For those who don’t know, the Free State Project‘s goal is to get 20,000 liberty loving individuals to pledge to move to New Hampshire within a 5 year period of reaching 20,000 signers. As of today the Free State Project has over 16,000 signers. That means we’re only 4,000 signers away from seeing a massive migration of libertarians and anarchists to a compact geographical region.
Mass migrations are nothing new. Three notable ones in recent history include Mormons traveling west to Utah, Jews migrating to modern day Israel, and gays moving into San Francisco. All of these groups suffered persecution, prompting them to band together and create strongholds for themselves. And it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t largely worked out well for them.
Now imagine a super concentration of libertarians, unlike anything seen in history. Imagine 20,000 only being the beginning. Imagine having whole neighborhoods, gated or otherwise, full of libertarians. Imagine not only shopping local, but shopping libertarian. Imagine goods and services previously thought only possible by governments being provided in the agora.
As much as I’d absolutely love to see the whole of humanity wake up and discover the philosophy of freedom overnight, it simply cannot be counted on. Many indications point towards colossal upheaval the world over. in the coming years. There should be, there needs to be, there must be at least one tiny corner of the earth where libertarians can feel at home. Where libertarians can breath the fresh air of freedom, peace, and prosperity.
While there may be many well-intentioned Free State Project knockoffs spontaneously popping up, none hold a candle to the size and scope of the Free State Project. So, sign the pledge, or not, and move to New Hampshire, where you’ll be welcomed by a large community of kindred spirits.
Myself, and many others, are waiting for you.