I’m the First Candidate to File for NH Senate District 10!

Me @ Buzz' Big Gay Dance Party

Ian Freeman @ Buzz’ Big Gay Dance Party

Yesterday morning I took a trip to the NH Secretary of State’s office in Concord and was the first candidate from any party to file for the NH Senate District 10 race. It was also my first time in the dozens years I’ve lived here that I’ve been able to actually file as a Libertarian! In 2014 and 2016 I ran as a democrat in the gubernatorial primaries, since at that time it was insanely difficult for the Libertarians to qualify for ballot access. Thankfully, all that changed after the 2016 election, when (probably thanks to the awful Trump and Hillary choices at national) the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire regained full ballot access status on par with the two big parties, for the first time in two decades!

As a result of this change, hopefully you’ll be seeing more Libertarian candidates on the ballot this year than ever. My campaign platform is the same as it was when I ran for governor:

  • End All Prohibition of Victimless “Crimes”
  • Secede from the United States
  • Make Taxes Voluntary

As before, I will not be accepting campaign contributions. This is a decentralized campaign. If you want to support it somehow, that’s up to you. I appreciate your support, in whatever way you choose to express it.

My goal with the campaign, as always, is to give voters the option to choose freedom and communicate the ideas of liberty in any media appearance, debate, or wherever I’m given the opportunity to do so. As a principled voluntarist, I advocate for the Non-Aggression Principle, which means that I believe that aggressive force should not be used against peaceful people. I’ll be explaining that during the campaign and what it means when applied to government, which is an agency with a monopoly on aggressive force.

I’ll be posting campaign updates via my Steemit blog and Twitter account, as well as here at Free Keene. Alternately, you can check the Campaign News section of my info page at the NH Liberty Party site, which I’ll keep updated throughout. You can also find my contact information there.

The campaign is a joint campaign with the Libertarian Party of NH, of which I am a life member, and the NH Liberty Party, of which I am a co-founder. District 10 includes the city of Keene and the towns of Alstead, Chesterfield, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Marlborough, Nelson, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Walpole, Westmoreland, and Winchester. Please remember to vote FREEMAN for NH Senate District 10 in the primary on September 11th and the general election on November 6th!

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9 Comments

  1. Congrats and good luck you have my support! 🙂

  2. is there a typo in the first bullet point?

  3. I love it when you and any of your other minion try to run for office. I guess you like to make a fool out of yourself like you do every year. You can be as non aggressive as you want. You will still have to pay taxes and NH will never succeed from the union. Don’t you think your running for office is counter productive because you and your minion come off as such goofs? I do

  4. NH will never “succeed” from the union, Jacks? I hope they succeed at seceding from the union.

  5. Oops my bad. Such is life.

  6. I always wonder if these guys ever think of what doesn’t happen without taxes. You know, like schools and hospitals and police. Now I know you hate the police but not everyone is nonviolent so they are handy if someone decides to maybe attack your house or take your property or very common things like that. Seriously, how do you maintain roads and a decent place to live? Voluntary taxes? Yeah. The “ everybody works hard and contributes voluntarily to the common good” theory worked really well for communism didn’t it? Good luck with that.

  7. Bobby dear, you really should think carefully about what you write before putting it to print. I mean really, have you ever heard of anyone living in a communist society who’s free to contribute ANYTHING to it VOLUNTARILY?

    Oh, and in answer to your question Bobby, we have thought about what would happen. It’s pretty clear to us that entrepreneurs can provide all of the services you’ve mentioned – even when there are public alternatives. And they’re better than bureaucrats at their jobs as well. And for good reason. For example, if the graduating students of a private college preparatory school can’t meet their college entrance requirements, then how long do you think that school will stay in business? Ever try putting a public school system up to the same standard, dear? You can’t withhold payment from a public school, Bobby. And without that leverage, there’s really no way to incentivize them to do anything. That fact alone is the problem with ALL public services. The people in charge are there to cash checks we write and do little else. They get paid no matter how bad they are at their jobs. And they won’t be fired. Pretty damning, isn’t it?

  8. You know Jacks, you and runningwolfkenpo should stream something on YouTube one of these days. Maybe you could discuss this unusual “succession” idea of yours. I’m sure Ian’s minions would love to watch.

  9. Congrats!

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