Dennis P. Returns, Libertarian Persuasion, & Free State New Hampshire (1h11m) – Episode 411

Episode 411 welcomes back Dennis Pratt to chat with Skyler on the following topics: the shutdown of Rodger Paxton’s Pax Libertas Productions; his multi-year career writing thoughtful answers to libertarian questions on Quora; New Hampshire’s Free State Project; life and politics in NH; how the locals are responding to the influx of libertarians to NH; what taxes are levied in NH; his involvement in building community centers for NH residents; why all economic regulations are a type of hidden tax; libertarianism as a paradigm shift; respecting cultural diversity among libertarians; slavery reparations as federal land divestments; why everyone is owed reparations by government for its many crimes; the dangers of cultivating and maintaining victimhood mentality; Porcfest, freedom festival; Joe Biden on the minimum wage; and more.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Dennis Pratt
Dennis Pratt
1 month ago

Here are a few links that we talked about: 1575: Overview to Dennis’ Tour of Libertarian Ethics 1153: How is the Free State Project impacting New Hampshire politics? 1262: The primary objection to the Free State Project 1176: Should I move to New Hampshire to build a local libertarian community? 1384: Primer: Explore the Free State Project, the mass migration of libertarians to New Hampshire 1336: Libertarians support restitution for slavery 0502: What racial problems are athletes’ #TakeAKnee highlighting? 0404: My spouse did not react well to my becoming a libertarian 1688: I Won PorcFest 1293: What is the symbol… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Dennis Pratt
Stephen Pratt
Stephen Pratt
25 days ago
Reply to  Dennis Pratt

Hi Dennis, in the episode you covered the various community centers of Free Staters in New Hampshire and mentioned there’s a more conservative, family-oriented one out there. Can you share where it is? I’ve been eye’ing the Free State for years and almost made the move this year but was set back due to Covid and some other factors. We’re a homeschooling family with 3 children and one of our top priorities would be finding other like-minded families out there with young kids. I’ve heard that the “Free Coast” is more family oriented, so I just wanted to see your… Read more »

Dennis Pratt
Dennis Pratt
24 days ago
Reply to  Stephen Pratt

Hi, Stephen, Love your last name! You should contact me IRL through the FSP. (I don’t know how to contact you here without blasting my email to every ‘bot out there.) But yes, the seacoast is more family oriented. We have one alternative school and another space that is becoming a HSing learning center. (The “conservative” community center there is really turning into a co-HSing center, ) Lots of HSers. And it’s not far from my new community center that is geared more to adults. Do check out my Primer for other hints: 1384: Primer: Explore the Free State Project,… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by Dennis Pratt
Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 month ago

Small world: The NH seacoast region is where I lived off and on for 20+ years. A lot to react to here. Definitely better than Mass. or NY, but not all it’s cracked up to be. More conservative “thin blue line” mentality than libertarian on the one hand, plus, increasingly contaminated by the Left on the other, like the rest of New England.

Dennis Pratt
Dennis Pratt
24 days ago
Reply to  Alex Knight

Hi, Alex, Yes, it’s a “project”, so that means we are working it. And making gains all the time.
1262: The primary objection to the Free State Project

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
24 days ago
Reply to  Dennis Pratt

Good Quora article, Dennis, and I wish you much success! Especially since I’m still right next door here in Vermont. I have no plans to ever return to NH — it just wasn’t working out for me after 20 + years — and if I ever leave here, I’m headed out west to Wyoming or South Dakota, most likely. But again, Godspeed!