Ian Freeman Launches 2nd Campaign for NH Governor
Once again, I’m throwing my hat into the ring for the office of governor for New Hampshire in the democratic race. The first time I did so was in 2014 where I garnered second place and received more than 4% of the vote against then-incumbent Maggie Hassan in a campaign where I accepted no campaign contributions and spent approximately $2.50 on postage to reply to various candidate questionnaires.
My goal was to spread the ideas of liberty and NH declaring independence from the federal government. That continues to be my goal. It’s unlikely I will defeat the establishment candidates who will be well-funded by the powers-that-be. However, I will do the best I can to spread the ideas of liberty and NH independence with virtually no campaign budget.
NH Liberty Party
In 2014 I had the opportunity to address the republican debate held at Franklin Pierce University, since the other two candidates in the democratic primary refused to debate. What will happen this time? Stay tuned here to the NH Liberty Party blog for campaign updates. Or, just sign up for emailed updates via the signup box in the right-hand column of this website. Hopefully we’ll be announcing other NH Liberty Party candidates for other state races as the filing period runs from today through June 10th.
Here’s a page with details about my campaign and my prime issues which include ending prohibition, declaring independence from the federal government, and ballot access fairness. Thank you for your interest!
In accordance with Article 5 of the bylaws of the NH Liberty Party, the NHLP Annual Convention shall take place during the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum in the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This year, the convention will be held on Friday February 19 from 11a-noon. During the 2016 annual convention, NH Liberty members will meet to elect a new State Committee which consists of 3 Co-Chairs. Additionally, NHLP members may wish to amend the bylaws, and nominate candidates. Unlike other Party conventions, Robert’s Rules will not be mentioned and the platform will not be modified!
The NHLP convention is open to the public, however only NHLP members may participate in the convention. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Attendance to the the Liberty Forum is not required to attend the NHLP Annual Convention. The NHLP convention will take place in the lobby of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.
This is a friendly reminder that your membership with the NH Liberty Party may need to be renewed. Article 2 of the NHLP bylaws state: “No dues or other payment shall be required for membership in the Party.” And “All members shall renew their membership in writing or via electronic means, between January 1 of each calendar year and the beginning of the Annual Convention.”
Ian, Darryl & Conan
NH Liberty Party Co-Chairs
The New Hampshire Liberty Party was formed to promote independence from the federal government and for the individual. NHLP candidates will promote the idea of NH seceding from the federal government and also support individual liberty.
Foundation for NH Independence board member Robert Mathias is the host of this year’s Secession Panel at Keenevention. How can we bring secession to the forefront? Bring your questions for his panel of secession advocates. Panelists to include Ellen Ball of the Foundation for NH Independence, Mark Warden of Porcupine Real Estate, superactivist Denis Goddard, and Chandler Gabel of the Foundation for NH Independence.
Keenevention is Hallowkeene weekend, October 30th through November 1st. Tickets for the third-annual Keenevention are just $60 or BTC for the whole weekend, including the Hallowkeene costume dance party! Pre-event ticketing is limited to 100, so lock yours in now.
Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog for more speaker announcements (you can sign up for emails when the blog has new posts using the signup box in the right column). You can also follow the new Keenevention Twitter, Keenevention’s facebook page and join the official facebook event here.
With sixteen candidates in the at-large race on Tuesday’s primary ballot in Keene, voters have a wide range of choices that they’ll whittle down to ten, then five winners at the general election in November. Two of those choices are NH Liberty Party candidates, Conan Salada and me, Ian Freeman. Of the two of us, Conan is running a more active campaign and has placed yard signs at various strategic points in the city.
Conan Salada for Keene City Council At-Large 2015
Here are our responses to the Keene Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire: Conan’s answers, Ian’s answers
Liberty lovers in Keene should consider bullet voting for Conan and I to help us move through the primary (or if you really want to bullet vote, choose just Conan). A “bullet vote” adds votes only to the most principled candidates, which assists in our vote totals in a multi-seat race like this.
If you live in Keene, please come vote on Tuesday, October 6th from 8am to 7pm. Voting locations and more details are here.
NH Liberty Party board member Conan Salada is running for Keene city council at-large. Here are his responses to the Keene Sentinel’s 2015 candidate questionnaire:
Name: Conan Salada
Address: 132 Kennedy Dr Ward 4
Education: 4 years college
Occupation: Self employed
Organizations to which you belong/have belonged: Keene Liberty Alliance
Previous elected office: None
How long have you lived in Keene? 4 years
Why are you running for City Council?
My entire life I’ve watched every level of government (local, State, and Federal) run this great country and its people into the ground all while claiming to have made our lives better. Have they really? Currently NH’s state debt stands at $12.3 billion while the US owes a whopping $18.4 trillion. Programs that many my age have paid into and expect to collect once they retire will be completely insolvent and unavailable to them. The money Will run out one day, but it seems our current elected officials are either oblivious to this fact, or simply unwilling to stand up and face the growing problem in any way other than just throwing more money at it. Well, I will not to sit back idly and watch while these men and woman who supposedly “Represent me” flush my inheritance down the drain. If elected city councilor I will make those hard decisions that they are unwilling to make by working tirelessly to curb the rampant spending and money redistribution within the city.
What role do Keene City Councilors have in addressing the heroin/opioid crisis gripping our community? Please be specific. (more…)
2015 Annual Convention
In accordance with Article 5 of the bylaws of the NH Liberty Party, the NHLP Annual Convention shall take place during the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum in the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This year, the convention will be held on Friday March 6 from 11a-noon. During the 2015 annual convention, NH Liberty members will meet to elect a new State Committee which consists of 3 Co-Chairs. Additionally, NHLP members may wish to amend the bylaws. Unlike other Party conventions, Robert’s Rules will not be mentioned and the platform will not be modified! (more…)