The following are my answers to the Keene Sentinel‘s candidate questionnaire:
Name: Ian Freeman
Party Affiliations: NH Liberty Party, Libertarian Party
How long have you lived in the area: Since 2006
Education: Associates in Radio/TV Broadcasting
Occupation: Talk radio personality on Free Talk Live, Program Director of LRN.FM
Organizations to which you belong / have belonged: NH Liberty Alliance, NH Liberty Party, Libertarian Party, Free State Project, FreeKeene.com
Public/governtment Service: Longtime peace and pro-accountability activist.
1. Why are you running for the NH House?
The NH Liberty Alliance consistently ranks Keene’s “representatives” very poor (C-F) on their yearly report. I would provide a principled voice for liberty in the state house.
2. What are the three top issues facing state government and how would you deal with them? Please be specific:
The question has it backwards – the issues are those that have been created by the state government that are actively harming the people of NH. Here are three:
-Victimless crimes: People in NH, who have never harmed another human, are being regularly put in jail for so-called “crimes against the state” in which there is no actual victim. Some of these “crimes” include driving without government papers, for which people are caged for in many cases an entire year of their life, when they were just trying to go to work. Other such “crimes” include possession of cannabis or other chemicals that “the state” has deemed illegal, and petty violations of the ridiculous probation system that is basically a revolving door to get people put back in a cell. The existence of such “crimes” is an insult to the idea of live free or die, and is destroying people’s lives. All laws for “crimes” that don’t involve a victim should be abolished.
-Corrupt Courts: Talk to pretty much anyone who has been to court in NH, whether family court (where Tom Ball was so frustrated, he self-immolated), district, superior, or supreme – they’ll tell you it’s a horrible, unfair, and corrupt experience. I support CACR 26, which is on the ballot this fall as a proposed constitutional amendment, and would support any similar legislation taking power away from the monopoly court system and putting it back into the hands of the people.
-The number one issue, though, is the fact that NH is still part of the USA. The “United States”, like every “state”, is a criminal organization that steals from people and aggresses against its own people and those around the world. They are a drain on the people of New Hampshire and should be seceeded from, peacefully, of course, and as soon as possible. Once NH has seceeded, all the money that is currently stolen from the hard-working people of NH will stay here and benefit our local communities, businesses, economy, and people. We need not be party to the federal government’s abuses of human rights and domestic and worldwide aggression. NH already has one of the best economies in the US, and it would be even better without the burdens of the federal government’s aggression and increasingly useless dollar. We have two international borders and would be well-positioned to be a beacon of liberty to the whole world.
3. Is the state government doing too little, too much, or enough to help the NH economy? Why?
The question presumes that states can help economies. The state is parasitic – since they steal all their money, “taxes”, through threat of or actual force, they are not obligated to provide a valuable product or service for that money, like the rest of us. This question is like asking whether the tick is doing too much, too little, or enough to help the dog it’s attached to. The existence of the tick in the first place is the problem. The idea of “the state” is outdated and barbaric. It’s time to evolve society into one based on consensual interactions between humans. I’d recommend googling “voluntarism”.
4. What would be the first bill you sponsor in the next term?
I would sponsor a bill to make Keene into a town instead of a city. There are several New Hampshire towns that have greater population than the “city” of Keene, including Derry with 34k, Salem , Merrimack, Londonderry, and Hudson. Keene has proven that the city council organization does not promote liberty nor represent the people. Proof positive of this was the BEARCAT issue where the council voted to approve the $300,000 “tank” (According to Kendall Lane) from the federal government, despite overwhelming community outrage against it. Had Keene been a town, there would be no way the BEARCAT would have passed, as the town meeting would have had a supermajority of town members opposing the aggressive, militaristic machine. In a town meeting format, the people have a voice, whereas the city council ignored the voices of the people and voted for the police state. It’s time to take the power from the politicians and give it back to the people.