New Hampshire Liberty Forum

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Logo used by the Free State Project to promote the 2013 Liberty Forum.

The New Hampshire Liberty Forum is an annual liberty conference hosted by the Free State Project. It has attracted as speakers the likes of U.S. Presidential candidates, a sitting U.S. Senator, a sitting U.S. Representative, state legislators, and directors of numerous policy institutes.

In addition to catering to a wide variety of liberty-minded interests, the conference also serves as a way by which the Free State Project can showcase New Hampshire to prospective participants as a hotbed of pro-liberty activism.

2014 conference[edit]

The 2014 conference was held from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.[1]

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2013 conference[edit]

The 2013 conference was held from February 21 to 24, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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2012 conference[edit]

The 2012 conference was held from February 23 to 26. The Second Amendment Sisters of New Hampshire sponsored a firearm safety class and shoot, and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance offered a tour of the New Hampshire State House.[citation needed]

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  • Jodie Emery – editor of Cannabis Culture online magazine
  • John Lott – economist and author
  • Sharon Presley – co-founder of Laissez Faire Books
  • Michael Boldin – founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center[10]
  • Michael Cloud – author, speech writer and President and Co-founder of the Center For Small Government
  • John Bush – Texas based liberty activist[8]

2011 conference[edit]

The 2011 conference was scheduled for February 24–27 in Nashua, New Hampshire but in December 2010, it was announced by Free State Project President Varrin Swearingen that the 2011 conference would be canceled. A primary reason for the cancellation included slow ticket sales after the event announcement was delayed partially due to the keynote speaker unexpectedly backing out.[11]

2010 conference[edit]

The 2010 conference was held from March 18 through March 21 in Nashua, New Hampshire, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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  • Angela Keaton – development director of Antiwar.com, producer of Antiwar Radio; serves on the boards of Outright Libertarians and Ladies of Liberty Alliance
  • Brad Spangler – Director of the Center for a Stateless Society, proponent of agorism
  • Brett Veinotte – host of School Sucks Podcast
  • Catherine Bleish – Executive Director of the Liberty Restoration Project
  • Charles W. Johnson – individualist-anarchist writer and activist, founding member of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, occasional columnist; writes at radgeek.com
  • Daniel J. Mitchell – libertarian economist, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
  • David D. Friedman – author of "The Machinery of Freedom"; holds A.B. from Harvard University, Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago
  • Devin S. Standard – firearms instructor, accomplished martial artist, hunter
  • Eddie Allen – International Currency Director for the American Open Currency Standard
  • Ernest Hancock – publisher of FreedomsPhoenix, host of "Declare Your Independence" on the Liberty News Radio Network and the Republic Broadcasting Network; best known as creator of the Ron Paul r3VOLution logo
  • Jason Talley – author, contributes to fr33agents.net
  • Jenn Coffey – National Coordinator of the Second Amendment Sisters, elected NH State Representative
  • Kelley Vlahos – contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine and its blog; political writer for FOXNews.com, regular columnist for Antiwar.com
  • Kenneth W. Royce – aka "Boston T. Party", founder of Free State Wyoming, shooting instructor, speaker, author of books on guns, history, law, politics, and government
  • Michele Seven – mother taking up her case against the IRS
  • Pasha Roberts – producer/director of the movie "Silver Circle" (silvercirclemovie.com)
  • Radley Balko – journalist, senior editor for Reason magazine, and blogs at theagitator.com
  • Scott Bieser – cartoonist, former video game animator
  • Shelly Roche – libertarian activist with a podcast at ByteStyle.tv; computer programmer, entrepreneur
  • Skip Coryell – founder of the Second Amendment March; author of seven books related to personal defense and 2nd Amendment activism; Chief Instructor and co-owner of Midwest Tactical Training
  • Stewart Rhodes – founder and Director of Oath Keepers; former firearms instructor and former member of Ron Paul’s D.C. staff.
  • Thomas Naylor – co-founder of the Second Vermont Republic; author, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University
  • Tom Baugh – entrepreneur, inventor; author of "Starving the Monkeys: Fight Back Smarter"
  • Tom Mullen – author of "A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of America"
  • William Norman Grigg – award-winning investigative journalist and author; blogs at freedominourtime.blogspot.com

Additionally, members of the Liberty Caravan (libertycaravan.org) spoke about their journey to New Hampshire.

2009 conference[edit]

The 2009 conference was held from March 5 through March 8 in Nashua, New Hampshire, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Keynote speakers
  • Dick Heller – brought suit against Washington D.C. with the Bill of Rights Foundation, and together they successfully overturned the D.C. ban on handguns. Mr. Heller is a participant in the Free State Project.
  • Dr. Mary Ruwart – author and 2008 LP Presidential candidate
  • Stefan Molyneux – host of Freedomain Radio
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2008 conference[edit]

The 2008 conference was held from January 3 through January 6 in Nashua at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Moved to first weekend in January based on predicted New Hampshire primary date of Tuesday, January 8, 2008, which came to pass. Slogan: Moving Liberty Forward

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2007 conference[edit]

Held in Concord, from February 22 to February 25, 2007. Slogan: Attaining Personal and Economic Freedom in America's Freest State

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberty Forum". Free State Project. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Atlas Society Staff". The Atlas Society. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Paperback Nonfiction". The New York Times. January 9, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atlas Society Staff". The Atlas Society. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hopkins, Curt (May 7, 2013). "The future of Bitcoin--according to Coinapult's Eric Voorhees". Daily Dot. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Tripathi, Shruti (July 17, 2013). "Meet "Bitcoin Jesus" Roger Ver, the millionaire who distributes free Bitcoins". London Loves Business.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ Shalan, Aimee (September 20, 2011). "A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell – review". Theguardian.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Wells, John B. (October 12, 2013). "Self Sufficiency & Sovereign Lifestyle". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kira Peikoff’s Living Proof Tour Schedule". Tor Books. March 2, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ Mencimer, Stephanie (July–August 2010). "If at First You Don't Secede". Mother Jones. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ Swearingen, Varrin (December 29, 2010). "NHLF Cancellation Explanation Letter". Free State Project. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ "On Air Personalities". Fox News. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Representative Daniel Itse (r)". New Hampshire General Court. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 

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