I am hoping to visit New Hampshire in mid-October (Manchester, Portsmouth & Keene in particular) in order to get a feel for the communities, and who knows, maybe get some job interviews! I am a native of San Jose, CA and a first generation American. As a libertarian from the age of 15, you can all imagine how difficult it's been to be surrounded by all these ignorant statists. At San Francisco State University (I graduated with a degree in Cinema Arts.) I was "instructed" that Libertarians are one step to the left of fascists on the dogmatic left to right political graph. Any argument I could make was in the end trumped by the fact that she claimed to have "libertarian" friends. (Is that like the whole, "I can't be racist since I have a black friend." thing?) I've been attending Libertarian Party meetings, rallies, and working booths since before I could vote. A major impetus for getting this moving process into action is that I just returned from the C4L Conference in Las Vegas. The next night, I got into an argument about regulating the internet IN SILICON VALLEY! I need to be around more people that make sense and don't look at me like I'm the devil. (WHAT?!?! You don't RECYCLE?) So, on to my point - are there any women here willing to show me around? I'd like to make the most out of the 7-10 days that I'll be around in order to make the best decisions possible. I have a feeling that I'll tend towards Manchester as I am used to cities of about a million in population; enjoy fine dining, live music and pubs. Of course, I'm interested in activism too.
Oh, and I'll be showing my California roots here - I smoke cigarettes (the normal kind) so if you want to drive a stake through the heart of any smoker you see, you might not want to be hospitable towards me. That's the Californian response anyway. :p
Cheers & Liberty,