Over 4% Vote for NH Liberty Party Candidate for Governor

Ian Freeman Rainbow Hat

Ian Freeman

Perhaps for the first time ever, 2014’s primary election featured a third party candidate running as a democrat: the New Hampshire Liberty Party‘s Ian Freeman.  Despite the entire campaign budget being about three dollars for postage and doing virtually no campaigning besides media appearances and a debate-turned-speech,  Freeman received more than 4% of the vote!

It would be comparing apples-to-oranges, but it’s interesting to note that 4% is nearly 50% higher than the 2.6% score by the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor in the 2012 general election.  The libertarians spent a lot of time and money promoting their candidate, including thousands of dollars on his ballot qualification alone.  Freeman, on the other hand since he is registered as a democrat, became ballot qualified by simply paying $100 to the Secretary of State.  Part of the campaign was to bring attention to the unfair ballot access rules for third parties in New Hampshire.

The campaign also focused on ending cannabis prohibition and secession from the United States.  You can learn more about the New Hampshire Liberty Party here.

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NH Liberty Party Mentioned in London Telegraph Piece

telegraph_logo[1]The Telegraph’s David Millward got wind of the Free State Project when he was covering Robin Hood of Keene for the paper. Naturally, he was interested and came to Keene to interview Free Keene bloggers Rich Paul, Derrick J, and me about the Free State Project. His article mentions the NH Liberty Party! Here’s the story.

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NH State Rep Interviewed About Secession

Dan Itse

State Rep Daniel Itse

State Representative Dan Itse has been interviewed about New Hampshire declaring independence for an article appearing on righty website World Net Daily.  It’s nice to see support for the idea of secession already coming from people within the state house.  Hopefully we’ll see some legislation to put forth the idea sooner rather than later.  Itse says in his interview,

“Thinking on this, and as they drafted the Articles of Confederation, would they have entered into a union, a perpetual union, if they could not also withdraw from that union when that union became injurious to their liberty?” Itse asked.

“The answer is categorically no,” he told WND. “And I have never posited that question to anyone where they didn’t come up with the proper conclusion.”

The federal government is definitely injuring our liberty, not to mention murdering people worldwide in our name.  It’s time New Hampshire and every other state government declare their independence and end this failed United States.  The feds bring nothing of value to the table and only siphon off our valuable resources into bombing raids and more killing and record imprisonment of our people.

Stop the insanity.  Learn more at the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and get the conversation started at the workplace, family dinner table, and with your friends.  Already one in four Americans supports the idea of their state seceding from the US.  Many more are undecided.  Let’s move the numbers to a majority favoring states leaving the union.  It’s long past time for this to happen.

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Freeman Signs Coalition Of NH Taxpayers’ Pledge

Ian Freeman Rainbow HatNH Liberty Party 2014 gubernatorial candidate Ian Freeman has signed the Coalition of NH Taxpayers’ pledge to “oppose all efforts to impose a sales, income, or other broadbased tax on the taxpayers of the State of New Hampshire”!

Freeman is listed prominently on the CNHT site.

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Governor Campaign Makes Front Page :: Freeman Rated “A” by NH Firearms Coalition

a-school-letter-grade[1]Thanks to the Keene Sentinel’s Alyssa Dandrea for the front-page, above-the-fold article that featured me and the other candidates for governor in the democrat primary. I’ll include the text below.

Speaking of those primary opponents, Maggie Hassan received a “F” from the NH Firearms Coalition in their candidate assessment. I am honored to receive an “A”. (Clecia Terrio did not reply to the survey.)

The primary is on September 9th and you can register and vote the same-day.

Here’s the Sentinel article: Continue reading

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Ian’s Speech At the First NH Gubernatorial Debate (Hassan Chickens Out)

Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of being able to speak for up to ten minutes in front of the first New Hampshire gubernatorial debate. There will be no democrat debate, since both of the other democrat candidates refused to respond to the invitation from Franklin Pierce University. I’m grateful to the organizers at FPU for the opportunity to speak despite the other candidates’ absence.

It’s kind of surreal to watch a voluntarist (me) speak truth to power about the criminal state while standing in front of that very state’s flag (gang insignia), yet, it actually happened:

(And only possible in New Hampshire.)

Here’s the speech in written form: Continue reading

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WNTK’s Ben Sarro Interviews Ian About Running for Governor

Back in July, I had the pleasure of being on Ben Sarro’s morning show on WNTK-FM in the Upper Valley to discuss my run for governor of NH. Sorry it took so long to put this online:

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Steve Vaillancourt Endorses Freeman for Governor in Dem Primary

SteveVaillancourtRNH[1]Steve Vaillancourt is a liberty-leaning state representative who is a relatively widely-read blogger at NH Insider. He’s a studied opponent of the insane War on Drugs and has frequently testified in favor of ending drug prohibition, at least on cannabis.

Now, in a recent blog post, Vaillancourt speaks about my run against Maggie Hassan in the Democratic primary race for governor of NH, giving me both kind words and his endorsement:

Freeman’s approach was both ingenious and refreshing…were I a Democrat, I’d vote for Ian Freeman

Thanks, Steve! You can read his full blog post here.

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NH Liberty Party’s Freeman Challenges Hassan in Primary

Ian Freeman Rainbow HatAs of Thursday morning, nationally syndicated talk show host Ian Freeman has thrown his hat into the ring for governor of NH in a primary challenge to incumbent Maggie Hassan. In addition to being a registered democrat, Freeman is a co-chair of the New Hampshire Liberty Party. Freeman openly challenges Hassan on her inhumane continuation of the insane “War on Drugs”, especially the war on cannabis users. On Freeman’s campaign info page, he states,

If Maggie were a true democrat, she’d care about the little guy, but yet her state police continue to put the little guy behind bars for victimless crimes like cannabis possession. As governor, I’ll pardon all victimless criminals as one of my first acts.

Freeman also supports NH seceding from the United States as well as equal ballot access for all candidates. Regarding Freeman’s positions on other issues, please see the NH Liberty Party platform. Or, contact the candidate directly with any questions or media requests at 603-513-2449 or ian at freetalklive.com

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NH Liberty Party convention roundup

February 24, 2014 – The NH Liberty Party, formed in September 2012, held its second annual convention during the New Hampshire Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH. Party members voted to make 3 bylaws changes, which included allowing the State Committee to nominate candidates outside of the convention; extending the period of time in which party members can renew their membership; and reducing the percentage of members needed for a quorum during the annual convention. All bylaws changes were adopted unanimously. Continue reading

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