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.
As 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
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 →
The 2014 NH Liberty Party Annual Convention is coming up, and will once again be held in the Boardroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Saturday of the New Hampshire Liberty Forum from 4:45-6:15pm.
Per the NHLP Bylaws:
Article 5: Annual Convention of Members
1. Time: The NHLP Annual Convention shall take place during the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum.
2. Attendance: Attendance to the Liberty Forum is not required to attend the NHLP Annual Convention.
During the convention, party members may propose amendments to the bylaws, nominate candidates, propose resolutions, and will elect 3 Co-Chairs.
The NHLP convention is open to the public, however only NHLP members may participate in the convention. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.
The NH Liberty Party announces the creation of the Keene Liberty Alliance! The Keene Liberty Alliance is intended to facilitate political action in Keene among liberty-oriented individuals. Such action includes fielding candidates, speaking at city meetings, petitioning, and other inside-the-system activism.
New Hampshire Liberty Party co-chairs Darryl W. Perry, Ian Freeman, and Conan Salada are all running for office in the Keene 2013 municipal election! You can see their individual campaign pages for media appearances and more on their campaigns:
Listeners to LRN.FM, the Liberty Radio Network will now be hearing advertisements for the NH Liberty Party. Longtime liberty activists will recognize the classic commercial as the Libertarian Party’s old “Battered Voter” ad from the Harry Browne campaign. Big thanks to Doug Scribner, one of the producers of the commercial, who sent it to me with the intention it be repurposed.
Of course, those longtime liberty activists know that the LP is a shadow of its former self – they have lost their principle. That is one of the reasons we formed the NH Liberty Party – to once again have a principled voice for liberty and also now secession, in the political realm.