I recently took the test [http://www.politicalcompass.org/
] and scored as left-libertarian. But, as someone with lots of ties to one of the "target" states, I've got to add my two cents here and respectfully disgree with the idea of this mass moving of house in order to create a libertarian wonderland.
Vermont (the state which I know really well) is a great place, imho
, and it has a long history of leaving well-enough alone, and respecting others' right to privacy, and all that. But, its laws and ways of interpretating and enforcing the laws are generally borne out of debate by people who live there and have lived there for a while and plan on living there for a while yet. What this Free State movement looks like to me is a kind of carpetbagging with a fancy name.
Imagine, if you will, that you are living in a small town. Not perfect, but home. You attend meetings of the school board, select board, zoning board, and the local UCC church council. You've long ago memorized all of Roberts Rules of Order and know them and the Bill of Rights better than the Pledge of Allegance. Over the years, you have, along with several other score of people in your town, made sure the road repairs are prioritized every spring, the school budget is figured out and voted in, that kids whose parents don't want military recruiters to have their children's personal information don't lose their privacy, that the long-needed senior housing complex got built, that the common stayed a common that wasn't a parking lot, that farmers could still keep a parts car or three in their front yard (no matter what the weekenders say), that there is some kind of mental health counseling available in the town and support of families of the mentally ill, and so on and so on.
Now, imagine that relatively suddenly (let's say over the period of a year, or two), large numbers of people move in. First of all, because of demand, land and housing prices go through the roof. Then, you find that all of these newcomers have a political agenda, not identical amongst them all, but still broadly linked. And, they are active and tend to cram meetings and vote together as a "bloc" because, since they moved there for an abstract political ideal, and not because they knew anyone or fell in love with a house, or wanted to "go back to the land" and try to be a farmer, they don't know their neighbors nor the political history of their new state/county/township and all its subtleties. And, suddenly, your world gets changed by idealists more than any amount of flatlander weekenders from the NE strip city suburbs could do.
Would you feel happy about this?