Secret Service Destroys Freedom With Keene Police’s Help

February 28th, 2016 - 6:00pm by FTL_Ian in

Police State KeeneIn November of 2015 the Secret Service gang came to Concord and took over the state house property, stripping all entrants (except law enforcement) of their weapons. They even took Vermin Supreme’s pony .

It seems that wherever the Secret Service goes, the supposed rights guaranteed by the constitutions, both NH and US, disappear. In December they visited Keene State College where Keene police officers were used to supplement the Secret Service agents. Ben Carson, one of the Republican presidential candidates, was scheduled to speak.

After subjecting my camera bag to a dog sniff...

More Early Movers Videos from

February 28th, 2016 - 1:34pm by FTL_Ian in

Recently the brand new kicked off a series of short videos that feature Free State Project early movers’ stories.

They have since released several more videos. Here they are:

Jody Underwood , Croydon school board member:

Keith Ammon , state representative:

Aaron Day , political activist:

Carla Gericke , longtime FSP president:

Mark Warden , Porcupine Real Estate:

The Internet Sucks for Commincation

February 25th, 2016 - 7:34pm by FTL_Mark in

In the year 2016 we have more access to communication than at any time in our history, but we aren’t communicating!

Let me stress the importance of communication and concede that we are communicating better than ever before. In ancient times a man named Hero, in Egypt, created a rudimentary steam engine. In Greece they had train tracks that ran across the peninsula . Imagine how advanced we would be now if those two inventions could have been combined!

So, yes, we are communicating in many ways, like science, innovation, entertainment and recipes from grandmas. However, we are miserable at communicating ideas around issues or politics, if you prefer. It makes me mad. I see people talking past each other on Facebook all day about issues. Obviously, I think they are wrong, but they think I am too and if I take the time to type...

This Week's FTL News

February 24th, 2016 - 5:58pm by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: The show spent the weekend hosting the show from the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. You can l isten to Mark and Rich Paul on the Saturday's Episode talk to Matt Phillips, the new President of the FSP and to Nick Gillespie the Editor in Chief of and Reason TV, along with a variety of other Liberty Forum attendees.

Check out the Free State Projects blog about Edward Snowden's keynote address at Liberty Forum: Snowden Speaks at Free State Project's Liberty Forum in Libertarian NH

The FSP blog includes a video of Edward Snowden speech, in case you weren't able to make it.

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This Week's FTL News

February 17th, 2016 - 11:31am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Saturday's Episode to hear Mark and Ian dispense some advice on how a father should deal with a child who is using cocaine, especially whether or not the police should become involved.

Show where you stand on a large variety of topics with the worlds most dangerous bumper stickers from . They are fun to just go through and take a look at even if you don't want a bumper sticker, they are almost sure to bring a smile to your face.

If you have bitcoin you can support FTL simply by going and get some significant discounts on items available at Amazon. Tarin Lupo did a great video explaining how to use Purse, step by step, if you are unsure about it: ...

Will New Hampshire Become a One Party Consent State for Recording Conversations?

February 13th, 2016 - 10:54pm by FTL_Ian in

HB 1546 , if it passes, will make the much-needed change to turn New Hampshire into a one-party consent state for recording conversations. It also would expressly protect the act of recording police and other government workers, so naturally, multiple government bureaucrats came to testify against it yesterday at the state house committee hearing.

What do they have to hide? One lady from the Attorney General’s office testified that bureaucrats should know they are being recorded. If someone is honest and on the up-and-up, then whether they are recorded or not should not change how they handle a conversation. It’s so obvious these sleazy bureaucrats don’t want to be held accountable for their actions. Don’t miss 29:27 in the video where Cop Block’s JP Freeman, Free Concord’s Garret...

Discussing Drug Decriminalization with NH Senators

February 11th, 2016 - 3:11pm by FTL_Ian in

Last Tuesday the NH senate judiciary committee committee heard SB-498 , which would give prosecutors the ability to not charge cannabis possession as a class A misdemeanor. However, it also increases the fine for a first time offense. It’s a mixed bill, and interestingly prosecutors argued in favor of it, where normally they are against any decrim. From their perspective, it would allow them to get more fine money as well as still give them the option to charge as a Class A. It’s not really decriminalization at all – just gives them the option to move it to Class B if they want.

I had a lot to say about it, then got into an interesting several questions with prohibitionist senator Sam Cataldo. Here’s the video :

Keene Exit Poll Results: 75% Say Government Too Big!

February 10th, 2016 - 1:12pm by FTL_Ian in

NH Liberty Party

NH Liberty Party

The Keene Liberty Alliance , a nonpartisan group of people who want smaller government in Keene, once again conducted an exit poll during today’s presidential primary, exclusively at Ward 4. As people exited the Symonds School after voting, they were invited to take our one question exit survey, which asked, “Do you think government is too big, too small, or just the right size?”


This Week's FTL News

February 10th, 2016 - 11:02am by BenjaminBartholomew in

Selected Episode of the Week: Listen to Saturday's Episode and hear Free State Project President Carla Gericke discuss the FSP reaching its 20,000 signer goal with Mark and Ian before they move on to discuss a variety of other topics.

New Audio Promo: F ake Snow

Existing affiliate WSDT-AM in Soddy-Daisy, TN has added weeknights, 9-10pm.

Ian went on Carlos Morales' "Libertarian Atheist Podcast", listen HERE .

Ian went on Radical Agenda with Chris Cantwell, listen...