2016 Election – Encouragement – My Thoughts Part 2

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is unique in this unfortunate way: the two major party candidates are the most unpopular candidates in (at least modern) American history. Their unpopularity is for good cause in both cases. Yet many people are likely to vote for one or the other, thereby imposing … Continue reading

2016 Election – My Thoughts Part 1

This is Part 1 of 2 of what I have to say about the 2016 election. The major political parties have made foolish choices in nominating Presidential candidates, and I expect most American voters to make more foolish choices next week. Even so, I want to share a couple of … Continue reading

Health Care Sharing Ministries and Freedom

Health Care Sharing Ministries (HCSMs) have become an increasingly frequent topic of conversation due to their exemption from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has made itself rather unaffordable this year with large penalties for not buying unaffordable insurance. Consequently, people have become interested in finding a more affordable … Continue reading

Secession and the Free State Project

In the course of criticizing the Free State Project (FSP) and its participants, some people have claimed that the FSP is a secessionist organization or that Free Staters are secessionists. In response, I’ll summarize the FSP’s actual position, why some Free Staters do favor secession, and why I don’t. I … Continue reading

Free State Project board resignation and review

Yesterday, I attended my last meeting of the Free State Project board, after which my resignation became effective. This seems like a fitting time to review my time of service to the Free State Project. I began contributing to the Free State Project well before I joined the board. For … Continue reading

10th Anniversary in New Hampshire

Occasionally I am asked, “what brought you to New Hampshire?” I can never seem to give a quick enough but good enough answer. Saying, “The Free State Project,” is inadequate, though true. After moving back to California in 1999, it didn’t take long to figure out that living in California … Continue reading

Hate group, bigotry, and reconciliation

There are several topics related to the Free State Project (FSP) that I’d like to write about. Between misinformation, dishonesty, and simple unawareness, some people have come to some incorrect conclusions about the FSP and its participants. Topics that repeatedly come up include secession, ‘hostile takeover’, motivation for moving, image … Continue reading