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I think the idea is great. I believe that the government needs reduction to the base elements as described in the U.S. Constitution.
However... has anyone ever heard the term "Not in my backyard"?
I am not sure the folks in NH, myself included are interested in having 20K more people flooding into our state. This is a small state and this kind of influx could dramatically change the landscape of what makes this state a great place to live.
I understand the proportions of constituents and that makes this state more attractive to this cause, however, why not select RI, or MD or other areas that already have a heavy urban landscape, or a more attractive commerce proposition (seaport, major trade route, etc)... or NY where the demographic and landscape in up-state could more easily support this type of movement.
Again, I think this is a great idea... speaking as a native of NH, though, I do not support the idea that NH is the correct state for this type of experiment.
Also...it is a free country, so to speak, and people can move wherever they like... I guess I am a little peeved though that this cause is not willing to promote making a local difference in their own respective states. Freedom starts at home... Geographical cures are often not a solution.Daniel Stonecipher, 3 years ago.