Greetings Free State Project Porcupines and Freedom Advocates!
My name is Rob Rolen and Iâ€™m organizing a Local Group for the Free State Project in Hawaii. I am writing to tell you about the fun we plan on having together and share with you some of the latest news from the Free State Project and the Hawaii libertarian party.
We plan on meeting regularly (probably once a month) at a location and time chosen to maximize the groupâ€™s total enjoyment and the number in attendance. All of the members meeting suggestions will be emailed out every month. Each member can then allocate a percentage of their vote to each suggested get-together along with the probability of them being able to attend that particular get-together.
Each get together will be a different experience. One might be a trip to the theater to see â€œV for Vendettaâ€ or another freedom rousing film possibly followed by pizza and beer at Magoos. Some meetings might even include a little light local activism to get us warmed up for the Free State. Others might be a potluck or movie at my place interlaced with lively discussions and accounts of FSP successes from visiting New Hampshire FSP members. My hope is that weâ€™ll be able to introduce many new freedom lovers to the Free State Project https://secure.freestateproject.org/join.jsp
and have a blast doing it.
Right now, the FSP is being spearheaded by 7,148 freedom loving people who have signed a Statement of Intent indicating:
a. that they will move to New Hampshire, the state already properly designated.
b. that they will work toward a society in which the maximum role of non-voluntary government is the protection of individuals' rights to life, liberty, and property.
c. That they will move to New Hampshire as expeditiously as possible and absolutely within five years once 19,999 other people have also signed on.
Some FSP members, such as myself, donâ€™t want to wait for 20,000 signers and have decided to help jump start the Second American Revolution by signing the First 1,000 Pledge at http://www.pledgebank.com/first1000
which states that,
"I will move to New Hampshire by 12/31/2008 where I will work to bring about a society in which governmentâ€™s maximum role is protecting life, liberty, and property but only if 999 other liberty minded individuals will too."
Given the successes of the 402 FSP members already in NH, Iâ€™m confident that huge advances could be made with far less than 20,000 activists and I want to be a part of that First 1,000 that really gets the ball rolling.
As for this month, Iâ€™ld like to heartily suggest that everyone meet up at the annual Hawaii Libertarian convention on Sunday June 4 at the Ala Moana Hotel http://www.alamoanahotel.com/
in the Carnation Room from 9 AM to 5 PM with the feature speaker, Judge Jim Gray at 12:30. Iâ€™ve attached a newsletter to this email that has more details. You can also get the monthly Hawaii LP newsletters at: http://www.libertarianpartyofhawaii.org/
Some time during the day Iâ€™ll be giving a short speech/discussion-session on the Free State Project and my recent month in New Hampshire. Iâ€™ll have some FSP bumperstickers and other merchandise to give away. Slap one of those on your bumper and youâ€™ll be the envy of all your libertarian/anarcho-capitalist friends.
You could give a short speech at the convention on the topic of your choice as well. It should be a great event with a decadent buffet at noon.
Please email me ASAP for the $25 reservations and the hours you plan on attending. If the $25 is a concern, please email me so that we can arrange for you to come anyway.
If you have any ideas for things to do after the convention or for the next get-together (perhaps for the more adventurous, Galaxy Club the evening of June 9th?), please include them in your email. Also please include your latest contact info and address so that we can try to pick spots that are close to everyone. And donâ€™t forget to forward this email to all of your freedom loving friends (go ahead and include all your socialist buddies too). The more people we can get involved the more enjoyable the parties will be and the faster weâ€™ll get to 20,000.
There are several ways to keep informed with what we are doing locally. Perhaps the best way is to join the FSP forum http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=6203
and post in the Hawaii local group section (where this message will also be posted). Of course you can always call or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. You may have received this email because you provided your email address to the Free State Project. If you would prefer to not receive any further communications from me, please send me a short email or call me and I will promptly remove your email address from my mailing list.
For those who want to hear a great podcast on freedom and the FSP take a look at: freetalklive.com or email me and Iâ€™ll send you the files.