What happens when 500 activists for freedom converge on the same hotel in one of the freest places left in this country?
The Free State Project, an organization to find 20,000 activists to move to New Hampshire and work toward increasing freedom and rolling back the Leviathan state, hosted the third annual New Hampshire Liberty Forum March 5 through 8.
Project participants agree to move to New Hampshire within five years after the project reaches 20,000 participants, and to “exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property.” As of this week, the project had signed up over 9,100 participants, 670 of whom had already moved to New Hampshire.
Some 500 people who have signed up and already moved, as well as many who are considering the Free State Project but have not yet signed up, converged on the New Hampshire Liberty Forum last weekend to meet other freedom activists and view conference talks on a wide variety of topics.
I was there myself and videotaped much of the conference. Over the next two weeks I’ll be releasing videos of the conference talks as well as some unique content. You will be able to see what people who love liberty are talking about and concerned about today, and what we are doing about it.
I’ll start off much as the conference started, with the opening ceremonies. The opening ceremonies include short speeches by conference organizer Chris Lawless and Free State Project president Varrin Swearingen, along with a video clip from Dr. Ron Paul provided by Campaign for Liberty.
Some people skip the opening ceremonies because they’re mostly useless blather. In this case I’d recommend watching, since it will put the remainder of the conference in proper context, as well as provide some important perspective on the Free State Project and the diversity of thought among its participants.
Most videos posted as part of this series are unedited or minimally edited, and all bad camera work is mine. (My tripod decided to break down and I couldn’t find another one during a weekend.)
Stay tuned over the next two weeks to hear conference talks from John Taylor Gatto, Dr. Mary Ruwart, Glen Jacobs, Boston T. Party, Dick Heller, Stefan Molyneux, and many more, as well as some special content I can only announce later. As the videos are released, approximately one per day, they will also be added to this page.