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Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« on: June 13, 2008, 01:58:36 am »

Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a 17 year old young man from California (will be turning 18 on August 5th).  I have a few questions concerning New Hampshire and any help I can get would be appreciated. :)

1. I am going to be a politician when I become older and was wondering what the age and citizenship requirements are for participation in New Hampshire's state legislative and executive offices.  How old do I have to be and how long do I have to be a citizen of New Hampshire?

2. Also, I would be very interested to know what town does not have a liberty-minded representative in the state legislature.  No point in running one of us against another, so I'd rather be informed of what areas need a libertarian representative and then I will move there and run against the incumbent as soon as I can.  I will most likely be registered as a Republican.

3. As a young man, I will not be able to afford much in the way of housing.  Are there affordable places to live in New Hampshire?  Here in California it's impossible to live within one's means.  Debt abounds and I am not about to participate in the culture of borrowing and false wealth that permeates contemporary society.  It is my desire to avoid debt wherever possible, and if affordable housing can be found in New Hampshire (preferably I will be rooming with a few others or something) then it will greatly influence my decision to go there.

4. I am a great public speaker and writer (no need to be modest here  8)), and am very interested in taking part in the revolution on a vocal and literary level.  Are there organizations, groups, etc. within New Hampshire interested in employing the talents of someone my age in the fight for freedom?

5. What is there in the way of college education in New Hampshire?  Any place affordable; any place recognized?  Any place to major specifically in law and economics?
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 08:24:50 am »

When choosing a town to live in, you want to choose a place where YOU want to be. Nobody passes out living assignments around here. :)
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 01:39:12 pm »

Welcome :-)

Out of curiosity are you looking at becoming a politician as a career or a hobby?
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2008, 02:13:10 pm »

Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a 17 year old young man from California (will be turning 18 on August 5th).  I have a few questions concerning New Hampshire and any help I can get would be appreciated. :)

Welcome, Andrew.   :)

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1. I am going to be a politician when I become older and was wondering what the age and citizenship requirements are for participation in New Hampshire's state legislative and executive offices.  How old do I have to be and how long do I have to be a citizen of New Hampshire?

2. Also, I would be very interested to know what town does not have a liberty-minded representative in the state legislature.  No point in running one of us against another, so I'd rather be informed of what areas need a libertarian representative and then I will move there and run against the incumbent as soon as I can.  I will most likely be registered as a Republican.

The NHLiberty links Denis provided should help you answer those questions.

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3. As a young man, I will not be able to afford much in the way of housing.  Are there affordable places to live in New Hampshire?  Here in California it's impossible to live within one's means.  Debt abounds and I am not about to participate in the culture of borrowing and false wealth that permeates contemporary society.  It is my desire to avoid debt wherever possible, and if affordable housing can be found in New Hampshire (preferably I will be rooming with a few others or something) then it will greatly influence my decision to go there.

Housing in NH isn't "cheap" necessarily, but it might be cheap relative to what you're used to in CA.  The reason it's not cheap in NH is because a big percentage of tax revenue comes from property taxes.  No income tax, no general sales tax.  So remember that if you pay a little more in rent/property taxes, you'll likely more than make up for it by not being taxed on your income or things you buy.  Anyway, there are a few places where porcs can go to rent from a porc and live as roomates/housemates with other porcs:

www.porcmanor.com

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4. I am a great public speaker and writer (no need to be modest here  8)), and am very interested in taking part in the revolution on a vocal and literary level.  Are there organizations, groups, etc. within New Hampshire interested in employing the talents of someone my age in the fight for freedom?

There are at least 2 liberty-oriented newspapers in the state that I'm aware of.  One in Keene (www.keenefreepress.com), and I think one in Manchester (not sure of the name).  Hopefully someone else can chime in.  There's also Free Talk Live, a radio show based out of Keene.  And there may be other liberty media outlets that could use a good speaker/writer.  It might take a little research and some further questioning.

Meanwhile, I suggest you move to Manchester, get a room at Manchester's Porc Manor, and practice your speeches at Murhpy's Taproom (www.murphystaproom.net) -- though you'll have to wait a few years to legally enjoy the excellent beers on tap.


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5. What is there in the way of college education in New Hampshire?  Any place affordable; any place recognized?  Any place to major specifically in law and economics?

Not sure what you mean by recognized.  If you mean "prestigious", then look into Dartmouth.  As in ivy-league prestigious.  And probably expensive, unless you get a good scholarship.  UNH (www.unh.edu) is more affordable, and less prestigious than Dartmouth.  It's a good school, and I'm sure you can major in economics/pre-law.

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6. And last, but certainly not least, can I find people to get wine for me if I so desire it? :)

You're on your own there, sorry.  :)
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 05:22:44 pm »

http://www.nhliberty.org/files/becoming.pdf

http://www.nhliberty.org/liberty_advocate

http://www.nhliberty.org/join
Thank you.

When choosing a town to live in, you want to choose a place where YOU want to be. Nobody passes out living assignments around here. :)
Well yah, I am not advocating central planning by any means, haha.  I am just saying that I am willing to move to an area that needs a representative; that I will do this to better fight in the state legislature for freedom.

Out of curiosity are you looking at becoming a politician as a career or a hobby?
A career.  I plan on being a politician for my whole life.

Housing in NH isn't "cheap" necessarily, but it might be cheap relative to what you're used to in CA.  The reason it's not cheap in NH is because a big percentage of tax revenue comes from property taxes.  No income tax, no general sales tax.  So remember that if you pay a little more in rent/property taxes, you'll likely more than make up for it by not being taxed on your income or things you buy.  Anyway, there are a few places where porcs can go to rent from a porc and live as roomates/housemates with other porcs:

www.porcmanor.com

There are at least 2 liberty-oriented newspapers in the state that I'm aware of.  One in Keene (www.keenefreepress.com), and I think one in Manchester (not sure of the name).  Hopefully someone else can chime in.  There's also Free Talk Live, a radio show based out of Keene.  And there may be other liberty media outlets that could use a good speaker/writer.  It might take a little research and some further questioning.

Meanwhile, I suggest you move to Manchester, get a room at Manchester's Porc Manor, and practice your speeches at Murhpy's Taproom (www.murphystaproom.net) -- though you'll have to wait a few years to legally enjoy the excellent beers on tap.

Not sure what you mean by recognized.  If you mean "prestigious", then look into Dartmouth.  As in ivy-league prestigious.  And probably expensive, unless you get a good scholarship.  UNH (www.unh.edu) is more affordable, and less prestigious than Dartmouth.  It's a good school, and I'm sure you can major in economics/pre-law.
Thank you. :)  I will definitely check out those links.  The Porc Manor site is very cool.
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 07:18:28 am »

A career that pays what our legislators make?
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2008, 08:17:39 am »

A career that pays what our legislators make?

Heheh, good point.  I didn't think of that when he mentioned he wanted to make a career out of politics...because I was so stunned that somebody around here wanted to make a career out of politics.

Andrew: how do you plan on surviving on $100 per year in NH?   >:D
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008, 09:17:42 pm »

Lol, I'll have another job, haha, because I knew about the $100/per year.  I just meant that politics is my focus and what I plan to eventually do full-time. :)
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 05:51:01 am »

Lol, I'll have another job, haha, because I knew about the $100/per year.  I just meant that politics is my focus and what I plan to eventually do full-time. :)

well...
one of the most common ways the "politicians" "do" it to other human beings right now is to first create a problem(using the supposed "power" of the state)...
then they offer "solutions" to the problem that don't address the root of the problem to begin with...
because when we follow the problems to their roots...
we find politicians...

not to mention the looters, bureaucrats, jackboots, and mercenaries that just "love" "politics"...

When Individual Sovereign Human Beings are students and advocates of the Philosophically Mature Non-Aggression Principle they recognize, respect, and demand that each and every Individual Sovereign Human Being recognize and respect each and every OTHER Individual Sovereign Human Being's Basic Inherent Inalienable Irrevocable Human Rights(the most common and fundamental of which are the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to property)...

Without the "ability" to pit one "group" of "voters" against another "group" of "voters" and the direct and indirect use of aggression/force/fraud to foment the "isms"(racism, sexism, socialism, elitism, etc.) and the "rule" / "tyranny" of the mob "majority"...

Is there really any reason for "politicians"...other than so we remember how to tar and feather them?

I think you've missed NAP 101...or not taken it to it's reasonable, rational, and logical conclusion...which is total self-responsibility and self-rule...

Go figure...

RAD

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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2008, 02:58:08 pm »

Lol, I'll have another job, haha, because I knew about the $100/per year.  I just meant that politics is my focus and what I plan to eventually do full-time. :)

well...
one of the most common ways the "politicians" "do" it to other human beings right now is to first create a problem(using the supposed "power" of the state)...
then they offer "solutions" to the problem that don't address the root of the problem to begin with...
because when we follow the problems to their roots...
we find politicians...
All the more reason to have politicians in power who do not advocate state intervention to solve problems that state intervention created. :)

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not to mention the looters, bureaucrats, jackboots, and mercenaries that just "love" "politics"...
Are you implying something about my character?  ;D

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When Individual Sovereign Human Beings are students and advocates of the Philosophically Mature Non-Aggression Principle they recognize, respect, and demand that each and every Individual Sovereign Human Being recognize and respect each and every OTHER Individual Sovereign Human Being's Basic Inherent Inalienable Irrevocable Human Rights(the most common and fundamental of which are the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to property)...
And governments are instituted among men to protect those rights. :)

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Without the "ability" to pit one "group" of "voters" against another "group" of "voters" and the direct and indirect use of aggression/force/fraud to foment the "isms"(racism, sexism, socialism, elitism, etc.) and the "rule" / "tyranny" of the mob "majority"...

Is there really any reason for "politicians"...other than so we remember how to tar and feather them?
Yes, there is a reason for politicians, just as there is a reason for governments: to protect our property.  Proper politicians seek just that, and only that.  All I want is to fight for the cause of liberty; first in New Hampshire and then on a national level.

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I think you've missed NAP 101...or not taken it to it's reasonable, rational, and logical conclusion...which is total self-responsibility and self-rule...
Ummm... how do you draw such arbitrary conclusions?  You know nothing about me, yet you assume I must be ignorant in some respect of basic libertarian philosophy, and, hence, I have this desire to become a politician.  I am an avid follower of Nietzsche, I have read J.S. Mill and Rothbard, and I have developed my own philosophy which calls for complete individual creativity; the only restrictions on that human creativity being restrictions that the individual adheres to oneself (i.e., morals).


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Go figure...

RAD

Enjoy!
Your post is drenched in sarcasm, but it is obvious you are taking your disdain for today's "career politicians" out on an innocent young man who wants nothing more than to make a career out of politics.  But you have equivocated on the terms.  Politics is not supposed to be a dirty word. :)
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2008, 03:13:23 pm »

Lol, I'll have another job, haha, because I knew about the $100/per year.  I just meant that politics is my focus and what I plan to eventually do full-time. :)
The politicians around here do work full-time for the $100... they have part-time gigs to support themselves.
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Re: Several Questions From A 17 Year Old Prospect
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2008, 03:15:36 pm »

Haha, sounds fun.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2008, 05:11:17 pm »

Yes, there is a reason for politicians, just as there is a reason for governments: to protect our property.  Proper politicians seek just that, and only that.  All I want is to fight for the cause of liberty; first in New Hampshire and then on a national level.

And who, precisely, is going to pay them to do that?  And why wouldn't we just hire private contractors for a fraction of the price, and get better service?

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2008, 06:21:55 pm »

Legislators are private contractors.
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