Ian Freeman, co-chair of the NH Liberty Party, nets 1.5% of the vote in New Hampshire gubernatorial primary

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Ian Freeman

Today, New Hampshire held its duopoly primaries. Ian Freeman, one of the co-founders and co-chairs of the NH Liberty Party, a libertarian, single-state party founded in September 2012 which emphasizes the idea of New Hampshire peacefully and voluntarily seceding from the United States, competed in the Democratic Party nomination for governor. Freeman describes himself as a libertarian, anarchist and voluntaryist. As of 11:26 PM CST, with 94% of the precincts reporting, Freeman was polling in a distant fourth place out of a total of five candidates:

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Freeman has so far earned 1,014 votes, or 1.5% of the total vote. (Courtesy: Politico)

Freeman did not have a campaign website, but he did run a semi-active campaign. New Hampshire secession was a key issue for his latest electoral quest, in fact; unsurprisingly, the first plank of the NH Liberty Party’s official platform reads:

NH Liberty Party members support immediate secession from the organization known as “the United States”. Politically, the organization known as “The State of New Hampshire” should declare independence from US rule and open its borders to all peaceful people wishing to make a better life for themselves and escape worldwide oppression. Personally, NH Liberty Party members support individuals declaring independence from the same “United States” and any other aggressive organizations regardless if they call themselves a “state”, “city”, “town”, etc.

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NH Liberty Party logo

Freeman is the host of the nationally syndicated Free Talk Live radio program, which is heard on over 170 terrestrial radio stations in the United States. One of Freeman’s co-hosts on his radio show is Darryl W. Perry, an unsuccessful 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate who is one of the co-founders and co-chairs of the NH Liberty Party as well.

Freeman is currently also being investigated by the FBI due to a child pornography website allegedly being accessed using his home’s wifi. His home, which simultaneously serves as the studio for Free Talk Live, was raided by the FBI in March of this year.  Freeman is well known for his controversial opinions regarding age of consent laws; in fact, his views on child sexuality likely may have played a role in his expulsion from the Free State Project organization, which spearheads a libertarian migration movement in the Live Free or Die state that Freeman played a key role in.

Freeman, like his co-host and friend Darryl W. Perry, is opposed to the candidacy of Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. On September 9th, Freeman told the host of the Radical Agenda radio show, Chris Cantwell (who briefly ran as the Libertarian Party candidate for Congress in New York’s 1st congressional district in 2010), that he is leaning towards not casting a ballot for president at all on November 8th.

Another candidate of the NH Liberty Party this year was Conan Salada, who ran for a seat in the 400-member New Hampshire House of Representatives; it is unclear if Salada, who technically ran under of a duopoly party, advanced from his primary to the general election.

More about Ian Freeman can be found at FreeTalkLive.com, and more information about the NH Liberty Party can be found at NHLiberty.info.

7 thoughts on “Ian Freeman, co-chair of the NH Liberty Party, nets 1.5% of the vote in New Hampshire gubernatorial primary

  1. Tony From Long Island

    Peaceful and voluntary secession . . . yeah, OK.

    The United States is an “organization?”

    Why am I not surprised that this guy is a buddy of Creepy Perry.

  2. Darryl W. Perry

    Conan Salada lost to incumbent Gladys Johnsen by a vote of 362-26
    Salada also attempted a write-in campaign for the GOP nomination, however he failed to meet the requisite number of write-in votes needed.

  3. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    @789,

    Freeman is the co-founder and co-chair of NH Liberty Party, a currently existing and active third party – and his party’s website lists him as their official candidate for governor. I realize how some people could take issue with this going up on IPR – which is why it’s also up on ATPR – but I think it’s fair game. His party still exists and its website was updated last literally the day before yesterday’s election and featured a video of Freeman talking about his gubernatorial campaign.

    http://nhliberty.info/

    So technically, he ran as a Democrat, but he was simultaneously running as the nominee of his secessionist third party.

  4. Bondurant

    @ Tony from Long Island

    Secession should be an option for all states. If not the name of our country should be changed from the United States of America to just the States of America. We cannot be united by force but by choice. Our union is just like a relationship between people and states that so choose should be able to end that relationship.

    It’s rather ironic that you have, in the past, accused some of making personal attacks against you while you have made a series of personal attacks against Perry regarding his looks and beliefs. Stay classy.

  5. Tony From Long Island

    Bondurant . . you are correct in pointing out my hypocrisy regarding Mr. Perry. Not sure it would be IRONIC, though.

    I don’t think he’s creepy because of his LOOKS. I am surely not the most pleasing to look at either. It’s his mannerisms, his speaking style and the (lack of??) substance of what he says that makes him creepy in my opinion.

    I never accused anyone of making personal attacks toward me – only “speaking” in a very condescending and smug manner.

    I have no problem with a state that wishes to break into smaller states (i.e. Northern California among other possibilities) but I’m not too big on actual secession. Plus, I don’t think any secession would be both “peaceful and voluntary.”

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