“Jogging Quilled Rodents” to Meet in NH

The cute little “jogging quilled rodents” will be gathering this weekend in Lancaster, New Hampshire. From the Washington Times:

A group that hopes to turn New Hampshire into a libertarian haven will gather this weekend in Lancaster, N.H., for an “activist boot camp.”

The Free State Project is trying to get 20,000 “liberty-oriented people” to move to New Hampshire as “a strategy for reducing the role of government.”

This weekend’s “Porcupine Freedom Festival” in Lancaster will work to familiarize potential recruits with New Hampshire, including “job opportunities, and state and local politics,” according to the group’s Web site (www.freestateproject.org).

I’ll make the point that this event is affectionately known as the “Porc Fest”, which is not to be confused with the Pork Fest conducted three miles down the road from my office. Wait a minute. I forgot that it seems that some of the Pork Fest may be conducted in the same complex as my office.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://morey.straus.googlepages.com/lnc morey

    As you may have heard, Badnarik cancelled, but there is still plenty of other good stuff for attendees!

  • Wes
  • http://www.gabejohnson.org/ Gabe J

    This is one of the best projects I think I have ever heard of, but I would like to make a slight adjustment; I believe Florida would be a better choice as a “Libertarian Haven” given our already (Constitutionally Protected) low tax rates, “Stand Your Ground” Laws, and other Libertarian inspired programs, plus, we got more beach than anybody but Alaska.

  • http://www.freeme.org Keith

    I don’t exactly agree with your post, but the one thing that stands out, I am pretty sure that FL has more beach than Alaska :)

  • http://spaces.msn.com/libertynow/ Len

    Someone can always start a “Free State South”. Then I would have a good place to spend my winters too.

  • http://www.freedomtarian.com Jon

    Florida has a sales tax, a wealth tax, and if you buy a new home now, your property tax can be through the roof. Of course, it can’t go up much from there, but woe to the new buyer. It is also the 4th most populous state in the union. The idea behind the FSP is a lower population state, so fewer activists will be effective. With 1.25 million or so New Hampshire isn’t devoid of people, but even with a land size 1/6th of Florida there are less than half as many people per square mile.

    http://fsp.statecomparison.com/nh_vs_fl.html

    Libertarians and their allies are getting things done in New Hampshire. I just got back from the first weekend of PorcFest and there were hundreds of people there. What’s the largest number of libertarians you’ve seen in one place in Florida? Feel free to include state conventions.