State House candidate Brandon Ross moved from Maryland to New Hampshire in 2010 as part of the Free State Project. Ross has demonstrated considerable ties to the Free State Project, including:
Ross signed the early mover pledge, which was aimed at getting 1,000 Free Staters to move to New Hampshire early to establish a network for other Free Staters to follow in later years. The majority of FSP participants will not move until 20,000 individuals have signed on for the Free State Project. [Free State Project. Next 1,000 Pledge. September 2011]
Ross is a former board member of the Free State Project. Ross served on the board from 2010-2011. [The Free State Project. Board Meeting Minutes. January 2010]
Ross was endorsed by the NH Liberty Alliance, a Free State Project group focused on the state legislature. The NHLA pushes for extreme policies at the state level. [New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Endorsements. 2014]
Ross is a member and supporter of several Free State Project subgroups. Ross is a member of the Free State Project related groups North Country Porcupines, PorcuPreppers, Porcupine Activism, and Porcupine Linux Users Group. (Porcupines are the symbol the FSP has adopted.) [Facebook. Brandon Ross: Groups, Likes. Accessed October 2014]
Why is Brandon Ross’ FSP Affiliation Important?
The ultra-extreme Free State Project voted on a state to move 20,000 people to, with the stated purpose to take over state government and dismantle it. The Free State Project seeks to create a libertarian “utopia” void of public infrastructure and common laws, and to use the power of numbers to dramatically change New Hampshire – even threatening secession from the rest of the country. Members like Brandon Ross actively working to help the Free State Project fulfill those goals.
 “Once we’ve taken over the state government, we can slash state and local budgets, which make up a sizeable proportion of the tax and regulatory burden we face every day. Furthermore, we can eliminate substantial federal interference by refusing to take highway funds and the strings attached to them. Once we’ve accomplished these things, we can bargain with the national government over reducing the role of the national government in our state. We can use the threat of secession as leverage to do this.” [Announcement: The Free State Project by Founder Jason Sorens]