FSP News - January 2012
- FSP News - January 2012 Basket Brigade: Free Staters Live Their
Principles and Deliver Help to Needy Families
More than fifteen Free Staters spent Sunday, November 20, distributing
Thanksgiving baskets to 52 needy families in Concord. The event
organizer, Amanda Boudin, explains: "I moved to New Hampshire from Texas
in 2010. My dad and I used to do a Basket Brigade together in Dallas.
The first year, he had only one basket to hand out, but it eventually
grew to 400. My dad passed away from cancer earlier this year. When I
realized there was no Basket Bridage in New Hampshire, I decided to
start one here to honor him."
The original Basket Brigade was launched by motivational speaker Anthony
Robbins more than 30 years ago. "Everyone has the need to contribute,"
his website says. "It is one of the six human needs. If you give from
your heart, it will come back to you tenfold."
The Free Staters worked with the local charities to identify needy
families in Concord, many of whom are refugees. "I like that," says
Boudin. "In some ways, Free Staters are political refugees, so it's a
natural fit. This is a perfect example of living our ideals, since we
believe private local charity is the best solution to a community
Check out the video
(and the other video
FSP In The News
awesome-secessionist-or-toward-a-yankee-hong-kong.html> Carla Gericke,
the President of the FSP
There were many recent articles about the FSP and how it relates to the
New Hampshire Republican Primary. The list of articles includes articles
win-even-more-134755182.html> , Examiner
ie-day-with-free-state-project-new-hampshire> , The Diplomat
, and even Aljazeera
Updated version of the 2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report
The NH House finally voted on the last of the bills that Governor Lynch
vetoed in 2011. Two of the bills were overridden by the legislature and
the 2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report was updated. Over 60
pro-liberty bills and 2 pro-liberty resolution passed in NH in 2011. 3
pro-liberty bills were vetoed by Governor Lynch.
Read the blog post on FreeStateBlogs.net
Action of the Month
Ron Paul just came in 2nd in the NH Republican Primary and the New
Hampshire Democratic Primary (due to write-in votes.) Four years ago,
Ron Paul received around 8% of the votes in the NH Republican Primary.
This time he received nearly three times that amount and even received
more votes than President Obama. Ron Paul historically does better in
caucus states and the campaign focused much more on Iowa. In fact, over
300 official youth volunteers joined the IA campaign; whereas, only 100
official youth volunteers joined the NH campaign. Despite all of that,
Ron Paul did better in NH than IA. Why? Much of the difference was due
to the more libertarian culture in NH and the actions of Free State
Project participants living in NH. Love or hate Ron Paul, it is clear
that FSPers have the ability to even affect national races in NH.
Do you know any people that like Ron Paul in your area? Please tell them
about how well Ron Paul did in NH. Please tell them that Ron Paul is
surging right now in South Carolina because of his success in NH. Ron
Paul may not become president. If that happens, people should know about
how well Ron Paul did in NH. It is yet another reason for some people to
consider joining the FSP and moving to NH.
Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum
Facebook Page of the Month
<https://www.facebook.com/RonPaulsFreakingGiant> - You may have seen
the many news stories about Ron Paul's freaking giant. Chris Lawless, a
Ron Paul volunteer and the man that runs the New Hampshire Liberty Forum
<http://freestateproject.org/libertyforum> , was standing on the stage
on an elevated platform when Ron Paul gave his speech for coming in
second in the New Hampshire Republican Primary. Several reporters
decided this was a story and wrote article about it. You may remember
Chris Lawless as he spoke about the FSP on John Stossel's show
3401> last March. If you want to keep up with the latest happenings and
thoughts of this giant; then, you must like his facebook page.
Websites of the Month and Facebook Pages of the Month for all of 2011
Do you know the history of the Website of the Month and the Facebook
Page of the Month? Do you know how sites are selected? Are you
interested in seeing the list for all of 2011? Today is your lucky day
because here are both lists in their entirety
<http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=24841.0> . Don't
forget to like all of the pages :)
Is anything more attractive than the Free State Project? Perhaps the
question should be: Is anything more attracting than the Free State
Project? Pulling in Liberty Lovers from all over to help realize Liberty
in Our Lifetime is a virtuous endeavor indeed. The allure of personal
freedom is quite fetching, an invitation of homecoming to a land of
serenity you only dreamed about. A pure, honest siren-song of hope and
the future, not luring sailors to their doom, but kindling a fire in the
heart of free folk everywhere. Like a magnet drawing on the strong, iron
psyche of those who refuse to lick the hand that aims to bind them. And,
funny that, speaking of magnets we have some great new ones on the FSP
Store page! OK, they're our regular sticker designs but now
they're on magnets. Just think of it, they stick to metal! (well,
metal with a high ferrous content anyway) Who would have thought the
government would let such a useful item into the hands of the populace!
Think of all the applications! So many things are made of metal that can
display the glory and honor of the Free State Project. How about a Live
Free or Die on your mailbox. Wouldn't a Liberty in Our Lifetime look
great at the construction site? The student union sure could use a Live
Free or Spaz. What cyclotron wouldn't be spruced up with a Classic
FSP bumper sticker. And your car will thank you for finally getting one
of our awesome stickers on it; and without getting it all mucilaginous,
I might add. These come off cleanly and can be replaced, rotated, and
shared as desired. Let's all help the message stick by letting
everyone see the Free State Project.
Thanks to Liberty Activist Printing
Liberty Activist Printing <http://www.libertyactivistprinting.com/> was
born out a desire to supply liberty activists and
limited-government-minded political candidates access to premium quality
printing at deeply discounted prices. Check out our online print shop
for all your printing needs, from business cards to banners for
liberty activists, by liberty activists.
Thanks to Family Chiropractic of Merrimack
At Family Chiropractic of Merrimack <http://www.healthymerrimack.com/> ,
we provide true health care to our patients. Not the Government (FDA,
CDC, NIH) backed, big phar controlled, drugs for all system; that is
simultaneously bankrupting our country, creating insane profits for
politicians and big pharma while turning the USA into the sickest
country on the planet. Smart Americans want an alternative, we offer
Thanks to the Center for Objective Health Policy
The Center for Objective Health Policy <http://ohpcenter.org/>
advocates rational, rights-respecting solutions to improving healthcare.
We provide analysis and commentary from a free-market perspective, and
we raise money to provide free books to interested medical students
through our outreach program called The Lucidicus Project. We need your
<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://www.nhlibertycalendar.org/> tracks lots
of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar
<http://forum.nhunderground.com/index.php?action=calendar> 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
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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
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The Free State Project (FSP) is an effort to recruit 20,000 pro-liberty
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practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum
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