appeal of
> > > libertarians? Surely not all 7,500 feel this
> way, but for people not in
> > > the
> > > movement it just might seem unacceptable
> selfishness to dress up
> > > preference as a matter of principle when
> exercise of that preference
> > > causes
> > > discomfort, sometimes acute, to many others.
> > > Smoke in your own house, if you like, but
> smoking in restaurants used by
> > > nonsmokers is on a parallel with assaulting
> them, which, we presume,
> > > libertarians would not condone.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been
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- That is true. I've been living in Virginia lately.
>From: "Jason P Sorens" <jsorens@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [FSP] An example of brilliant reasoning about the FSP from the
>Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 13:53:00 -0000
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "matt qpublic"
> > Furthermore, the fact that people are not jumping up, selling their
> > and moving to New Hampshire is no reflection on the appeal of
> > or the Free State Project. It may just have to do with not wanting
> > to a frozen shithole like New Hampshire.
>I'm not sure that someone from New York city has the right to call any
>other place a "shithole." ;^)
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- --- matt qpublic <mattqpublic@...> wrote:
> That is true. I've been living in Virginia lately.Depending on which part of virginia you are in, you are still in a
worse shithole than NH is any day.
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Founder, Constitution Park Foundation
- tim condon wrote:
> *N.H. project up in smoke*Took 'em 10 days from submission to pub date, but whatteryagonnado...?
> By *Boston Herald editorial staff*
> Saturday, February 3, 2007
Hey, current rating - by Herald readers - is 4.8/5 stars! Hell, the
"editorial staff" even gave it a rational title. Has there been a coup...?
--= Ya can't blame me: I vote for liberty. =--
--= Proud Member - Reality-Based Community =--
- Congrats Bill
On 2/17/07, Bill <yahoo@...> wrote:
> tim condon wrote:
> > *N.H. project up in smoke*
> > By *Boston Herald editorial staff*
> > Saturday, February 3, 2007
> Took 'em 10 days from submission to pub date, but whatteryagonnado...?
> Hey, current rating - by Herald readers - is 4.8/5 stars! Hell, the
> "editorial staff" even gave it a rational title. Has there been a coup...?
> --= Ya can't blame me: I vote for liberty. =--
> BikerBill=- (c)¿(c)¬
> --= Proud Member - Reality-Based Community =--
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