“Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.” – State Rep Cynthia Chase

District 8 State Representative Cynthia Chase of Keene has made her position clear on liberty-loving activists moving here, and it’s quite the endorsement of the success of the Free State Project. In a post to Blue Hampshire, she reveals that she believes Free Staters are the biggest threat to the state (something to be proud of) and that she and some others on Central Square during the peace vigil attempted to scare away a visiting couple from moving here. (As an aside, what was Ms. Chase doing at the peace vigil? She must be very confused about what peace is. Hint- it doesn’t include using aggressive force on people via “the state”.)

Here’s her comment from Blue Hampshire:

In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the “freedoms” that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming. They can not put their ideology into our statutes unless we elect them in great enough numbers to take over our General Court. We have already seen them try during the last session of the General Court. Our last election was a repudiation of their extremism.

Here in Keene we had a couple show up on Central Square to take part in our weekly Saturday morning peace demonstration. In the course of the conversation they allowed that they were Free Staters considering moving to Keene. The folks on the Square told them in no uncertain terms not to do that because Free Staters are not welcome here. Cheshire County is a welcoming community but not to those whose stated goal is to move in enough ideologues to steal our state, and our way of life.

Ultimately the Free Staters want NH to be a platform state for them to export their views to the rest of the country. Some of these folks dress up pretty well, but if you check their website you will find that they are really wolves in sheep’s clothing. The best strategy from my perspective is to keep shining a light on their views and activities and make it very plain that NH is not up for sale to any ideology. To ignore these people and hope they go away is a recipe for disaster.

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74 Comments

  1. Ridiculed? There were over 20 Republican candidates in NH and Ron Paul won over a 1/4 of them including 8 towns to Romneys 13 in Cheshire County. http://freestateproject.org/intro/ron_paul

  2. Translation — “Let’s take away more freedom from my constituents so that people who will vote against me don’t move here.”

  3. Wow, just freaking wow. “Golly, if those freedom-lovers want freedom, let’s make this a police state to scare them away!” Holy freaking smokes. I don’t know what else to say … which is rare for me.

  4. Ready to make the move yet, Larken? Maybe you could get her to agree to an on-camera interview. 🙂

  5. Just read this on Tom Woods website. She is the liberal statist version of a neocon. Just as they want to keep brown-skinned people out of the US, she wants to keep Free Staters from moving in on her turf. Live Free of Die? I think that that slogan is sooo outmoded.

  6. Fuck the measures. Just ignore them.

  7. “… shining a light …” is the last thing a statist can survive. Ideologies are bought and sold through intelligent discourse. Statists survive by appeal to irrational emotions, circumventing reason. The same may be said of the sophists, i.e., pseudo philosophers. I invite Cynthia to “bring it on”.

  8. Can we get some Free Staters in California? And at the rate Californians are flooding into Texas, there will be some relief needed there as well.

  9. Just to be clear, I am not a “Free Stater”, as that term is a contradiction. I am a “No Stater”. Freedom is incompatible with the state.

  10. You assume politicians are truthful. A truthful state motto: Live For Your Rulers, or Die.

    A no state (anarchist) motto: Live Free by Killing Those Who Enslave.

  11. But she would deny that government is coercive. She would claim that government is voluntary for most, and the few who resist are anti-social, uncivilized malcontents who should be eliminated. The inherent contradiction of her position is ignored by here statist supporters.

  12. Or, Cynthia’s motto: Try to Live Free and I’ll Kill You.

  13. Cynthia Chase
    House Democrat
    Cheshire 3

    110 Arch Street #38, Keene, NH 03431-2168

    Home Phone: 603-357-2381
    Work Phone:
    Email: cyndychase25@gmail.com

  14. Unfortunately, the party of Jim Crow supports these kinds of things.

  15. I have lived here 23 years, DESPITE the horrible weather, because it used to be such a free State. We are considering moving to a warm, “Red” State.

  16. the sea hag looks like CINDY SHEEHAN, poor deluded creature, you disagree with them they destroy you. FORREST GUMP BUNCH, ”STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.”

  17. Typical liberal. Is Cynthia Chase even a woman? She looks like a union thug to me…. overweight, man-like features, zero common sense, and telling others what is good for them.

  18. Replace “free stater” with “blacks” and read it again.

  19. This woman scares me, how the heck did she get re-elected. Have we lost our minds?

  20. Sincerely a clueless jackass who has no place in political office. It’s Liberal Loons like this that make my blood boil, who the hell does she think she is??

  21. I loooove this “liberal” xenophobia. These Nazis just don’t get it.

  22. When Ms. Chase says that she opposes the Free Staters moving to NH, she might have mentioned that she brought her sorry butt from Rhode island, along with her views, which many home grown Granite Staters might find repulsive.

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