Sunday, November 23, 2014

Libertarians to invade New Hampshire in 2016

The Libertarians planning to take over New Hampshire - Telegraph - David Millward:

November 20, 2014 - "The Free State Project was founded more than a decade ago by Jason Sorens, who was studying for a doctorate at Yale at the time.

"His dream was to trigger a mass migration of 20,000 libertarians to a state with a small population by early 2016. The idea was to follow the example of the Mormon migration to Utah in the mid 19th century.

"A number of states including Maine,Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska were considered as candidates for the movement before supporters decided on New Hampshire.

"The granite state, which has no sales tax or income tax - though property taxes are high - was the overwhelming choice....

"'We want to create a society where the maximum role of Government is the protection of life, liberty and property,' Mr Freeman told the Telegraph....

"But not everyone in New Hampshire is welcoming the libertarians with open arms.

"Cynthia Chase, a Democrat member of the state legislature, described them as 'the biggest threat the state is facing today' and 'wolves in sheep’s clothing'.

"In a progressive blog she wrote: 'There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal....

"'What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave.'"

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