Libertarian movement gaining steam in New HampshireSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 09:55
By Joseph Weber May 25, 2013
Libertarians eager to move beyond mere ideological victories are making progress in a long-term effort to migrate to one state to concentrate efforts and reshape communities based on their ideals of less government and individualism.
The grand social experiment can be traced to a 2001 essay by a Yale doctoral student, who lamented about Libertarians’ failure to get candidates elected and argued the best way to make a real impact is for 20,000 activists to move to a relatively small state with low taxes and job opportunities, then making inroads in government, communities and courts.
New Hampshire won in a 2003 online vote. And 10 years later, more than 1,200 activists have already moved there, with roughly 13,000 others pledging to follow after the 20,000 sign up for the so-called Free State Project.