FSP News - July 2011
- FSP News - July 2011 Send the FSP to FreedomFest 2011! The FSP is
sending two representatives to FreedomFest http://freedomfest.com
<http://freedomfest.com/> the annual gathering of thousands of
liberty-oriented individuals in Las Vegas, Nevada. July 2011 marks the
10-year anniversary of the original FSP announcement
<http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2001/libe131-20010723-03.html> and FSP
movers State Representative Mark Warden and FSP President Carla Gericke
are slated to give a talk on the FSP's history and successes. They will
also be promoting the FSP to big-name funders of pro-liberty
organizations. This is an important event for the FSP to attend, and we
need your contributions to help offset the costs. Please donate to our
<http://freestateproject.org//freedomfest> Gary Johnson endorsed the
Free State Project
Gary Johnson, former two term Governor of New Mexico and current
candidate for President, attended PorcFest and was asked about the FSP.
He said it's "a wonderful idea" and hopes it will be a model for the
rest of the country. Full video here
Jason Sorens in the New Hampshire Union Leader
William Ruger and Jason Sorens, the founder of the FSP, wrote an opinion
for the New Hampshire Union Leader about their new Mercatus Center
report. The article is about their report, New Hampshire and possible
reforms in NH.
Credits rolling. People cheering. Cameras flashing, rain splashing, and
These images flash in my mind whenever I think about the premiere of our
long-awaited documentary, Libertopia. Debuting the film at Porcfest 2011
was a first, not only for our small production team, but also for the
Free State Project, and the heightened emotion of its manifestation was
palpable in the pavilion that rainy Friday night. It's hard to
express what it feels like to introduce a project to the public after
three years of toil Maybe like being pregnant for 36 months?
Libertopia is an 86 minute foray in to the lives of three FSP
participants: 18-year-old Andrew Carroll leaves his friends and family
behind to seek office in New Hampshire. Matt Simon plants roots in his
new, NH community and struggles upstream to legalize medical marijuana.
Will Buchanan hikes for nine months along highways, past skyscrapers and
through small towns across America on his Walk for Liberty. Peppered
throughout the film, we learn about the Free State Project and the
libertarian philosophy that drives it. Now we just need some champions.
Yes, the love child of my co-producer and myself is finally out of our
heads and on physical DVDs, ready to travel spreading its message of
liberty, activism, and its people. We're officially launching our
Libertopia Screening Series. Our plan: to fill homes, libraries,
theaters, and venues across the country with screenings of the
documentary. By showing our film, you can:
1. Educate your family and friends about libertarianism (the basic
tenets and why you care)
2. Support the principles of the Free State Project (liberty, personal
responsibility, and activism)
3. Create your own Libertopia (Connect with other liberty minded people
in your community)
For more information, contact our Producer of Marketing and
<http://mc/compose?to=Siku@...> , and we'll do our
best to make it easy for you. Also, join our facebook page
(Facebook.com/Libertopia) and mailing list (Libertopiafilm.com) for
updates on when and where these events will be happening.
We hope Libertopia will engage you. Each subject in the film is on a
journey, and one can see that often life's greatest rewards are born
from taking on a big challenge. I know that making this film has been
Thank you always for your support!
Christina Heller & CraIg Goodale
Action of the Month
Last month the Action of the month was to attend Porcfest and tell
everyone how much fun and convincing the event was to you. This month,
the Action is to continue to spread the good word and to help you here
are a few items you may want to share. The TV show Adam VS the Man
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNFVOf7i4-I> was recorded live from
Porcfest. The NPR podcast Money Plant did an episode
-libertarian-summer-camp> on Porcfest. Robert Murphy of the Ludwig von
Mises Institute spent five days at Porcfest and wrote a wicked awesome
article <http://mises.org/daily/5430/PorcFest-2011> about his
experience. So pick your form of media (video, audio or print) and share
away. 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
Free State Blogs <http://www.freestateblogs.net/> - Free State Blogs
provides boots-on-the-ground information about what's going on in New
Hampshire. A large variety of bloggers post to the site including a
pro-liberty NH based TV show, a pro-union Republican NH State Rep, a NH
conservative media marvel, the best known NH Tea Party group, a
philosopher and more. A recent post on the site details the changes in
transportation regulations inside and outside of NH this year
<http://www.freestateblogs.net/node/12653> . Needless to say, this was a
good year for the people of NH.
Facebook Page of the Month
New Hampshire Liberty Alliance <https://www.facebook.com/NHLiberty> -
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is non-partisan, non-profit all
volunteer organization working to increase individual freedom in New
Hampshire. The page will help you keep up with liberty elections, events
and issues in NH. Now you don't have to live in NH to know whats going
on politically in NH.
<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 Hampshire
Free 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 Liberty Calendar
<http://forum.nhunderground.com/index.php?action=calendar> tracks lots
of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar
<http://www.nhlibertycalendar.org/> lists some liberty-oriented New
Hampshire events. For Keene specific events, check out the Free Keene
Calendar <http://freekeene.com/calendar> . Check the calendars before a
visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events!
FSP News Thanks & Statistics
FSP News circulation: 14,708. Back issues
<http://freestateproject.org/news/fspnews/> are available. Got FSP
news? Please submit <mailto:newsletter@...> content by
the 12th of the month. Thank you to all advertisers and contributors.
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
* If you've moved to NH or otherwise changed your info, please update
your contact info <http://freestateproject.org/user> or send a message
to Moved@... <mailto:Moved@...> to
let us know.
* Find NH job info on the website
<http://freestateproject.org/nhinfo/Jobs> - post your resume & check
the FSP forum <http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=30.0>
for a job!
* Check out NH housing and other community & logistical information
at NH Info <http://freestateproject.org/nhinfo/>
Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and work with us
towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join here!
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Participants in NH: 922
as of 07/15/2011
The Free State Project (FSP) is an effort to recruit 20,000 pro-liberty
activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest
practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum
role of government is the protection of life, liberty and property. The
work of creating and sustaining such a society in New Hampshire is the
job of residents, including project participants, not the Free State
The FSP does not endorse any specific changes to government or
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who promote violence, racial hatred, or bigotry are not welcome.
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