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Archive => Which State? => Topic started by: FSmember1111 on April 25, 2014, 08:28:02 am

Title: Texas
Post by: FSmember1111 on April 25, 2014, 08:28:02 am
NH is too cold and too close to the liberal baston called Massachusetts.

Texas would'd been better because there's so much land and it's warmer so one can grow stuffs.

Cities are where liberties come to die.    So pick Texas and concentrate activism in city centers.   The rest of activists stay in the countryside if they so choose.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: MaineShark on April 25, 2014, 09:18:57 am
Texas isn't even close to being pro-liberty.

The horrible gun laws, alone, are reason enough to avoid it.  Ridiculosuly anti-gun state.  They even wrote gun banning into their state constitution.

Heck, you can't even legally carry a Bowie knife, there.  On that score, it actually makes Mass look good.

But the FSP isn't about moving to someplace based upon its current status.  The FSP is about moving somewhere that is amenable to change for the better.  NH is one such place; Texas has a government that is set up to be totally non-responsive to any call for liberty.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: UCCO2004 on April 26, 2014, 05:11:22 am
Texas might be home to Ron Paul, but it has also been the home of Lyndon Johnson, Ann Richards, George W. Bush, Jim Hightower, Chuck Norris, and other statists.

Out West, I prefer Wyoming and Arizona.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: freedomroad on April 26, 2014, 09:39:50 am
NH is too cold and too close to the liberal baston called Massachusetts.
You might be surprised by the weather of New Hampshire. Did you know that New Hampshire is warmer than much of CT, IN, IL, MA, NE, OH and PA? https://nhfreedom.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/putting-new-hampshires-weather-into-perspective/

As for NH being near Boston, that's mostly a plus, the way I see. People that don't like taxes/liberalism move from MA to NH. People that don't like taxes shop in NH. People that like freedom shop in NH. People that like mountains and rivers vacation in NH. NH people that like urban culture visit Boston. NH people that want to make 6 figures work in Boston.

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Texas would'd been better because there's so much land and it's warmer so one can grow stuffs.
There is lots of land in NH (almost all of NH is just land with trees on it). You can grow stuff in NH. Unlike western TX, there is plenty of water in NH. Crops don't grow outside all year in NH but they grow outside into November.

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Cities are where liberties come to die.
True. TX has a lot of large urban areas that are either very liberal or very police state-like. They have insane traffic, crime and pollution problems.

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So pick Texas and concentrate activism in city centers. 
I am not sure you have any idea what the FSP is about. The idea is to move to a low population state so that 20,000 liberty activists could make an impact. Obviously, Texas has just about the most people of any state in the nation. TX was never considered for the FSP, nor would it ever be. The very large population means that the idea of the FSP is completely incompatible with Texas.

Maybe if the idea was to recruit 250,000 pro-liberty activists? Of course, even recruiting 20,000 pro-liberty activists has proven very hard. Maybe it would take 150 years to recruit 250,000 pro-liberty activists to move to TX?

Personally, I lived in Texas. I did not like it there. Having lived both places, I consider the TX weather MUCH worse than NH weather.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: freedomroad on April 27, 2014, 01:35:45 pm
Texas might be home to Ron Paul, but it has also been the home of Lyndon Johnson, Ann Richards, George W. Bush, Jim Hightower, Chuck Norris, and other statists.

Texas was also one of the states that Ron Paul did worse in when he ran for President in 2012. It's located in the region that Ron Paul did worse in. New Hampshire was one of Ron Paul's best states and is in the region that Ron Paul did best in.

1 way of looking at it.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?360037-Percentage-of-total-state-population-voting-for-Ron-Paul-compared
Percentage of total state population voting for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary or Republican Caucus, ranked highest to lowest (and the 2008 percentage):
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New Hampshire 4.3% (1.4%)
Texas 0.7% (0.3%)

Another way of looking at it.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?366812-Ron-Paul-Support-by-Region
Ron Paul's Percentage of the Vote by Region
Ron Paul Support by Region:
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1. Northern New England 28%
2. New England 22%
3. Canadian Border 22%
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13. Southwest 11%
14. Mexican Border 10%
15. Gulf Coast 7%
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: TJames on April 27, 2014, 03:30:58 pm
Texas is also full of religion and a rather close minded Appalachian culture. New England is an academic and accepting culture.
Title: Re: Texas
Post by: Planethosting on April 27, 2014, 07:42:59 pm
Texans appear to be under severe mind control, it is like traveling to a massive cult.  Imagine all the occult activity that has taken place there just by the Bush's alone.  It's like the Bush's were emperors of Texas, but the just hadn't gotten around to putting most of the population into metal cages or gas chambers yet.