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Title: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: d_goddard on September 25, 2006, 12:14:27 pm
Here in the chosen "Free State" of New Hampshire, we've been scoring legislative victories (http://freestateblogs.net/victories06) already.
Next year, a dozen of us Free-Staters are running for public office in "stealth mode" -- under the Republican and Democrat tickets.  :ph34r:

The upshot is, in a few months' time, I fully expect at least half-a-dozen full-bore libertarians will actually be in our State's house of Representatives.
Your thoughts?
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Rarick on September 25, 2006, 04:43:35 pm
I would find it impressive if you can pull it off.  There needs to be an alternative to the usual dweebs.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: d_goddard on September 25, 2006, 04:49:57 pm
You can monitor our progress at http://nhliberty.org
There will also definitely announcements on http://freestateblogs.net
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Gunslinger0311 on September 29, 2006, 02:20:12 pm
d_goddard,
Cheers on a job well done. :occasion14:  Hope to join you all at some point.  Thanks for your hard work.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: gardenguy on September 30, 2006, 06:01:09 am
I will be watching I hope they all get elected
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: wvpeach1963 on October 02, 2006, 12:09:40 am
good luck you'll need it. At least your trying
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: d_goddard on October 02, 2006, 09:21:49 am
Come check out the Free State for yourself... and meet libertarian icon John Stossel!

The 2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum
Attaining Personal and Economic Freedom in America's Freest State
Thursday February 22 to Sunday February 25, 2007

Event URL:
http://freestateproject.org/libertyforum

Digg it!
http://digg.com/politics/Meet_John_Stossel_at_the_New_Hampshire_Liberty_Forum
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Dull'Hawk on November 16, 2006, 11:59:50 am
What is the opposite of a "stealth candidate"?  Cuz that would be me.  Unless you count that no one has heard of me.  That is kinda stealthy.

Kent
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: d_goddard on November 16, 2006, 12:36:21 pm
Update: one of our candidates was ELECTED!!
That's right, a Free Stater has been elected to the House of Representatives in New Hampshire.
http://freestateblogs.net/election2006

Check the victory speech:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GpZ5sbZOSs

Libertarians have been bitching for 30+ years about what in the "system" needs to be changed, and celebrating "victory" when they win an uncontested seat in a municipal election. We just elected a man to state office. More will be elected in 2 years' time. And more Free-Staters are arriving every week.
Care to join us? (http://freestateproject.org/first1000)
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Osborn F. Enready on December 08, 2006, 10:04:42 am
Do you all know who Ron Paul is?

Ron Paul:
http://www.house.gov/paul/

Yea, the tag says Republican, but his words and actions scream Libertarian.  I think Paul was the first stealth canidate, and I fully support the idea until enough of a majority is obtained that the "fake wigs" can come off.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: solitudedancing on December 12, 2006, 01:00:23 pm
Here in the chosen "Free State" of New Hampshire, we've been scoring legislative victories (http://freestateblogs.net/victories06) already.

Impressive, Makes me want to pack up and go (but why does liberty always have to be in  a cold place).
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Rarick on December 12, 2006, 08:31:03 pm
One state is a good start, I hope more mat follow.   the Kalifornicans truck here with non-smoking regulations, the real nevadans were out voted and some legislation about banning smoking in certain places and certain times of day was passed "for the kids".  A camel got its nose under the tent, I am starting to look for the camels.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: slidemansailor on December 12, 2006, 09:01:40 pm
Quote
(but why does liberty always have to be in  a cold place).

I really figure there is truth in that statement.  People who want a soft life fear snow and temperatures below freezing.  You have to "find it invigorating" or put some other positive, Pollyeanna spin on it if you wanna get away from them.  If the cold is what it takes to keep statism from expanding, give me cold.

Of course it isn't working perfectly even in Minnesota or Maine, but it is obviously better than Kalifornia or Florida.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Rarick on December 12, 2006, 09:03:24 pm
Quote
(but why does liberty always have to be in  a cold place).

I really figure there is truth in that statement.  People who want a soft life fear snow and temperatures below freezing.  You have to "find it invigorating" or put some other positive, Pollyeanna spin on it if you wanna get away from them.  If the cold is what it takes to keep statism from expanding, give me cold.

Of course it isn't working perfectly even in Minnesota or Maine, but it is obviously better than Kalifornia or Florida.

It can work in a hot dry place as well, until you improve it too much :angry:
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: slidemansailor on December 12, 2006, 09:47:03 pm
Speaking of which, why has the ruling elite of Mexico allowed Arizona and SoCal to suck every last drop out of the Rio Grande (en englais: BIG RIVER) before it crosses the border.  If I were Mexican, I'd be shooting-mad that THE BIG RIVER was a gravel pathway to nowhere... especially if I knew there were fat-cat lawns being watered up north with the stolen water.  I'm not quite tempted to put on a Mexican militia uniform and storm Tucson yet, but somebody ought to.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: slidemansailor on December 12, 2006, 10:18:04 pm
Back to New Hampshire...
by coincidence, today's Christian Science Monitor has an article on New Hampshire politics:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1213/p01s03-ussc.html
This one speaks towards increased statism.
Perhaps the poles are rising and the middle is shrinking.  This could be interesting.  Maybe by 2010 there will be nobody left in the middle.  Won't that be fun to watch?
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Okie1 on May 25, 2009, 09:37:45 pm
ummmm,Slidemansailor the rio grande starts in colorado goes south thru new mexico then into texas along the mexican border.I think you mean the colorado river instead
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: Freelee on October 29, 2009, 11:28:32 am
Hopefully we can put enough in the Govt to affect real change in the right directions. Maybe even a President.
Title: Re: "Stealth" Candidates
Post by: slidemansailor on October 29, 2009, 12:07:42 pm
ummmm,Slidemansailor the rio grande starts in colorado goes south thru new mexico then into texas along the mexican border.I think you mean the colorado river instead

Thank you for the correction/geography lesson. You made me do a little more research, and learn a bit more about both.  It is always fun for me to see threads that "young" forum members discover while investigating what The Mental Militia has to offer. So much more interesting than having a new thread start that may have been seriously hashed over a year ago.

In looking up both the Colorado and the Rio Grande, I think you may be correct, or I may have combined some elements of both rivers whose water has been over-consumed by Norte' Americanos with little regard to the entire ecosystem degradation... and no invitation for the Mexicans to join the party where power brokers divvy up the water rights.

Now that I'm three years older and wiser ;)
I'm wondering if the Mexicans cooked up a plan to restore their water rights.

First step is to emigrate to the seat of the water basin's political power until they become a political majority. Since it is hard for Mexicans to outnumber Anglos in the region, they will have to culturally embrace all South and Central Americans, also facilitating their relocations into the region. They have to retain a separate cultural identity via language, family loyalties, religion and other attributes to avoid being assimilated. Of course they will be facilitated in this by Ugly Americans who are happy to project "my way or the highway" to people with differences and exclude those little brown-skinned suckers from their society.

The next step ought to be fun to watch (from up north, anyway). Will they vote the water rights back, move the border north to include the river basins, make Spanish the only allowed language in the region or something else?