The production crew for the upcoming feature-length documentary, “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire” has released a new featurette which focuses on Keene’s epic, historic 420 celebrations via a fresh interview of Free Keene blogger Rich Paul at Sunday’s 420 event in Concord:
After 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.
FSP 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!”
Cannabis 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.
Here’s a quick video of the festivities:
State 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.
As has occurred annually since 2010, the 4/20 celebration is organized to proceed as usual on the state house lawn in Concord, New Hampshire. The disobedience rally in the supreme political venue provided by the state house originally occurred at the revered time on Guy Fawkes Day of 2009, and became a yearly occurrence when a larger group held a celebration in April of 2010. Free Concord has covered the event in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and is expected to collect content from the ritual again. Check out the facebook event page for details on the upcoming festivities.
In this week’s historical installment of AKPF #1, we are exposed to select Ridley Reports of recent months past, with minor additions inserted as well as a redacted finale from the Cheshire TV controversial after hours program Black Sheep Rising, wherein parking rates are discussed. This episode of AKPF #1 broadcasts Monday 14 April 2014 at 7:00pm on Cheshire TV.
00:00 – Warning disclaimer to Cheshire TV audience
00:10 – Dublin illustrations through MiniDV eyes, landscape town building (Ex cop flees Ridleycam)
01:42 – Peter Sturdy Thomas runs from Ridleycam and scampers away, head hanging low, despite his former employment as a police officer and private investigator; Peter Flimsy Sturdy.
04:43 – Shadowy figure rantings to Ridley of disillusionment in Keene circles which he had wished to interject himself (Camo-clad Constitutionalist demands to be sued by city)
08:50 – Driving in circles around Central Keene somewhat confusedly anthem advertisement by Dave Ridley
09:46 – The comedy of the commons – The joyous fun among the political angst of the collective proletariat (Fighting cop state doesn’t have to be serious)
14:25 – More from a camoman on Ridley’s Report outside of the Concord BEARCAT city council central committee vote (Banned Keene activist still supports Free Keene) (more…)