Apr 18, 2003
Sure, John Kerry got in trouble for using the phrase, but we have no fear. Because we know that regime change, like charity, begins at home. This week: Stories of regime change in everyday life—people switching jobs, people switching families, businesses dying and new ones starting in their place.
- The story of a band of libertarians with a plan to take over a state. They call it the Free State Project and it goes like this: They pick a state with a low population, 20,000 of them move to it, establish a voting majority, and run it according to libertarian principles. Reporter Sarah Koenig travels with the leader of the movement, Jason Sorens, to one of the states on the potential takeover list—Vermont—to see what happens when the would-be invader meets the natives for the first time. Find out more about the Free State project at www.freestateproject.org. (22 minutes)Song: "Two States", Pavement