Two years ago this month, on November 17th, 2014, the documentary about the amazing libertarian migration to New Hampshire premiered on YouTube. It’s called, “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire”. Since then, it has been viewed over 115,000 times and it’s inspired countless liberty-lovers to pick up their lives and move to New Hampshire.
Last year, when I wrote the one-year retrospective for the first anniversary of the movie’s release, the Free State Project was nearing completion of its goal of recruiting 20,000 libertarians to pledge to make the move to New Hampshire and get active to achieve liberty in our lifetime. In February of this year, we made it to the goal and the official move began! Now, thousands more libertarians will be coming to join the highest concentration of freedom-lovers in the world.
It’s humbling to think that “101 Reasons” helped accomplish that goal by showing libertarians around the world why New Hampshire is such a special place, and further, why the people who’ve migrated here for more liberty are such an amazing group. If you don’t live in NH, you really can’t know how awesome it is to be surrounded by more libertarians than you could possibly meet, but “101 Reasons” successfully gives the viewer a taste of what it’s like to be part of this community.
The movie, which you can watch for free online, focuses on the many reasons why even before Free State Project participants chose it, New Hampshire was a destination for liberty. It also focuses on the activism and the unprecedented community that we’ve been steadily building here since the earliest movers started arriving in 2003.
Thanks to editor Beau Davis’ tireless efforts, I’m really proud of what we’ve created, and am grateful for the opportunity to share New Hampshire with libertarians everywhere that are seeking a real solution, especially now, after arguably the worst national election we’ve seen in our lifetimes.
Libertarians are likely feeling burned out right now. Libertarian candidates in most places outside NH continue to be ignored, marginalized, and sidelined. Their vote totals across the country are anything but encouraging. I remember what it was like living in Ft. Myers, Florida. I felt like we were just spinning our wheels – repeating the same pointless acts every four years and getting no traction whatsoever. Here, we’re actually winning. I’m writing this just two days after more than 15 Free State Project early movers won state house seats here in New Hampshire, (running as Republicans and Democrats). In more good election news, dozens of candidates that were endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance won seats, as well. These are principled people, most of whom were incumbents from previous elections. We’ve been winning here for years, unlike libertarians elsewhere.
Liberty-minded people need a solution and a plan that actually works. Migrating to New Hampshire to join forces with other libertarians in the already freest state is the plan, and it is working. Find out why by watching 101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire. If you’ve already seen it, please help us celebrate the second anniversary by sharing the YouTube link on your social media. If you’re planning to move, I look forward to meeting you in New Hampshire someday!
UPDATE: We’ve uploaded 101 Reasons to Facebook – please take a moment to share!