In the Free State You Can Win

Photo credit: Lucio Saverio Eastman

Photo credit: Lucio Saverio Eastman

“The winner in a political contest is ultimately determined by the number and the effectiveness of the activists and leaders on the respective sides.” – Morton Blackwell

The police state is coming. Hundreds of police departments are buying armored vehicles to suppress popular uprisings, will of the people be damned. It seemed as if every effort to stop the militarization of America’s police was doomed to fail.

Until now.

The city of Concord, New Hampshire underestimated the power of effective and organized activists. By targeting members of the Free State Project in a grant application to the Department of Homeland Security for a Bearcat armored vehicle, Concord’s police department stirred the hornet’s nest. A successful protest by Free Staters, coupled with widespread media attention, successfully defeated the Bearcat. For now. It’ll be back as soon as the storm of furious activism passes. But the Free Staters will be ready.

There are things you can’t fight – acts of God. You see the police state coming, you get out of the way. But when you’re in the Free State, you can finally fight the the police state. You can win.

Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx. He is also the founder of the Rights Brigade, a mover for the Free State Project, and a martial art instructor.