Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"Live Free or Move"

If creating your own country in the middle of the ocean is not for you, then try out a second solution to get “Liberty in Our Lifetime.” The Free State Project is:

"an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy […] that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else."

So far they have recruited 8331 people to agree to move to New Hampshire, whose state motto is naturally “Live Free or Die.” Once the number gets to 20,000 they will all move up in mass, or at least that’s the idea. Their hope is to get enough people to the state to where they can greatly effect public policy decisions.

I wouldn’t join myself, but I think it is a little more practical than the aforementioned idea. I would hope that as the cost of transportation and long distance communication lessen, that people would be more willing to select areas based on their political principles. This would hopefully result in more choice in local government for the everyday citizen, and more choices are never bad.

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