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craft_6

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Bring back Hawaii!
« on: February 20, 2003, 01:41:59 pm »

With the recent severe winter weather, I can't help wondering -- why exactly was Hawaii dropped from consideration?  Its population is similar to Idaho and New Hampshire, its socialist tendencies are similar to Vermont, and it's no more welfare-minded than say, North Dakota agribusiness interests.

If the FSP is going to be creating a libertarian paradise, why not do it in an actual paradise?  Hawaii is isolated from the potentially oppressive federal government, and ideally located as a potential center for Pacific Rim trade.  Its isolation would lessen concerns among other states about a free state's greater personal privacy, drug, and weapons freedoms serving as a haven for undesirable elements.  Hawaii is also small in size, simplifying political activism.

I realize the list has already been pared to 10, and this post is at least partly in jest, to get a warm-weather alternative back on the ballot, but I think that 20,000 genuine activists could liberate Texas, let alone a small state like Hawaii.  I would guess that successful political revolutions in the past have had far fewer than 20,000 core activists.
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Re:Bring back Hawaii!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2003, 02:21:56 pm »

I would say the high population and socialism combined to eliminate Hawaii.  Vermont may be nearly as socialist (but not quite - it has a strong libertarian tradition not present in Hawaii), but it has half the population of Hawaii.  Put another way, Maine, N.H., and Idaho were included only because, despite their high population, they have favorable political environments.  Had they been as socialistic as Rhode Island or Hawaii, they would have been eliminated along with those 2.
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Re:Bring back Hawaii!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2003, 08:37:54 pm »

   No way. Do your research, for pollitical reasons Hawaii should never even have been a choice to begin with.
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