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dude6935



Joined: 12 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: Free City Project Reply with quote

How about mirroring the national Free State Project with a local Free City project? Instead of asking freedom minded people to move to a freedom loving state, we could ask them to move to a freedom loving city nearby. I would be much more likely to move to another city in Alabama than New Hampshire.

We could set out to show the state how a free city would operate. We could set a good example for others to follow. We would need to focus on getting enough people to move into an area to have a significant impact on voting. We would only need to account for a small fraction of the populous to influence who wins elections. It would also be much easier to elect representatives to local office.

This kind of approach would cross party lines as well. Those disaffected republicans and democrats could join such an effort without agreeing with 100% of a libertarian platform. The project would need to be a spin-off in order to get non-libertarians involved. This is how the Free State Project is organized.

Once we have a strong voice in government, we would have to focus on the biggest issues local issues, education, taxes, law enforcement, ect.
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jdcrownover



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Location: Huntsville

PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea. I, too, really have no desire to move to the frigid North-East.

It should be a pretty small town, just a few thousand people. Any nominations?
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dude6935



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need to chose a city with low taxes, low unemployment, and a relatively small population. I'm thinking towns between 5,000 and 25,000 people.

Perhaps we should commission a (low budget) study to identify the most free cities in Alabama. We could use that to pick candidate cities. Once published it would also help free minded people choose where they want to live based on an expectation of freedom. That would accelerate the movement of people from oppressive cities to free ones. Thus accelerating the financial collapse of nanny cities and growing freedom loving cities.

I tried to search for this information, and there was little info out there on this subject.
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Edmvnd



Joined: 14 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

terrible idea. suck it up and move. fsp and nh is the only game in town.
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