Letter: Don’t let Free Staters fool you
‘The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
On Aug. 12, the Monitor gave Free State President Carla Gericke space to write about her organization’s goals and objectives that most New Hampshire people would support (Monitor Forum, Aug. 12).
But I read her “My Turn” piece as an effort to distract voters in the coming elections in which a number of Free Staters seek election to our Legislature.
People intrigued by this group’s effort to bring 20,000 “believers” to New Hampshire should turn to the N.H. Free State Forum on the internet and read some of its “General FSP Discussion” and the “Friendly Forum” conversations to gain more – and perhaps a different – insight into the abiding concerns, interests and ambitions of many of its current and potential members.
Gericke assures us the organization “has never supported secession” from the United States, an outcome Free State founder Jason Sorens’s original essay contemplated.
But her caveat that “the organization takes no stand on this issue” is hardly a disavowal of such an outcome. Be sure you really know the candidates when you cast your vote in our primary and general elections this fall.