America – Land of the Free?
True freedom is an idea that not well understood by most Americans because they’re not taught about it in school, and they’ve never even seen it in their lifetime. What’s more, the little freedom we have left is something far too many people take for granted in America. As our government grows even larger and our freedoms are further restricted, many liberty-minded people are concerned about the slippery slope we are sliding down towards a more authoritarian and omnipotent government in America. The truth is, America is not the land of the free anymore.
In my opinion, most Americans have already lost their freedom; they just don’t know it. I recently wrote an article titled, Are Americans Really Free or Just Free Range Tax Slaves Trapped in a Matrix? (linked below) In the article, I go into great detail and extensively illustrate why most people are no longer free in America. Fortunately, more people are waking up to the illusion of freedom we are sold and doing something about it. This is why I find an initiative like The Free State Project is so exciting.
What is The Free State Project?
The Free State Project is an initiative that started with an essay written in 2001 by founder Jason Sorens. The general idea of the essay was to organize a group of pro-liberty-minded social activists and maximize their impact by concentrating their numbers in one state. The essay was posted online and received a very favorable response, and subsequently gained around 5000 early adopters. The early group took a vote on which state they would choose. They chose New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die State. Here is how The Free State Project describes themselves from their website:
The Mission: Liberty in Your Lifetime!
“The Free State Project is a mass migration of more than 20,000 people who have pledged to move to New Hampshire for liberty. By concentrating our numbers in a single state, we are maximizing our impact as activists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and thought leaders.”
“Free Staters are neighborly, productive folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors, who are on a mission to prove that more liberty leads to more prosperity for everyone. Those in New Hampshire are reaping the movement’s benefits, both in our freedoms and in our quality of life, but our ultimate goal is to set an example for the rest of the world.“
The Free State Project Today
In the above video, James Corbett from The Corbett Report interviews Vince Perfetto, the Executive Director of The Free State Project. Perfetto tells Corbett the Free State Project is currently 5000 people strong with another 20,000 people who pledged to move to New Hampshire over the next few years. Perfetto tells us that The Free State Project is not only a safe haven for liberty lovers but an example of what other states can achieve using individual freedom as a platform for change. Perfetto tells us that there are many reasons to live in New Hampshire in addition to the freedom it provides. Below is a documentary Perfetto helped produce listing 101 reasons why New Hampshire is unique from other states.
Liberty Lives In New Hampshire
New Hampshire has one the lowest tax burden in the nation with no Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, or Inheritance Tax. It’s a business-friendly tax climate, and it has a robust culture of decentralized barter. New Hampshire has the least intrusive and smallest bureaucracy in the nation. New Hampshire has also become the most friendly state in the country when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations and alternate forms of currency like gold and silver. New Hampshire is a pro-second amendment state and has a rich history steeped in freedom. Its political system is structurally and ideologically different than most states. There are many other benefits to living in New Hampshire, which are highlighted in the documentary above, 101 Reasons: Liberty Lives in New Hampshire. It is a little over an hour long and well worth watching. I’ve also included the film, Libertopia below. Libertopia chronicles a year in The Free State Project movement from 2008-2009. As a strong proponent of individual freedom, I love this initiative and wish them the best of luck!
To learn more about The Free State Project, please visit their website at fsp.org.
Strong proponent of individual liberty and free speech. My goal is to present information that expands our awareness of crucial issues and exposes the manufactured illusion of freedom that we are sold in America. Question everything because nothing is what it seems.