A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)

A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)

by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling Author

A sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods; complete with gunplay, adventure, and backstabbing politicians, this is the ultimate story of a quintessential American experiment -- to live free or die. In 2004 a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. When they descended, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse- state and federal laws became meek suggestions scarcely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon spread into the neighboring woods. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal; they built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. And it all caught the attention of the bears.

 

 

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