UPDATE 4.12.21: If you’ve been living through COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, or Maine, you should consider moving to the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire. The state, especially the area of North Conway, is the top destination for any liberty-minded individual looking to escape the heavy government of the surrounding New England states. Below, E.J. Smith explains a number of reasons New Hampshire tops its neighbors. Unlike its neighbors, New Hampshire doesn’t charge income tax on wages or salaries but does on interest and dividend income. Republicans have been working for years to eliminate these taxes. This year they are poised to double the exemption on dividend and interest earnings for retirees in the state. — Dick Young
Originally March 4, 2016.
If you would like to get more freedom in your life then the Free State Project (FSP) might be for you. FSP is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. On February 3, 2016 FSP announced that more than 20,000 signatures had been obtained—a Statement of Intent to move to the “live free or die” state within five years. Here’s a handful of the 101 reasons to move to New Hampshire.
New Hampshire’s constitution does not specifically prohibit secession.
New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate automobile liability insurance or charge a related fee for being uninsured. Compared to national averages, New Hampshire has more insured drivers, and, as of 2014, the 3rd lowest insurance rates in the country.
New Hampshire legislators are only paid a salary of $100 per year, helping ensure the existence of a citizen legislature committed to public service.
Accessibility of Officials
New Hampshire officials, from town clerks to the state governor, are accessible to the public and generally have a “walk-right-in” office policy.
Right to Revolution
New Hampshire’s constitution expressly protects citizens’ right to revolution (Section 1, Article 10).
New Hampshire has no general sales tax.
Best Representation per Capita
New Hampshire offers the best representation of any state in the nation with a 400-member House of Representatives for a population of 1.3 million people.
New Hampshire has no general personal income tax. Dividends and interest are taxed at only 5%. UPDATE: New Hampshire doesn’t charge income tax on wages or salaries but does on interest and dividend income. Republicans have been working for years to eliminate these taxes. This year they are poised to double the exemption on dividend and interest earnings for retirees in the state.
New Hampshire state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use or private development.
New Hampshire has no inventory tax.
New Hampshire offers some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation: no license is required to open carry and a concealed carry license is available on a shall-issue basis. UPDATE: In 2017, New Hampshire repealed its law requiring people carrying hidden, loaded guns in public to have a license. Anyone, including non-residents, may carry a concealed firearm without a license provided that the individual is not prohibited from possessing firearms under federal or New Hampshire law.
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