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Sun May 10, 2020, 11:03 AM

Free State Project?

I just found out that my youngest daughter is moving her family to New Hampshire to join this. I dunno ... is the kick in the gut that I'm feeling justified? She also ranted about how she couldn't get yarn at some craft stuff because it's being run by a bunch of socialists who won't let everyone in the store at the same time. And, gosh, the store makes them stand a certain distance away from each other. I suddenly feel like I have entered an alternate reality.

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Reply Free State Project? (Original post)
AirmensMom May 2020 OP
samnsara May 2020 #1
AirmensMom May 2020 #2
MineralMan May 2020 #3
AirmensMom May 2020 #5
janterry May 2020 #4
AirmensMom May 2020 #6

Response to AirmensMom (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. i hope she and her family stay safe (((hugs)))

...but in reality its just another commune and once law and order starts getting established it will be like any other small town with government regulations...and here will always be a 'boss'

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:05 AM

2. Thanks.

I'm a bit worried.

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Response to AirmensMom (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:09 AM

3. Well, she'll have company there from like-minded individuals.

However, that "Project" really never produced any fruit. Some folks did move there and are being pretty much left alone to live their iconoclastic lives without disruption, but they did not manage their goal of taking over New Hampshire and turning it into a Libertarian State.

The problem is that too many "damn liberals" also moved to New Hampshire from adjoining states for other reasons.

The Free State Project was predictably a failure from the start.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Sun May 10, 2020, 04:00 PM

5. Thanks.

It's disappointing because they're both freshly retired from the AF and in positions to get some really nice jobs.

And I'm sure they won't like the "damn liberals" they find after giving up everything and moving to a more frigid climate without the employment opportunities they have now.

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Response to AirmensMom (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:27 AM

4. Well, they need 15,000 more or it will be disbanded

(or perhaps reevaluated - or decentralized - or something).

The original idea was that 20,000 people would move to NH. But that hasn't panned out too well, and they need 15,000 more. The announcement by Sorens (the person who conceived of the idea) was that if that number didn't materialize by 2022, they'd need a 'rethink.'

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Response to janterry (Reply #4)

Sun May 10, 2020, 04:02 PM

6. I hadn't read that part.

So it hasn't taken off all that well? Funny how that works. And good news, actually. Sounds a big cultish, maybe.

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