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

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

Faith and Liberty part two

In response to my previous entry, Tony pointed out my preposterous, if not confusing, statement: “I’m not shocked that fewer than half of the Denver MSA’s 2 Million residents attended this event.” (Note: MSA means Metropolitan Statistical Area) He replies, “This seems to say that although you were not shocked … Continue reading

FSP @ Faith and Liberty conference

The Free State Project had a table at the Faith and Liberty Conference in Denver, CO last Saturday, July 24th, 2010. The Faith and Liberty Conference brought together people who have adopted that seemingly rare (these days) combination of Christian theology and libertarian political philosophy. Chuck Baldwin and Alan Keyes … Continue reading

Free State Project New Hampshire Liberty Forum Review

Being the President of the Free State Project, I have a bit of a different take on this year’s New Hampshire Liberty Forum. On the one hand, I love the event for its effectiveness at attracting new participants to the Free State Project. Showcasing the potential of New Hampshire to … Continue reading

Liberty Forum opening ceremony

Video of the opening ceremony from the Free State Project’s 2009 New Hampshire Liberty Forum is now available. Watch it here: http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2009/03/12/new-hampshire-liberty-forum-2009/ It includes opening remarks from event organizer Chris Lawless, “God Bless America” sung by Holly Alexander (wow!), and a report from the Campaign For Liberty including a great … Continue reading

Many Paths To Liberty

This is the speech I delivered at the opening ceremony for the Free State Project’s 2009 New Hampshire Liberty Forum this past weekend in Nashua, New Hampshire. This speech represents maybe the first of two important parts in articulating a vision for a free society, nay a true society, for … Continue reading