Filed under: Free State Project, New Hampshire, News, Politics, Update
As reported here last week, two Free State Project participants are running for office in Bedford, NH and their candidacy is stirring up displeasure on the part of the political class in town. The old boys are angry that their power structure is being threatened and are lashing out against the liberty-loving candidates.
Now the dust-up has received front page coverage in the Union Leader.
Libertarians worldwide should take note: This is what happens when you actually have a chance at making an impact, as we do here in NH. The establishment will attack and they will attack hard. Most libertarians have no experience with this – their campaigns are largely ignored nationwide. In New Hampshire the opposition doesn’t ignore us – they are attacking and actually encouraging people to research the FSP! What great free publicity!
If you love liberty, start making plans to move here as part of the Free State Project and get active. These pro-state people are scared and desperate already, and the official FSP move hasn’t even begun!
Filed under: Bitcoin, Charity, Civil Disobedience, Court, Data, Free Concord, Free Press, Free State Project, International, Issues, Nashua, National, New Hampshire, News, Photos, Politics, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Cody Wilson has a unique relationship to the intellectual property that he has been developing for the past few years. He has designed three dimensional, printable plastic firearms accessories and essential parts, including rifle lower receivers, extended magazines, and the first functional printed plastic pistol, known as the Liberator. However, intellectual property laws in the United States prevent him from being able to directly share these designs with the world. While courageous others risk fines or jail time for hosting the schematics independently, the information produced by Defense Distributed is essentially illegal. The reason for this is that the IP laws unique to munitions technology specifically state that all intellectual property related to munitions are deemed to be under the ownership of the US military. As a crypto-anarchist, Cody is interested in neither profiting from nor restricting the sharing of his designs, yet his wishes as the product’s creator are rebuked by federal statute so as to place an artificial limitation on the advancement of the technology. Despite the restrictions and the uses of intellectual property laws to limit the free flow of information and media, Defense Distributed continues to stand for the right of producers to share their created items freely, understanding that ultimately ideas cannot be owned. The above interview was filmed on 22 February 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire. Read more
Filed under: Cool, Free State Project, Nashua, National, New Hampshire, Police
Davi is one of the founders of Bitcoin not Bombs and is a participant in the Free State Project, though he has yet to make the move to NH. Here’s the story in the Nashua Telegraph, thanks to photojournalist Bradford Randall.
Nashua Telegraph on the FSP: “only a matter of time before they’ll have the keys to the Granite State”
Filed under: Free State Project, Nashua, New Hampshire, News, Update
Nashua Telegraph photo journalist Bradford Randall has filed an excellent feature report on this weekend’s successful “Liberty Forum“, where hundreds of liberty-minded people from as far away as Germany and Russia gathered to network, plan for the future of freedom in New Hampshire, and see great speakers and panel discussions.
Filed under: Cool, Free State Project, International, Issues, Nashua, News
NASHUA — A legal adviser for Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor under fire for leaking global surveillance documents to the media, took the podium at the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum on Friday to discuss her legal work with government whistleblowers.
Jesselyn Radack, a human rights attorney with the Government Accountability Project, is passionate about her work and ready to share her experiences with Free Staters from throughout New Hampshire and the rest of the nation.
“There is no such crime as leaking,” said Radack. “We do have something called the First Amendment.” Read more
Filed under: Audio, Corruption, Democrats, Free Concord, Free State Project, Hypocrisy, Issues, Nashua, New Hampshire, News, Police, Politics, Response, Sad, Satire, Update, Video
On Sunday at 11am, a candlight vigil will be held at the scene of the slaughter of five ducks and the serious injuring of many more after state representative David Campbell drunkenly careened into the flock of waterfowl on December 23. The event scheduled for the two-month anniversary of the deaths will feature a moment of silence, presentations from the audience, a reminder of the dangers of combining alcohol consumption and driving, and an update on the situation. Since the incident dubbed #duckgate, Nashua police commissioner Tom Pappas, who assisted David Campbell in evading police interaction until the following morning, has resigned from his post amid calls for both he and Campbell to do so. Though he issued an apology and pled guilty to hunting ducks out of season, David Campbell has ignored all calls for his resignation. The Concord-NH Patch ran an announcement after a facebook event was created to coincide with the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Check back for video from the scene to follow. Read more
Filed under: Free State Project, Hypocrisy, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, New Hampshire, Politics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Before the Deliberative Session, Conan Salada collected signatures on 7 warrant articles to be placed on the official ballot before voters in the upcoming Keene School District election.
During the Deliberative Session, all 7 warrant articles were amended in a manner that eliminated the subject. These amendments were challenged as out of order, however the moderator over-ruled those motions, and the majority of voters in attendance agreed with the moderator. The Keene Sentinel described these changes as “Machiavellian legal maneuvering… to avoid letting voters decide the merits of the articles“.
After the Deliberative Session, Darryl W. Perry, was directed to the 2011 Rockingham Superior Court decision in the case of Bailey v. Town of Exeter. In Bailey, the Court ruled, “the Court finds and rules the only way the phrase ‘no warrant article shall be amended to eliminate the subject matter of the article’ can logically be read is to conclude that any amendment that made the subject matter of the article a nullity was forbidden,” adding that “[m]erely because the majority of the voters were more clever in the way the amendment was worded to create the nullity does not mean their action was not a violation of the statute.”
Perry, Salada and two other voters (David Crawford and Eric LaRoche) have filed suit against the School District due to the illegal actions at the Deliberative Session that have disenfranchised the voters of Keene, including petitioners.
The filing can be read here. A court date has been set for Friday, February 28 at 11am.
All of the people you’ll see interviewed in this package for FOX Business by reporter Hillary Vaughn are Free State Project early movers.
Filed under: Cool, Free State Project, How to, Keenevention, Manchester, New Hampshire, Video
JJ Schlessinger brought the house down with this epic and inspirational keynote speech at Keenevention 2013. He discusses his path to the Free State Project, his experience in Keene, Manchester, and encourages you to get active for liberty!
In 2013 we gained YouTube vlogger Amanda Billyrock and now another liberty-oriented vlogger, “The Voluntaryist Rebel“, is gearing up for a move to Manchester in just days from now. Here’s his endorsement for the Free State Project: