Another Small Victory for NHexit

I organized an NHexit event in Portsmouth this Friday called “NH Independence Celebration“. People from Keene, Manchester, Nashua, and Portsmouth attended. Dave Ridley of New Hampshire’s #2 YouTube channel shot video from a safe distance across the street. Shire Dude live-streamed video while making commentary and chatting with curious passers by. One person waved a blue flag with a peace sign. Another waved a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and a sign that read, “I LOVE AMERICA, NOT D.C.” Some conducted a 3-question poll about secession from a random sampling of Portsmouth’s downtown. Music by The Beatles played from a small portable speaker. In total the event was 1 hour.

Poll respondents were asked to read 3 short statements and rate their level of agreement or disagreement with each one. 17 people participated. The results are as follows (click image to enlarge):

NHexit poll

Shire Dude’s live-stream begins with an armed agent of the federal government speaking with some of the people celebrating. Apparently he warned that the celebration had to stay on the sidewalk and not linger onto what he claimed is property of Washington.

Some attendees of the celebration communicated across the street using inexpensive 2-way radios. This eliminated the need to shout or walk across the street and hold up traffic or disturb those on the sidewalk. 2-way radios are fast, reliable tools that a person can easily use to communicate with others in the event of an emergency, for example an unexpected arrest.

I intentionally refrained from using the term “protest” to describe this event, both on the Facebook page and in the press releases distributed to local media. It is more fun to celebrate my freedom with music and flags than protest against the invisible tyranny of faceless bureaucrats. Besides, they down own me; it’s all good.

So far, NHexit appears to be a decentralized secessionist movement. No one is in charge, but a lot of the same faces are showing up to these events and some are taking the initiative to organize one themselves. The desire that unites us is New Hampshire’s peaceful separation from the United States.

Here are some pictures from the event:



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  1. Very amusing. All five of you call for a small victory? The only people really signing your “papers” are other activists. People went out of their way to avoid you. You people like to stretch the truth.

  2. Jumping Jacks

    Speaking of signing papers.  Could you see if you can find the signed copies of the Constitution and “social contract” that people claim as reasons for  a coercion based government to be legitimate?   I seem to have misplaced my copy.  

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Um, get a job guys. Do something in your life, and for your life. Pa-thet-ic!

  4. Jumping Jacks WEEDA CLAUS

    So, could those activists sign papers which would then form a government and imbue your undying allegiance cuz they have a set of special magical papers? 

    I signed a paper today, it says I’m a government and you need to start sending me money or you could face official sanctions etc.   Am I doing it right ?

  5. WEEDA CLAUS Jumping Jacks Spare me your pathetic arguments. You know how it is. This little hobby of trying to get people on board with this garbage will never work. If you people actually participated and re-invested in your communities, you would sing a different tune.

  6. Jumping Jacks WEEDA CLAUS

    You should definitely be able to decide what you’re on board with or not, and never be prevented from peacefully making your own choices.  Forced associations aren’t cool are they?  

    Speaking of pathetic arguments…Any “community” held together by force with an imposed hierarchy sounds a little plantationy to me. 

    Although, I’d allow you’re probably better off if I don’t sing regardless of the tune.

  7. WEEDA CLAUS Jumping Jacks You have no clue as to what you are talking about. You activists make so many wrong decisions it’s almost like saying you are the stupidest people on the face of the Earth.

  8. Jumping Jacks WEEDA CLAUS

    Stop it, or I’ll start singing.

  9. GGGMAN Michael dear, unlike you, Derrick J is self-employed. That means he’s willing to assume the risks of operating his own business and doesn’t need to rely upon the basic labor needs of others to provide him with a paycheck. Perhaps you could take the example he’s set and start a business of your very own? After all, the rather commonplace skillsets required for hanging drywall all day long seems at best to be a very indirect route to success. Don’t you agree darling?

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