We’re all reeling from what has just happened in America two days ago. It appears to signify a new electoral paradigm. For the rest of us, the question is how to deal with it. Late on the night of the election, an obviously exhausted and agitated Bill Whittle of PJMedia spent nearly an hour and a half of unedited reflection, laying out a radical plan for going forward. An hour and a half is a long time to watch a single, unedited video. I watched it all. I suggest you do so also. I do not necessarily endorse what Whittle is proposing, and—as is often the case—the comments after the video strike as many sparks—and sometimes fire—as the video itself. I strongly suggest you watch it all, as I did. Then think about our options.
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!”