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06/17/2003 Archived Entry: "Free State Project membership passes 4,000"
THE FREE STATE PROJECT NOW HAS MORE THAN 4,000 MEMBERS! Actually, 4,087 at the last update. So if you've been thinking about joining, now's the time. When the count reaches 5,000, the Porcupines vote to choose the future state of the free. Whodathunk it would grow this fast? But there it is. Looks as if the vote could come within a few weeks.
I hear from people who are interested but haven't joined for various very conscientious reasons. As a member (but not any sort of honcho) of the FSP, I'd like to address two of the most common objections.
If you have doubts about the FSP because you don't want to move to certain states, remember, you can opt out of states you don't like. (The only thing you can't do and still be a voting member is to opt out of all states but the one you're living in.)
And if you oppose political action (as I do), rest assured the FSP doesn't require politicking, or even voting in government elections. All it asks is that, when and if membership reaches 20,000, members keep their promises to move to the chosen state and begin influencing the laws and culture there -- and that can be done in a lot of ways.
So if you've been thinking about it, and if that's a promise you could keep, this is your golden moment.
And oh yeah -- Go, Montana!!!
Posted by Claire @ 11:28 PM CST