August 11, 2009
Earlier today Infowars reported that a man photographed by MSNBC with a sidearm and pro-liberty sign at an Obama event in New Hampshire may be a federal agent planted to discredit the patriot movement.
In a capture of the video an earpiece of the sort commonly worn by the Secret Service and federal agents can be seen. The man in question also has a placard with the web address of Restore the Republic, an organization founded by the late Aaron Russo in 2007.
[efoods]Infowars contacted Gary Franchi, managing editor of Republic Magazine, a periodical associated with Restore the Republic. Franchi confirmed that the individual in the video is associated with Chris Lawless and the Free State Project. The placard is recycled from the April 15 Tea Party.
Chris Lawless acted as an organizer for the Free State Project’s annual Liberty Forum in 2008.
“The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property,” the Free State Project website explains.
Lawless explains on Franchi’s Facebook page that the earpiece is in fact hardware for a patriot radio network. “I know the guy,” Lawless writes. “There were 4 others also wearing earpieces. They do that to call each other in case of a problem. We also have something called PORC 411 here in NH.”
PORC 411 is short for Porcupine 411, a rapid message distribution network. Porcupine 411 is used to report the locations of speed traps and sobriety checkpoints, reporting unusual or improper police activity, distress calls related to roadside detention or imminent arrest, and upcoming social events, activities “or almost anything else of immediate interest to liberty lovers,” according to the PORC 411 website.