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Slow News Monday | Main | Nuen und Nuenzig Jude-Balloon
January 29, 2007

Project To Turn New Hampshire Into John Galt-Style Libertarian Nirvana Falters

It was always a sort of goofy idea -- get lots of people to agree to leave their current homes to move to New Hampshire, where a sudden influx of 20,000 hard-core true believin' libertarians could impact a state's politics.

As of yet, though, only 7,500 have made the pledge (and of course only a fraction of that number would actually make such a huge move just for the sake of politics).

This is a goofy idea, but they're almost on to something. Libertarians may not be committed enough to follow through, but there is a group who most definitely are -- pot smokers/NORML mutants. I've never seen people so goddamned in love with plants.

Now, if these people -- who, I'm guessing, are largely unencumbered by children, mortgages, furniture, and jobs -- can rouse themselves up off their couches and make a move to a small, already-liberal state (Vermont is the obvious choice), they could make pot legal within a couple of years. And then even make hitting a high score on Super Mario Carts an acceptable alternative to welfare work requirements.

Libertarians are sometimes hard to tell from the NORML crowd anyway, so really, they just need to combine forces, embiggen their tent a bit, and they can have their own state within short order.

Thanks to Matthew Sheffield, who busts news so you don't have to.



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