The Free State Project is a plan by which a critical mass of
libertarian voters relocate to an underpopulated state and electorally
take control of the state govt. From there we not only eradicate
authoritarian state laws, but slowly wean ourselves off of federal
control, until we are satisfied or possibly secede. Our goal is to get
20,000 freedom minded men and women to join the movement.
This page is maintained by Robert Vroman
August 27th, 2001
Please submit any and all logo proposals either to me (click here)
or post them in the photo section of the Yahoo club, by September 1. I
will then post them all in a gallery on the webpage and we will decide
on an official FSP logo by 9-8. Please come up with something and
submit it so we can make an informed and expedient decision for our
logo. As soon as we get our logo, the world wide advertising blitz will
commence, or something like that, and we will be looking for volunteers
to form a PR committee. Let us know if your interested after the 8th.
Also the links have been reorganized and a few have been added. Added a
lot of stuff to the State Data page, please read my short individual
state reports and send comments, or write something for the ones I left
August 24th, 2001
Short update today. The Yahoo club now has 100 members, a
landmark of sorts. The bylaws and pledge pages have been revised on
account of the previous poll results. If you missed Jason's group
email, read them and see if you agree with the wording.
A FSP member reports that the FSP concept was recently mentioned positively on the radio in California, an unexpected PR bonus.
August 21th, 2001
The outline of the full manifesto has been posted. I envision
this as being the definitive document of our cause and thus it should
be nice and thorough. Please go read it and write an addition.
Our second round of polls is now over and here are the results:
Please take the time to answer our two new polls.
The FSP logo is an edited version of the image used over at Laissez Faire Books
I don't have permission to use it, and since we'd like to start
advertising soon, we really ought to come up with our own logo. Thus I
am now calling for all the graphic artists in the FSP membership to
come up with an official logo. Monochrome color scheme is probably
best, so that it won't lose visibility if printed in black and white.
I've added an Archive page so that the main page won't be cluttered
with old updates, but the information will still be available to
If you are an FSP member and have a personal homepage, please link to us, and we'll return the favor. Thanks
August 18th, 2001
returned from Los Angeles and can now re-immerse myself in the FSP. As
you undoubtedly noticed upon loading up the old cjb.net page, you were
redirected to this, our new official domain: www.freestateproject.com.
No more tripod pop-ups, hooray.
Note: it has come to my attention
that if you use Internet Explorer and follow the link from the original
page the address line in your browser will still say .cjb.net, even
though you are actually at the .com site.
Please update your links and begin advertising this site in force, I
remember telling a few of you to wait for the transition before doing
so. This will be the permanent page for the forseeable future. Much
thanks to Robert Mayer and his accomplices for providing the free
Our membership is now 270, good, good, keep at it. Jason is encouraging
everyone to vote in the polls. Think about it, when else are you going
to have the opportunity to influence the direction of a grand social
movement? Let us know what you think! The polls will only be open a few
I have enjoyed reading all the strategy proposals on the club, its good to see decisive action being taken.
A few miscellaneous updates throughout, lots of links added to state data page, please send me any important ones I missed.
I'll try to update again this weekend, after Ive recovered from trade show aftershock.
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Cumulative Count allots a specified number of points to each voter, say,
10 points. Each voter can then allocate these points among the candidates
however he chooses. For example, he can give 5.2 points to one state, 3.5
to another, and 1.3 to another. The points for each state would be
totalled, and the state with the greatest number of points wins. This
system has numerous advantages over the current proposed system of
runoffs: it allows "compromise candidates" to win by gaining a lot of
second-preference votes, it takes intensity of preferences into account,
and it allows for just 1 round of voting. The downside is that it's more
complicated than the familiar majority-rules system.