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  1. Even if you were to assume that all the Free Staters were philosophical anarchists...

    The results of their activism would still be tempered by the activism of those who already lived here. Once thus averaged out, the Free Staters' impact would simply be to slow or temporarily reverse the long growth of government.

    There is no danger of the ball rolling out of control uphill.

  2. The numbers would be higher but we have to wait two years before running in statewide elections. So the pool of people we had to draw on was only the folks that moved during the first 3 years after NH was selected for QuasiGulching.

    We should be able to run maybe 2x as many candidates in 2012, although for some reason it seems like the numbers elected triple each session.

  3. Liberty migrants achieve a next gain of 6 in New Hampshire's state house.

    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 electio

  4. From RidleyReport.com

    Oath Keepers prep lawsuit against NH bureaucrats

    After using Oath Keeper affiliation as one excuse for taking a baby, New Hampshire's child protective division is now the target of a planned lawsuit. Oath Keepers is a group of current/former military/police who pledge they won't follow unconstitutional orders.

  5. "for every three of us on this forum not working for the government, we are supporting through taxes a 4th worker in government. And when he retires, well... we have to keep on paying taxes to support his retirement."

    Well that's assuming the situation doesn't collapse outright between here and there. Rand was more or less expecting it as far back as the 50s, right?

    Think how much more precarious the system's status is now.