7 Principles of PorcFest

7 Principles of PorcFest

LANCASTER – Planning continues for the Free State Project‘s eleventh annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, aka PorcFest.  The week-long liberty summercamp continues to grow and innovate.  A few notable changes this year include the following: For the first time, tickets will not be sold at the event. Prior registration is required. There is a new, time-tiered […]

Libertarians Should Hang Out!

Issue #36 – Thursday, April 30, 2015 Last week, a film crew from a national cable TV channel came to film and interview liberty activists around the state.  Friday evening, it came to the Quill, one of the state’s four activist centers, and filmed parts of an event called “Artsy Fartsy” where local liberty activists […]

Rein in the Police, Not Protesters

Issue #35 – Thursday, April 23, 2015 Last week I attended a panel discussion on police militarization at the University of NH.  The week before, I attended a public hearing on the Weare Police Department’s current efforts to obtain CALEA accreditation. Read the full issue.

Militarization of Law Enforcement Panel at UNH

Militarization of Law Enforcement Panel at UNH

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire Justice Studies Program hosted a panel discussion on the militarization of law enforcement. Panelists included Carla Gericke, President of the Free State Project; Perry Plummer, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for New Hampshire; JR Hoell, NH State Representative and Secretary of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition; […]

Sticks and Stones

Issue #34 – Thursday, April 16, 2015 Spring has finally arrived, after the longest, hardest winter I’ve experienced since moving to New Hampshire.  The warmth and sunshine are intoxicating.  To be honest, I find it somewhat demotivating.  I just want to sit around feeling mellow.  But the battle for liberty continues! Read the full issue. […]

Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mount Sunapee

Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mount Sunapee

NEWBURY – Mount Sunapee Resort hosts an annual cardboard sled race.  This year, a team of liberty activists built a sled in the shape of a porcupine and won first prize.  The porcupine is the mascot of the Free State Project. New Hampshire activists commonly refer to one another as Porcupines or “Porcs”.  The Robo-Porcupine […]

Principles vs Pragmatism

Issue #33 – Thursday, April 2, 2015 I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how some people don’t seem to practice what they preach. Sometimes I question how seriously (if at all) some self-proclaimed “libertarians” take the whole self-ownership, personal responsibility and non-aggression thing. I found Dale Everett’s essay on the subject of […]

Second Annual Freecoast Festival

PORTSMOUTH –  Shire Liberty News reported extensively on last year’s first annual Freecoast Festival.  The event was so successful that it’s returning this September.  Most of this year’s event will take place at the Praxeum, a libertarian-owned and operated cooperative work-space in downtown Portsmouth. We spoke with Tom Hudson, the lead organizer of this year’s […]

My Speeding Ticket

Issue #32 – Thursday, March 26, 2015 This week Richard Masta shares his experience getting a speeding ticket, and the inanity that ensued. Read the full issue.

Raptorgate

Raptorgate

CONCORD – New Hampshire legislators recently voted on HB373, a bill that would make the red-tailed hawk the state raptor. The bill was submitted by a group of 4th graders as a civics project.  The students traveled to the State House to watch the state representatives vote on their bill.  However, not only did the […]