Free State Project and Critical Mass

September 13th, 2012   Submitted by Seth King

I know there are a lot of libertarians and anarchists that doubt the efficacy of the Free State Project. But if I had to take a guess the Free State Project’s biggest critics within the libertarian community are people who aren’t really activists anyways. They’re more like anarcho-complainers than anarcho-capitalists. That being said I haven’t met any fellow Free Staters since I’ve been in New Hampshire that think the project is a failure. The thing that excites me the most about the Free State Project is that so many new and exciting endeavors are only possible once a critical mass of activists come together in a small location. Take, for example, this latest bit by Free Keene residents to out undercover cops and foil their plans for entrapment. I would really love to see more of this sort of thing happen. Enjoy!

15 Responses to “Free State Project and Critical Mass”

  1. Bob RobertsonNo Gravatar says:

    More will happen. Keene is a good place for it, because of the general youth of the movers who have congregated in Keene. There is a perception of “invulnerability” that tends to wear off during a lifetime.

    The police in Manchester, NH’s biggest city at 100K, have to manufacture crimes in order to stay employed. They publish their arrest lists online, and there have been recent surges in arrests for the supposed crime of trading personal services for money. They’re also getting a Federal influx of money to buy even more cops, which will uselessly be burdening the city taxpayers for decades to come.

    There is so much work to do, so much to accomplish. The sooner people move, if they’re going to move, the better.

  2. JerichoNo Gravatar says:

    i love the confidence.

  3. DisengageNo Gravatar says:

    Very organized, and it looks like they not only had fun, but had the support of the community as well. Great job, guys.

  4. HReardenNo Gravatar says:

    I would like to at least visit NH one day. I follow what is happening in NH. I watch Ridley Report videos and I watch the Porcfest videos. I listen to Free Talk Live. I think so far the FSP has been successful and will continue to be so. The draw back to the balls to the wall activism in Keene is that there have been Free Keeners who have been arrested and released early with a suspended sentence. The draw back to that is that if for example you have a 1 year suspended sentence and you are arrested within that year you will serve the year in jail. This means that activists with a suspended sentence hanging over their head have to keep their nose clean or they will go back to jail. One such activist is going to leave NH for a while because of this. I like watching the cideos of courtroom cases ad seeing many activist in court refusing to stand up when the man wearing a robe enters the room.

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    One of my favorite videos of something that happened in Keene.
    http://youtu.be/zcfhzT2mAYA

  5. AnonymousLibertarianNo Gravatar says:

    Sure, the FSP may seem like a good idea during this time, but think about the future implications. Bunching a huge amount of libertarians into one state will cause libertarianism to die out elsewhere, not to mention the FEDs know exactly where most of the libertarians are dwelling.

    Also, doesn’t the FSP seem like a form of colonialism? Did people who were already living in NH give Sorens and Co. the green light to come in?

    • HReardenNo Gravatar says:

      Nobody has to give someone the green light to come in. people have the right to travel and live in the community of their choosing. Colonialism? Colonialism is when a state (or people calling themselves a state) forces people living in a country to provide tem with raw materials for making goods and requires them to only trade with them and rule them and impose their laws on them. Would you have told Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries not to immigrate to North America?

      Hey read this: http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/14/new-hampshire-jury-acquits-pot- growing-r

      One of the jurors was a Freestater.

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    • Mo LibertyNo Gravatar says:

      New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson welcomed the Free State Project.

      It is important to note that New Hampshire is a presidential “battleground” state. It is evenly split. Why? People from the high tax state of Massachusetts are moving to NH. Some of these people want the big government services that Mass provided even though these same people do not want to pay for that government. They ruined their old neighborhood. Now they go to New Hampshire and start ruining it as well!

      The Free State Project might be able to offset the exodus of big-government urbanites from the surrounding blue states. Time to leave your socialist dystopian state and move to New Hampshire!

      • Mo LibertyNo Gravatar says:

        Funny. My socialist friends want me out of their state. In one late night bull session, they actually said they wanted all the libertarians to move to one state; away from them. It looks like the big-government crowd really wants all the states.

        The Free State Project may be a matter of survival for the minority of folks that favor individual liberty. Free folk need a place to live free. NH can still become that enclave of liberty!

  6. MAMNo Gravatar says:

    They’re like deer caught in the head lights.

  7. Bill WalkerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a Republican committee member in Sullivan county NH…. and a Free Stater. Believe me, the native free-market crowd in NH is all for the Free Staters… their only complaint is that there aren’t as many of us as the Dems claim. We made the front page of the biggest paper this weekend, a Dem state rep attacked us:

    http://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/01/cynthia-chase-moved-her-from- rhode-island-recently

  8. JustinNo Gravatar says:

    They’re not undercover you retards- they clearly have shirts marked “”Police” with their names and a uniform.
    If they were undercover, they would be dressed in plain clothes like normal people and would blend in

  9. JustinNo Gravatar says:

    And on another note, they do real undercover operations, and you would have NO clue they were cops, because they don’t dress in uniforms, associate with uniformed police, nor drive vehicles that are obviously associated with police vehicles