FSP News - April 2011
- FSP News - April 2011Porc Fest
Have you registered for the 8th Annual Porcupine Freedom Festival
<http://freestateproject.org/registration/porcfest/2011> yet? Act now,
spaces at Roger's Campground <http://www.rogerscampground.com/> are
filling up! Donations & Sponsor Opportunities
if] Porcfest runs on Donations. If you are interested in advertising
opportunities please contact Sponsor@... to learn more. Street
Team Opportunities Is Ron Paul coming to your area? Do you have liberty
oriented events happening soon? Plan on seeing Atlas Shrugged? HAND OUT
=f8b438> ! Special Announcements New speakers announced, including:
* Roderick Long <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Long> -
Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University! * Daniel J. D'Amico
<http://www.danieljdamico.com/About%20Me.html> - Assistant Professor of
Economics at Loyola University! * Michael Boldin
<http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/about/team/> - 10th Amendment
Center! * Jamie Crane <http://wheelsoffliberty.podomatic.com/> -
Wheels Off Liberty!
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New Hampshire Democrat bloggers declare Free Staters the winner
It feels pretty good to be a free stater in New Hampshire right now.
Dozens of pro-liberty bills have made it through either the NH House or
the NH Senate. I commented on a few of the bills here. Five recent blog
posts by Democrats explain how free staters won NH. On top of that,
there was even an Op-Ed in the only state-wide paper in NH about how the
horrible free staters worked with the awful tea party folks to make NH a
radical and extreme state.
Are these Democrats correct? Well, what does the truth matter? Feel free
to take their opinions, backed up with almost no facts and full of
logical fallacies as gospel.
Colin Van Ostern, A Democratic blogger for New Hampshire Business Review
<http://www.nhbr.com/nb/home/> wrote a wonderful blog post titled Wake
up, New Hampshire business leaders
e-business-leaders.html> . In the blog, column or whatever it is called,
no offense to Colin, Colin explained that "given the choice between more
students graduating from high school or happy Free Staters who simply
oppose any government regulations at all, the Legislature is choosing
the Free Staters." There you go folks, Colin says that the Legislature
chose to do what Free Staters want.
ers-declare-Free-Staters-the-winner> to continue reading this blog
The producers of Atlas Shrugged want to hear from you
<http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/IAmJohnGalt> ! How cool would it be
if you were wearing an FSP shirt or standing in front of the FSP flag?
Just another way to help spread the name off the FSP. The deadline is
TODAY.... do it!
The movie opens today April 15th! Check to see if the movie is playing
near you <http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters> .
Then go here: http://freestateproject.org/getinvolved/downloads
<http://freestateproject.org/getinvolved/downloads> grab some of the
awesome flyers that say WHERE is John Galt? (bottom of the page) and
then hand them out to people as they enter/exit the movie....
Think of the 1000s of people who can hear the FSP message if YOU spend a
few hours handing out flyers this coming weekend.
Can one person make a difference in New Hampshire?
The answer to that question is unequivocally yes.
While it is true that New Hampshire has 400 State Representatives and
the first in the nation Presidential Primary, most NH voters are rarely
engaged in politics. Sure, compared to most states, folks in NH are more
politically active, especially with things like town hall meeting.
However, that isn't always the case.
I witnessed first hand at the State House on Thursday that many issues
go largely ignored by the public. I started Thursday by attending the NH
Senate Transportation Committee hearing on HB 540, the bill to change
NH's yearly automobile inspection requirement to a biannual requirement.
NH is one of only three states that requires both automobile safety and
emissions inspections every year statewide. If HB 540
<http://www.nhliberty.org/bills/view/2011/HB540> becomes law, it will
save the average NH person two hours and $30 every other year for every
car they own. And yet, only one member of the public spoke to the
Committee as a regular citizen without a special interest in mind. All
of the other speakers were government workers or automobile shop owners.
Heck, if just five members of the public had spoken out in favor of the
bill, it would have made a big difference in the eyes of the Committee.
You can watch a video
of the hearing or take action on this issue if you would like.
Click here <http://freestateblogs.net/node/12335> to continue reading
this blog post.
Three great events make up for no 2011 Liberty Forum
Wow, talk about turning lemons into lemonade. There was no New Hampshire
Liberty Forum this year. However, that did not matter much as the
Liberty, Justice, Peace Gathering, Nullify Now! New Hampshire and Agora
I/O, three wicked awesome events that were partially inspired by the
Liberty Forum, did happen!
The Liberty, Justice, Peace Gathering
<http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=22025.0> happened on
February 26th in Grafton, NH. Around 35 people attended with some people
making the journey all the way from California.
While Nullify Now! New Hampshire
<http://www.nullifynow.com/newhampshire> on March 19th wasn't
technically inspired by the lack of a Liberty Forum in NH this year,
it's list of speakers was similar to the type of speakers that typically
speak at Liberty Forum. Even though the event had high quality speakers
like Thomas E. Woods <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Woods> , Jim
Babka <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Babka> , Mark Edge and Catherine
Bleish <http://www.libertyrestorationproject.org/> , among others,
admission started at just $25. Vendors included the New Hampshire
Liberty Alliance <http://www.nhliberty.org/> , Free Talk Live
<http://www.freetalklive.com/> , Mass LPA <http://www.masslpa.org/> and
more. Attendance is estimated at between 250 and 350 people. The
highlight of the event was arguably this speech
(http://youtu.be/miPjSw-G8J8 <http://youtu.be/miPjSw-G8J8> ) by Thomas
Agora I/O <http://agora.io/> was an online agorist unconference that
happened March 25th to March 27th. There were loads of great speakers
all weekend long and the entire event was free. The speakers were
recorded and the videos are still on the website. The whole idea of the
unconference was pretty amazing and a big thank you goes out to George
Donnelly for all of his hard work. Sponsors included Porcfest.com
<http://www.porcfest.com/> and Free Keene <http://www.freekeene.com/> .
Speaking of Keene, there were viewing parties throughout the county,
including in Keene, NH.
Action of the Month
The March 24th edition of Stossel
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html> on Fox Business,
titled Live Free or Die, featured Chris Lawless of the FSP and Christina
Heller, the director of Libertopia <http://www.libertopiafilm.com/> , an
upcoming documentary about the FSP. John Stossel is a household name and
his show is mainstream. This is the perfect opportunity to share the
idea of the FSP with your friends and family. Please share this youtube
video http://youtu.be/evraJp70CUs <http://youtu.be/evraJp70CUs> . Feel
free to post it to facebook, blog about it, tweet it, put it on web
forums, email your friends or do whatever you think is best to share the
video <http://youtu.be/evraJp70CUs> with as many people as possible.
Action of the Month items are also posted on the FSP Forum. Feel free to
make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum
Website of the Month
Porcfest.com <http://www.porcfest.com/> - Porcfest.com is a labor of
love. Featuring event, speaker, travel, registration info and more,
PorcFest.com is the goto place for all your PorcFest news. Stop by and
check it out, today!
Facebook Page of the Month
The Civil Disobedience Evolution Fund
<https://www.facebook.com/cdevolution> - The Civil Disobedience
Evolution Fund supports the good people who disobey bad laws. Our
mission is to restore freedom and support liberty by sharing the
sacrifices of Shire Activists with supporters round the globe. Please
support these brave men and women by donating what time, talent or
treasure you can.
Teeshirtapalooza, or how about T-Spacular, or maybe Shirtopolis? No
matter how you mangle the English language to say it, it's...
fantabulous! With PorcFest fast approaching, I'm sure you all want a
shirt that says, Go Porcs! Or at least Liberty in Our Lifetime. We still
have shirts from previous PorcFests, maybe not in all sizes, but
that's because they're so darn popular. We've got blue ones,
and black ones, and white ones, oh my. Even if you didn't attend one
of the earlier grantanublar events, show your support. Whether
you're strolling along in the heart of a statist urbopolis or
perambulating through verdant hills of a bucolic paradise, let the
fascists beware and the liberty-minded hearten that there are freedom
loving individuals out among them. You never can tell, we may need the
furry woodland creatures on our side in the days ahead. So be bold, be
fashionable, be true to the ways of classical liberalism and sport an
awe-inspiring Free State project tee shirt you'll be glad you
did. The taxman may not, but we don't want him to be glad anyway.
<http://freestateproject.org/> The Free State Project is an effort to
recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are
looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of
life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political
philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists
at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for
people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
freestateproject.org <http://freestateproject.org/> In New
HampshireFree State Blogs
<http://freestateblogs.net/> What's happening in New Hampshire with
the Free State Project? Free State Blogs <http://freestateblogs.net/>
attempts to answer that question.
Videographer Dave Ridley from NHFree.com
<http://www.newhampshireunderground.com/wiki/tiki-index.php> is one of
our Porcs on the scene in New Hampshire. See some of what's happening in
the Free State on the RidleyReport <http://youtube.com/RidleyReport> .
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Underground Calendar
liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. The NH Liberty Calendar
<http://www.nhlibertycalendar.org/> also tracks NH events. Check the
calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH
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