If you’ve been a libertarian for more than a minute, you’ve been given the “America, Love it or Leave it” line. It usually goes something like this “we’ll if you don’t like (insert government program) they pack it up and leave. So some libertarians did…
Did they pick Hawaii, Florida, Texas, anywhere that doesn’t freeze your nuts once a year? Where else to go other than the frigidly cold state of New Hampshire? But on a serious note the location was selected for the amount of freedom already available that would act as a selling point, plus allow for a slightly shorter climb our of the deeps of Americanized socialism that is everywhere else.
They have collected over 13k signatures from people agreeing to move to the state once the number reaches 20k. But people were so keen on the idea that 1,100 of the signer have already moved and are setting the stage for the full move. They have even started to make friends and even a local State Rep has welcomed them accordingly… Maybe NOT.
Additionally, it seems like mainstream conservative Glenn Beck has even decided to emulated their idea with his own version. With a huge price tag to boot. Not only has Beck trying to rebrand himself as a “libertarian”, but trying to tap into one of our more unique and interesting concepts shows that he’s at least trying to “get it”, but I’m not convinced. Beck smells like Bob Barr to me, that’s bad. Its a good sign for the Free State Movement when a conservative like Beck is trying to blatantly rip them off and not evening going a good job at it.
Do any of you know the a signer or early mover? (I’ve met a few and have contemplated signing myself.)