Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777
In January 2008, a group of liberty lovers from the Seacoast drove to Concord to be trained on the NHLA bill review process. On the way to the event, I brought up that we should start a group to continue the momentum of the recent presidential primary. After the training, another individual was there from the seacoast who suggested the same idea; that evening back at my house New Hampshire Seacoast Liberty was started.
Upon the formation of SeaL, we discussed that we did not want a formal organizational structure; people would do as they saw fit and we would support their cause as long as it moved freedom in a positive direction.
During the past twelve months, we have grown from a few to over one hundred members; of which a majority of our members have been active in one fashion or another. The events have been numerous and we have had so many great accomplishments. While I will not list all of our accomplishments, I would be remissed not to list a few:
- Training & Educational Material for the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
- Community Organizers throughout the Seacoast
- Worked with NHAC to kickoff the Spending Cap initiatives in Somersworth, Portsmouth and Rochester
- Started a freedom themed book club at Liberty Books in Concord, New Hampshire
- Created the Seacoast Liberty Police Anti-Corruption Campaign
- Created New Hampshire Candidates website
As the new year dawns and SeaL celebrates it’s first anniversary the discussion of goals naturally arises. Our goal is simple and will remain to be so: spreading liberty and freedom, one community at a time. The tactics to achieve this are up to each individual and are implemented through, a purely voluntary effort. If you want to distribute copies of Freedom to Fasicm on April 15 by your local Post Office, run for office, get involved in FIJA, etc. then simply execute your task and our mission will be achieved. It’s that simple.
I wish to thank everyone that has been supportive to the cause of advancing liberty, not only here in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, but across the state, country and world. Thank you.
Maybe I did well and maybe I led the battle but nobody ever said we were going to win this thing at any point in time. Eternal vigilance is required and there have to be people who step up to the plate, who believe in liberty, and who are willing to fight for it. – Milton Friedman