“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
~ Revelations 12:6
The idea of having a new free country has been with us for a long time. In some ways, the founders of the United States had that idea on 19 April 1775 when the guns began to shoot. They had previously formed committees of correspondence and those had begun forming a continental congress, and it was not long before they had a mess. Some of the words came out well, though, such as the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, and its signature clause. Tom Paine did really good work documenting the purpose of the struggle for freedom in a series of essays which became Common Sense and The American Crisis.
In many ways, the struggle was betrayed by the plantation owners at their constitutional convention which created the government you see around you now. Clearly, as Lysander Spooner noted in 1874, the constitution has either authorised all the government we have had, or has been powerless to prevent any of it. Either way, it is unsuited to a free people.
Realising these things, the son of Ernest Hemingway tried to form a new country with what he called The Atlantis Project after WW2. In the late 1960s, soap magnate Werner Stieffel tried to start another Atlantis Project, and that was followed in 1993-94 by Eric Klien’s identically named project. Around 1970, Mike Oliver got funds from Sir John Templeton to build the Republic of Minerva. Spencer MacCallum worked with Werner Stieffel and I worked with Eric on these unsuccessful projects. In the 1995 to 2002 period, I worked with Michael van Notten and Spencer MacCallum on creating a new Hong Kong in Africa, which also failed. Mike Oliver contributed some replies to emails from Eric Klien and got a shared byline in the constitution for Oceania, which I wrote about in my book The Atlantis Papers (1994, After Dark Publications – contact the author if you want this old book).
A good friend of mine contacted me for the first time as a result of his having contributed to Eric’s founding conference and Eric never holding said conference. Courtney Smith asked me to help him with a New Country Foundation and we had our founding conference in November 1995 in New York. Mike Oliver was one of the speakers. So was I.
So, as you can see, I have been looking for a free country for a very long time. In 1991, I was falsely accused and then cleared of charges because I had tried to give away a trip to the Soviet space station Mir and this upset traitors to freedom like George Abbey of the NASA manned spaceflight centre in Houston. Since 2005 or so, it has been clear to me that there is no free country. So one would have to be built. After all, I could not reach the Moon and build my hotel there until I had a free country from which to begin.
God Got Involved
It would be correct to say that God has been involved all along, but I began to perceive God’s presence in my life in 1997 when, while re-reading the bible, I invited Jesus into my heart. I felt a new presence there and ever since. In 2017, I found my spiritual home at the Dayton Friends Meeting, becoming a Quaker. In 2020, I began praying the rosary, and this year I began praying the penitential rosary.
God led me to the property here in Arkansas where we are working and building. God has led many people to get involved in our work. I believe we will succeed, as God is willing.
Our First Lot Users
We have now signed up 3 lot users and we have many visitors coming. You can get updates on our work at FreedomLandDAO.com including our business plans there. We’re very eager to help you find a way to afford a small lot or a large one as you see fit. We’re also working diligently to improve the property. Here are a few photos including our very first lot user and some of our recent improvements.
Lot User #1, Robin Horn under our very nice waterfall …
The Raven Mobile with culvert pipe from a nearby plumbing supply house where no one wears masques.
A wet spot in our road which is now drier thanks to a ditch and culvert installed.
We could use some help. In addition to clearing out the deadfall from the road bulldozed in 2020 during an earlier phase of this project before Houston Space Society got involved, we also need help improving the road. This includes installing more culvert in a few places, adding ditches to keep the water off the road itself, and we plan to buy a few loads of crushed rock from a nearby quarry. If you have a truck or trailer suited to transporting crushed rock and plan to be in Arkansas, please let me know. We can sell the firewood from the downed trees, too.
Also on our list: NEAR has a grant application that I hope to complete on time to have funds for a version of the Zero Agression Principle found in our lot user agreement put on the NEAR platform’s blockchain. Another supporter has agreed to fund putting the contract on EOS and a new token being developed from EOS. I need help getting these smart contracts developed, and we can pay in related token funds.
We have some social media presence on Twitter and Telegram and could use more help in these areas.
We’re planning a bed and breakfast, campground, and RV parking for the front of the property near the county road. That area has good access to electric power and phone lines. We’re also planning an observatory to be funded by Houston Space Society, probably at the top of the bluff in the northeast part of the property.
Would you like to help us get satellite phones and satellite internet? Or other tools and facilities for the new community we’re building? Please get in touch.
Would you like to live in a free country? We need help building a network of voluntaryists & agorists living in absolute non-aggression today (VALIANT) all over the world. We have connexions in several states and in many countries. Where would you like to be valiant? We want to help!
VALIANT Ozarkia Rockhouse welcomes you! You’d be very welcome to come visit, or stay and build.
Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.
Contact Jim: firstname.lastname@example.org
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