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What best describes your position on moving for the FSP?

I'll go anywhere for the FSP!
- 101 (32.5%)
There are a couple states I won't go to.
- 93 (29.9%)
I'll only go if the selected state is east/west of the Mississippi.
- 38 (12.2%)
There are a few states I'd go to, but that's it.
- 34 (10.9%)
I'll only participate if my favorite state is picked.
- 10 (3.2%)
I haven't decided!
- 35 (11.3%)

Total Members Voted: 288


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Stumpy

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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2002, 07:32:29 pm »

Welcome Ipass.

Maybe you can convince your 3 buddies to become politically active and join the FSP.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2002, 08:01:52 pm »

Oh believe me I am trying, though they are reluctant to be active in anything, including activity.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2002, 04:18:05 pm »

I know what you're saying Ipass.  As a younger person, I find it frustating that many 'kids' my age don't seem to care about politics.  It's amazing how many people seem to have Libertarian tendencies that are apathetic to the world of politics.  A lot of my friends agree with many (but not all) of my views.  But very few seem to care enough to make their voice heard.  I've convinced two of my friends to vote in the upcoming election, so I guess that's a start.  I know it will take time to convince even one of these two that the FSP is a worthwhile cause.  People may agree with the FSP's goals, but not everyone is willing to pack up and move.  If I can't convince anyone to commit to the FSP then I'm gonna be lonely for a little while (although with so many like-minded individuals in the new state it shouldn't be too tough to make friends).  
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2002, 07:50:46 pm »

Hello, all. I'm new to the forum as well, but my husband and I have been discussing the FSP for a couple of months.

I have to admit there are states I would rather not live in. Fortunately, none of those states have ever even come up as being in the running. I guess, in effect, I'd go anywhere the Free State decides.

As an at-home mom, employment is not my biggest concern, but quality education is. However, if push came to shove, I'd homeschool her. Has anyone considered various states' legislation for homeschooling? In IL (where we are currently), there are no regulations for homeschool, as such. A parent doesn't need any particular certification to educate their child.

- Lykaina
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2002, 09:27:51 pm »

Hi Lykaina--

You can find data on homeschooling regulations on our State Data page:

http://www.freestateproject.org/state.htm

Or on the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website:

http://www.hslda.org
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2002, 07:53:10 pm »


Has anyone considered various states' legislation for homeschooling?

Lykaina, Hi! I am new here, too. Just found out about the FSP a week ago. Homeschooling is the reason we had already planned to move from Pennsylvania, the 49th worst state to HS in (NY is worse at 50th place). We had already considered Idaho and Wyoming so were excited to see them on the list. The other consideration for which state was the gun laws--CCW permit had to be available (although Vermont is the only state that seems to understand the 2nd amend.).

Of the 10 states on the list, only four have reasonable HS laws: ID, MT, WY, and AK. I would have VT at the top of my list if their HS law was not so draconian. However, just as we have considered here, we would HS underground if the laws were unreasonable. We do not believe it necessary to obey laws that are immoral, unethical, and/or unconstitutional.

Hope to hear from more HSers (or potential ones) on this issue!

Diana
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2002, 08:02:01 pm »

thewaka, welcome aboard. Hope to get your vote for Wyoming.  ;D  

Homeschooling is a key issue for me and the misses also.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2002, 09:19:07 pm »

Of the 10 states on the list, only four have reasonable HS laws: ID, MT, WY, and AK.

Homeschooler here (kids will be 1 and 2 in January).  This is, in the short term, a blow to the eastern states.  Of course, in the long term, this problem would likely be resolved.  Here in the PRC, they're considering regulating homeschoolers.  At the moment, it's not as bad as some states (surprisingly), but *no* regulation would be far superior.

V-  (in Fresno, the heart of the PRC.. ;-)

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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2002, 04:38:29 pm »

I'm a newbie in the last couple of days, too.

I haven't taken the poll. I would move anywhere, and do anything, to live free. However this is not like the old days when wife had to follow husband wherever he chose to go. I am not willing to divorce my family to move to a free state.

I am working on her, but she is definitely a fair-weather kind of person (and we prefer the West, by the way). You'd think she'd go along since her family was driven out of China by the commies long ago :o, but she's more practical than I am!

She actually owns a business that could probably be moved anywhere!   :P

I'm kinda wondering about the possibility of establishing residence there in the Free State, but spending the winters in a place like Nevada or Arizona. It would be at least some help to the FSP, I suppose.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2002, 05:28:02 pm »

Wow... You'd think I woulda thought of that... Not a bad idea...

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A more explicit poll ?
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2002, 09:53:00 am »

Why not make the following more explicit poll: For each of the candidate states, would you go there if it was the elected state : Yes, no, undecided ?
Maybe because it would be technically more difficult to implement (10 polls at the same time) ?
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2002, 05:02:53 pm »

I agree. I am in my late 40's and a professional (attorney in sole practice). Moving will require new licensure and a new client base. I am willing to consider a new "career" , but unwilling to "start all over".

Yeah this is a cool poll.  Can anyone make one or just you powerfull people?
Anyway I had to answer "There a few states I'd go to but that's it" because my responce should have been:
"I'll go to any state where I can find a job in my field but unfotunately that's probably only a few states"
just FYI.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2002, 07:37:58 pm »

When I first signed up I had some reservations about certain states. I am now undecided about where I would be willing to go.

New Hampshire is my first choice as most of my family is from Maine and I would like to be near them. I am unwilling to rule out any state because my objective is  FREEDOM!

I hope this project really takes off soon as I am ready to move now!!
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2002, 08:22:55 am »

Hi all. I signed onto the project some time ago but this is my first foray into the message boards. I'm from Maryland so we get a dose of about every kind of weather possible throughout the year. We also get a dose of the worst kind of repressive government all year long.

My wife is slowly coming around to see the light, but she'd be happy to just move anywhere from here.

Me - while I'd prefer warm, I'd eat broken glass to be free. Gimme what you got, I'm there. I just hope it isn't cold 10 months out of the year.

As a career I'm an IT network management geek. As a life, I do the Ironman triathlon and related silly athletic challenges, am an avid woodworker, gardener, and fishermen. My wife is an elementary school teacher, who outshines me in everthing that I did not mention specifically above. We have no kids, don't plan on having any, but we will be bringing 2 Golden Retrievers along with us.
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Re:Location Requirements (TAKE THE POLL)
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2002, 08:39:30 am »

Welcome and nice little bio. I am really looking forward to my future neighbors.

Cathleen in SC
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