I sent the following message to Martha Stewart’s agent yesterday. I’m a huge proponent of “nothing ventured, nothing gained,” something Martha appreciates, as I know from reading her books. I used her mug shot because unlike a lot of people, I admire her for fighting The Man, and as someone who has their own mug shot, I feel a kinship on that front too. (What’s the saying? “All my heroes have FBI files”?)
To agent: “Martha is a personal hero of mine. In fact, people often call me the “Martha Stewart of the liberty movement,” and I referenced this in my last NH Senate campaign ad. (I lost by 5% to an 82 year-old, 12-term Establishment dude. Meh.) I represent the Free State Project, an educational nonprofit that works to concentrate libertarians in New Hampshire. I am hopeful you can pass this message directly on to Martha so that she can make her own informed decision about my request. Thank you. “
What is the weirdest thing happening in New England right now? How about the Free State Project, a movement to encourage thousands of liberty activists to move to New Hampshire to Live Free and Thrive!
We are the most successful mass-migration movement for liberty since the closing of the American frontier. We are apple-pie baking agorists, hippies and hipsters with guns, farmers with the internet, techies, and sustainable food freedom fighters. Let’s just say, Free Staters are not huge fans of zoning either! 😛
The Free State Project, a 501c3 educational nonprofit, hosts a summer festival, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, AKA “PorcFest,” which attracts up to 2,000 people to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. The 18th Annual Porcupine Freedom Festival will take place from June 21-27, 2021, and we could accommodate you at your convenience any time during that week.
At PorcFest, held on a rustic campground with several grand old hotels nearby, budding entrepreneurs run “free trade zones” where you can buy homemade ice-cream, bacon weaves, grass fed beef, BBQ, CBD products, and other goodies. Vendors accept gold, silver, barter, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with greenbacks being the least favorite mode of exchange. We encourage children to “free-range” and put their best entrepreneurial efforts forward.
On the Main Stage, where you would appear, experts talk about their passions: what makes them tick, what matters to them, why? Smaller ‘villages’ offer workshops and informal talks on anything and everything: politics, homeschooling, cryptocurrencies, off-the-grid living, civil disobedience, policy, farming, etc. As one professor put it, “PorcFest is Burning Man for rational people.”
I’m the Chairman of the Free State Project, and an author, activist, and attorney. I’m a decent cook, passionate foodie, and a big fan of your work and drive. I’m confident you would have a remarkable and memorable experience with us, and we would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have you. I also know having you as our headliner would encourage more women to attend, something we need for our movement to grow and flourish.
We Free Staters are pioneers and mad dreamers, but ultimately, pragmatists who are voting with our feet to build a better future without so much government meddling into every aspect of our lives–we are building our very own Wild, Wild East. Come see for yourself!
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell at XXX. I hope to hear from you. Thanks for your time!
PS: Feel free to bring Snoop, too!