Free Keene TV Goes Live

July 13th, 2011   Submitted by Seth King

My hat goes off to James Schlessinger Jr. and the Keene, New Hampshire activists that have created their own public access television show. It is no easy feat to do a thing like this. Even better is that their first episode was well done and interesting. It will only get better with time.

There are two quick things I would like to mention about this video. Firstly, I think it is great that an activist is willing to risk his house over refusal to pay property taxes. That takes serious courage and will help to give me the strength to persevere if I am ever in a position of losing something of much lesser value. Secondly, the “average Joe” interviewed at the end is proof positive that concentrating a critical mass of libertarians in a small area has profound effects in our conversion rate.

Enjoy episode one of Free Keene TV!

6 Responses to “Free Keene TV Goes Live”

  1. valhelionNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a start. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a 2 minute piece covering each story. Much rather have a few stories that get 10-15 minutes a piece with lots of video.

    I thought the Tyranny Response Team deal was cool at Jay’s house was cool. Anyone know more about them?

  2. Audrey BarberNo Gravatar says:

    I am wondering…..if a group of people in the same basic area get their homes foreclosed on for not paying their taxes and then the home is owned by the county and sells the home again, who is the winner in this? I am not being sarcastic, I really want to know what is trying to be accomplished?

    • Seth KingNo Gravatar says:

      That’s a really good question, Audrey. To be honest, I don’t know the answer. But let’s think about it for a minute.

      If the county steals a home and sells it at auction they are probably going to make a lot more money than if the property taxes had just been paid, right? Or do they return the difference in owed taxes and the sale price of the house to the original owner? I don’t know.

      So, financially, it doesn’t look like the county loses in this ordeal, but the homeowner definitely does. However, if it is well publicized, like in this case, then it will be used as education to spread the message that the government steals from people, plain and simple.

      This means you have to ask yourself, how many people got converted to anarchism by this act, and how much money did I lose to do it? Well, let’s assume the guy who was renting from him has converted to anarchism as a result of this. Let’s also assume a few of his friends and family members did also. And maybe even a few people who watched this video. Let’s pretend there are 20 new anarchists as a result of this. And let’s pretend he lost $200,000. That would be a cost of $10,000 per convert.

      Now, I don’t know how much it costs to convert a person to anarchism. It would be really neat to know just how much it costs to convert the average person to anarchism. But I am hoping that the liberty community could convert a person to anarchism for well under $10,000, although maybe not.

    • Seth KingNo Gravatar says:

      This video is very interesting and may help to clear up some of your questions.

      • valhelionNo Gravatar says:

        Very informative video. Completely did not realize that municipalities were corporations with legal authority. I knew that towns were incorporated but I never associated that to being like a business corp.

        The important thing this video showcases is this:
        What Jay is doing by waging a war of paper and using their rules to attempt to defend his liberty shows that these people don’t follow their own rules.

        That is important. When people realize that the ‘rule of law’ only applies to those without legal titles of authority, it will encourage them to question their support and faith in those institutions.