Free State Project members sign a pledge to move to New Hampshire and work to change the way of life in our state. They do not move here for a job, or for family, or even because they like what New Hampshire has to offer. Instead, they move here because a political group they are affiliated with voted on a state to move to in order to enact a political agenda, and New Hampshire was the unlucky recipient of that vote.
Manchester Ward 4 Moderator Candidate Colin Gibson
Manchester Ward 4 Moderator Candidate Colin Gibson is a member of the Free State Project. Gibson has demonstrated considerable ties to the Free State Project, including:
Gibson attended the Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival in 2014. The New Hampshire PorcFest is an official event sponsored by the Free State Project. Gibson attended in 2014. (PorcFest Schedule, Colin Gibson, Accessed 7/17/2017)
Gibson attended the Free State Project’s New Hampshire Liberty Forum 2014 and 2015. The New Hampshire Liberty Forum is an official event sponsored by the Free State Project. Gibson attended in 2014 and 2015 in 2015.
Gibson shows considerable involvement with political and social events run by Free Staters. Gibson volunteered for the State Senate campaign of Free Stater Carla Gericke. Gibson attends “new mover” parties hosted by Free State Project members to welcome new members, and also attends meetings of the Merrimack Valley Porcupines Meetup, a local event for Free State Project members. Gibson attended Kennevention, a local event for Free Staters. Gibson celebrated the Free State Project reaching 20,000 signers.
Gibson used a Free State Project realtor to purchase a home in New Hampshire. Ledgeview Commercial Partners, LLC is a company run by Matthew Ping, a Free Stater and past State House candidate. The Redfin listing for Gibson’s filing address shows Ledgeview Commercial Partners, LLC as the buyer’s agent. Additionally, the deed to Gibson’s home lists his previous address as an apartment over “The Quill”, which serves as a community center for Free State Project members and activities. (New Hampshire Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds, Book 8884, Page 1186)
Why is Colin Gibson’s 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 Colin Gibson 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]