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    Filed at 12:54 pm under by dcobranchi

    Some New Hampshirites(?) are not exactly happy that the Free Staters are coming.

    “Their strategy is to essentially set up sleeper cells that will over time be activated,” he said of the Free State Project, which aims to bring 20,000 liberty-minded people to New Hampshire in the next five years.

    The Free Staters are taking it all in stride, though.

    Free State Project members arriving at the banquet walked by the painted signs, smiling and greeting the protesters.

    “Good job of using free speech, excellent,” said one Free Stater.

    11 Responses to “FREE STATERS AND AL-QAEDA”


    Comment by
    Rae
    June 27th, 2004
    at 1:07 am

    Are these the same people who wanted to settle in some little town and freaked the people out (something about legalizing pro*sti*tu*tion, marijuana, and such)?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 27th, 2004
    at 4:38 am

    Yes. The Free Staters are a bunch of libertarians who want to move to NH to take over politically. It’s a pipe dream.


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    June 27th, 2004
    at 8:43 am

    Rae, the town ones you mention are the Free Town Project people — sort of a splinter group from the Free State Project. Here’s a Google cache of an essay about the project, which has apparently been pulled from the FSP website (perhaps because of the bad publicity):

    216.23...;hl=en


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    June 27th, 2004
    at 10:39 am

    Doesn’t sound like a pipe dream to me…


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    June 27th, 2004
    at 11:48 am

    One of the first examples the FSP folks ever trotted out was Vermont — a bunch of hippies moved there in the ’70s and proceeded to turn it into the lefty haven it is (on the state level, at least). Could it happen again in NH? I think it’s a lot easier to build statist government than it is to tear it down, but it’s at least possible enough to keep an eye on.


    Comment by
    Rae
    June 29th, 2004
    at 12:39 am

    I think the NPR special said that the people didn’t like that a former polygamist was in on the whole thing. I think it to be a pipe dream, too, and quite boring. Really, I know it’s old, but if everyone were exactly the same, wouldn’t it be boring?


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    June 29th, 2004
    at 11:27 pm

    Exactly the same?!


    Comment by
    Rae
    June 30th, 2004
    at 4:36 am

    Yes, exactly the same: all Republican’s, all Democrats, all Libertarians, etc. The differences in mankind and his thinking are what gives this world color. That I have to admit even if I wish my politics were the leading influential ones.

    And isn’t that what they were trying to create? A town of libertarians? How fun would it be to live there; everyone just saying, “Yep, I agree”?


    Comment by
    Rae
    June 30th, 2004
    at 4:36 am

    Yes, exactly the same: all Republicans, all Democrats, all Libertarians, etc. The differences in mankind and his thinking are what gives this world color. That I have to admit even if I wish my politics were the leading influential ones.

    And isn’t that what they were trying to create? A town of libertarians? How fun would it be to live there; everyone just saying, “Yep, I agree”?


    Comment by
    Rae
    June 30th, 2004
    at 4:36 am

    (sorry for the double there, Daryl)


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    July 3rd, 2004
    at 4:14 pm

    Firstly, if they were all the same, I would call it more harmonious than boring. Secondly, it’s rather ignorant to say they’re all the same.