LPNH Endorses Free State Project

Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
PO Box 5293
Manchester, NH 03108

Concord – 17-Jan-2003 – At the January meeting of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire’s executive board, the party officially endorsed the Free State Project by unanimous vote.

The Free State Project is a rapidly growing movement that seeks to gain commitment from 20,000 people who pledge to move to a single, low-population state and work to peacefully institute political reforms there. FSP members will integrate into existing communities and work together with longtime residents to hold politicians accountable and to make government smaller and more responsive. Currently, the FSP has over 2,400 signed-on participants. New Hampshire is among the ten states being considered as the FSP target state.

Many LPNH members, as well as executive board members, have signed on as members of the FSP. In addition, the LPNH has formed the “Welcome to the Granite State” Committee to coordinate efforts promoting New Hampshire as the most desirable Free State candidate. This committee will work with other activists and FSP members to attract people seeking liberty and the spirit of independence that are so well represented in the Granite State.

The Free State Project membership includes a number of New Hampshire residents who have signed on, in addition to a core group of nationwide members convinced that New Hampshire is the best choice for success of the FSP’s goals. The attraction of New Hampshire often cited by FSP members is the respect by our residents for the ideals of individual liberty and small, decentralized government. New Hampshire has one of the lowest rates of state and local taxation in the country, one of the most efficient state budgets and is one of the states most respectful of its residents’ civil liberties. New Hampshire residents may find themselves a group of political friends and allies in the Free State Project members, all of whom recognize the virtues of self-reliance, individual freedom and small state government, and will seek to further improve upon and enhance New Hampshire’s standing as the liberty-leader among the fifty states.

For more information on the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, the Free State Project, and projects of the Welcome to the Granite State Committee, please visit www.lpnh.org.


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