RE: [lpsf-discuss] Be one of the First 1000

Hi Sandy and Morey,

I just spent a couple of days up in NH taking a look around. As
mentioned before, I plan to move to the East Coast in about 3 years when
my wife is transferred overseas. After a delightful couple of days
around Portsmouth, Manchester and Nashua, I've decided NH doesn't suit
my needs for an East Coast location. It's too far North to be practical
for me.

So I've decided to start looking around Delaware my next trip East. I
appreciate the Free State efforts and support them. But I can no longer
say I plan to move there.

Best regards,

Michael Denny


I'm very sorry to hear that! Obviously, you've gotta do what you've
gotta do. But I wonder if you have fully considered all the
advantages that New Hampshire has to offer you, both as a business
owner and as a Libertarian. Just yesterday, New Hampshire was listed
as the state with the lowest state income tax burden (it has been for
several years in a row):
New Hampshire has no sales tax, capital gains tax, inventory tax, tax
on machinery or equipment. It's one of the top states for venture
capital invested, as well as research and development. It has five
free trade zones.

Free State Project early movers have already made political progress
in the state, getting elected to office, passing pro-liberty
legislation and blocking anti-liberty legislation. You can keep up to
date with the goings-on at . You can
also get my own idiosyncratic take on what it's like being a
Libertarian California transplant in the Free State at my blog:

I wish that you had got in touch with me prior to your visit to New
Hampshire so that I could have introduced you to some people. It's
really hard to describe the amazing feeling of being surrounded by
liberty-loving friends and allies, all working hard in a variety of
ways to minimize the size and scope of government here. Last weekend
someone threw a BBQ, and at least 80 libertarian activists showed up!
That's almost as many people as attended the California LP convention
this year. Yesterday, we had our regular monthly meeting for FSP
participants and friends in the Merrimack Valley area. It was the
lowest turnout of the year: only around 25 people. But that's still
twice the size of the average LPSF meeting. And I assure you, every
single one of those 25 is a bona fide activist. They show up for
protests, show up at the state house to lobby legislators, make phone
calls, write letters, help with political campaigns... They even show
up in an old-fashioned, neighbor-helping-neighbor way. If someone is
moving, and puts out a call for help, more than enough people
invariably show up to help lug furniture and packing boxes up and down
stairs. We also had a (Republican) candidate for the State Senate come
and speak to the group. Last month former Libertarian candidate for
Massachusetts governor, Carla Howell, addressed the group.
Libertarians and libertarian organizations in New Hampshire are
respected by Republicans (the majority party here), and our votes and
activist contributions are actively courted. The Democrats despise us,
which is also nice. :wink:

I hope you'll give New Hampshire more consideration. It's a great
place to raise a family, an excellent place to open a business, and
the best possible place to be a Libertarian.

In Liberty,
Sandy Pierre