Foundation for New Hampshire Independence board member Robert Mathias reprises his role as the host of the Secession Panel at Keenevention! How can we bring secession to the forefront? Bring your questions for his panel of secession advocates. Panelists to be announced.
Keenevention is Hallowkeene weekend, October 30th through November 1st. Tickets for the third-annual Keenevention are just $60 or BTC for the whole weekend, including the Hallowkeene costume dance party! Pre-event ticketing is limited to 100, so lock yours in now.
Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog for more announcements, including more panels and another keynote speaker. You can also follow Keenevention’s facebook page and join the official facebook event here.
With groups like the Foundation for NH Independence, a pro-secession advocacy group, and the NH Liberty Party, a political party with secession as its main plank, the movement for New Hampshire declaring independence from the United States is just getting started. It’s an idea whose time has come again.
While Free State Project early mover-to-Keene Varrin Swearingen says he is not an advocate for secession, in his latest blog, he digs into the issue and does admit:
I’m not absolutely opposed to secession under any circumstances. I believe New Hampshire is better off now having seceded the first time, and that could become the case again. If the U.S. Government continues on its path, and Americans do nothing to stop its tyrannical decline, I may concede that another secession is, again, the least bad choice.
Varrin is a professional pilot who lives in Keene with his wife and children and is the former president of the Free State Project. You can read his full blog on secession here.
Jack Shimek and Daniel Cuevas of Alt Expo join us this week in the Rebel Love Studio. Topics discussed include Shire Dude’s trial, alt expo origins, Cuevas coin, polamory at porcfest, New Hampshire Independence, and RLS recording at Porcfest. The Rebel Love Show broadcasts every Tuesday night at 10 am EST on LRN.FM.
On June 3rd, 2015 as a board member for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence, I organized a Brew and Sedition event at Able Ebenezer in Merrimack NH. Able Ebenezer is a popular fairly new micro brewery in Merrimack NH. Able Ebenezer was chosen for the event because of it’s name. Able Ebenezer’s name is branded from the inspirational actions of local New Hampshire citizens who rallied behind Ebenezer Mudgett in 1772 to defy British oppression. History remembers this event as the Pine Tree Riot in which Able resisted the state’s assertion that they owned his trees. The purpose of this event was to promote Independence by getting supporters together for drinks and for networking purposes. Chandler Gabel also gave a speech on the need to network with others in the state that also support Independence. There were over two dozen supporters that came out to this event. This may seem on the light side but where else in the United States are people getting together for the purpose of declaring Independence from the Union? Future meetings and planned events for Independence Day were discussed. For more information on New Hampshire Independence, check out nhindependence.org
Rebel Love Show season 5 has begun! Ellen Ball and in the second hour Cecelia Fairchild join us in the Rebel Love Studio. Topics discussed this week include our THC hiatus, Shire Dude pub crawl, other drugs Shire Dude wants to try, Ellen starting her own show, How did ALP start, #TriggerTheEllen – What will it take?, Foundation for NH independence Brew & Sedition event at Abel Ebenezer, Rob’s pre trial, Shire Dude’s trial, purist anarchists (not signing pledges?), Shire Dude Season finale (finally) & official release date, transitioning from a mono to poly relationship, Porcfest panel Friday at noon, poly party and poly panels at porcfest, Ellen surrounded by a room of poly folk, Rebelloveshow.com returning (what should the updated website feature?), The “Banning People” spectrum, from Ian Freeman to Mike Vine, back story of the secession panel at keenevention, and Ellen isn’t a nudist. RLS is live every week on LRN.FM, LMR, IPM Nation, and on RebelLoveShow.com at 10 pm EST every Tuesday night.
How are activists in New Hampshire promoting secession? How is the idea being received by the people of NH? Is now the right time for this issue? Enjoy the full video of the 2014 Secession panel at Keenevention with host Rob Mathias of the Rebel Love Show and his panelists Darryl W Perry of the NH Liberty Party, Objectivist Girl Lauren Rumpler, Conan Salada of Black Sheep Rising, and Free State Project founder Jason Sorens:
More video will be released every week! Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog, Free Keene, the Free Keene Youtube Channel or the Keenevention Facebook page for the next video release.
Tickets for Keenevention 2015 (Oct 30th – Nov 1st) are now available at a super-earlybird discount for just $40! Lock yours in before the price goes up!