Rod Dreher, writing at americanconservative.com, tells readers in “The Porcupine Option” about “What Christian Conservatives can learn from the Free State Project.”
Rod has a one-on-one session with Free State activist Jason Sorens, lecturer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Mr. Sorens explains that New Hampshire has been selected by the libertarian Free State Project as the perfect place to relocate.
RD: You FSP folks say that when people realize that “pro-limited government activism at a national level doesn’t work,” they look for alternatives. You are much farther along the road than we Ben Op people are in this respect, but I do believe there’s a good lesson for us in this realization. We can vote for socially conservative candidates all we like, but the real action has to take place in the local community if it’s going to be effective. Tell me how FSP came to the conclusion that the revolution, so to speak, has to be local if it’s going to be at all.
JS: Mere observation. Look at the types of people who win the presidency and leadership positions in Congress year after year after year. D.C. is wholly owned by K Street and people who are ideologically and professionally committed to centralization. They hold all the cards. No decentralist movement can hope to challenge them on their own turf, but we might—just might—have a shot at being left alone.
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