New Hampshire Liberty Forum


New Hampshire Liberty Forum
Logo used by the Free State Project to promote the 2009 Liberty Forum.

The New Hampshire Liberty Forum is an annual libertarian 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, directors of numerous policy institutes, and a World Wrestling Entertainment professional wrestler.

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.

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2012 Conference

The 2012 conference will be held from February 23-26. The Second Amendment Sisters of New Hampshire will be sponsoring a firearm safety class and shoot, and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance will be offering a tour of the New Hampshire State House.

Keynote speaker

  • Joel Salatin — farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include "You Can Farm" and "Salad Bar Beef"

2011 Conference

The 2011 conference was scheduled for February 24-27 in Nashua, New Hampshire but in December 2010, it was announced by Free State Project board member 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.[citation needed]

2010 Conference

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

Keynote speakers

  • Judge Andrew Napolitano — former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and host of Freedom Watch on the FOX business network
  • NH State Rep. Dan Itse — sitting New Hampshire State Representative
  • Jacob Hornberger — founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, a libertarian educational foundation based in Fairfax, Virginia

Speakers

  • 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 (schoolsucks.podomatic.com)
  • 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; correspondent for Homeland Security Today, 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
  • Michelle 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

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

Speakers

  • Charles Arlinghaus — president of the free-market Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
  • David BerglandLibertarian Party (LP) Presidential candidate, activist, and author
  • Will Buchanan — from the Walk For Liberty
  • Jenn Coffey — National Coordinator of the Second Amendment Sisters, & elected New Hampshire State Representative
  • Pete Eyre — Bureaucrash Crasher-in-Chief
  • Gary Franchi — National Director of Aaron Russo's Restore the Republic
  • Patri Friedman — Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute
  • John Taylor Gatto — author of numerous books including "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling"
  • Anthony Gregory — Research Analyst at the Independent Institute
  • Dan Itse — New Hampshire state representative who introduced States' Rights bill HCR 0006
  • Glenn Jacobs — WWE wrestler "Kane", Free State Project member, creator of the blog Adventures of Citizen X
  • Angela Keaton — Development Director from AntiWar.com
  • Adam Kokesh — from Iraq Veterans Against the War
  • Tom Mullen — author of "A Return to Common Sense"
  • Ethan Nadelmann — founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance
  • Evan Nappen — lawyer and author of "New Hampshire Gun, Knife, and Weapon Law"
  • David Nolan — founder of the Libertarian Party
  • Kenneth Royce (Boston T. Party) — author of books on guns, history, law, politics, and government
  • Matt Simon — Director of NH Common Sense Marijuana Policy
  • Lisa Snell — Director of Education and Child Welfare, Reason Foundation
  • Marc Stevens — author of "Adventures in Legal Land"
  • Deborah Stevenson — Executive Director of National Home Education Legal Defense
  • Aaron David Ward — libertarian comedian

2008 Conference

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

Keynote speakers

Speakers

2007 Conference

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

Keynote speakers

  • John Stossel — co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, called "the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time".
  • Michael Badnarik — 2004 Libertarian Party presidential candidate, and author of Good To Be King: The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom.

Speakers

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