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Free Staters Go Camping in New Hampshire -- With Rifles, Swords and Defiance

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posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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LANCASTER, N.H. — There's no escaping the long arm of big government — even here at the far edge of a state whose license plate decrees that without freedom from oppressive authority you might as well choose death

But for a group of about 500 in a tent colony here, the Porcupine Freedom Festival is about as close to Libertarian Nirvana as they're likely to get.

Held in June, the four days are about beer, burgers and bonfires. But more importantly, participants aim to carve out an enclave of less government and more liberty to do as they wish.

They aim to show a lost nation the way back to its political roots.

It hasn't been an easy message to sell these past few years. Their group, the Free State Project, has struggled to attract followers. But now, with Americans thinking anew about the reach and role of government, Free Staters see at least the hint of an opening.

So on festival weekend, they drink to the future. Between swigs of a custom brew called Overregulated Ale, they ridicule the Federal Reserve, applaud the defeat of a bill that would have required the wearing of seat belts, bemoan higher taxes and restrictions on gun rights.

Jason Sorens, a political science professor, preaching to the crowd clustered around picnic tables. "We say, we told you so."

Flapping overhead, on lines between spruce trees where others might dry bathing suits, Free Staters fly the Gadsden flag, with its serpent and warning to government: "Don't Tread on Me."

They circle around one activist's PT Cruiser to test tactics for dealing with government's front-line troops. "How will you perform when confronted by the police?" the schedule of events for the session asks. "You'll know once you practice."


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posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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sounds pretty cool, too bad its so far away

right up my alley




posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Don't take this the wrong way. I agree with them in principle (more freedom), but in reality it's all just make believe, pretend camp for adults. The PTB have already won. They have given us the freedom to pretend, but the second anyone of these people trys to resist, they will be crushed and characterized as kooks all over the mainstream media.

Resist cops? Fine, you just get Tasered, it gets video taped and mocked all over the internet.

Use guns? Fine, you just gave them the excuse to kill you.

The only way through this stuff (only hope, not guarantee) is through voting. Even from the article:

So on festival weekend, they drink to the future. Between swigs of a custom brew called Overregulated Ale, they ridicule the Federal Reserve, applaud the defeat of a bill that would have required the wearing of seat belts, bemoan higher taxes and restrictions on gun rights.

Notice how they defeated a bill, not with guns, but with knowledge.

So I ask, aren't the guns more just symbols of freedom rather than tools of freedom, anymore?

[edit on 25-7-2009 by harrytuttle]



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 05:42 PM
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no offense,
but does voting have ANY power anymore?
seriously?
kind regards,
zoo



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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Voting is just used as a tool to appease the idiots into believing they are free and it gives them a false sense of power. As if the outcome of their vote actually counts as to who governs their lives.

It's all an illusion.



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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There is only one thing we can do as Citizens of the United States if we want real change.

We pick a topic or two or three (Governmental Transparency and Oversight, Ed and Elaine Brown's IRS Fraud Case, Federal Reserve Audit), and we march in a mass of human numbers that can not be denied consideration and action, one way or the other. Something like this MUST be done if we want the farmer to listen to his stock.

Eventually, it will get to that point - that is if we're not already acting as the Jews did and taking it all in stride until it affects our own individual right to life.

By that time, it would be far too late. Acting in massive numbers will be the only thing to get the freedoms we've lost back, let alone anything we may have left.



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