Re: [FSP] Re: [fspcrackerbarrel] Re: FSP--a question of policy
- Hmmm... Just a thought. What if, AFTER the 20,000 is reached and they've
actually moved into a state, those not willing (or able) to move to that
state start afresh for ANOTHER state? They won't be taking membership from
the original state as they'll be people either not willing or able to move
to that state. Anyone coming along later wanting to move into the already
settled state can be referred to that group. Those left over won't be left
out in the cold AND they'll attract people willing or able to move to
another state. I think parallel efforts that do not detract from the
original goal are a good thing...
I understand having a "target state", wherever that may be. However, in the
grand scheme of things, 20,000 people is such a SMALL number. Why not
target 5 states and shoot for 100,000 people? I think an ongoing effort
should be one that will not quit until all 50 states are free.
Just my $0.02...
> On Sun, 29 Dec 2002, Kevin Tuma wrote:___________________________________________________________________________
>> What timetable do you mean by 'after this one is completed'? Do you
>> mean after the state has been chosen, after the 20,000 have been
>> reached, or after the 20,000 have actually settled in the Free State?
> Definitely after we reach 20,000, preferably after 20,000 have already
> settled, because we'll actually continue our outreach efforts until 5
> years after we reach 20,000, to try to get more than 20,000 moving in
> (or making up for last-minute attrition).
> Jason P Sorens - jason.sorensATyale.edu -
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- The all-or-nothing mentality here is a problem. Those who split can still be
with those from whom they have split. I call for COALITION in the freedom
This all reminds me of the Constitution Party and the Libertarian
Party--competing with each other. "I don't like those people," some
libertarians will grumble, "they want to create a Theocratic society". "I
don't like Libertarians," some Constitution Party folk will gripe, "they
support abortion and licentiousness."
Both are basically true charges--about social issue platforms that are as
unlikely as a snowball in hell of ever being politically implemented! Yet
both parties are made up of patriots who believe in Freedom, who want to see
this country returned to the Constitution of our forefathers.
Neither party can get 1% of the vote--why do they bother having a
competitive attitude with each other? Their only real competition exists in
the form of the Republicans and the Democrats. And their competition in that
context is sadly lacking--because both parties are poor and ineffectual when
it comes to public relations.
We need more unity out here in the constitutional hinterlands. We must
establish alliances, despite group differences, and move ahead toward a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shonda Ponder" <ponderaa1@...>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [FSP] Re: [fspcrackerbarrel] Re: FSP--a question of policy
> I hate to say this, but I agree with Jason, too. Yes, there are going to
be those that "split off"...but that doesn't mean (or shouldn't mean) that
they can no longer take part in FSP activity. Personally, I think it would
be a good idea to encourage that. It's the only way that the FSP can truly
be "onward going" and build it's members.
> Not everyone is going to agree with Jason or Jeff. And, I don't believe
that Jason is the "dictator type" who will "micromanage" this project.
However, after saying that, I think that no matter what happens, the FSP
should not slow down its efforts or change the method it has chosen to make
this "dream" a reality.
> Someone once told me that, in spite of all the bad slander, publicity, or
whatever comes of your work toward your vision, that you should always
"focus. Keep walking. Hold your course." In other words, don't let a few
bumps in the road keep you from driving on it. Sometimes the speed limit is
15. And sometimes it's 75. But sooner or later you will get where you are
going if you just keep going.
> Shonda M. Ponder
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