We’ve started a drive to make New Hampshire an independent country via state constitutional amendment. We noticed that even “failed” efforts of this kind can have many benefits…look how many concessions Quebec and Scotland have achieved with their “unsuccessful” campaigns!.
Around August 1, 2021, various NH radio hosts hosts offered to reimburse the public for the roughly $2,000 taxpayer expense of placing independence legislation before the state house. This enabled others to contact state reps and ask them to submit such legislation…without forcing all the taxpayers to underwrite it.
NH state reps Mike Sylvia and Matthew Santonastaso then gallantly joined the process,our email list and two conference calls which you can hear in the “radio hosts” link below. Internal consensus favors a proposed amendment to the NH Constitution, mainly because this is the only way to let all New Hampshirites vote on it. Latest wording below; as of late Aug. it constitutes a declaration of independence:
" Drafting the proposed amendment "
We’re reaching out to other reps asking them to join our communications, step away from hacking at the branches for bit and co-sponsor this peaceable but root-striking proposal. As of Aug 21, five state reps have joined the Independence Amendment email discussion list; however that does not definitely mean all five support the amendment.
You can contact reps here and ask them to become co-sponsors:
" Welcome to the NH General Court | NH General Court "
The filing deadline is around mid-September.
Most of the discussion has been on radio/facebook/telegram/jitsi/email. Background details here:
" NH: Beleaguered radio hosts offer to underwrite secession drive - #33 by RidleyReport2 "
Latest conference call:
A key trigger for this act of hopeful desperation was the excessive and commerce-killing series of Fed raids on Bitcoin activists around New Hampshire in March. But independence is a Rorschach…you see in it your own grievances. Maybe you see Washington’s torture chamber at Bagram Air Force base or its unconstitutional gun restrictions. Maybe you see its toxic spills turning rivers orange…or its unshrinkable million-page list of mostly-victimless Forbidden Acts. Whatever you see, with your help and a bit more unpopular overstep by the central government…we can remove this list so that it never hangs over our heads again.
Update 8/31: Free ways you can help: " NH Independence Amendment: Free ways you can help "
Update 9/15: NH Rep. Sylvia submits Independence Amendment:
" Historic Constitutional Amendment Filed for NH to Exit United States | Free Keene "
Update 9/24/2021: Unscientific poll on UnionLeader.com frontpage ran in mid september. After four days, on September 18, it showed 71% public support in favor of a vote on independence: NH Free 2023 - Independence drive begins! Exec summary here - #30 by russellkanning
Update 10/3/2021: " NH: Pro-Fed rep files bill to prevent public from voting on independence " Office of Legislative Services faithfully completes Independence Amendment wording, returns to prime sponsor for final approval, which is expected: " Legislative Services Approves Constitutional Amendment for NH Independence " Sylvia reports Independence Amendment now has 5 sponsors. Sixth sponsor confirmed as ready to join but holding off in case we can get some Democrats instead of him…there is a 10-sponsor maximum.