Membership growth has been pretty listless over the last two weeks. We've
been averaging about 10 new members per day, as opposed to the 15-20 per
day we were getting in October and the early part of November. Our
website visits dipped below 1000 yesterday, which is very rare for a
So I just want to really encourage everyone to take Phil's
Action-of-the-Week to heart. Between now and Wednesday, do mention the
FSP to someone who might be sympathetic. If you can't think of anyone you
know who doesn't already know about the FSP, try posting a short message
on one of your Internet forums. Some of you volunteered to participate in
specific e-mail groups a few weeks ago; now that you've been presumably
participating for some time, it may be the right time to put in a plug for
the FSP. Especially now that people are trying to regroup after the
inevitable election disappointments.
We've sort of being preoccupied with a lot of other things lately - the
upcoming member mailing, the move away from cumulative count, moderation
of this group, state research, the newsletter, bumper stickers, stamps,
and other promotional items, and so on - so it's understandable why
membership growth has been slowing. Let's get that snowball rolling
Jason P Sorens---jason.sorens@...---http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jps35
http://www.freestateproject.org - Do you want liberty in your lifetime?
- --- In freestateproject@y..., Tim Condon <tim@f...> wrote:
> > >Yes there is, Raven: All the votes will come in as printed
> > >paper with a name and address; that name and address will becompared
> > >to the FSP membership roster. You can't vote unless you're onthe roster.
> >But that wouldn't prevent me from signing up at "123 Chapelle
> >Columbia, MD" and "719 St Peter's Road, Appleby, NY" and "872Parma
> >Drive, Norton, FL" and 50 other completely made up addresses,would it?
> >And casting votes 'from' my false identities at those addresses?If I
> >wanted to take a few minutes of effort, I could even make upaddresses
> >which exist (zipcodes and all) but have nothing whatsoever to dowith me.
> >Comparing one piece of potentially false information againstanother piece
> >of potentially false information supplied by the same person isno sort of
> >validation....Confirming everyone's existence with a phonecalland/or by
> >sending the vote to their stated address would at least make itdifficult
> >to falsify - as a signature and the existence of an address arefew
> >not. --RavenBlack
> You're right Raven. We may well end up having to make a
> thousand phone calls to confirm who's who. Jason and the board aregoing to
> have to decide. ---Tim C.Phone calls? Dear lord, that borders on totalitarianism, or heaven
forbid, the evils of zoning! Can't we just be trusting porcupines
and hold cyber paws while we whisper all for one and one for all? ;-]