Free State Project

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The Free State Project (FSP) is a nonprofit corporation with a mission statement of creating "a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The success of the Project would likely entail reductions in taxation and regulation, reforms at all levels of government to expand individual rights and free markets, and a restoration of constitutional federalism." [1]

"The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S. to secure there a free society," Jason P. Sorens wrote, in a history of the effort. "We will accomplish this by first reforming state law, opting out of federal mandates, and finally negotiating directly with the federal government for appropriate political autonomy. We will be a community of freedom-loving individuals and families, and create a shining example of liberty for the rest of the nation and the world." [2]

In May 2009, the FSP web site listed 9,275 FSP "participants," 704 of whom had already moved to New Hampshire, the project's target state. [3]

Contact information

Free State Project, Inc.
PO Box 1684
Keene, NH 03431

Phone: 888-377-2515

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  1. "Mission statement," Free State Project website, accessed May 2009.
  2. Jason P. Sorens, "A History of the Free State Project On Its First Birthday," Free State Project website, September 1, 2002.
  3. "Membership statistics," Free State Project website, accessed May 2009.

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