Free State Project has 5,000 members!


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Ian
August 16, 2003, 08:46 PM
Actually, we've got at least a hundred more than that by now (5,072 was the official number a couple days ago). In a publicity-oriented move, member #5,000 is none other than well-known author Boston T Party. From the press release:

"It is my pleasure to formally join," says Party, author of "Bulletproof Privacy" and "You and the Police."

"Start packing your bags...We're all gonna be neighbors!"

Boston isn't the first public figure to become involved. Other notables
in the movement include New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson (R) and
syndicated columnist Vin Suprynowicz [and also Claire Wolfe].

Ballots for voting on which state to move to have been mailed to members, and the winning state will be announced on October 1st. Go porcupines! :D

For more info, go to the FSP web site (http://www.freestateproject.org).

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HBK
August 16, 2003, 08:53 PM
I was seriously thinking of joining, but all the states were too far away from my family. It is a great idea and I wish it all the success.

Telperion
August 16, 2003, 09:00 PM
Do they have 5000 jobs to go along with those signatures? :scrutiny:

Ian
August 16, 2003, 09:08 PM
Some people will move within weeks or months of finding out which state won. Others won't move for up to five years after that. With the move spread out like that, people shouldn't have any more trouble finding jobs than if they moved anywhere else in the nation. Furthermore, the FSP will be helping to connect in-state members with people moving, so as to help new residents find homes, jobs, and friends.

HBK
August 16, 2003, 09:28 PM
If Virginia had won a place on the ballot, or Tennessee, that would have more likely put me in there like swimwear. I think this will work and be a very good move.

Preacherman
August 17, 2003, 01:07 PM
I just hope they don't choose anything in the NorthWest - see here (http://www.byui.edu/scroll/030403/feature.html) for one reason, and here (http://www.canada.com/victoria/chtv/story.asp?id=8038419B-A867-4816-BD14-7F2E57923824) for another...

:what:

cpileri
August 17, 2003, 01:47 PM
Like alot of others, i suppose, I have strongly considered moving- but i can't commit to moving at the drop of a hat nor anytime soon. So i didn't sign up. But I do keep an eye on it.
C-

Wildalaska
August 17, 2003, 01:50 PM
Hope they stay out of Alaska

WildnocatchylineAlaska

Art Eatman
August 17, 2003, 01:54 PM
Why, Wild! You're against having folks move there who are economically self-sufficient, who believe in personal responsibility, and who pretty much think for themselves? Against folks who would try to get lower taxes?

Whatever sort would you prefer?

:D, Art

Wildalaska
August 17, 2003, 02:01 PM
We got those types here.

I think there are too many "other types" in the project.

WildilikesomelawsAlaska

telomerase
August 17, 2003, 02:10 PM
>I think there are too many "other types" in the project.

Sure (like any political disorganization; ever been to a Republican caucus?), but how many dysfunctional people are going to be able to organize a move to Alaska? Or survive there? Personally I'm voting for Alaska but I doubt it will win; too many people confuse Alaska with Antarctica :)

Anyway if FSP comes to Alaska you probably won't notice much difference except a slight increase in gun sales and a slight decrease in taxation.

Malone LaVeigh
August 17, 2003, 04:05 PM
Those places are all too damn cold for this southern boy. But I wish this effort the best.

longeyes
August 17, 2003, 08:35 PM
Get 'em to move to CA. We need all the help here we can get.

telomerase
August 17, 2003, 11:00 PM
>Get 'em to move to CA. We need all the help here we can get.

Yeah, but 20,000 votes in CA won't even counter the UFO cultists. That's why we're trying to find a suitable small state. I expect a lot of help from all the honest socialists out there; obviously, to prove that socialism works they need a control group.

Yep, all the honest socialists. Too bad we couldn't get the UFO cultists instead; they're a bigger group.

dustind
August 18, 2003, 12:22 AM
Once they get 20,000 members everyone has five(?) years to move. I believe 20K was estimated to take close to three years so that means anyone has between October when we find out what state, and eight years to go, not that anything happens if you are late.

Once people get there they become activists, and hopefully stay organized. I will try to join if I can, but I may end up helping from my current state. I wish them luck and hope they are taken in with open arms, that will determine their success.

They were expecting to get to 5k in October, so I guess it is getting more popular.

Blain
August 18, 2003, 12:57 AM
It will be a great pleasure to live in the same state as liberty lovers such as Boston T. Party. And that shall be, New Hampshire.

Ian
August 18, 2003, 01:00 AM
Whoops - you're right, dustind. Members have 5 years to move from when we hit 20,000 members.

And speaking of Boston - the FSP has some exclusive exerpts from his upcoming novel, Molon Labe! :D Check em out!

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

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