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*** Video notes
October 11th 2008, day 159; Sign explaining how rights of property owners along freeways are infringed; Marengo, IL; Permits box; Not allowed to build on your own land along a freeway; Government protectionism along freeways, preventing new businesses from competing with existing ones; Businesses using government force for their own benefit; Government using force since they didn't have foresight to plan ahead; Only government has force as an option; Private businesses actually have to plan ahead; Private property is golden; 22.91 miles; Hazy sunset
*** About the Walk For Liberty
What are you willing to do for freedom?
Vote? Protest? Participate in a rally? Walk all the way across the country?
This summer, a group of activists will be walking across America to achieve more freedom and liberty.
Our pioneer forefathers trekked across the continent from the east to the west to find a better life for themselves. This time, we're doing it in reverse.
I am walking coast-to-coast across the country, from Oregon to New Hampshire. I am joined by my immediate family as well. We're on a quest to gain more freedom for ourselves and for our country by spreading the message of freedom and liberty along the way.
Why are we doing this?
We see the gradual chipping away at freedoms in America, and want to do our part to stop it. My wife and I are moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. New Hampshire is already the freest state in the country, which is why we are moving there. But we also want to help bring more freedom to as many other people as possible.
Therefore we are walking across America to get to New Hampshire. We are walking all the way there to bring as much media attention and publicity as possible to two liberty-oriented causes: the Free State Project, which is working to make New Hampshire even more free, and Ron Paul's message of freedom for everyone. To learn more about the Free State Project, visit http://FreeStateProject.org To learn more about Ron Paul, visit http://CampaignForLiberty.com
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*** How you can help
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*** Please Check Out As Well
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*** Those in the media who should consider our story
John Stossel is a consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author, libertarian columnist, and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20.
Watch this video in which John Stossel interviews the then president of the Free State Project, Varrin Swearingen and the founder of the Free State Project, Jason Sorens:
Drew Carey currently hosts a series of mini-documentaries called The Drew Carey Project on Reason.tv, a new online project of the Reason Foundation.
Ted Balaker is a producer for the Drew Carey Project at reason.tv, and a policy analyst at Reason Foundation. His reason.tv contributions have addressed topics such as drug and education policy, gambling, traffic congestion, and eminent domain.
*** Sponsors who we think should help support the Walk For Liberty
John Mackey of Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market. Mackey was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2003. Mackey is a strong believer in FLOW principles, including free market principles and empowerment management.
The Cato Institute was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C.