The 5th Annual 420 at 4:20 on 4/20 @ the Concord State House

 420 2014 GroupAfter the 420 celebrations had hit Keene and Manchester in 2009 on a daily basis, liberty activists created semi-yearly 420 events at the Concord state house, one on November 5th, the other on April 20th. The April event turned five this year, and dozens gathered on the steps of the state house to smoke cannabis in defiance of the insane “war on drugs”.

As has been the tradition NH natives and Free State Project participants first held signs and conversed out by Main Street before walking to the state house steps to officially kick off the event.

Rich Paul 420 2014FSP early mover Rich Paul, the event organizer, who was absent last year due to being incarcerated for selling the illegal flowers, once again took the helm and megaphone to issue his standard call to action,

We smoke these in remembrance of lost liberties and in hope for a day when the people do not fear their government, because the government fears the people! Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

Mike Sylvia 420 2014Cannabis was smoked by many and even a couple of NH state representatives got into the action, including Mike Sylvia, who had pledged to toke up if there were enough people wearing fancy outfits to the event. Kudos to Mike and all the others who had the courage to come out and face possible misdemeanor charges for possession of a plant. Of course, as with previous years, the police left us alone – this year not even making an appearance besides driving by on Main St.

It’s time for drug prohibition to end. If you love freedom, please move to NH and get active! Already in NH? Check out the 420 Foundation and NH NORML as well.

Here’s a quick video of the festivities:

NH to Repeal Adultery as a Crime (UPDATED)

Tim O'FlahertyState representative and liberty lover Tim O’Flaherty of Manchester has put forth a bill that repeals the act of adultery as a crime, which according to the state, hasn’t been enforced in a decade.  It’s amazing that any police resources were spent on such a ridiculous investigation even a decade ago!

The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the NH house in a 268-29 vote.  The senate votes today and according to WCVB, governor Maggie Hassan has pledged to sign the bill if it reaches her desk.

I’ll update this story as the senate vote is revealed.

UPDATE (6:44p) – this has passed the NH senate in a voice vote.  Presuming Hassan signs it as she’s pledged to, the repeal goes into effect on Jan 1st, 2015.

It *is* possible to change the system for more freedom in NH.  Please come here and join us as part of the Free State Project.

The New Cynthia Chase: Suzanne Mercier Vail Claims Freedom “Maxed” in NH

Suzanne Mercier VailIn a recent post to her official facebook page, NH state representative from Nashua Suzanne Mercier Vail claimed that liberty and freedom are “maxed” here in NH.

Her comments are very similar to Keene state rep Cynthia Chase, who made national headlines last year when she called Free State Project participants the “single greatest threat to the State”.

Here’s the full text of Vail’s post:

One rarely considered consequence of the Free State Project, will be the formation of another form of government. The aim is to overpower the state government. The method is to weaken the laws of New Hampshire, creating more freedom and liberty in a state where that is maxed. (more…)