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  1. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Velveeta, huh? I guess it had to come from somewhere.Report

  2. I still don’t forgive Free State Project for choosing New Hampshire over Wyoming.Report

    • Avatar greginak in reply to Will Truman says:

      It was the liscense plates that won the FS project over. Really how can you compete with that.Report

      • Avatar Steve in reply to greginak says:

        It was numerous things, but most important was the world’s highest representation rate: 400 state reps for 1.5M residents. That’s 100x California’s rate.

        I’ll leave listing the other advantages as an exercise for the reader.

        Note that NH just passed the country’s strongest legislation supporting Jury Nullification:
        http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/11934-new-hampshire-passes-jury-nullification-lawReport

        • Avatar James Hanley in reply to Steve says:

          But is it worth being in a libertarian state if you have to choose the East over the Mountain West?

          Or maybe that’s just me.Report

          • Avatar Steve in reply to James Hanley says:

            I spent my first 24 years in Southern California. Really, in discussions like this you have to set aside your personal preferences and keep things as objective as possible. For example, I am a city mouse, and I have discovered through long experience that I really do need a city around me in order to be happy, but I would not bring that up in the which-state debate. I would however support a criterion that the state should have a variety of geography, so that people might find something that suits them. NH does have this, mostly: suburbs, empty country, forests, lakes, seacoast, mountains (OK, not like the Rockies, but still with skiing), a couple small urban centers, and…Boston nearby if you want a real city. Even an interesting foreign country (Quebec) right next door. The variety is quite impressive for such a small state, rivaling California.

            Of course, at the end of the day you have to be happy. You’re not going be a good activist if you’re sitting at home in a depression. Based on my two-year experience, most American libertarians would be quite happy in NH, as they don’t need the urban environment. I haven’t heard any other complaints, other than about the winters (which are great for skiing).Report

  3. Avatar James K says:

    If you’re looking for a free state to move to, you could always consider New Zealand.

    As a bonus, you only need to be a permanent resident to vote.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    Is the point that the local laws page is empty? Isn’t New York state law kindof chockablock with regulation still from a Libertarian perspecive?Report

  5. Avatar Jeff says:

    I call BS:
    Laws
    More laws
    Yet more laws
    From the on-line tax service, “Your payment must be received at the tax office on or before the due date or late penalties will apply.” Sounds like a law to me.

    Maybe these aren’t laws, they’re “individual mandates”.Report

    • Avatar Jason Kuznicki in reply to Jeff says:

      Because the OP was just SO serious, and everyone really really believed the town was an anarchy.

      Next on Jeff’s agenda: Debunking the one where the priest, the minister, and the rabbi walk into a bar…Report