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Rey
Friday, October 29th, 2004, 04:56 PM
"The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to New Hampshire, where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world."

http://www.freestateproject.org

This is brainchild of Jason Sorens, who I encountered years ago when researching music theory online. At the time he also had sites relating to study of the Celts (as you can see from the vestigial link on this page: http://members.tripod.com/~naM_eht_naD/linx.html) which demonstrates an interest in his European forefathers. These proto-sites, relating to the philosophy of heavy metal and his Celtic heritage, have been removed from the Internet. For public image reasons, I'm sure.

The movement refrains from explicitly aligning itself with any branded political movement (e.g. Libertarianism) preferring to cater to all "liberty-oriented people."

There were/are speculations in the media that the movement might be hijacked by militant white supremacists/seperatists or other fringe groups. Libertarians are definitely a big part of the constituency of the Free State Project.

It's something worth looking into. They have been holding strong on course with the plan for two or three years now, and have been featured on NPR and some other news shows.

-R