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 8 Selectman Candidate William Cerf
Manchester Ward 8 Selectman Candidate William Cerf moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in 2016 from New York. Cerf has demonstrated considerable ties to the Free State Project, including:
Cerf commented on a Concord Monitor article that he moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in April 2016. In his comment, Cerf stated “I moved to Manchester, NH from Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 2016 (420 for those who know what that means!) to be active in the Free State Project. I could not make Porcfest this year but will be there in 2017.” (Concord Monitor, Libertarian lifestyle embraced at Porcfest, 6/24/2016)
Cerf signed up to attend the 2016 Liberty Forum, an official Free State Project event. Cerf is listed as an attendee on the 2016 Liberty Forum website, with a full schedule of events selected. (NH Liberty Forum 2016, William Cerf, accessed 8/17/2017)
Cerf has stated in several Facebook posts that he moved to New Hampshire as a member of the Free State Project. Cerf posted on Facebook that his mover number is #1664, stated that that his “new friends” from the Free State Project helped him move in to his new place in Manchester. In August 2016 Cerf posted a picture of himself and other Free Staters at a Johnson/Weld rally. Cerf helped administer the Porcupine Yellow Pages Facebook page, a marketplace for Free State Project members.
Cerf is the volunteer coordinator for NH Exit, an organization started and run by Free Staters that promotes the secession of New Hampshire from the United States.
Why is William Cerf’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 William Cerf 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]