California libertarians have been fighting a losing battle against pandering politicians for a very long time. In recent years, we've lost countless freedoms and even more dollars to the government machine. After being grabbed by the throat so many times and being told that we can no longer do this or own that, even the most politically apathetic among us are going to start looking at alternatives.
In looking at the major cities of the USA, one will eventually come to the grim realization that it is not possible to evade the statists' power by simply running to another metropolis. They are all just a year or two behind San Francisco in the erosion of liberty. You, dear libertarian reader, will need to open yourself up to other possibilities. What is needed is a place where the people have a strong cultural respect for personal freedoms and responsibilities.
Enter the Free State Project, a plan for the scattered individuals who value freedom to come together in one state, to put libertarian values back on the political map. The project has no illusions about achieving an instant libertarian majority. The aim is simply to have some influence on politics at the state and local levels. A chance to find out if those famous words of Margaret Mead still hold true; whether a minority group of activists really can still make a difference.