As they did in 2014’s state elections, statist group “Granite State Progress” has published names of the people they believe to be “Free Staters”, aka libertarians who are running as republicans and democrats for state rep and state senate.
Granite State Progress did the same thing in 2014. They thought they were going to hurt the Free Staters, but all they really did was inadvertently promote the libertarians’ campaigns! The haters are publishing attack blogs and spending who knows how much money to mail hitpiece flyers to households in various towns. For a recent example, check out this year’s attack on incumbent state representative and Free State Project early mover Keith Ammon. They try to make the liberty-loving family man look like he hates families. Of course, anyone who knows Keith knows that’s not true. He loves liberty and the freedom to choose.In their 2016 blog expose, Granite State Progress outs dozens of alleged “Free Staters”, but as with the previous year they miss some and misidentify others. Technically, a Free Stater should be defined as someone who moved to New Hampshire as a participant in the Free State Project, but over the years the people who want to protect the status quo have turned it into a pejorative meaning anyone active at reducing government. No matter. The candidates who were named should thank GSP for the free publicity for their campaigns. They’ve effectively published a handy voter’s guide for liberty!
Nowhere else in the United States does this happen to libertarians besides New Hampshire. That’s because in no other place are the libertarians any sort of threat to the status quo. Here, we are because we’ve chosen New Hampshire to concentrate our efforts. Thousands of libertarians have moved here in the last decade-or-so and the statists hate it. The government’s supporters are desperate to stop the inevitable death of the decrepit, inhumane institution of “the state” but their efforts to publicize will only help us grow stronger. Former Free State Project president and now secessionist leader and candidate for state senate Carla Gericke called out the haters in an excellent recent blog post, so be sure to check that out.
If you haven’t yet made the move here to join the largest concentration of libertarians, voluntarists, and liberty-loving anarchists, what are you waiting for? How much more evidence do you need that we can actually win here?