State House candidate Dan Hynes moved to New Hampshire in 2006 as part of the Free State Project. Hynes has demonstrated considerable ties to the Free State Project, including:
When Hynes ran for State Senate in 2014, he noted that he is a FSP early mover and asked the Free State Project community for help to get him elected. Hynes posted on the FSP message board, offering free room and board to campaign volunteers who wanted to help out him out: “Want to visit NH for the summer, and live there for free while doing some political activism for a FSP mover?” (Free State Project Forum, May 8, 2014)
In his 2014 campaign for the State Senate, Hyne touted himself as wanting to be the Senate’s first Free Stater. Hynes’ campaign literature was distributed at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in 2014, touting him as wanting to be the Senate’s first Free Stater. (Union Leader, Porcfest XI: Free Staters’ gathering in Lancaster focuses on DIY: 6.28.14)
Hynes has a record of defending Free State Project members in court. Hynes is an attorney licensed in NH and MA, specializing in DUI’s. However, Hynes also represented the FSP-associated Church of The Sword. (Free Keene blog- Liberty Church Goes to NH Supreme Court: 10.15.15)
Why is Dan Hynes’ 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 Dan Hynes are 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]