Free State Project hits 10,000 signups

Posted on March 15th, 2010 by bile
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*10,000 Join the March to Freedom in New Hampshire*

/For Immediate Release/

America’s boldest experiment in liberty, the Free State Project,
officially signed its 10,000th participant today. The organization is
dedicated to migrating 20,000 pro-liberty activists who agree to
downsize government to New Hampshire. The announcement comes in advance
of the Free State Project’s annual winter convention, the New Hampshire
Liberty Forum.

Jason Sorens, founder of the Project, said, “This is a great milestone
for us. It feels good to be half-way there. There’s still much to do,
but the project is continuing to grow and I am confident we’ll reach our
goal of 20,000 participants.”

Participants come from many backgrounds but all agree to move to New
Hampshire, where they will “exert the fullest practical effort toward
the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the
protection of life, liberty, and property.” The agreement avoids
political labels and allows individual participants to set their own
course to reach their goal.

“The Free State Project has no political platform or membership dues”,
Sorens stated. “We have participants who identify as conservative,
classical liberal, libertarian, anarchist, voluntaryist, you name it.
The things we care about are: Do you want more liberty and less
government? Are you willing to work toward it? Are you going to be a
good, neighborly person in your community? If so, the Free State Project
may be just what you’re looking for.”

While no one is obligated to move until 20,000 people have joined, 800
participants are already in New Hampshire. Four have been elected to the
state house and dozens more to local offices. Members have founded or
supported organizations around issues such as lowering taxes, gun
rights, drug law reform, spending caps, homeschooling, marriage freedom,
privacy protection, and state sovereignty. They have also started media
outlets such as nationally syndicated radio show Free Talk Live, YouTube
sensations like The Ridley Report, and print publications like the New
Hampshire Free Press.

FSP president Varrin Swearingen noted that “the FSP is more than just
being politically active, it’s also about community. Several cities have
regular social meetings with dozens in attendance. Members have met
their spouse through the Project. There is a full social calendar of
parties, hikes, game nights, you name it. Come for the liberty, stay for
the community.”

Early mover Margot Keyes of Epsom commented, “Many people move for jobs
or family, but rarely get a chance to move for their ideals. Why not
move to where you can find jobs, a lovely environment in which to live a
freer life, as well as a community where your ideas are not only
welcomed but shared?! Join the FSP community–live what you believe!”

When Swearingen was asked what the project is doing to reach the next
10,000 participants, he replied, “We are increasing our advertising,
starting direct telephone outreach, and increasing our presence at
pro-liberty events across the country. Now that members have moved to
New Hampshire we have hundreds of natural ambassadors that can speak to
how great it is here. One thing that sometimes holds people back is
their practical need for a job. We now have extensive online resources
available to help with that at http://freestateproject.org/jobs.
Thankfully New Hampshire has the best economy in the northeast, which we
hope to improve further.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano recently said that “The Project is
fascinating…” We certainly agree, and look forward to the Judge
extending his remarks on this milestone at the Liberty Forum, where he
will be the keynote speaker.

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For more info contact
Free State Project, Inc.
PO Box 1684
Keene, NH 03431
888-377-2515
info@freestateproject.org

Varrin Swearingen 559-709-8150 or vswearingen@FreeStateproject.org
Jason Sorens jsorens@freestateproject.org

More coverage for background available at http://freestateproject.org/intro
and http://freestateproject.org/news
NH Liberty Forum info at http://nhlibertyforum.com

Congrats. Now lets get them to NH.

Louisiana Governor Advises Women Scared of Serial Killer to Get a Gun

Posted on October 3rd, 2009 by bile
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http://www.foxnews.com/

BATON ROUGE, La.  —  Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster reminded women Thursday that they can pack a gun to protect themselves from a serial killer who has slain three women in the capital in the past 10 months.

“You have the right to get a gun permit,” Foster said. “Learn to use it.”

Foster said during his weekly radio show that he has asked state police to ensure they are helping with the investigation to find the man who slashed Pam Kinamore’s throat, strangled Gina Green and stabbed Charlotte Pace.

Kinamore’s mother, Lynne Marino, called the “Live Mike” radio show to ask the governor to intervene.

“I’m asking you to call in all the agencies throughout the state to assist us in this search for evidence and for the serial killer,” she said. “Not many towns know how to deal with a serial killer.”

The families of the victims have refused to rely solely on the police, sharing information among themselves to see if there’s some small connection between the victims.

Foster touted self-protection until the killer was found.

“Most people don’t ever want to use a gun to protect themselves — that’s the last thing they want to do — but if you know how and you have a situation with some fruitcake running around, like they’ve got right now, it sure can save you a lot of grief,” he said.

Pace, 22, lived three doors down from Green when the 41-year-old nurse was found strangled in her home on Sept. 24. Pace was stabbed to death on May 31, two days after she moved to a townhouse in another neighborhood. It doesn’t appear that the two women knew each other.

Kinamore, 44, was abducted from her home on July 12. The killer slit her throat and dumped her body along a highway 30 miles outside Baton Rouge.