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Geshlider Had $15,000 to Play With. Where’d it Go?

Posted in Free Town Project, Grafton, Sabotage, Zack Bass with tags on January 28, 2009 by chuckgesh

Back in the Grafton, New Hampshire debacle (that’s just the nice word for it), Chuck Geshlider’s handlers paid him $15,000 to secure some property and other Free Town Project-like things. What happened to it?

inding the Free Town in the Free State

By Tim Condon • 2/18/04

Free State Project Porcupines all support Jason Sorens’ excellent idea: Why not geographically concentrate the (relatively) small number of liberty-lovers in the United States, and gain freedom through the power of the vote? It’s a great idea, offered at the right time, and is coming to fruition, with the migration already beginning.

But wait! If it’s a neat idea to gain political power through choosing a single low-population state for liberty-lovers to call home…why not pick a low-population town in that same state where Porcupines can congregate? Call it an “early demonstration project.” An informal group within the FSP agree: It’s another great idea, and one that will make for another excellent adventure. Now, after months of debate, research, and two exploratory trips to New Hampshire, the Free Town has been announced. (NOTE: The “Free Town Project” is an informal group of renegade Porcupines ; ). We don’t have any “official” connection with the Free State Project, Inc. other that being members, nor does the Free State Project officially endorse us or our group.)

Preliminary research took the form of searching New Hampshire to find small-population towns without zoning. The lack of zoning was considered to be a crucial attribute, second only to low population itself. Why? Because zoning might be used as a statist weapon by existing local political powers to block any large-scale immigration of Porcupines into the town. In addition, the existence of zoning suggests a “busybody-friendly atmosphere” among the current populace. We wanted no part of any such place.

The initial list had 21 towns without zoning, with populations ranging from 86 in Ellsworth to 4,196 in Haverhill. Other variables were introduced and debated online. Additional subjects included the following, all of which were discussed and argued at great length:

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