Ian Freeman for City Council At-Large

Vote Freeman for City Council At Large on Oct. 8th

Vote Freeman for City Council At Large on Oct. 8th

This year, I’ve thrown my hat in the ring for the Keene at-large city council election. The city clerk’s office requested a candidate statement, so I’ve sent them an essay that you can find here on my campaign website at ianfreeman.nhliberty.info. In short, I’d like to get rid of the BEARCAT armored tank the police acquired against the will of the people, end enforcement of victimless crimes, abolish useless and counterproductive city bureaucracy like the Parking Enforcement and Zoning and Code Enforcement departments, and make taxation voluntary.

You can read my full statement here.

Please come out to the primary election on October 8th and vote for me and other pro-freedom candidates like Nobody for Mayor, Aria DiMezzo for Ward 2 Council, Robert Call for Ward 4, and Conan Salada for the Ward 4 special election. Then mark your calendar for general election on November 5th, and “remember, remember” to come vote for any of us that made it through the primary!

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13 Comments

  1. Too funny, you do this every election year and you barely get any votes. The votes are by your own freekeeners. The nice thing is you posted your platform and that really blew you out of the water. Yeah, good luck with the fantasy life.

  2. Oh Jacks. More self-righteous venom and furious anger? When will you learn, pookums?

  3. Jumping Jacks is secretly on the party ticket. i would know because I am a sock puppet, too.

  4. You know jacks you say we never have any success and yet Robert Call did pretty darn well when he ran for mayor against the incumbent Kendall Lane. And that is despite being it being his first time running for any office ever. He secured around 30% of the votes remember. Nobody else even dared to run against Kendall Lane. The reality is none of this really matters as these elections in Keene are mostly for external show. You don’t attract like-minded libertarians to a state if nothing is going on. What you should really be afraid of is that libertarians not only continue moving to town, but we’re settling down. We saw double the number of people move last year to NH that in the prior year. The number of people who purchased property in the last three years has also skyrocketed. We have 6 times as many properties in and around Keene than we did just 4 years ago. We’re also seen a decline in the number of hard core anti-freedom stop free keeners. Heck- you guys don’t even have a web site any more. Nobody of significance is even left as that couple who started it went bankrupt and was forced to leave the state. And humorously this all despite the fact your kind has used the states violence to attack and discredit leading activists in NH. Some of the key attack vectors that usually work for the left wing nuts you are didn’t work humorously against the libertarians. Unlike people on the left attacking the weak minded a little bit of defamation and a few FBI and other government connected raids isn’t going to stop us. It’ll take a lot more than what you’ve got in your pathetic playbook.

  5. “You know jacks you say we never have any success and yet Robert Call did pretty darn well when he ran for mayor against the incumbent Kendall Lane”. It doesn’t matter. He still lost.

    You make it sound like there is this mass exodus to NH of people who claim to be libertarians like you but we have already established that there are not.

    Libertarians take and do not give back to their communities. They have these ridiculous pie in the sky ideas to take the USA back to the stone ages. They are recognized as the red headed step children of the political world. You can continue on with your delusions or what ever helps you sleep at night but libertarians do not have any foothold in the political world. You can continue writing the same thing about the government and police officers ect because you feel the more you say it, the more you will believe it. Unfortunately, it’s everyone else you have to make believe in libertarian delusions. And you can’t.

  6. Uh oh, Jacks. Unlike you, I did my due diligence and did a little research. What do you think I’ve learned? That there really ARE libertarians with footholds in the political world! I’ve even made a list for you so you can do some research of your very own. Wasn’t that generous of me?

    Nigel Farage
    David Davis
    Douglas Carswell
    Daniel Hannan
    Alan Duncan
    Bill Etheridge

    Anyway, these guys are involved in the current divorce proceedings between the United Kingdom and the European Union. See Jacks? Libertarians ARE making a difference in the political world! Isn’t that super exciting, pookums?

  7. “It doesn’t matter. He still lost.”

    Of course it matters. It backs up the point that change doesn’t happen overnight and the real benefit of running isn’t in winning these elections. It’s in the publicity generated that has been successfully recruiting new movers from outside the state to Keene and NH in general. A migration movement won’t change politics overnight- but it will have some short term impact- as well as more significant long term gains. Before libertarians moved to town there were likely zero libertarians running for office. Now there are half a dozen running. There are also 20 or so libertarians at the state house as well. That is 20 times more than any other state. Based on your logic these are wins and we have 20 success stories to speak of. I will also point out that one of those state reps here was from Keene and was even part of the libertarian party. No success? Ha. Your delusional.

    “Libertarians take and do not give back to their communities.”

    Right, so all that money that is being taken from me by the government and going to public schools doesn’t count??? Seriously jacks. Half of your property taxes are going to the government schools to educate someone elses kids (assuming you don’t have any kids at least or don’t utilize government schools). The little bit of money and time that your average individual can afford to donate or “give back” are minimal anyway in comparison to these taxes. When most are deprived of the resources by way of government theft (taxes) most can ill afford to survive let alone give back voluntarily.

    I am a libertarian and I contribute more than most relative to my income regardless of what label you compare me to. I’ve helped raise over $200,000 of which at least half of that was the result of my energies. I have also outright handed another $100,000 of my own money to charitable causes in just the past 3-4 years. I’m not a rich man and this is a considerable amount of income/potential retirement fund/etc. I’d have been able to pay off my mortgage had I not made this single contribution and that would constitute about half of my homes value.

    No, what you say is a lie. While I’ll admit most people regardless of political position are deprived of the resources they’d otherwise use to contribute back to there communities I’d argue I’m not the only libertarian in Keene who has contributed substantially and/or attempted to contribute this kinda of cash to worthy causes. There was an attempt by one person to donate property to a certain homeless shelter as just one other example of a major financial contribution.

    Another libertarian in town donated what I believe was around $20,000 to fix up a building used by a charitable organization as well as what probably amounted to $80,000 worth of a building in the past year as well.

    “libertarians do not have any foothold in the political world.”

    The reason you keep posting here is because your afraid. You feel the need to counter us. To put us down. To try and make us think we’re not succeeding when we really are. You see our movement succeeding and know it’ll undermine your statist perversions.

  8. kk – Again you repeat yourself and there has been no proof that “like minded people” are moving to NH in droves. “$100,000” Yeah, right. Anymore fantasies you want to share. Claiming taxes as “giving back to the community” is not an argument. Not once did I compare you to anything.

    “Another libertarian in town donated what I believe was around $20,000 to fix up a building used by a charitable organization as well as what probably amounted to $80,000 worth of a building in the past year as well” If these types of contributions were actually being made,Ian and the Sentinel would be writing stories about it. I haven’t seen anything that jives with your stories.

    “The reason you keep posting here is because your afraid. You feel the need to counter us. To put us down. To try and make us think we’re not succeeding when we really are. You see our movement succeeding and know it’ll undermine your statist perversions”. Now that is funny. You are the one who is scared. Making statements that do not have proof to back them up. You are the first to call me names and act like a child so that blows that statement out of the water.

    Keep singing praises to your libertarian god. Keep the blinders of fantasy land on, and convince yourself of your unending BS so you can sleep at night.

  9. You know Jacks, your god has made a habit of willfully ignoring the terms of this nation’s “social contract” for 230 years now. And in spite of this outrage you continue to carry on as if nothing’s wrong. That’s pretty pathetic, don’t you think pookums?

  10. JJ: Free Keene has reported on some of the donations. If you want proof look at the past years stories retard. I’m not going to lift a finger to help you find the stories of libertarians donating time and money to the community when you already know about said stories and as you’ll deny it anyway. Making up some excuse about how its for personal benefit or a fraud or some other bull shit. And you already know that Free Keene has linked to stories in the Sentinel about charitable acts from libertarians. Certainly not every donation from every libertarian is reported, but at least some big ones were.

    Not everybody is looking to gloat. Why should I have to brag about my good deeds? Anonymous donations are a real thing. While I tend not to deny a donation if someone wants to post my name I don’t necessarily go out of my way to get reporters to write stories about it. I get them to write about the cause whatever that may be. Not how I made a donation.

    I’ve made small (compared to the $100k) donations to 100 nights homeless shelter in town on numerous occasions as well as donated my time, but I don’t see any stories written about that. There are other stories that were written up about libertarians donating there time to other charitable organizations this past year as well. If your objective is to do good and your not a fucked up millennial you don’t need a trophy for doing that good (I might be a millennial, but I don’t need a fucking trophy for existing).

  11. Again with the name calling. that shows you have no argument.

    “Not everybody is looking to gloat. Why should I have to brag about my good deeds”? (read your statement below).

    “I contribute more than most relative to my income regardless of what label you compare me to. I’ve helped raise over $200,000 of which at least half of that was the result of my energies. I have also outright handed another $100,000 of my own money to charitable causes in just the past 3-4 years. I’m not a rich man and this is a considerable amount of income/potential retirement fund/etc. I’d have been able to pay off my mortgage had I not made this single contribution and that would constitute about half of my homes value”. Yeah, why should you brag about your “good deeds”.

    How about all the people who offer charitable contributions who are not “libertarians”? I am quite sure they out number libertarians.

    You are beating a dead horse. You appear to take the Charlie Brown defense. Wishy Washy.

  12. Jacks: I wasn’t gloating. If I had brought it up out of the blue rather than in testing your statement that would be gloating.

    Of course contributions from non-libertarians outnumber libertarians jacks. You’d have to be a retard not to recognize that. Comparing a larger population to a tiny population will do that. It’s basic math and that math undermines the very point you were retardedly trying to make.

  13. Did he say he wasnt running to serve,again? He usually says hes running for a platform to spread a message, and not to be a councillor.. that isnt too respectful to those that might vote for him..

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