Skip to comments.Man walks from KY to NH for Freedom
Posted on 05/20/2004 8:53:09 PM PDT by Dada Orwell
Free State Project member Randall Wolfe of Corbin, KY believes in freedom so intensely, he is walking hundreds of miles for it.
The Free State project is that group recruiting freedom lovers to move to New Hampshire. On balance it is generally considered the freest place in the country, and the FSP has about 6,000 people pleged to move there and make it more so. Fight the IRS, lower state taxes, eliminate victimless crime laws, etc.
>>>"Wolfe has taken a month's leave from Taco Bell. I pretty much told them, if they didn't hear from me in 30 days, I was either dead or not coming back," he said."
Brain drain for Kentucky?
Humor aside, it's an interesting story.
I remember watching the FSP start out.
I wish these folks well - it's an innovative approach.
Here's the official press release.
I should have called this thread "Man Votes with Feet - Literally!"
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2004
SUBJECT: Kentucky Man Walks to New Hampshire for Freedom
Contact: Amanda Phillips, National Media Representative
Email: aphillips at freestateproject dot org
On May 23, 2004, Free State Project (FSP) Participant Randall Wolfe set out on a month long, 1,000 mile walk from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Wolfe, a manager at Taco Bell, is one of over 5,700 Participants who have pledged to move to NH as part of the FSP.
The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to NH, where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. Participants pledge to work toward a society where the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The FSP recently chose the "Live Free or Die" state as its destination, and the migration has begun.
Just before embarking on his journey, Wolfe, a 20-year-old FSP activist, said, "Whether I make it or not... you can stop the rebel, but not the rebellion." Wolfe left Corbin, KY, on May 23, 2004. His journey will take him through Charleston, WV, and on to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. He expects to arrive in NH just in time for the FSP's annual festival in Lancaster, NH, from June 24th through June 27th.
FSP President Amanda Phillips, enthusiastic about Wolfe's walk to NH, said, "Randall is literally voting with his feet. When we have 20,000 activists with Randall's energy and enthusiasm, we will achieve liberty in our lifetime." Phillips plans to walk with Wolfe on the last leg of his journey, and looks forward to crossing the NH border with him.
FSP Founder and Yale political science lecturer Dr. Jason Sorens admires Wolfe's dedication to his ideals. "Randall is an inspiration to all of us. He is helping to make this idea become a reality. We will succeed because our Participants are people of both ideas and action."
The Free State Project, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, currently has 5,700 participants, and is recruiting a total of at least 20,000 to move to New Hampshire.
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