Victimless Crime Spree Celebrates its Third Anniversary!


Celebrating three years of DJVCS!

Three years ago today (9/15) was the theatrical début of Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree! The feature-length documentary shot mostly in Keene originally came out on YouTube on July 30th, 2012, but the theatrical début is more memorable. The movie’s posters commemorate that date.

Since 2012, the original theatrical version has been seen more than 170,000 times on YouTube and the Director’s Cut DVD has sold hundreds of copies.  It’s available for purchase at Amazon and Wal-Mart for under $10.

Derrick’s courage has set the example for countless people and has inspired multiple people to move to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.  Any FSP event we attend, it’s almost a guarantee Derrick and/or I will be approached and thanked for making the movie.  Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the editing talents of Beau Davis, who has gone on to launch his own media management and production house, Vibrant.Works.

What an honor it has been to produce this amazing documentary film. How are you celebrating the third anniversary of DJVCS? I suggest a screening for friends, family, or even the public!

Cop Screws Up, Frees Shire Dude

A few weeks ago, I was strolling through the park with a friend.  Little did we know, there’s a city ordinance in Manchester, NH that sets a curfew for public parks.  We were each issued ridiculous $50 tickets by Officer Healey.  Fortunately for us, the young cop does not know how to write tickets properly.  I wrapped up this story with a Bambuser broadcast.

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Free Shire Dude!
Coming next: Darryl Perry, Carlos Morales and Brett Veinotte will be on the Keenevention Media Panel, hosted by yours truly.  Buy your tickets now!

Sentinel Editorial Praises Liberty Activists, Others For Contested Races Across Keene

Free State Project

What are you waiting for?

In an editorial published in Sunday’s Keene Sentinel, the editors express gratitude towards liberty activists and the others running in the municipal election this year in Keene. With 16 people in the race for the five at-large council seats (including Free Keene bloggers Conan Salada and I) as well as contested ward seats and a three-way race for mayor, it’s definitely a record number of candidates for the near-decade I’ve been here.

Whether the increased candidates result in a greater voter turnout, as the Sentinel speculates, remains to be seen. People in Keene, like pretty much everywhere, are notoriously apathetic and they sit back and allow the politically connected to come out and dominate the elections here.

Of course, who can blame them? Life is distracting. There are bills to pay and mouths to feed. Meanwhile the government gets bigger and bigger, and so do the taxes. It’s totally understandable why young working families are driven out of Keene. Why fight city hall when you can just leave?

For those watching from outside Keene: If you love liberty, how many libertarians are running in your municipal elections? In New Hampshire, libertarians are running all across the state – Keene, Manchester and elsewhere. When you move here as part of the Free State Project, you can help build momentum and success here like no where else.

Blogger to Kick Off Road Trip Tomorrow from San Francisco to New Hampshire!

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor, Hitting the Road to NH from San Francisco

Expanding further New Hampshire’s dominance as the liberty media capitol if the world, Robert Taylor, blogger at “A Little Rebellion” is moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.  His most recent post explains his wise decision to join with thousands of other liberty-loving people here and help us get closer to freedom.  He’s getting married today and the newlyweds will be hitting the road for a six-week journey to New Hampshire as of tomorrow.  What an exciting change!

In his post, Robert explains why he’s excited to move away from his home, the unfree state of California:

The idea behind the FSP is simple and revolutionary: get as many libertarians and liberty lovers as possible to move to the comparatively liberty-friendly state of New Hampshire to participate in activism, influence the culture, build lives and possibly create a free society in our lifetimes.


Or at the very least, it will be a safe-haven for those seeking liberty and the infinite ways people can peacefully organize and assemble their lives and pursue their own individual goals. Even if the FSP’s ultimate goal is futile, the possibility of thousands of people in the same geographic area using Bitcoin, growing gardens not governments, withdrawing their consent, raising their kids without the horrifying government monopoly on education, and living and breathing liberty is too exciting to pass up.


It is a daunting task, but in my opinion, this “voting with your feet” model is the best chance for liberty to survive, grow and thrive in a country and world mired in state power in all of its various and frightening stripes. Scattered across the country, libertarians are a fringe, lonely force with no influence. But together, we can be a force for peace and human liberty, a quiet example to the rest of the world that there is still a small fire that burns.

You can read his full post on his blog, “A Little Rebellion“.  Welcome in advance, Robert and Rachel – it’s great to be in New Hampshire if you love liberty.

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Keene Mayoral Debate set for Sept 22

2015 Keene Mayoral Debate(3)On September 22, the Keene Liberty Alliance will host a debate between the three candidates for Mayor of Keene. Both challengers, Rick Blood and Kris Roberts have confirmed their participation in the debate against incumbent Mayor Kendall Lane.
On the day he signed up for the election, Kris Roberts posted on facebook: “I would like to have three debates with everyone who signs up to run for mayor. One run by the Sentinel, one at the college, one live on channel 8 where people can phone their questions in.”
It is not yet known if the Sentinel or college will host a debate. However, the debate hosted by the Keene Liberty Alliance will be broadcast live on Cheshire TV at 2p, and will include questions from the moderator as well as questions from the viewing audience, who will be invited to call or tweet with their questions. Questions can be submitted via Twitter using #KLADebate or via phone during the broadcast.

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