View Full Version : NH: Free Staters win 10 seats in legislature

11-03-2010, 07:56 AM
Liberty migrants achieve a next gain of 6 in New Hampshire's state house.

YouTube - NH: Free Staters win 10 seats in state house; 4 are top vote getters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd3lZM1qcM)

This total counts only people who are officially Free Staters, i.e. they signed the Free State Project's letter of intent and moved to New Hampshire for more liberty. Another 30 to 50 long-time-resident libertarians are thought to have won seats in last night's election. Most run on the Republican ticket, not the LP ticket.

11-03-2010, 08:11 AM
Well done Free Staters.

I was a job acceptance away from being a Free Stater myself many years ago.

11-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Heres a good blog.....over 100 liberty caucus endorsed members in the state house. Holy Moly.

From FSP early mover Mike Ruff in Manchester:

To all my friends and acquaintances who are struggling for Freedom elsewhere, and see little progress:

As many of you may be aware, I have long since become disillusioned with the political process, and prefer to do my pro-Freedom activism in the social and economic realm. That being said, and while I encourage people to do the same, I don’t denigrate the efforts of those principled activists who remain in the political front of the battle–I have said for years that the correct strategy for winning this fight is to push on multiple fronts simultaneously. Our opponents are unskilled and incompetent (which is why they resort to Gooferment for their employment), and are severely unbalanced when attempting to focus on more than one line of attack.
So, in a blatant attempt to get you folks to move here to the Shire and actually see some more immediate and tangible results from your efforts, I am announcing the tactical victory of our “in-the-system” political folks: Before yesterday, there were 4 FSP Movers who had been elected to the NH State Legislature. Today, there are at least 12. Add to this the as yet undetermined number of for the most or at least some part fellow travelers who were endorsed by the NH Liberty Alliance–something on the order of 100 – 130 folks who were elected or re-elected. Sadly, our one mover State Rep who ran as a Democrat was not re-elected…But he is being replaced by a mover who ran as a Republican!

And, I can’t let the opportunity pass to issue official props and kudos (they’re official because they’re mine, and I said so, and I’ll take anyone in best 3 out of 5 who dares to say different) to the “outside-the-system” activists. We Agorists and similar folks have been steadily growing the free market economy here in The Shire, and succeeding in our economic and social activism. There are a number of new “Porcupine Clubs” which have been established around the state–and these are actual clubhouses and businesses, rather than just debate and discussion groups. There is at least one Porcupine Ice Cream maker (and their products are delicious, and reasonably-priced as well), and we have the beginnings of some Porcupine food suppliers (looks like eggs and some meats right now, but raw milk and other items are soon to come). I’ve been hearing that there may soon be a Porcupine-owned limited service restaurant/gaming cafe in Manchester. To get my personal plug in, I continue to provide Mediation and Education services to the Porcupine Community–and I hear rumors that up state there may be another individual providing some mediation services!

Oh–and there’s a soon-to-be-major supplier of adult education services: The Informal University! These folks are finishing out their first session providing extremely-reasonably-priced education in a number of subjects–check out their website at: http://informalu.org/

We’ve got a few “pirate” radio stations in operation, quite a number of regular podcasts, and of course, our own Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Free Talk Live!

So get here now! I’m serious–drop that crap you’re doing where you are, pack up your shit, and move to The Free State! At least come visit, meet some of your over 1,000 comrades in the fight for Liberty who’ve already moved and started not just fighting, but actually winning! Come hang out with folks where your arguments will not be whether or not the government is evil, but over how fast we should be shutting it down and how we will do it!

Do it now!

Don’t make excuses!

Mike Ruff

11-03-2010, 10:38 AM
Actually, I'm told the numbers are 12 FSP movers, and 3 who signed up as FSP friends.


11-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Well done Free Staters.

I was a job acceptance away from being a Free Stater myself many years ago.

Everyone makes mistakes :p;)

Seriously though, any chance you could come, maybe in a few years? I'm moving in a few months, and I'd love to see you there.

Bergie Bergeron
11-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Maybe some of those guys can get elected in the US Congress in 2 to 4 years :)

11-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Maybe some of those guys can get elected in the US Congress in 2 to 4 years :)

Maybe, but personally speaking, I want nothing to do with the federal government. I'll support good national liberty candidates, so that they can get the message out and perhaps slow down the insanity, but the future of freedom is with state nullification and independence.

11-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Well done Free Staters.

I was a job acceptance away from being a Free Stater myself many years ago.

Same. I was on libertyboard when Sorens proposed the idea, signed up early.