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Author Topic: Why not have a pictorial or virtual tour of N.H. and perhaps a list of qualities  (Read 1785 times)

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Have heard of this group.  Not planning on moving anytime soon, but that time might be coming.  We are in Iowa.  So why N.H.?  Would it be easy to defend?  Why not Maine?  Wouldn't that be easier to defend?  I realize you are still a state, and entitled to federal protection, but eventually if things continue as they are, the feds will be the ones trying to control you, "or else."  Any state that bucks them might end up fighting.  Isn't N.H. fairly liberal?  What about its proximity to crazies like N.Y. and MA?  Are there plans to do other states in a similar fashion after N.H. falls to the Free Staters?  Thx.
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Welcome to the Forum!

Why NH. http://freestateproject.org/about/why-new-hampshire

ME is 1 of the least free states, doesn't offer a system of government the is as easy to reform and the economy is much weaker and very difficult to turn around due to a culture and political climate that are both strongly anti-economic freedom. There was a vote of 10 states that were looked at. The top liberty activist in the world spent 1000s of hours reviewing the 10 states. Then they voted. NH overwhelmingly won. ME did very poorly.

NH has a strong history of bucking the federal government.  The federal government has always backed down from NH, though sometimes federal bribes to the state government are withheld.

Socially, New Hampshire is fairly liberal. The majority of voters in NH wants to legalize marijuana, keep gun laws how they are or remove some of them, supports additional casino type gambling, supports continuing to allow gay government marriage. Those aren't unual voter positions. A majority of voters in ME, for example, likely support those issues. Economically, the voters of NH might be the most conservative in the country. Even the plurality of Democrats oppose both a state income personal tax and a state sales tax. The 2 largest groups of voters in NH, Undeclared voters and Republicans, overwhelming are opposed to such taxes. NH also has pockets of voters opposed to property taxes. That's while there are property tax free communities in NH and other communities with very low property taxes.

NH being near MA greatly helps the NH economy as people from MA come to NH to shop. Additionally, it is a fantastic place to recruit movers.

Everyone has there own ideas. I believe that NH is the easiest place to free and that very likely, it has to be freest first. If we fail in Nh, perhaps the wole world is doomed. If we are successful (which we might not be without your help) then freedom might spread throughout the entire world. It is already starting to spread as people are picking up on our successes.
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Have heard of this group.  Not planning on moving anytime soon, but that time might be coming.  We are in Iowa.  So why N.H.?  Would it be easy to defend?  Why not Maine?  Wouldn't that be easier to defend?  I realize you are still a state, and entitled to federal protection, but eventually if things continue as they are, the feds will be the ones trying to control you, "or else."  Any state that bucks them might end up fighting.  Isn't N.H. fairly liberal?  What about its proximity to crazies like N.Y. and MA?  Are there plans to do other states in a similar fashion after N.H. falls to the Free Staters?  Thx.

The "why NH?"  question was settled a decade ago, which is why the answers are in the archives http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=5.0  as well as http://freestateproject.org/about/101-reasons-move-new-hampshire

Defensability did not seem to be a major consideration.  If that's your main concern you might want to look at one of the enclaves in Idaho or Chile.

For a pictorial tour, filmaker and FSPer Roger Grant is working on that.  
The first in his Tour de Shire series is up on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfdrTaRpYog&
« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 05:33:00 pm by Jerry »
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Why would Maine be easier to defend? It has the same historical development as NH.
Part of Mass and Native land with French allies.

And it isn't even one of the original thirteen.

And its not the Feds, it would be the other 49 States. But more often is our unwillingness just to support our own State Constitution.
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