As a privacy-loving and freedom-loving former resident of New Hampshire, I have to admire the Free State Project. It is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire.
As stated on the Free State Project web site at https://freestateproject.org/about:
What the Free State Project Is
The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from any and all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors, who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people’s rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
Statement of Intent: “I hereby state my solemn intent to move to the State of New Hampshire. Once there, I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of individuals’ rights to life, liberty, and property.” Anyone who promotes violence, racial hatred, or bigotry is not welcome.
When you sign our Statement of Intent, you signal your commitment to move to the state that the Free State Project has chosen to build freedom in, New Hampshire, within five years of obtaining 19,999 other people who commit to move. On February 3, 2016, the Free State Project announced that more than 20,000 signatures had been obtained. The move has been triggered! Participants now have 5 years to call New Hampshire home.
The Free State Project is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization, educating people about the advantages of New Hampshire for liberty folks, and about the advantages for liberty of like-minded people gathering and working together in one place.
What the Free State Project Is Not
We are not a political action organization. We are not tied to any political party or organization; we do not run candidates for election; we do not financially support or endorse candidates; and we do not oppose or endorse legislation. All these things may be done by people in the state in whatever ways they choose, either individually or through the many local activist organizations with which many Free Staters are involved. The Free State Project’s only goal is to gather enough people in one place to make a real difference. What participants do when they arrive in New Hampshire up to them as individuals.
Some of the reasons liberty-loving people love New Hampshire?
- New Hampshire is the only state that has no sales tax AND no state income tax. Dividends and interest are taxed but only at 5%, much less than most other states.
- New Hampshire has no capital gains tax.
- New Hampshire has no tax on machinery or equipment.
- New Hampshire is the only state that does not have a mandatory seat belt law for adults.
- New Hampshire is one of only three states that places no helmet restrictions on motorcyclists.
- New Hampshire’s constitution does not specifically prohibit secession.
- New Hampshire legislators are only paid a salary of $100 per year, helping ensure the existence of a citizen legislature committed to public service.
- New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate automobile liability insurance or charge a related fee for being uninsured. Yet when compared to national averages, New Hampshire has more insured drivers, and, as of 2014, the 3rd lowest insurance rates in the country. This shows that when legislative restrictions are removed, more citizens do “the right thing.”
- New Hampshire is the only state that has banned the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPR) by law enforcement.
- New Hampshire offers some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation: no license is required to open carry and a concealed carry license is available on a shall-issue basis.
- New Hampshire is the best state to find a home, based on housing availability and housing affordability.
- The Manchester-Nashua metro area ranks 1st on the Forbes List of America’s 100 Cheapest Places To Live.
- New Hampshire’s median household income of $71,322 is the highest in the country.
- New Hampshire’s household disposable income is the highest in the country.
- New Hampshire local elections are mostly nonpartisan.
There is a lot more to love about New Hampshire. See https://freestateproject.org for more information about the Free State Project.
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