A friend called the other day and asked if I was moving to New Hampshire. I was confused, not at all sure why he would be asking that. He told me about a movement aiming to get liberty-minded people to move to one state (probably New Hampshire) and more or less “take over” with their ideas of personal liberty and smaller government. He figured it was right up my alley.
I hadn’t heard of it.
Then today, on Dissident Frogman, I come across a post about the Free State Project. New Hampshire was indeed the state selected, and over 5,000 people have already signed on to move. The goal is 20,000 people. Many in New Hampshire are in favor of the movement, and the governor gives it his backing. The Dissident Frogman has this to say:
Okay, what’s even more American than migrating to a thinly-settled area and experiment with liberty is: being so good at doing it that more than 200 years after the beginning of the experiment you’ve been successful enough to earn in return the possibility to keep pushing it further, towards ends never reached before in the history of our kind.
I must admit, the idea is intriguing.