Why you need to be ready to move to New Hampshire….

"The concept of ‘welfare’ has become an open, bottomless vessel into which every desire can be poured."

Is America a “welfare state”? No. It’s a “special interest state.”And James DeLong at the American Enterprise Institute has explained why in THIS ARTICLE. What it boils down to is that the permanent political class has gained permanent power in America, governing on behalf of ubiquitous and multifarious special interests, which increasingly exist solely to loot the public treasury. Worse yet, special interests have no regard to the long-term damages and ultimate destruction that their appetites engender. In short, the iron triangle of the permanent political class, the special interests, and the dependent voters who keep them in office will eventually destroy us. That’s because…

“…a special interest’s appetite has no limit because it gets the benefits while the costs are borne by society at large.”

“A democratic republic cannot long survive as a special interest state,” DeLong explains. “The destruction of economic value is too complete, as interests channel the money into unproductive uses—house and education bubbles; alternative energy; battalions of compliance officers; a ruling class that depends on the iron rice bowl of the government giving its members jobs telling the masses what to do.”

In other words, “the special interest state has no natural equilibrium point, so the question now is not whether but how it will end.” All we can say right now is that “it is characteristic of unstable systems that they continue longer than one would have thought possible, then collapse with great speed.”

We’re just at the waiting phase right now. And if that collapse does indeed come, you won’t want to be where an unproductive majority uses its voting power to look the productive minority.

Where would such a place exist in America? Thanks to the Free State Project and an abundance of indigenous freedom-fighters, it would be New Hampshire. After all, you’ve got to live somewhere, right? So choose: You can live in a socialist or semi-socialist polity where the government exists to steal from the productive and give to the unproductive, which is most of the states in the U.S. Or you can live where that kind of crap isn’t tolerated. Such as, increasingly, New Hampshire.

I’ve been political my entire life, starting out with Barry Goldwater and The Conscience of a Conservative in the1960’s. In 1967 I enlisted in the U.S. Marines for four years, spending nearly two of them in South Vietnam. In 1972 I was a Florida presidential elector for Prof. John Hospers, the first Presidential candidate of the national Libertarian Party which was founded that same year. During the late 1970’s and into the 1980’s I was a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Reason magazine, and I’ve authored numerous articles in the print and online media about various subjects relating to individual rights and personal freedom. Today I’m a lawyer by profession; I divide my time between New Hampshire and Florida all year long, spending much of my time practicing law in Florida. As an early supporter and past member of the board of directors of the Free State Project, I was drawn to the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire in late 2003 when it was chosen by a vote of the first 5,000 FSP participants. In 2004 I founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and continue today to work within the state political system to advance the traditional NH values of frugal small government, low taxes, small business, free enterprise, and self-responsibility. To all, I say “Come and see what we are building in the beautiful, healthy, livable Free State of New Hampshire!”