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

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

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

A solution for Keene’s Central Square

The Front Page of today’s Keene Sentinel features an article titled: Nudity laws: Change needed? This link will likely expire soon, but the article appears identical to one published yesterday in the Union Leader, which is archived at Free Keene, which also features comments from people close to the actual … 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