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

Voting and morality: I’ll join you; will you join me?

A few friends have posted “Will you join me in committing to vote?” on my wall. As short as the question is, that invitation isn’t as simple as it seems. Alas, my answer simply cannot match the brevity of your complex question, so I’ll just use lots of words like … Continue reading