The “Find a Free Country Project” was stimulated as much by frustration with the do-nothing attitude of Conservatives, as by anger at the near total domination of the United States of America by the Radical Left through its total control of the Government, the Political Parties, the Bureaucracy, the Judiciary, the News and Entertainment Media, and the Education System. Did I leave out Big Business? My bad.
I have been asking Conservatives for practical solutions on how to restore freedom in the USA, and all I generally get is endless complaints or pie-in-the-sky false optimism. As freedoms in our country are slowly eroded year after year, Conservatives continue to do little more than complain and hope for the best.
Conservatives love to complain about our leaders (Obama, Clinton, and sometimes Bush), complain about our elected officials who seem to say everything we want to hear and then do the opposite, complain about a complacent ignorant population that is more interested in Reality TV than in Reality, complain about our political parties that seem to be in collusion against the People, complain about the corrupt and biased Media, or our failing Education System, etc. However, when you press them on how we can resolve our country’s problems, the solutions inevitably involve a particular leader, some actions to be taken by elected legislators, some sort of popular movement that is/are going to change the way things happen in Washington and the USA, or fairness in the Media and Education. Or worse; they have no solution at all and no real interest in trying to find one.
What the hell is going on with Conservatives?
Now I have some ideas, but let me premise them with a fundamental bias I have:
- The USA cannot be fixed,
- It is going to get a lot worse, and
- No one in the USA is going to do anything to improve things.
I have challenged Conservatives who say there is still hope to give me concrete solutions on what needs to be done, and I usually just get vague platitudes like “We have to keep trying”, “We cannot lose hope”, or even worse “I will keep fighting until the end!”. Yeah right. I have gotten my ass kicked way too many times depending upon people like that to back me up. I don’t think they really believe there is any hope, but they just refuse to admit it. People only hear what they want to hear, see what they want to see, and believe what they want to believe. Conservatives are no different in that respect.
However, there are some people out there trying to find solutions. A few that I like, and my thoughts on them:
- The Free State Project – essentially it involves 20,000 Libertarians agreeing to move to New Hampshire and thereby add a significant Conservative/Libertarian voting block to an already Conservative state. Sounds good to me, but unless I am mistaken, New Hampshire is still part of the USA. Furthermore, it is surrounded by some of the most radically Left-Wing states in the country. I don’t see how strengthening the Conservative voting block of New Hampshire is going to do a lot to restore the eroding state of freedom in the USA. Nice idea, but just too little too late. The problem isn’t New Hampshire but the USA.
- Texas Independence – speaks for itself, but is about as popular in the state of Texas as being the designated driver. Everyone likes the idea, but no one wants to do it. There is an interesting organization in Texas that seems to be gaining a bit of momentum, the Texas Nationalist Movement, but they are poorly organized, lack inspiring leadership, and are unable to motivate more than a few hundred people in Texas to do much of anything. It is the same problem as with New Hampshire; by placing the focus on a territorial location inside the current boundaries of the USA it is going to be a hard sell. There may be hundreds of thousands of Texans willing to be Free!!!! (I really doubt this, but let’s just play along and pretend they really exist…) But there are millions willing to sit on their ass, watch Reality TV, and ignore everything other than what’s for dinner.
- The Free City Organization – This is a really interesting idea of creating “Free Cities” within existing countries with the premise being of allowing freedom and opportunity for political, economic, and social experimentation on a small local level. It is the ultimate “Free Trade Zone”. In return for allowing a “Free City” to establish inside your country, your country benefits from an infusion of new people, money, business, ideas, etc. without having to totally commit your country. There have been a few places where this has worked, and it seems like a solid idea. Although the movement is well organized and has made some serious inroads into a number of countries, it is really just a think-tank, and there has been no country, other than a few of the Emirates, willing to step forward with the experiment.
What to do?
How about combining the best elements of all the above ideas, and eliminate the bad elements?
- I like the Free State idea of Conservatives joining together to form and/or contribute to a new and vibrant community, I just don’t think locating it inside the USA is a good idea.
- I like the Texas Independence idea but don’t like the fact that it rather depends on those pesky Texans going along with it, and the rest of the USA letting Texas say “Adios”.
- The Free City idea is great, but it might never happen.
Thus was born the “Find a Free Country Project”
The goal of the “Find a Free Country Project” is to research, explore and find:
- a safe and secure free country outside the USA,
- that is not too large,
- has a relatively open immigration policy,
- has a friendly business climate,
- has a non-intrusive government committed to freedom,
and then move to it.
Instead of trying to create a free country from nothing, like the Free City program, we would already have a country ready and waiting for us.
Instead of trying to separate an uncooperative apathetic political subdivision (Texas) from a hostile government, again it would already be there waiting.
Instead of moving to a small insignificant state inside the USA that would have absolutely no political impact on the USA as a whole, a relatively small number of Conservative Americans moving to a small friendly pro-Conservative nation (or as close as we can get) would potentially have a very positive influence on Freedom.
This website was established to help advance this goal. If you are interested, please join and help us Find a Free Country!
January 25, 2013